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Cenacolo is a community of men aged 15 right up to 50 who either have lived on the street or have had very bad drug problems. It is a safe haven where the men pray, work in construction and live in community. All of them learn Italian since the foundress is an Italian nun. They have men from 25 different nations and as many as 15 languages at once. A new man will be paired up with a man who has been in the Cenacolo for a while. The parents and family visit.
When a person has spent a few years in the Cenacolo, they can choose to live in mainstream society but they do it slowly, with room-mates of other men who have already made the transition. Some of the men choose to work in communities in Brazil where they help children who live on the streets because their parents are drug-addicted.
Some men in the Cenacolo have not been on drugs but just want to live there. Some men never leave the Cenacolo. They have their own chapel. There are many Cenacolos all over the world, 3 in the USA and now some for girls and women too.
Sometimes men who come to live in a Cenacolo, have AIDS because they were drug users. Some of them have died. A few of them created the amazing painting that now hangs in the Cenacolo chapel.
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