SATURDAY, MAY 11, 2013
A village for traditional Catholics
A few days ago, an intelligent and industrious college student called me,
who told me about a project he has in mind. He would like to create a sort
of traditional community of young faithful lay people who want to lead an "alternative"
lifestyle to the stressful and degrading life that so many people lead in modern cities.
How to do this? There are several hypotheses on the table. For example,
you could "colonize" an old farm and engage in agricultural work, accommodation
for people wishing to spend a few days of rest and meditation,
educational and recreational activities, summer camps for youth conferences
on issues dear to the traditional movement, etc. .
As an alternative to the farmhouse you could use an abandoned convent
(instead of entrusting these structures to progressive associations, as has happened
in some cases, it would be best handled by groups of traditional Catholics),
Obviously the members of this "traditional village" lead a sober
Is the project feasible? I know that in Italy there are similar communities,
that are able to manage themselves and to have sufficient income to continue to keep the idea alive.
So, if we fail them, they can do it also Catholics.
If anyone has any ideas and suggestions to be given to the student who is organizing this project,
you may contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will pass your messages.
It would be great if someone had available land or a country cottage and would like to
make it available for the initiative. If anyone knows some abandoned monastery
that the owners (bishops, religious institutions, etc..) Are willing to rent it at
reasonable prices or even give a loan for use (always better than leaving it abandoned)
please report to my e -mail.