Italy - Salesians of Torre Annunziata: "We want to be a home to those who do not have a home."

21 July 2017

(ANS - Naples) - On July 25, in Torre Annunziata (NA), the "Peppino Brancati" residential community for minors will be inaugurated. The new residential facility will house eight boys between the ages of 14 and 21 sent by the Territorial Social Services and the Justice Center for Minors. The event will take place from 5 pm at their location on Via Margherita di Savoia, 22.

Speakers include Hon. Andrea Orlando, Italy's Minister of Justice, and Mgr. Francesco Marino, bishop of Nola diocese. The new rooms, dedicated to the first Neapolitan "street urchin" welcomed by Don Bosco in Turin, have been renovated with the help of Salesians for Social Service - SCS /CNOS Federation, the Salesian organization committed to the fight against alienation and youth marginalization in Italy. The community will be managed by the Salesian Association "Piccoli passi grandi sogni, or small steps, big dreams", a non-profit organization which for many years has been welcoming minors at risk in the "Mamma Matilde" house, also in Torre Annunziata.

"In the wake of that first boy welcomed by Don Bosco and Mamma Margaret in the house at Valdocco, we still want to be the home of the homeless by opening the 'Peppino Brancati' community," says Fr Antonio Carbone, its director. "In a territory marked by strong social problems and delinquency issues, we are happy to expand our Salesian prevention and recovery activities through the Oratory, the Youth Center and the two communities."

Best wishes for this new experience also come from Fr Giovanni D'Andrea, President of the Salesians for Social Service: “'House that welcomes' is one of the four oratorian criteria that guide every Salesian activity. With the opening of the 'Peppino Brancati' community, this principle continues to be true in concrete terms and makes them the protagonists, those young people in need of an educational environment worthy of that name. All this has been possible thanks to our benefactors. It is thanks to their generosity and trust in us that we can continue what Don Bosco started more than 150 years ago."




ANS - “Agenzia iNfo Salesiana” is a on-line almost daily publication, the communication agency of the Salesian Congregation enrolled in the Press Register of the Tibunal of Rome as n 153/2007.

This site also uses third-party cookies to improve user experience and for statistical purposes. By scrolling through this page or by clicking on any of its elements, you consent to the use of cookies. To learn more or to opt out, click "Further Information".