«And they shall beat their swords into plowshares,
[...] neither shall they learn
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).