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Frei Hans, one of the founders of Fazenda da Esperança, received a tribute last weekend at the Legislative Assembly of Amapá. This was the first time that the friar was on a mission in the city of Macapá.
Friar Hans Stapel went straight to the Fazenda unit, located on AP-010 (Macapá/Mazagão road), where he celebrated mass accompanied by the local clergy. On the occasion, the illustrious visitor received a trophy and medal from state deputy Max from AABB, who represented the Legislative Assembly of Amapá, a partner of the institution since the beginning of activities in Macapá, at the ceremony.
"I feel honored with this recognition and at the same time it is a joy to know that the Legislative Assembly supports this noble cause. This is proof that we must always work together. Unity is strength. Thank you very much to the state parliament here in Amapá ", retorted Fra Hans.
In a brief speech, at the time of the delivery of the commendation to Friar Hans Stapel, deputy Max from AABB highlighted that "it is a simple tribute from the Legislative Assembly to you, who are the greatest symbol of this entity, and who will continue to receive the full support of the state parliament both now and further on when we inaugurate the women's farm," emphasized the congressman.
The representative of the Legislative Assembly in Brasilia, Elpídio Amanajás, considered the arrival of Frei Hans to the state as "strengthening and an advance towards the realization of the second stage of the project in Amapá, which is the installation of the female module and, in all these phases, the parliament will be supporting it," summarized Amanajás.
The head of Fazenda da Esperança in Amapá, Evandro Carneiro, also considered the presence of the founder of the largest therapeutic community in Brazil, "a historic moment just when we are giving life to the expansion project of this institution and once again with the support of the Assembly Legislative structure, this structure will become increasingly stronger," he stressed.
In 1983, the German Franciscan friar Hans Stapel created the Fazenda da Esperança in Guaratinguetá (SP) - together with Nelson Giovanelli, a young man who attended the parish. According to him, the centers combine spirituality, work and coexistence.
Source: With information from Jornal do Dia