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Date:

octobre 10

Time:

07:00 - 09:00

Organizer

Chapel for Europe

Email: welcome@chapelforeurope.eu Phone: +32(2) 23.09.242 Website: Organizer's Website
Venue

Chapel for Europe

Rue Van Maerlant, 22-24

Brussels, Belgium, 1040

BECOMING A SAINT IN POLITICS: THE EXAMPLES OF ROBERT SCHUMAN AND ALCIDE DE GASPERI

Victoria Martín de la Torre, journalist and author of the book “Europe, a leap into the unknown” :

It has been said that power corrupts.
Does that mean that a person who seeks or exercises power cannot attain sanctity? Jesus Christ transformed the meaning of power by linking it to service for the common good.

Two European politicians are in the process of being beatified by the Catholic Church: Robert Schuman and Alcide De Gasperi. They each understood their life as a mission to ensure peace for future generations in Europe and as a service to their fellow Europeans.

The way they lived out their faith and their understanding of their vocation was shaped by their family upbringing, their school and university education, their personal study, and also by decisive life experiences.

On 10 October we will try to learn more about their personal background, the relationship between their faith and their political engagement, and how they understood their Christian vocation compared to other contemporary Christian politicians.