The Centro Pro Unione is born from the ecumenical charism of the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement, a branch of the Franciscan family founded by Fr. Paul Wattson and Mother Lurana White at the end of the XIX century.
The Society of the Atonement, Brothers and Sisters, are founded in Graymoor, NY (USA). The community is present in North America, Europe, and Asia.
In Italy the friars conduct a franciscan youth vocational activity. News on vocational activities may be found at www.fratiatonement.org/vocazioni