|A sign offered by simple lay people|
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In the course of its thirty-five year history, the community of Bose has been enriched by the arrival of new brothers and sisters from numerous regions of Italy and from abroad. The community now has about eighty members from seven countries.
Virtually all of the members of Bose are lay people, in keeping with the early monastic tradition and as an expression of the simplicity and lack of visibility that Bose would like to maintain in its relationship with the church. The community wants to serve within the church in the poverty and simplicity that belong to every Christian who, in baptism, commits him- or herself to serve the Gospel, and nothing more. The two Catholic priests and the Protestant minister present at Bose offer the services of their ministry to the community and its guests. Since 1995, the presence at Bose of Monsignor Emilianos Timiadis, Metropolitan of the Othodox Church of Constantinople, who now lives at Bose as a brother of the community after working for many years to promote dialogue and communion among the churches, has been a great gift of the Lord to the community.