Old People’s Home in China Inaugurated

On 21 March 2014, the feast of St Benedict, the archbishop of Shenyang inaugurated the new Benedictine old people’s home in Shuanghe, North East China. An earlier very simple buliding had been destroyed by a flood a few years ago. The new old people’s home can host 100 senior citizens and thus is an Catholic contribution to the growing need for care for the elderly who can no longer be looked after by their offspring, a result of the one-child-policy.

The compound also houses a church which will serve the local catholic population, and a building for the monastic community which is responsible for the home.

Photos by G. Birkle