Janssen Activity Center

Janssen Activity center is located in Fenchihu, Chiayi County. In 1960, Fr Anton Pott, SVD, established a clinic in Alishan mountain, called Lourdes Clinic, Holy Angel Kindergarten, and later on Holy Angel Church. It was difficult at that time for both schooling and medical care, thus the Lourdes Clinic offered a great help for the villagers as well as the neighboring villages. The presence of the SVD on the mountan helped alevate the lives of mountain residents who were living in poverty, often dispensing food and clothes, taking care of the sick, and bringing children to schools. In 1985, Fr. Martin Welling, SVD built Janssen Activity center, and in 2002 the interior of the Holy Angel Curch was refurbished.