Housing Project for Flood Victims

Chennai – The Year of Mercy is an invitation to love, showing kindness and unbounded generosity. Pope Francis is offering us the opportunity to encounter the incredible mercy of God. Encountering mercy means encountering God. The Lord sends Guanellians to those fragile and abandoned brothers who, like the paralytic in the Gospel, cry out, “Lord, I have no one!”
Heavy rain caused a major disaster in Chennai. Many people lost their huts and their livelihood. The Guanellians, inspired by the spirit of Founder St. Louis Guanella, were there to be with people and help dry their tears. The Divine Providence Province facilitated the construction of thirteen houses for the poor who became homeless and renovated Don Guanella Special School at Poonamallee which was also badly damaged by the rain. The relief fund was made possible by the Superior General and his council, other Provincials, Superiors, ASCI and Tiziana in Italy. Thanks to all who have so generously reached out to those in need.