HOUSE OF HOSPITALITY
Comfort in a moment of need
Our home offers warmth and hospitality to people who need to stay in Milan
for treatment or for the assistance of relatives admitted to health facilities in town
- university student
- young workers
- people needing time for meditation and peace
Oasi S. Francesco is equipped with rooms for meetings, cultural events and spiritual retreats.
Two hands searching for relief at a cool spring; but also two hands which draw water to quench thirst.This detail of the beautiful stained glass window, by Prof. Sebastio, in the church of the Holy Patrons of Italy, sums up the spirit of Oasi S. Francesco: in a big city, in order to escape a desert of worries, of being a long way from home, of suffering and loneliness, a drop of water made up of a smile, reassuring words and friendship can provide great comfort.
Dear friends of Oasi S. Francesco
In our wishes on the occasion of Christmas, when talking about the times of crisis in which we are immersed and which still are with us, it was natural to think about "solidarity" and its human and Christian value and hence its relevance. Turning our gaze to those who are in pain or are in need and in trouble is a gesture of solidarity which "makes you feel the embrace of God."
St. Francis, in his exhortations, says: "Blessed is the man who supports his neighbor during his frailty to the extent that he would want to be supported by him if he falls into an exactly similar situation."
Many guests and friends have welcomed our initiative by responding generously. We thank you from the heart and we urge you to continue because needs are continuously increasing. For our part, we are working to implement this idea in the best way, perhaps with a "Solidarity Fund in favor of the initiatives promoted by the Oasis." All of us together, even with small gestures, can be of help to the brother in need.
Our best wishes to all of you and your families so that Easter may really be a time of liberation from selfishness and openness to others.
Milan, Easter 2014