In the 1950s Father Benzi, with particular care for the young people of the diocese of Rimini, planned to organise a "friendly meeting with Christ" for them. To do this, in 1958 he set up, with a notary deed the "Associazione per la formazione religiosa della gioventù bisognosa" (Association for the Religious Education of Young People in Need).

During the same year Father Benzi left for the United States to raise funds for a holiday home in the Dolomites, in Alba di Canazei, where young people could have that “friendly meeting with Christ”. Two trips and thousands of kilometres on the road in the US,  Father Benzi returned with sufficient funds to buy the land and begin construction. Thus was born "Casa Madonna delle Vette", (The House of the Madonna of the Peaks) designed by the internationally famous architect Ildo Avetta who had been given precise instructions to build a home for young people with plenty of space for play, a great hall and smaller meeting rooms.

The summer camps, the main activity of the association, carried on through the 1960s with an ever greater number of young people taking part.

At the 1968 summer camp at Casa Madonna delle Vette it was decided to seek the active involvement of young people with disabilities from both families and institutions, applying the concept "Wherever we are, they are there too" and bearing in mind that “it is precisely the parts of the body that seem to be the weakest which are the indispensable ones"(1Cor. 12:22) for both the Church and society.

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