Tuesday 31 May 2016

Lausanne, Switzerland - A spring of solidarity ...

A picture of the Feast of solidarity that the Community of Sant'Egidio in Lausanne organized in the Parc de Boveresses. 

A Sunday in the air, outside, with Swiss citizens and foreigners, to say that being together is best for everyone ...

Monday 30 May 2016

Bogota, Colombia - To pray is to keep memory ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio in Bogota met together, along with other homeless people, to commemorate the death of a dear friend, who lived for years down the street, Calidoso. 

Prayer brings to life, in memory, in the heart, who has passed away. It makes sure everyone that his/her name will be brought forward to the mercy of the Highest.

Friday 27 May 2016

Jakarta, Indonesia - A friendship that gives more strength to the years ...

Years - even when they are so many - are strength, not weakness. 

But the youth coming to see you when you are an old man, an old woman - and here we look at the visit of the Community of Sant'Egidio in Jakarta at an elderly institution of the Indonesian capital - it gives more strength, plenty and joy to those years ....

Wednesday 25 May 2016

Bratislava, Slovakia - A picnic with the friends who live on the streets

A different time, something unusual: a fire, the songs of the past, the joy of being together.
The picnic of the Community of Sant'Egidio in Bratislava with some of the city homeless people. 

Tuesday 24 May 2016

Paris, France - The youth of Europe to change their continent

It's already on the net the logo of the European meeting of the Youth for Peace of the Community of Sant'Egidio. A meeting to dream a change across the cities of the continent, making them more human and attentive to the needs of the poor. 

"As young Europeans", they write on their Facebook profiles in the various languages of the Old Continent, "we want to speak out against the pessimism that smothers our countries. We want to build a Europe of hope, which creates bridges between different cultures instead of walls. This summer we will be together in Paris from July 15th to 18th, with the motto 'Change your city, change Europe'".

Monday 23 May 2016

Morogoro, Tanzania - The last mercy ...

The last of the works of mercy is "to bury the dead".

Sometimes, if you are poor, it is likely not to be helped or even accompanied the last step on this Earth.

The Community of Sant'Egidio of Morogoro took charge of Michael's funeral, an old friend who lived at the government institution for people in need "Fungafunga". 

Friday 20 May 2016

Kiev, Ukraine - Sant'Egidio and a country in difficult times ...

The distribution of aid of the Community of Sant'Egidio to those living on the street, in one of the Kiev central squares.
In addition to deal with a war in its eastern provinces, Ukraine it is going through a period of great economic difficulty.

Wednesday 18 May 2016

Abidjan, Ivory Coast - The passage of the Holy Door in this time of Pentecost

Taking advantage of the Monday after Pentecost, that is holiday in Ivory Coast as in many other countries of the world, the Abidjan Community of Sant'Egidio has experienced the passage of the Holy Door of Mercy of the Saint-Paul Cathedral together with their friends who live in the streets. 

For some of them it was the first time they entered the cathedral, which is located in the most central and beautiful town area, the Plateau.

Tuesday 17 May 2016

Pavia, Italy - At the University courses of Italian for refugees

The Community of Sant'Egidio of Pavia, in order to promote the integration of those who are already "new Europeans", organize courses of Italian Language and Culture for refugees, asylum seekers and migrants in the venue provided by the city University. 

The language is an indispensable key to access history and values of a country.

Monday 16 May 2016

Pescara, Italy - "I was in prison and you came to me" (Mt 25)

The Community of Sant'Egidio of Pescara and its friends came for the occasion from Rome before entering the jail of that little Abruzzo town. 

Friday 13 May 2016

Milan, Italy - Supporting Sant'Egidio means to feed those in need

The picture of a lunch for the poor recently organized by the Community of Sant'Egidio in Milan with other charity realities. 

In this time of incomes declaration, in Italy, it is good to remember that signing up for the 5x1000 to Sant'Egidio (number 80191770587) is providing food and friendship for the hungry.

Wednesday 11 May 2016

Abuja, Nigeria - A visit to think about together ...

Msgr. Vincenzo Paglia, president of the Pontifical Council for the Family, in the framework of his visit to Nigeria following the invitation of the local Episcopal Conference to present the post-synodal apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia (the Happiness of Love), met the communities of Sant'Egidio in the country, gathered on this occasion in Abuja, the capital of that great African country. 

Tuesday 10 May 2016

Lima, Peru - A friendship that makes happy youngest and elderly

The meeting between The Youth for Peace of the Community of Sant'Egidio in Lima and the elderly living in the institute "Brena", in the same district of the Peruvian capital. 

A meeting that brings joy to both ....

Monday 9 May 2016

Yaounde, Cameroon - "I was sick and you visited me" (Mt 25)

The visit is at the center of each service provided to the poorest by the Community of Sant'Egidio, in any place and context.

Friday 6 May 2016

Barcelona, Spain - May 1st, a feast of welcoming and integration

On May 1st, the visit of "People of Peace", a movement that is expression of the Community of Sant'Egidio among the new Europeans, at the Maritime Museum of Barcelona. 

The Mediterranean becomes an opportunity for integration, a sea that welcomes, and does not reject.

Wednesday 4 May 2016

Abidjan, Ivory Coast - Official launch of the Youth for Peace

A large assembly of students (but not only) in Abidjan, heart of Ivory Coast and its economic capital city, was the occasion for the official launch of the movement of the Jeunes pour la Paix, youthful expression of the Community of Sant'Egidio in the country.

Tuesday 3 May 2016

Bari, Italy - How children are looking to the #humanitariancorridors ...

Denny, a child of the School of Peace of Bari, draws:

Today 101 refugees from Syria arrive in Rome in a safe way, not risking their lives in the Mediterranean Sea, thanks to the initiative of the Community of Sant'Egidio and the Waldensian Church.

Monday 2 May 2016

Palermo, Italy - "I was naked and you clothed me" (Mt 25)

In Palermo every Tuesday afternoon the homeless of the city can take advantage of a shower service and a change of clothes thanks to the Community of Sant'Egidio. 

It 's something that allows many people to keep dignity and hope.