Barnezabal has its roots in the same experience which gave birth to the charism of the Mercedarian Missionaires of Berriz at the beginning of the 20th century.  We were a cloistered community, where the comtemplative vocation was lived deeply by the sisters.   It was a community which listened to the cries of humanity at that point in time and felt called to respond in a liberating way.

From our spirituality, which is centered in the following of Jesus of Nazareth, and is lived out in dialogue with other forms of spirituality, we want to offer to all those who come to Barnezabal, a space where one can enter deeply into the depths of one´s being and find the Source who nutures us,  connecting us to the rest of humanity and to creation.