Demolition of the building C

Demolition of the building C

From 11 March 2019 after more than a month’s break caused by waiting for a demolition permit the works on building C are continuing. The building company took apart the roof from 11 to 15 March and on 18 March continued with the demolition of the perimeter wall that had not met the technical requirements.

The pilgrim’s group of PhDr. Koudelková

The pilgrim’s group of PhDr. Koudelková

From 3 to 12 January 2019 the group of about 30 pilgrims guided by PhDr. Koudelková was staying in our pilgrim house during its regular pilgrimage to Rome. Some of them joined us during the fumigation of the pilgrim house on the day of Epiphany. Sisters Marie and Lucie accepted PhDr. Koudelková’s invitation for the trip to the Etruscan necropolis of Cerveteri on 10 January.

 

(Italiano) Re-magi dalla Slovacchia

Caroller from Slovakia

The carollers from Slovakia, who arrived for the Holy Father blessing, were accommodated in our pilgrim house at the turn of the year 2018/ 2019. The Holy Father gives the blessing to the (Three Kings) carollers from the whole world during the Holy Mass on 1 January. In their filled program they found time for carol-singing for the community of Velehrad on 31 December.

Stěhování budovy C

Moving and demolition of the room dividers in the building "C"

The preparation of the building C for the reconstruction culminates. On Saint Lucy´s Day 13.12. we mooved the chapel to a new temporary place. The furniture and other things were transported with the aid of P. rector Czudek and a technic of the Pontifical College Nepomucenum at Rome for storage to Nepomucenum. On 7 January the construction company started the works of demolition with much effort.

 

In the track of the saints

In the tracks of saints 16. - 17.11.2018

On 16th and 17th November four pilgrims togehter with sr. Lucie made a pilgrimage in the tracks of Saints Peter and Paul in Rome. They visited St. Peter´s Basilica and the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls and other churches connecting to their activities and to the life of the first Christians in Rome.

The meeting of members of the Czech Religious Center 2018

General meeting – November 2018

From 6 to 9 November 2018 the members of the General meeting met at the regular annual meeting at the Czech Religious Center (CRC) Velehrad in Rome. They commemorated the 50th anniversary of founding of the CRC. The incorporated changes of the new statutes and the funding of the beginning reconstruction of the last part of the house on Via delle Fornaci belonged to the central themes. At the daily common Holy Mass we remembered the deceased members of the General meeting and the good that has been done through the pilgrim house. We prayed for the Gods blessing for next 60 years of Velehrad.

We met at a friendly get-together in Frascati.

Festivity of the 50th anniversary of the Velehrad Center

Festivity of the 50th anniversary of the Velehrad Center

On Friday 28. 9. 2018 we commemorated the 50th anniversary of founding of the Czech Religious Center Velehrad in Rome with the celebration of the Holy Mass in St. Peter´s Basilica. The Holy Mass was celebrated by President of CRCV Mons. Jan Vokál, bishop of diocese of Hradec Králové. Before the celebration of the Holy Mass Mons. Vokál blessed a memorial plaque in the crypt of Basilica in place where, for some decade, were lying the remains of Card. Beran. In the end of the Holy Mass followed the prayer at the altar dedicated to St. Wenceslas. The prayer was ended by St. Wenceslas chant and by the Czech national anthem.

The Holy Mass was followed with hospitality at Center Velehrad on Via delle Fornaci 200. It began with common prayer and blessing by Mons. Vokál and continued with friendly talks at prepared snacks.

 

The new ambassador of Czech Republic to the Holy See Mgr. Václav Kolaja in Velehrad

The new ambassador of Czech Republic to the Holy See Mgr. Václav Kolaja in Velehrad

The new ambassador of Czech Republic to the Holy See Mgr. Václav Kolaja visited our pilgrim house on Friday 11 May 2018. He met the community of Velehrad in friendly talk about the activities of Velehrad and the possible cooperation and then F. Pavel Schwarz showed him the pilgim house.