Switzerland lies in the heart of Europe and is one of the wealthiest countries in the world. For Kolping Switzerland and its members it is therefore more than an obligation to support the worldwide project work of Kolping International as an important donor for decades.
This is particularly expressed in the numerous partnerships that Kolping Switzerland maintains with the Kolping Societies in Bolivia, India, Romania, Slovenia and Tanzania.
Kolping in Switzerland
The National Association of Switzerland is one of the oldest and was founded in 1868. Today it has about 5,000 members who are organized in 70 Kolping Families. Today Kolping in Switzerland stands for the Kolping Foundation (national aid), Kolping Aid Organization (international aid) and Kolping Community (Kolping Families). The members volunteer in the Association and the Church and build a strong and lively community of action in the spirit of Adolph Kolping.
The association is also very active on international level. Apart from Tanzania, Kolping Switzerland also has a partnership with the Kolping Society Bolivia and Romania.
Thinking, taking heart,acting
Pilgrimages are very popular! At Kolping it is possible to go on a pilgrimage in the heart of Europe for several years now. Kolping Switzerland offers a 4 km path of reflection that shall inspire to action and encourage reflection. It leads the hiker from the parish church Hochdorf to the Cloister Church of Baldegg into the Kolping prayer room, with stops at nine steles with biblical texts, quotations or statements by Adolph Kolping. Kolping’s thoughts and his actions are the basis for this path of reflection. It is an invitation to people of all generations who want to make a retreat through reflection or conversation with others – an invitation gladly accepted by people from all neighbouring countries.
More information under www.besinnungsweg.ch