International Year of Forests

March 22, 2011 

The community of Saints John and Paul in Rome celebrated this special day convened by the UN with a prayer service in the garden of the Generalate and by planting four Japanese Maple trees. They were planted by:

1) Bro. Timoteo Specchia, who will retire from the community after 37 years of service in the cafeteria and kitchen of the Generalate (God bless him for his valuable and tireless service);

2) Fr. Mirek Lesiecky, Rector, on behalf of the community;

3) Fr. Jesús M. Aristín, Representative of JPIC;

4) Fr. Ottaviano D’Egidio, Superior General, who dedicated the tree to the Passionists religious and people of Japan who are suffering because of the earthquake.

In mediagallery area, you can view pictures of this event. Or just click here “Anno Internazionale delle Foreste”

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