On July 13, 2017, Villa de Matel was honored to host a special group of CHRISTUS Associates. These Leaders and Associates from Irving, Texas, are tasked with the operational strategy and support of the International Health Ministries in Mexico, Chile and Colombia. They come from Chile, Peru, Argentina, Colombia, Honduras, Mexico, Greece, Spain and the U.S.A. Most of them are new leaders within a Catholic organization and this was the first time for the majority of them to visit Villa de Matel. They received an extensive tour of the archives followed by a tour of the Villa Chapel. They loved their visit and profusely expressed their gratitude.