The Order Recovers the Ancient Hospital of Granada

The 27 April, was a Red Letter day for the Hospitaller Order in Granada: it was the day on which, after waiting 180 years ,the Order completely recovered the ancient hospital which Saint John of God himself had begun building shortly before his death.

The ceremony at which the title deeds were signed was held in the former hospital Chapel, in the presenceof Brother Jesús Etayo, the Prior General of the Order, accompanied by the Superior of the Andalusia Province, Brother José Antonio Soria, and by the Chairman and Deputy Chairman of the Provincial Regional Council of the city of Granada, Sebastián Pérez and José María Guadalupe.

Brother Jesús Etayo emphasised the importance of this historical event, because the Granada hospital had been an example and a model of the hospitals that the Order has built worldwide and, today more than ever before, it must be considered to be one of the Order’s most significant places, because it was from here that the charism and mission of the Hospitality of St John of God first took off, and spread throughout the world. 

 

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