WHAT WE DO
Congregation of St. Joseph / Josephites of Murialdo
We educate to life, to the consciousness,
we follow the example of St. Leonard Murialdo so that
every work that we do should be witnessed by love.
We do it by welcoming them, through solidarity and education.
Founded profoundly in faith, message of the Gospel to defend the most needy and fragile.
L'Istituto Leonardo Murialdo, a Villanueva Guaymallén (Argentina), ha organizzato una mostra aperta che ha riunito più di 3.000 persone, tra studenti, familiari e membri della comunità educativa. Obiettivo dell'incontro era che i visitatori visitassero la scuola e conoscessero la proposta didattica dei diversi spazi curriculari e che gli studenti stessi mostrassero tutto ciò su cui hanno lavorato durante l'anno. L'Open School è uno spazio di incontro che mira a far conoscere ogni progetto educativo istituzionale in cui gli studenti sono stati partecipanti e protagonisti insieme ai loro docenti. Il motto scelto quest’anno è stato “Aprendo il cuore, espandiamo la mente”, e si basa sul fatto che la pedagogia dell’amore favorisce e sostiene il percorso di apprendimento, abilita l’apertura e l’incontro con l’ambiente per apportare quanto appreso e contribuire alla società. “L’amore genera un movimento empatico e la ricerca di nuove conoscenze ed esperienze”, hanno spiegato dall’istituzione.
02 December 2023
Sui passi del Murialdo a Venezia!
Sabato 18 e domenica 19 novembre si sono ritrovati a Venezia, nel nostro patronato, circa 110 giovani, delle opere di S.Giuseppe Vesuviano, Napoli, Ravenna, Pinerolo, Milano, Thiene, Montecchio, Padova, Conegliano e Oderzo, per il ritiro Sui passi del Murialdo, quest’anno davvero in un luogo dove lui ha camminato e dove i Giuseppini sono arrivati già nel 1883, a soli 10 anni dalla fondazione della congregazione, prima opera fuori dal Piemonte. E’ stata un’esperienza bellissima, la prima volta che siamo riusciti ad organizzare un meeting in questo opera, proprio nel suo 140° anniversario, grazie alla sinergia creata tra la comunità dei padri d.Piergiorgio e d.Vittorio, il laico Roberto Frison, gli animatori di Oderzo e il forte impulso del padre provinciale d.Tony.
26 November 2023
Riapertura in Cile della chiesa rovinata da un incendio
Mercoledì 26 aprile 2023, la bella Chiesa, patrimonio storico del Cile, affidata alla cura pastorale della nostra Congregazione nel 2019, ha subito un grave incendio che ha completamente distrutto l'Altare Maggiore, nobile scultura in legno dell'inizio del 1900 che aveva l'intaglio di Gesù e dei quattro evangelisti. L'incendio distrusse anche gran parte del presbiterio, anch'esso realizzato in legno autoctono e nobile, e il Tempio dovette essere chiuso per la celebrazione dei sacramenti. La comunità parrocchiale, dopo aver cercato diverse alternative e azioni per recuperare il Tempio, ha potuto entrarvi nuovamente il 13 agosto per la festa della sua Patrona, la giovane martire Santa Filomena; Nell'occasione, p. Il Provinciale Mario Aldegani e Mons. Alberto Lorenzelli Rossi, hanno aperto le porte del Tempio per celebrare l'Eucaristia. Sabato 21 ottobre, in una solenne celebrazione eucaristica, monsignor Alberto Lorenzelli ha dedicato il nuovo Altare, deponendo una reliquia di primo grado di san Leonardo Murialdo, ungendo la copertura marmorea e bruciando incenso come prescritto dal pontificio. Dopo la Celebrazione, animata dai giovani della Pastorale giovanile e dagli agenti pastorali della Parrocchia, la comunità si è riunita nei locali del Liceo Murialdo per celebrare insieme questo importante traguardo per la vita della comunità parrocchiale. Padre Sebastián Martínez Vera, parroco dal 2021, apprezza le espressioni di vicinanza e preoccupazione dopo l'incidente del 26 aprile e apprezza le espressioni di solidarietà di tutte le persone e famiglie che hanno collaborato alla raccolta di fondi per la riparazione del Tempio Parrocchiale
12 November 2023
St. Leonard Murialdo
“Le attuali difficoltà, che non pochi Istituti incontrano in alcune regioni del mondo, non devono indurre a sollevare dubbi sul fatto che la professione dei consigli evangelici sia parte integrante della vita della Chiesa, alla quale reca un prezioso impulso verso una sempre maggiore coerenza evangelica.” (Vita consecrata 3)
Papa Francesco ai giovani della Giornata Mondiale della Gioventù (GMG) di Lisbona: "Giovani, Dio vi ama! Nella Chiesa c'è spazio per tutti".
Nella foto i 350 giovani della Famiglia del Murialdo a Fatima dopo aver partecipato all'incontro Internazionale dei Giovani del Murialdo (Madrid 1-3 agosto).
Food, education and medical care without uprooting children from their families MURIALDO WORLD wants to use the term SUPPORT rather than DISTANCE ADOPTION because adoption is a form of dependence, while support is contribution, collaboration, it is walking together towards the construction of a better future. Distance Support is an act of solidarity towards a minor in difficulty, his family and his community, aimed at promoting human and social development in the country where he lives. By becoming a supporter you can take care of a child without uprooting him from his country and his family, you will support a project through which you can offer him the opportunity to get out of the condition of emergency and misery in which he lives. Who do you help with Distance Support? Distance Support is giving a hand to children, teenagers and adolescents from the South of the world who attend day centers, vocational training centers, kindergartens, homes, families, parishes, schools or other activities managed by the Josephine Missionaries of Murialdo. With € 310 a year, about 85 cents a day, you can support a child. Postal bulletin on C / C n.1001330032 Name: Murialdo World onlus Reason: SaD + possible name of the preferred country Bank transfer to Poste Italiane Payable to: Murialdo World Onlus IBAN Code: IT 17 E 07601 03200 001001330032 Reason: SaD + possible name of the preferred country
- Number of beneficieries: 1045
- FOM January 2009
The Well is Life
L’acqua è l’elemento più importante nella vita di ogni essere vivente, si può affermare che chiunque dona ad un villaggio un pozzo, dona vita. Dopo pochi mesi e grazie ad un percorso di accompagnamento e di assistenza i villaggi che sono stati dotati di un pozzo trovano una nuova vita. Nascono piccoli orti a gestione familiare,nascono i primi piccoli allevamenti di galline e maiali. La dieta alimentare si arricchisce e la sicurezza alimentare genera un ottimismo nella gente che va al di là del beneficio concreto offerto dall’acqua. E’ un vero miracolo che nasce da un sentimento di solidarietà e da una corretta idea di promozione e di sviluppo. Beneficiari del progetto sono 8.000 persone. Sono gli abitanti dei villaggi coinvolti nell’iniziativa. Si tratta di un impatto formidabile perché in alcuni casi i villaggi sono dislocati in aree molto difficili da raggiungere dove difficilmente esisterebbero alternative. Origine del progetto Il problema dell'acqua in Sierra Leone non è principalmente un problema di mancanza, è sopratutto un problema di accesso. Ogni anno le malattie legate all’uso improprio di acqua causano la morte a 1,6 milioni di bambini, la maggior parte dei quali sotto ai 5 anni. Milioni di donne percorrono ogni giorno molti chilometri a piedi per approvvigionarsi d’acqua, e i bambini sono impossibilitati ad andare a scuola per dare una mano alla famiglia. In Sierra leone una persona su due viene colpita da malattie dovute alla mancanza o alla cattiva qualità dell’acqua mentre le stime indicano che un contadino africano dispone meno di 20 litri di acqua al giorno, ossia meno della metà del fabbisogno minimo giornaliero di 50 litri indicato come necessario dall’ Organizzazione Mondiale della Sanità. Acqua non potabile e condizioni igienico-sanitarie carenti sono all’origine di un’elevata incidenza di malattie infantili, quasi tutte prevenibili. Senza acqua potabile è impossibile sfuggire alla spirale di miseria delle infezioni. Acqua significa poter bere, poter cucinare, lavarsi, irrigare il terreno. Se le donne evitano di percorrere lunghe distanze alla ricerca dell’acqua hanno più tempo da dedicare alla famiglia e ai figli o per svolgere un’attività che consenta di aiutare il bilancio familiare mentre diminuiscono la mortalità infantile dovuta al consumo di acqua non potabile. Obiettivi del progetto L’obiettivo del progetto è il miglioramento delle condizioni di vita delle comunità locali in Sierra Leone attraverso attività idonee a: incrementare le competenze tra i beneficiari con riguardo all’utilizzo delle risorse naturali; combattere il processo di desertificazione; incrementare la capacità di produzione delle risorse destinate a soddisfare i bisogni primari della popolazione beneficiaria quale acqua e cibo; diminuire il più possibile gli effetti negativi, molte volte mortali soprattutto nei bambini, dell’utilizzo di acqua non potabile nella propria alimentazione e nella cura del proprio igiene.
- Sierra Leone
- Number of beneficieries: 1600
- FOM January 2012
Scholarship for Studies
Colombia has been living in civil war for more than 50 years. Although the conflict officially ended with the peace treaty in 2016, violence continues in many areas of the country, increasingly connected to drug trafficking. Parallel to the expansion of the conflict and the political violence, Colombian cities are severely hit by a new wave of criminal acts and selective murders against members of the weakest and most marginalized sections of society (poor people, street children, small drug dealers, drug addicts, prostitutes and homosexuals). with the term “limpieza social” (social cleansing), it is one of the major consequences of the serious social conflict and of the discriminating and excluding policies of the economic and political classes. General objective of the project Accompany and support young university students from the La Sierra and Villa Turbay neighborhoods, educating them to be committed to their neighborhood. Specific objectives of the project Support young university students in the La Sierra and Villa Turbay districts, offering them a supplementary scholarship, which allows them to support the costs of transport, food and teaching materials. Accompany young people in their studies, constantly monitoring their performance and supporting them in learning. Educating young university students to serve the community, suggesting volunteering as a return for the scholarship received.
- Number of beneficieries: 6
- FOM January 2019
Let us unite against Covid-19
It is a Project to counter the spread of the invisible enemy Covid-19 in the outskirts of the Ecuadorian Amazon, in particular in the indigenous villages located in the cities of Baeza, Archidona and Tena. The indigenous villages of the Napo region are experiencing a dramatic situation in 2020 for several reasons. Last April, there was an oil spill due to the rupture of the oil pipeline that polluted the Napo River. It caused the death of plenty of fish and animals normally present in the forest. A few days earlier the Napo River had flooded various villages and their schools, sweeping away books, notebooks, desks and cupboards. Finally, the Covid-19 pandemic has also arrived, which is still claiming victims especially among the elderly and the poorest. There is a lack of medicines, especially for respiratory and lung problems, masks, gloves, gels, material to purify water and in general there is a lack of food. In rural areas, communications are interrupted due to successive landslides and floods in the first half of 2020. If we add that normally in these places even the light and the telephone sometimes do not work and the internet signal is poor. One can rightly imagine how the invisible enemy Covid- 19 is even more invisible and capable of generating a real massacre in these peripheries of the world. General objectives of the project We offer a radio information service bridging with the villages. Even those not reached by electricity, using rechargeable batteries and electric generators, broadcasting specific radio programs for the Covid-19 emergency. Through which we collect requests for help or warnings of diseases in the process of spreading, in order to inform promptly the competent health bodies for their prompt intervention. Countering the lack of food and medical supplies by distributing them especially in the areas most affected by Covid-19. Specific objectives of the project We broadcast through Radio Voz del Napo, social and health programs for children and young people, specific for the Covid-19 emergency, including them among those already underway such as, for example, catechism and entertainment. Provide on the Radio interventions by doctors and experts in the socio-health field, for advice on the hygiene - health, food and social behaviours to be adopted to prevent the spread of Covid-19 infection. We distribute health materials to counter the spread of Covid-19 such as masks, gloves, hydro-alcoholic gel, drinking water, food and antiviral and anti-inflammatory medicines for the respiratory tract.
- Number of beneficieries: 220
- FOM May 2020
Let us meet Youngsters
Why in Nigeria? Because, one could say, the Lord preceded us by sending us vocations from that country, in which we have not been present so far: next December 2014 the first two Nigerian Josephites will be ordained priests. We intend to establish a community of service. pastoral and charismatic Josephite, in which our theology students will be able to join. We want to be a concrete and significant help for many children and young people present in this land currently struck by strong socio-religious tensions and tormented by an internal conflict in the North of the country. Our presence will characterized by a simple beginning, made of essentiality; it will be an expression on the one hand of an attitude of flexibility and on the other of an insertion consistent with the local reality. The 3 keywords of the style with which we want to insert ourselves in this country are: effectiveness, flexibility, sobriety. So let's talk about economic sustainability, sustainability charismatic-pastoral and socialism according to the local point of view. General objectives of the project Establish a permanent community of Josephan missionary presence, which can soon become a point of reference for the locals, especially for those most in need. To be a concrete and significant help for many children and young people present in this land currently struck by strong socio-religious tensions and tormented by an internal conflict in the north of the country. Specific objectives of the project Characterize the new Josephan missionary presence under the banner of stability and sobriety. This means living in a rented house, modest for the Josephan community, equipped with an electric generator for light, a vegetable garden for self-production and some rooms for hospitality. Going to meet the most needy locals with a preference for young people to help them come out of marginalization for economic and / or illiteracy reasons. This means equipping the Josephan community with a car and one or two motorcycles and material for social, educational and post-school activities (computers, printers, books, notebooks, pens, etc.). Enhance existing spaces and structures owned by other public and religious bodies to try to carry out socio-educational activities while minimizing its costs. This will ensure the optimization of the economic resources used. See the brochure
- Number of beneficieries: 100
- FOM January 2014
Suburbs in the Center
This project focuses on children and young people who find themselves in the peripheries of the poorest state of India: Bihar. The way identified to achieve this is that of literacy, education and socio-cultural training through construction of a school in an area lacking in educational offer and characterized by a high rate of poverty. General objectives of the project Ensure access to primary schooling for all children, including the poorest living in rural suburbs. Bridging the gap in adult illiteracy through the involvement of pupils' parents. Spread hope and culture also to the poorest young people, essential elements for the integral preparation of future generations. Specific objectives of the project The purchase of land in a village of Buxar (see blue oval in the map of Bihar) and the construction of a primary and secondary school with multipurpose spaces in which to also offer training courses for adults. The creation of places where the local population can gather for moments of confrontation, conviviality and recreational and sports activities. See the brochure
- Number of beneficieries: 680
- FOM January 2017
Beyond the Walls
Project to guarantee food, education and medical care to hundreds of children and families in difficulty in Mexico, without uprooting them from their loved ones, culture and territory. General objectives of the project Guarantee respect for fundamental human rights to children and young people: FOOD, MEDICAL CARE, EDUCATION, PROTECTION and PLAY Promote solutions that, instead of creating "walls" and divisions between peoples, are able to create "bridges" between them. Specific objectives of the project The project aims to offer children and young people from 3 different Mexican cities (Mexico City, Aguascalientes and Hermosillo) concrete support in these 3 areas: Educational (school fees, books and teaching materials, etc.), to which 50% of the economic resources are dedicated; Healthcare (medicines, medical treatments, visits, etc.), to which 25% of the economic resources are dedicated; Socio-family (help to the child's family, food program, recreational activities, etc.), to which 25% of the economic resources are dedicated. With the project "Beyond the Walls" in Mexico we try to help young people, with their families, who find themselves in situations of economic and family difficulty, also following the devastating earthquake that occurred in September 2017, with priority to those who are children of Inmigrantes. We try to offer the latter a special accompaniment towards obtaining a technical training capable of offering them a job in Mexico. In this way, it is avoided that these young people, together with their parents, retry emigrating to the USA as illegal immigrants, which unfortunately happens with great frequency even in the "Trump" period. Whenever possible, and where conditions of generalized need exist, we prefer to help an entire school class of children, guaranteeing indiscriminate support among schoolchildren belonging to the same group.
- Number of beneficieries: 25
- FOM November 2018
For a new Missionary
The “For a new missionary” campaign aims to support young students who want to embark on a path of faith in their land, which is a mission land for us, but do not have sufficient resources to maintain their studies. Helping a future missionary it means giving an opportunity for self-sustenance in the mission land, from an ever less welfare perspective. Con 200 € al mese potrai aiutare un seminarista nel suo percorso di formazione per diventare Giuseppina e Sacerdote a servizio dei più poveri. Donations, tax deductible, can be made in installments: monthly from € 200 half-yearly from € 1,200 annual from € 2,400 How to support them? Postal Bulletin on the C / C n. 1001330032 Name: Murialdo World Onlus Reason: For a new Missionary Bank transfer to Poste Italiane Payable to: Murialdo World Onlus IBAN Code: IT 17 E 07601 03200 001001330032 Reason: For a new Missionary See the brochure
- India, Messico, Africa
- Number of beneficieries: 40
- FOM January 2012
United and Different
This project is the result of the close collaboration between the Josephan bodies MURIALDO WORLD and ENGIM which has always distinguished their way of operating in cooperation and in society. In Italy, the migration scenario is rapidly evolving. Integration difficulties represent potential elements of social crisis. The increase in the migratory phenomenon makes it necessary to improve the reception and socio-working integration system for migrants in general, but above all for those of them who are in a particularly vulnerable condition. The project consists of a series of integrated interventions aimed at welcoming and social-working integration of refugees and asylum seekers. In particular, the integrated action of reception and socio-working insertion will be carried out in Rome in via degli Etruschi 7 at the headquarters of ENGIM international NGO through: Reception and orientation activities. Training activity. Training internships. Active job search activity. Educational / cultural visits. Awareness raising activities. Cultural insertion activities. General objectives of the project Affirm the rights / duties and promote the social and labor integration of young people, especially those who are socially weaker such as refugees and asylum seekers. To prevent the immigration problem from turning into a problem of violence and illegality. Spread culture of welcome and fraternity. Specific objectives of the project The project aims to welcome and accompany at least 20 young refugees and asylum seekers per year towards full social inclusion. This means removing from the danger of illegality people who are already in Italy but who, without this intervention, would find themselves unemployed and without prospects even to survive.
- Number of beneficieries: 20
- FOM January 2017
Project to combat unease and early school leaving by promoting school-work alternation training. This is a career path for the social inclusion of boys and girls at high risk of socio-scholastic dropout. General objectives of the project To spread awareness among young people of the importance of professional preparation in order to access the world of work more easily. Promote the socio-labor integration of young people, especially those who are socially weaker and vulnerable. Specific objectives of the project The main purpose of the project is to support young people who attend professional schools in the Vicenza area and in general in the Veneto and who for family, social or psycho-physical reasons are in serious difficulty, to continue and complete their training, thus increasing the possibility in the short-medium term to enter the world of work. The project also aims to spread awareness throughout the territory that young people, even those most at risk from a disciplinary or social point of view, if helped in their professional preparation path, especially in adolescence, can build a dignified future in legality. Finally, the organization of events that enhance and give visibility to some testimonies of young people who have successfully completed their professional training at ENGIM Veneto schools and who have distinguished themselves for their extraordinary work, solidarity or ordinariness is foreseen. >> See the brochure
- Number of beneficieries: 200
- FOM January 2017
Add a Place at Table
It is a food, educational and recreational support project for children and young people in the poor neighborhoods of the city of Medellin, Colombia. For everyone a table to eat, a table to learn, a table to play. Colombia has been living in civil war for more than 40 years and is seeing a progressive increase in armed conflict and violence. In this context, the phenomenon of "street children" has developed and worsened more and more, children and adolescents who are victims of family and school abandonment, who live on alms and petty crime. General objectives of the project With the project "Add a seat at the table" the Giuseppini del Murialdo, with MURIALDO WORLD onlus, want to guarantee every day to hundreds of children and young people under the age of 14, welcome and assistance by offering them: a hot meal (a table to eat), educators who accompany them on their school journey (a table to learn), a space where you can play (a table to play), in order to offer opportunities for social integration and support to children and their families in order to counter the indices of violence, illegality and apathy in the area. Specific objectives of the project In particular, the project has as beneficiaries more than 200 poor children and young people for whom you want to: Improve food and health conditions. Promote basic education, raise the level of education and create the conditions for access to higher education. Promote integral development by carrying out prevention activities.
- Number of beneficieries: 200
- FOM August 2015