Monday, July 13, 2009

The Holy Father’s stay at Les Combes

Pope Benedict is spending his vacation at the Salesian House at Les Combes. This is the 3rd summer vacation that he has spent with us Salesians! What a blessing for us! Here is the story from Salesian News Service:

Pope Benedict XVI, arrived this morning at Les Combes, Introd in the Val d’Aosta, where as a guest at the Salesian house he will spend a period of rest.

To welcome him, as well as the Bishop of Aosta, Bishop Giuseppe Anfossi, were the Rector Major of the Salesians Fr Pascual Chávez Villanueva, his secretary Fr Juan José Bartolomé, Fr Francesco Cereda, Councillor for Formation, Fr Stefano Martoglio, Provincial of the Special Circumscription for Piedmont and the Val d’Aosta (ICP), his Vice Provincial Fr Sergio Pellini, the Provincial Economer Fr Stefano Colombo and the Rector of the Salesian house of Châtillon, Fr Carlin Silvio. Also present were the civil and military authorities of the Val d’Aosta

Benedict XVI had already been a guest at the Les Combes house in the summers of 2005 and 2006, and after spending 2007 at Lorenzago, and 2008 at Bressanone he has returned to the Aosta area.

On Sunday 19 July the Pope will go to Romano Canavese, in the Province of Ivrea, for the Angelus in the square next to the parish church of SS. Peter and Solutore, while the following Sunday’s Angelus on 26 July will be at the house of Les Combes.

The Holy Father’s stay at Les Combes will conclude on 29 July when he will go to the Pontifical Palace of Castel Gandolfo.


Carlos Echevarria said...

I just read this and I thought of you Father.

I was about to email it to you!

Wow, between this and Honduras your order has been in the news a great deal....congrats.

Padre Steve said...

Thanks Carlos! Great minds think alike! God bless!