Charity achievements

Saint Yves Concert 2016 in the Metropolitan Cathedral of Florianópolis, Santa Catarina State, Brazil

Saint Yves Concert 2016 in the Metropolitan Cathedral of Florianópolis, Santa Catarina State, Brazil

  On September 29th & 30th, 2016 the Cantus Firmus group realized an outstanding third edition of the annual Saint Yves concert. These concerts make fund-raising for the school of music in the slum of Morro d’Horácio, which was created three years ago by the Saint Yves Fraternity. The concerts were initiated thanks to the generous participation of the pianist and international concert pianist Pablo Rossi and the singers Massami Ganev, Betina Maliska, Juan Rossi, Ricardo...

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Cathechisme : Always moments of great joy !

Cathechisme : Always moments of great joy !

  Sometimes they are more theoretical: teaching about the Jewish people and the Alliances between God and humankind… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMDpz4MRzQ0     Sometimes they are more practical: The first communion preparation through bread making while thinking about crushing wheat grains that are united in a good and fine flour thanks to the water of life and purification, and cooked by the fire of the Spirit, in order to stave off humankind’s...

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About the creation of a Faith and Light community in Florianópolis*

About the creation of a Faith and Light community in Florianópolis*

  During my first year in the seminary I had a one-month experience in a farm of the ARCHE, the movement that Jean Vanier founded to host mentally disabled adults to work and live in for the rest of their life. It was for me a founding experience. Later, while the pastor of Tréguier, I was chaplain of a Faith and Light community for six years, another movement created by Jean Vanier. Faced with a person who has profoundly diminished faculties, the spontaneous reaction is often to flee....

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The first sound of bells!

The first sound of bells!

After twelve months of sales of Father Philippe Roche’s booklet about Saint Yves in the USA, France, Brazil and Portugal and a huge tombola to raise the necessary funds, three historical bells joyfully ring in the new tower, both painted with Saint Yves’ colors (gold and black), in Morro do Horácio’s favela. Many thanks to all for your generous help with this fine project: it will allow not only to call the Catholics of the neighborhood for masses, but also to remind the times of different...

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“Saint Yves” concert – 2014 edition

“Saint Yves” concert – 2014 edition

Great success for the Saint Yves concert that the international pianist Pablo Rossi[1], who lives in Brussels, very generously organized in favor of Saint Yves Fraternity’s social activities in Morro do Horacio neighborhood (Florianópolis, SC)! Joined to the talent of this son of Santa Catarina State (Brazil), who achieved his formation at the famous Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow was the Japanese singer Masami Ganev[2], who married a Brazilian surgeon of Florianopolis and Betina Maliska,...

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Mentally disable people

Mentally disable people

Saint Yves was particularly attentive towards orphans and widows, who were numerous in that time: he defended them for free willingly because they did not have a complete juridical personality. Indeed, only men were allowed to act in Justice; therefore, a lonely woman or an orphan was not allowed to make a trial in order to make her or his rights recognized. Then, the Church considered as its duty to protect them, as well as all the needy. Happily, today, women and children juridical condition...

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