New home for older priests

New home for older priests
New home for older priests
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The transfer from the structure of Monte Mario to the pilgrim’s house, to the sanctuary of Divino Amore. The director Don Corsi: “Let everyone find their own dimension”

It wants to be «open and welcoming for and to the Church of Rome ”the new diocesan house for the clergy, where the elderly priests of the diocese moved last Thursday, September 15, going to live in the spaces of the Pilgrim’s House, adjacent to the sanctuary of Divine Love. “The transfer from the structure in via Vergerio, in Monte Mario, to that of Castel di Leva – explains the director of the House Don Paolo Corsi – was wanted by the cardinal vicar Angelo De Donatis also and above all to allow the last years of life to priests in a place first of all very dear to Roman priests and then to give them the opportunity to make themselves useful again with some small contribution, participating in the life and celebrations of the Marian shrine ”.

I am 15 to date i elderly presbyters present “but others will arrive and moreover the House could also be the residence of some hospital chaplains”, explains Don Corsi. ” a long move, which began in July and therefore lasted two months ”, because“ we brought all the things of the priests: from the dishes to the linen, from their beds to the pictures up to the thousands of books that some of them possess ”.

The goal «is that to let everyone find their own dimension, maintaining the same layout of the rooms and ensuring the proximity of their usual neighbor – these are still the words of Don Corsi -, to reassure all priests with serenity as much as possible since, as per all elderly people, changes a little frighten them ». However, the prevailing sentiment “is that of the joy of being in a more central place for spiritual activity and also for pastoral activity”, adds the director, inviting “to visit the elderly priests” and recalling that “our home will also be a house of intercession “where” prayer – both personal and community, with Thursday dedicated to animated Eucharistic Adoration – is the privileged activity of old age and here, under the protection of Our Lady of Divine Love, we pray every day for the diocese , for all priests and for vocations ».

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September 19, 2022

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The article is in Italian

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