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MotoForPeace ONLUS in our monastery to present their 2020 mission “The Anonymous of Faith 2”

Leini (Turin, Italy), 6 October 2019

Our friends at MotoForPeace ONLUS have come to visit us again in our monastery. Their President Bernardo “Dino” Lepore arrived in Leini last night, accompanied by Marco and Davide, and on the occasion by Dr. Giovanni Denaro – who has known Swami Roberto since 1984.

MotoForPeace in the Temple of Anima Universale

Scholars coming from all over the world to the Church Universal Soul

Leini (Turin, Italy), Saturday 7 September 2019

Eighty distinguished Docents, Researchers and Scholars of Religions coming from all over the world visited the Monastery of the Church Universal Soul at Leini.

The visit was organised by the CESNUR as part of the prestigious 2019 International Conference “Re-Enchanting the World: Spiritualities and Religions of the Third Millennium”, which was held at the Luigi Einaudi Campus of the University of Turin from 5 to 7 September.

At 10.15am the large group was welcomed at the entrance of the monastery by a group of Ramia monks (both men and women). Right from the beginning the questions rained in, and it was perceptible the curiosity towards our reality, which many were visiting for the first time.

The Arrival of the Scholars

Father Fulgenzio Cortesi, Passionist missionary, visited us again together with the “Mothers of Orphans” nuns

Leini (Turin, Italy), 9 May 2019

Last night we received the fraternal and joyful visit of Father Fulgenzio Cortesi, the Passionist missionary who founded the Village of Joy in Tanzania. Anima Universale saw the birth of his Village and has supported it from the beginning.

Our friend and brother missionary was accompanied by Mother Superior Sister Maria Teresa with Sister Fransiska and Sister Brigitha—of the congregation Mamme degli Orfani [Mothers of Orphans] that he founded in Dar es Salaam—and by our friends Giammaria, Chairman of Villaggio della Gioia ONLUS, Claudio and Guido.

Swami Roberto with Father Fulgenzio

Academic paper by ramia Davide Ghirardello

Leini (Turin, Italy), 3 February 2019 – Research in Psychotherapy: Psychopathology, Process and Outcome, among the main Italian journals in the field of clinical psychology, has published a study whose first author is our monk ramia Davide Ghirardello. The article, titled Italian adaptation of the brief modified experiences in close relationships scale in a sample of cancer patients: factor analysis and clinical implications, is available at the following link:

Good News

In Perù, at Huánuco, the Outpatient Medical Clinic of Puelles—realized by NGO Senzaconfini with the great contribution of Anima Universale, for the benefit of many poor people—is working at full capacity and offers high quality health services to over 4000 patients per month.

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.
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