The Union of Catechists of Jesus Crucified and of Mary Immaculate
was founded in Turin by Venerable
Br. Teodoreto of
the Christian Schools in 1914 with the aim of “forming an association of fervent
young people to help them to live in the world an intensely Christian life”,
animated by catechistical and educational intentions.
In this intention he was supported, encouraged and advised, not
only by his superiors, in the spirit of his Founder, St.
John Baptist De La Salle, but also by the Servant
of God, Fra Leopoldo Maria Musso, OFM, who accompanied him with prayer
and with the words of Jesus Crucified and of Mary Immaculate.
Nowadays the Union of Catechists is a secular Institute for the
practice of Christian perfection in the world and for the catechistical and
social apostolate in all life and work environments. It includes Catechists,
Consecrated persons and Associates and, in a broader sense, the Adorers’
Their common ideal: to live, pray, work, and serve for the good
of the Church and of Society, drawing on Jesus Crucified, the heart of the
Centers in Italy: Casa di
Carità (Turin) Spirituality Centre…
Centers in other countries: 2 centres in Asmara (Eritrea),
Arequipa and lima (Peru), Zaire, Brazil and the Congo.
Vocational schools: 15
Piero Bernardo Roggero, Presidente
Unione Catechisti di Gesù Crocifisso e di Maria Immacolata
Corso Benedetto Brin, 26 – 10149 TORINO, Italia
Tel. +39 (11) 290.663