By Spanish Battle Group
First published in
SFOR Informer #94,
August 16, 2000
Nova Bila - A home for the elderly opened
Aug. 2 in Nova Bila, a town located approximately 70
kilometres northwest of Sarajevo. Three nuns from the
Hospitable Sisters of Jesus of Nazareth, who have their
head office in Cordoba, Spain, manage this home.
100 elderly men and women will soon be welcome, coming
from every ethnic group of BiH.
Eighteen priests, of whom three were from Spain, took
part in Catholic mass during the inauguration ceremony.
After the mass, the priests blessed the home and unveiled
a plaque. About 500 people attended the ceremony, most
of them coming from Nova Bila and other neighbouring
the mass, the Superior Sister of the religious order
gave a lecture. She thanked everyone, especially to
the Spanish units deployed in BiH, for their co-operation
and help to make this project come true.
The end of the ceremony was highlighted as all of the
attendees tasted "paella," a typical Spanish
dish made with rice.
Nations of SFOR: Spain