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A special invitation from Father Fulgenzio Cortesi and our joy for his growing Work

Leini (Turin, Italy), 29 September 2018

Father Fulgenzio Cortesi—the Passionist missionary who founded the Village of Joy at Dar es Salaam in Tanzania in 2002 to welcome AIDS orphans and street children—today inaugurates the Village of Light, which is also located in Tanzania next to Mikuni National Park.

Father Fulgenzio with Swami RobertoFather Fulgenzio Cortesi with Swami Roberto

10.000 people in Carice, Haiti, now have drinking water

Leini (Turin, Italy), 11 September 2018

Today marks the anniversary—we wish it never existed—of a tragedy that will sadly remain engraved in history: the dramatic attack on the Twin Towers in New York City in 2001.

The Church Anima Universale wishes “to put” a drop of joy and hope—that has just come true for the poorest of Haiti—in this painful day.

Sadly, 70% of the population of Haiti doesn’t have access to safe water. Therefore, waterborne diseases, like typhoid fever, cholera and intestinal infections, cause more than a half of the annual deaths, and are responsible for the high rate of child mortality.

The good news is that, thanks to the Church Anima Universale, one water treatment plant has been built that will serve almost 10,000 inhabitants of Carice, a really poor and remote village located on the mountains in Northwest Haiti

Eaudate Anima

Swami’s Recipes

Leini (Turin, Italy), 23 July 2018 – by ramia Paolo

ramia PaoloOn July of the current year, the religious house of hospitality “Divine Mother of Joy House”—located within the Monastery of the Church Anima Universale—turns seven, and with it the refreshment point for pilgrims as well.
And seven years ago, I got “promoted” as the Chef and food manager of the canteen.
I hadn’t attended any specialized school or cooking classes; probably my self-nomination was “accepted” because of my long experience in the battlefield (by sitting at the table).
Therefore, after having obtained the license at the food hygiene course held by the Piedmont Region, I started this adventure.
While planning a menu calendar to start the work, I was full of doubts and uncertainties, but trustful that Swami would have helped me as always…

Motoforpeace: souvenir plaque to our friends of Anima Universale

Leini (Turin, Italy), 18 July 2018

This morning we received the letter from Bernardo Lepore—President of MotoForPeace ONLUS—that is summarized below:

Dear Friends of Anima Universale,

hereby I wish to thank you on behalf of myself and “MotoForPeace ONLUS” for the sensitivity and willingness shown on the occasion of the mission “gli anonimi della fede 2018”, carried out last spring.

Tara Gandhi sent a video message to Swami Roberto

Leini (Turin, italy), 22 May 2018 – Tara Gandhi, granddaughter of Mahatma Gandhi, sent a video message to Swami Roberto.

A little help to the 2018 mission of MotoForPeace ONLUS

Leini (Turin, Italy), 19 April 2018

Anima Universale wishes a safe journey to the MotoForPeace ONLUS motorbike expedition, which left for Africa to carry out its 2018 “The Anonymous of Faith” mission. This important mission, which will last about two months, has the goal of supporting Catholic missionaries working in Africa.

Our Church contributed with a donation of € 3,000.


Drinkable water for more than 200 children in Camerun

Leini (Turin, Italy), 27 April 2017

The Church Anima Universale contributed with a donation of 8,000 Euros to the realisation of a safe water well for the street children in Camerun (Africa).

Safe Water

Happy Easter from the 32 children adopted at a distance by the Church Anima Universale

Leini (Turin, Italy), 7 April 2017 – We have received the letters with the Easter greetings from the 32 children whom the Church Anima Universale has been sponsoring since 2015 at the FIDES mission in Bangalore (India). The mission was founded by our dearest friend Sister Nancy Pereira Salesian FMA (1923-2010).

Guests of honour at the Launching ceremony of ‘Lisca Bianca’

Palermo (Sicily, Italy), 29 July 2016 – by Alberto and Gabriella Chitti

On a sunny afternoon we participated as representatives of the Church Anima Universale at the important launching ceremony of the ketch ‘Lisca Bianca’, which took place at the port of Palermo in the presence of authorities and a cheering crowd.

MotoForPeace ONLUS: Mission accomplished!

Leini (Turin, Italy), 11 July 2016

Bernardo Lepore

Bernardo Lepore, President of MotoForPeace ONLUS (in the photograph above), wrote to us to communicate the excellent result of their humanitarian mission “Las Misiones di MotoForPeace 2016” for the disadvantaged children of Bolivia and Honduras.

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