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Rome - Taizé Pilgrimage - 27 December

27. 12. 2012
The Superior General of the Congregatio Jesu, Sr. Jane Livesey, gives all the members of the Taizé Pilgrimage in our house a big welcome and introduces the sisters to them.

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Rome - Taizé Pilgrimage - 26 December - 2 January

This week Via Nomentana 250 is hosting 140 young visitors in almost every room in the house!  They are part of the annual Taize pilgrimage for young people which takes place in a European city each year after Christmas.  This year, the 35th, the pilgrimage is back in Rome after over 25 years.  30,000 young people from all over the world but especially Europe will arrive on 28 December for a four day programme of prayer and activities.  They are mainly living with families or in parish halls but we were contacted by a Taize brother to ask if we could take some young people as well.  When the Taize organisers visited our house they decided we could fit in 140!  Our 140 are all volunteers who have come early to help with the preparation for the pilgrimage and we have young people from Poland, Slovenia, England, Croatia, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Japan, Ecuador and many more countries.
Our visitors arrived throughout the day yesterday, the 26th.  We will be posting some photographs of highlights of the week each day during it – including the evening prayer with the Holy Father in St Peter’s Square on the 29th, which some of us will also be attending.
At the Reception - First Breakfast 

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Middle- European Province – South Tyrol

The 19th of December 2012 was a special day for the Congregatio Jesu in South Tyrol.  For almost 300 years the sisters ran schools and hostels in the towns of Brixen and Meran. Although they are no longer in a position to carry on this mission themselves they will continue to serve young people by providing scholarships for pupils in need.
Our former properties in Brixen an in Meran have been sold to the autonomous Province of South Tyrol and from the proceeds € 12,000,000 has been donated by the Congregation to erect the “Foundation Congregatio Jesu South Tyrol”. 
The contract was signed on 19th December. At the press briefing to announce the establishment of the Foundation, Luis Durnwalder, the President of South Tyrol, noted that this was a very good model of cooperation between public and private institutions.
The hostel in Meran will be reconstructed, so that in future 140 pupils can stay there. The Congregation is very grateful to the Kolping Association which will administer the Foundation.


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