Bavarian Catholic Village for the Homeless Still Giving Shelter After 500 Years

And, there’s a Latin Mass offered there every day.

Regina, Beverly Stevens: Most people today have no idea that the Catholic Church was the first Western institution to provide hospitals and housing for the poor.(For an example of a medieval Catholic hospital, click here.)

The Fuggerei, a walled village within the Bavarian city of Augsburg, is considered the oldest still-operating social housing program in the world. It is over 500 years old. Read more here.

  • Konstantin

    I’m from that diocese and I always marvel that it’s still for Catholics only (or for catechumens) with all the political correctness and false ecumenism going on today.