The Museum Dr. Guislain in Ghent celebrated its 30th anniversary on Friday, 7 October with an academic session and a series of activities, during which the audience was introduced to the museum’s wide-ranging collection.
On the occasion of World Mental Health Day, Fracarita International, in association with the World Health Organization and the World Council of Churches, and under the chairmanship of the Belgian Ambassador to the United Nations, organized a seminar on the topic of ‘Breaking the Chains of Stigma in Mental Health; Restoring Human Dignity for Persons with Mental Illness’.
On 27 September 2016, feast of Saint Vincent de Paul, begins a special Vincentian year on the occasion of the 400th anniversary of the start of Vincent de Paul’s charitable care for the poor, the spiritually and materially poor.
Fracarita International is pleased to share with you our Annual Report of 2015. The report provides an overview of our activities at our central office and its services in Latin America, Africa and Asia. This report also contains a special feature on ‘200 years of breaking the chains’.
At the international novitiate in Tagaytay in the Philippines, 21 young men were accepted to begin their novitiate training.
In the diocese of Kakamega, a new community and a health centre were opened in Buyangu on Friday, 26 August.
On Friday 19 August 2016, a new community and chapel were dedicated in Rwamagana, Rwanda.
On the occasion of the visit of the Superior General of the Brothers of Charity, Bro. René Stockman, to the Caraes Ndera Psychiatric Centre, a new kitchen, laundry room, warehouse, and laboratory were opened as the centre’s newest building projects.
Rome – On the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, the newly created metropolitan archbishops traditionally receive the pallium from the Pope.
Eight students graduated from the Department of Social Doctrine of the International Institute Canon Triest in association with the Pontifical Lateran University of Rome.