The Bavarian Benedictines have given a hand to Tiber Island Hospital

   

On 26 June,2020, Father Johannes Bauer of the famous Benedictine Ettal Monastery inBavaria and Mr. Anton Speer, administrator of the Garmisch-Partenkirchendistrict, made a very substantial donation to the Brothers of St John of God - FatebenefratelliHospital on Tiber Island: a batch of protective face masks and a large quantityof disinfectant produced in their monastery in Bavaria. The Prior of Tiber Island,Brother Ángel López, welcomed the guests and the gift in the beautifulrefectory of the Tiber Island Community.

The donation hadbeen organised by Dr. Niklas Wagner, Head of the Policy Department of theGerman Embassy in Rome, whose two children were born in the Tiber Island hospital.The Embassy Councillor called this kind gesture “Germany’s small but meaningfulcontribution to Italy”, when it was seriously  stricken by the corona virus pandemic.Medicinal herbal liqueurs have been produced in the distillery of theBenedictine Monastery of Ettal for centuries. The monastery, founded on April28, 1330 by Emperor Ludwig IV of Bavaria, also produces one of Germany'sbest-known beers, the "Benedektiner Weißbier". During the Covid-19pandemic, another product has been added to the catalogue: since the end ofMarch, the monastery has also been producing a disinfectant. And 800 litres ofthis product and 200 FFP2 face masks have been donated by the Bavariandelegation to the Tiber Island hospital.

The Brothersof St John of God thank you most sincerely!



 

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