On December 16, 2018, our first Bell To Inner Peace was consecrated in La Charité-sur-Loire, in the church Notre-Dame, which is part of the world heritage. The city is located on the Pilgrim’s Way to Santiago de Compostela and is frequented by many pilgrims.
The city was originally called “Seyr”. Because of the charitable work of the monks, the pilgrims spoke of Charité, which in time became the official name of the city. The coat of arms of the priory shows three wallets opened for donations. We find this transformation unique and exemplary.
Connected with the consecration of the bell was a speech that informed the citizens about our ideas and asked for cooperation.
In subsequent meetings with citizens, mayors (mayor Henri Vales of La Charité-sur-Loire, Eric Meseguer, Bourges and others), representatives of the churches (the bishop of the region, Monseigneur Brac de la Perrière, etc.), companies, tourism experts, various organizations and associations were discussed in order to clarify our further, solidary and creative approach, in order to achieve an optimal and comprehensive result in the sense of the SDG.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe: It must come from the heart, what is to work on hearts.