|Project:||Opera Gesù Bambino - Salesian Technical School|
|Date of foundation:||Began with Fr. Belloni in 1863. In 1891 it was handed over to the Salesians|
|Province:||Middle East (MOR) - This year the province completes one hundred years|
Technical school: Wood turning - Electronics - Radio TV
Name of Institute: : St. Paul Theological Institute
Cremisan is a border location, which is one of its difficulties, 5 km from Bethlehem and 12 from Jerusalem. It is the site for an Institute with around 50 Salesians from 19 nations: 30 are students of theology, ordained after four years.
There is also a small winery with Cremisan Wines, the funds realized help to provide bursaries for our seminarians and work for 25 workers, whom we haven’t licenced because of their families
History of our Works in the Holy Land:
There have been few periods of any real peace.On the contrary, difficult times have really never ceased: the collapse of the Ottoman Empire, the birth of Turkey, the First World War, the difficulties of fusion with Fr. Belloni’s religious family, the Italo-French rivalry due to the French protectorate in the area, the Italo-Turkish conflict, the Second World War, the hotly contested birth of the State of Israel, the subsequent wars, the intifada…
The Salesians are still in the land of Jesus and in five other nations: Iran, The Lebanon, Turkey, Egypt, Syria, and there is also a programme in Iraq. 18 presences with around 140 confreres, including theology students, make up the group.
As proof of the goodness of their work, a Salesian Brother, Simon Srugi, apostle to Beit Gemal, has been raised to the honour of the Altar. The Salesians give witness to their charism through ongoing initiatives.
Salesian Houses in the Holy Land are: Beit Gemal , Bethlehem , Cremisan , Nazareth .
|Address:||Salesian Province MOR
Rehov Ain Het, 18 - P.O.B. 10141
91101 JERUSALEM (Israele)