Copertina: Il Cottolengo. La Piccola Casa della Divina Provvidenza
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Il Cottolengo

The Little House of Divine Providence

  • Authors Pier Luigi Bassignana, suor Giuliana Galli
  • Size 24x33,5 cm
  • Binding Cartonato con sovraccoperta
  • Pages 136
  • Illustrations 89
  • Language Italian
  • Year 2011
  • ISBN 9788842219286
  • Price € 30,00  € 28,50

The model of an extraordinary practice of benevolence

This is the history in words and illustrations of one of the world's most extraordinary and renowned humanitarian institutions. For over a century and a half, “the Cottolengo” has assisted hundreds of thousands of people: the sick, the marginalised, the abandoned poor, in short, the “last in line”, the derelicts, the shunned. This book tells the story of a miracle: the Little House of Divine Providence, an extraordinary organisation, an enormous complex of buildings, a city within the city, that the people of Turin familiarly call “the Cottolengo” from the name of the founder and for which they feel a strong sense of protection. Men and women over time have built a monument to compassion that is now permanent and universal, from health care to scholastic assistance and missionary endeavours, offered wherever charitable aid is required, the need for which is never-ending and knows no borders.