August 2nd

Publish date 06-12-2022

by Redazione Sermig

August 2nd is a fundamental date for Sermig because it commemorates the entry into the old military arsenal of Turin in 1983. The work of many young people and friends has made it possible to transform a ruin into a house open 24 hours a day.
In 2019 the Arsenale della Pace was recognized as a Casa di Maria, a place of silence and prayer, humility and transparency, welcoming towards those who want to change their lives, full of charity and concrete facts.

August 2, 1983 - August 2, 2022
39 years at the Arsenale della Pace,
39 years full of God.
Full of wishes for him.
39 years of dear friends in Heaven
already in the presence of God.
It is the most significant day to remember the feast of Mary Mother of Youth:
the Arsenale is his home, it is Maria's home.
And it is the home of the young people who live there with us.
One day, August 2nd, which a year ago also brought us to Superga
where Maria was again to welcome us.
August 2… a day to say thank you,
ready to continue for the love of her,
ready to do the will of her.

A year in Superga. On 2 August 2021, the Sermig fraternity took over from the Servants of Mary as custodian of the Basilica of Superga, one of the most loved places in Turin, where it is possible to pray to Our Lady of Thank you. For a year now, spiritual life has been at the center of Sermig's presence in Superga. Alongside prayer, there have already been numerous activities that have taken place: from the concerts of the Laboratorio del Suono to the rediscovered tolling of the historic bells, up to the recent private visit of the President of the Republic, last July 23rd.

By the editors
NP August / September 2022

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