Sunday 22 January 2017

Accoglienza - hospitality - evangelization

ACCOGLIENZA - the very first form of evangelization - literally, spreading the gospel, the good news.

Memories of Italy: being welcomed by a diocesan parish (Suello) in North Italy; by young people in Rome (of AGESCI Roma 60).

Of Provincial House Mumbai: the wonderful effects of the warm hospitality extended to all, thanks mainly to Bernard.

Of Divyadaan: the absolutely fundamental impact of the welcome (or lack of it) to the brothers, especially the new ones, on the first day (making sure the beds were ready and the dormitories clean; going if possible to the station to receive them; or at least taking their bags at the door).

Of Cereda in the past welcoming confreres in the Pisana (we were not used to that kind of welcome!).

Of Nashik: pazienza - rispetto per la storia concreta personale... e AMICIZIA.


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