The Casa dello Spirito e delle Arti Foundation focuses both on the spiritual dimension of each human being and his or her dignity

Every project of the Foundation arises from the desire and the intention to carry out, within the Catholic Church and at its service, the collaboration and harmony hoped for by the Second Vatican Council between priests and lay people, to witness together Christ as the Light of the world.

The Casa dello Spirito e delle Arti Foundation is a non-profit organization where the values of the Christian faith, the need for inter-religious dialogue and the lay values that put the dignity of each person at the center, collaborate to encourage and accompany the growth and development of the weakest people from all over the world.


The aim is to make possible the expression of talents and the recovery of the dignity of each person through cultural and artistic paths and the realization of communication initiatives to support the most disadvantaged groups in Italy and in the world.


The Foundation makes use of a network of artists and personalities of high cultural and religious profile who identify themselves in the mission of the Casa dello Spirito e delle Arti Foundation to allow every human soul, without distinction, to fulfill itself in beauty by participating in its contemplation and its composition.

La Croce di Lampedusa
The History of The Foundation

Arnoldo Mosca Mondadori and Marisa Baldoni have long been involved in organization activities dedicated to social projects.


In 2006 , with Amani Onlus Ong, they took care of "Piccolo Fratello", a multimedia project that allowed the construction in Nairobi, Kenya, in the Kibera slum, of a first reception center for one hundred street children and a training center for educators.


In 2008 they helped to conceive and promote the construction of the "Porta di Lampedusa - Door of Europe" , the work of Mimmo Paladino who since then has welcomed migrants on the Sicilian island, remembering the shipwrecked people who disappeared in the abysses.

In 2010 they curated "Sulla strada della musica" , a musical path created in collaboration with the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory of Music in Milan and MIUR which involved Roma children from the Milanese suburbs.

Papa Francesco con Arnoldo Mosca Mondadori e Marisa Baldoni, fondatori della Fondazione Casa dello Spirito e delle Arti

Pope Francis with Arnoldo Mosca Mondadori and Marisa Baldoni, founders of the Casa dello Spirito e delle Arti Foundation

In 2012, with the idea of making available the experience gained within a more complex structure where to meet new ideas and professionalism, Mosca Mondadori and Baldoni gave birth to the Casa dello Spirito e delle Arti non-profit organization.

The Foundation, which has been joined since 2018 by the Casa dello Spirito e delle Arti Cooperative, is a platform now recognized at an international level and today takes up the challenge of making ideas and projects already implemented or in progress that interest or will interest the world of imprisonment, migrants, young people, the marginalized, increasingly efficient in terms of sustainability. Professionalising the same beneficiaries of the initiatives and developing intervention models where the concept of cost is replaced by that of investment.

On January 5, 2018, the project of the Casa dello Spirito e delle Arti Foundation had the blessing of Pope Francis, who defined the various projects of the Foundation as a single project of mercy

La benedizione di Papa Francesco

"Dear brothers,

I bless you. Go ahead with your plan of mercy.

Please don't forget to pray for me.