Arsenali

«And they shall beat their swords into plowshares,

[...] neither shall they learn

war anymore.».

Providence helped us transform

a military arsenal

into a house at the service of peace.

Wherever they are in the world,

our houses shall be

like the Arsenal of Peace of Turin.

They shall be places rebuilt

thanks to the free work of many people

who decided to share their time.

They shall be welcoming, but simple,

clean and decorated with works of art,

so that everyone, even the poorest,

can enjoy Beauty.

They shall be open monasteries within the city,

spaces of meeting and union and search for God,

but also places in which to stop

in order to get some refreshment,

like ancient monasteries,

open day and night

to welcome whoever comes at their door.

Our houses shall support charity

towards the people who are more in need,

and they shall be open

to whoever wishes to search for a meaning in their life.

They shall be houses for young people,

the adults of tomorrow,

who suffer the wretchedness of our time

more than anyone else.

We also provide silent hermitages,

located in calm places

and connected with our city Arsenals,

open to whoever wishes to experience

moments of solitude.

 

«He will judge between the nations and will settle disputes for many peoples. They will beat their swords into plowsharesand their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not take up sword against nation, nor will they train for war anymore.» (Isaiah 2, 4).

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