Ivanova Kuća Foundation

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About Foundation

IVANOVA KUĆA FOUNDATION (ZIK) is inspired by the life of the Servant of God's Brother John Boniface of Pavletić, born June 25, 1864. in Zbjegava, a village not far from Kutina in Croatia. At the age of 23, after studying postal craftsmanship, he entered the young Congregation of the Sons of Immaculate Conception (CFIC) in Rome, founded by Blessed Luigi Maria Monti in 1857 at Santo Spirito in Sassia, near the Basilica of St. Peter. The sons of the Immaculate Conception in the Catholic Church are the laity of the Congregation whose charisma is inspired by the parable of the Merciful Samaritan: be near!

Help the sick and the youth in need - the two goals the Society achieves in more than 20 countries around the world: in Europe, Africa, Asia, Latin America and North America.
The most probable interpreter of the Founder, John, in the Congregation was named Boniface (at that time the monks changed names); His original concern was to help the sick and educate young monks. He died in Rome on November 4, 1897 as a teacher of tuberculosis novices at the age of 33 in the glossy sanctity. Many times, the process of beatification and canonization was attempted, but only on May 13, 2016, the Diocese of Rome, responsible for the matter, officially started the Kauza for his beatification and canonization.

ZIK was founded precisely in order to bring the spirit of John Boniface to Croatia, his Homeland. That's why ZIK has goals for:

  • Developing volunteering to promote social solidarity and helping people with Alzheimer's disease and other dementia and their family members, providing psychosocial support and counseling to prevent disease and promote health.
  • Provide financial assistance to young adults who come from areas affected by natural disasters and to assist volunteers and professionals in the process of their social inclusion in society. San ZIK is building a Day Center in Kutina, Moslavina, for elderly people suffering from various dementias with special attention to Alzheimer's disease. The center will be equipped with 20 places for special assistance to relieve "bremen" families who have patients affected by various dementias. Global urgent need with regard to Alzheimer's disease prompted us to think of John Boniface, who devoted himself in his short life to the sick and had a remarkable ability to empathize with them.

 

 

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