Monday 31 October 2016

Yaounde, Cameroon - Prayer for the victims of tragic rail accident ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the prayer.
A terrible accident occurred about ten days ago in Cameroon, on the railway between Douala and Yaounde, not far from this city. The last wagons of a train split from the rest of the convoy, hurtling into a ravine. More than 150 deaths were counted. 

The Yaoundé community gathered in prayer remembering all the victims.

Friday 28 October 2016

Pinar del Rio, Cuba - Writing about peace in the book of History ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and peace. 

Youth for Peace (Jovenes por la Paz), the youth branch of the Community, in Pinar del Rio.

Thursday 27 October 2016

Wednesday 26 October 2016

Mina, Nigeria - Side by side with the lepers ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the outskirts.
Lepers have always been a symbol of exclusion. To visit them, to accompany them, it means to ensure that no one is outcast and rejected. Never again. 

Tuesday 25 October 2016

Rome, Italy - A new cohousing experience for the elderly ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the poor.
Last Friday "Giorgio's House" has been inhaugurated in St. Paul's area. 
It's a cohousing experience for old people who have chosen to join forces and possibilities and propose an alternative to institutionalization. 

The house opened its door to the neighborhood: more than 50 people accepted the invitation to greet and say: "At home it's better!".

Monday 24 October 2016

Naples, Italy - Prayer for a city without violence ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the prayer.
Spaccanapoli, at the heart of Campania greater city, was the scene, a few days ago, of the attack to a 15 years old boy, seriously stabbed.
Reacting to this episode of violence students, teachers and parents gathered in the church of St. Nicholas with the Youth for Peace of the Community of Sant'Egidio, praying for the healing of the injured boy and the end of violence in the city. 

Friday 21 October 2016

Montecassino, Italy - Youth say: "War never again!"

Youth for Peace of Naples had a pilgrimage to the abbey of Montecassino (between Rome and Naples), where armies had intense fighting during the Second World War. 

May the memory of what happened in the past help us to build peace for generations to come.

Wednesday 19 October 2016

Bukoba, Tanzania - After the earthquake, rebuilding the houses of the elderly ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the outskirts.
Last September a strong earthquake hit Kagera region in northwestern Tanzania. The most of buildings in concrete resisted in front of the quake violence, but many small houses, built with brick or mud, collapsed. 

The Bukoba Community is taking charge of rebuilding those of some older people it has visited and helped for years.

Tuesday 18 October 2016

Lima, Peru - A friendship that does not age ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the poor. 

In Brena residential house for elderly many young people are close to the weakness of the old ones. All together they live a miracle of strength, wisdom and joy.

Monday 17 October 2016

Goma, Dem. Rep. of Congo - Thirst for peace in Kivu, where militias kill ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and prayer. 

Another interfaith prayer in the world for the 30th anniversary of the Spirit of Assisi ....

Wednesday 12 October 2016

Lome, Togo - Close to every fragility ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the outskirts. 

In a small African country's capital, quite far form the town center, a family of friends is close to the elderly, day after day, even taking care of their health ....

Tuesday 11 October 2016

Antwerp, Belgium - Youth and elderly, a friendship to be witnessed

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the service to the poor. 

In a high school in Antwerp, Gledis, 24 years old, and Hubert, 75, give testimony of a friendship between generations they have discovered as a possible and beautiful one.

Friday 7 October 2016

Paris, France - A book on fr. Jacques Hamel, martyrized last July

It has just been published in France, thanks to Éditions du Cerf, the first biography dedicated to fr. Jacques Hamel, the octogenarian priest of the diocese of Rouen, who was killed last July on the altar by two Islamists, and recently recalled by Pope Francis: "He is a martyr". 

The author is Jan de Volder, of Antwerp Sant'Egidio Community.

Thursday 6 October 2016

Jakarta, Indonesia - Shots from the School of Peace ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the School of Peace.
A postcard from the School of Peace of Kaya, Jakarta.

Wednesday 5 October 2016

Lagos, Nigeria - Healing the wounds of a thousand kids ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the outskirts.
Makoko, sometimes called the Venice of Africa, is a slum in the outskirts of Lagos, made up of shacks and piles, where live about 100,000 inhabitants. 

It's there that the Community of Sant'Egidio, in cooperation with an association of pediatricians, has chosen to be close to a thousand children, providing free medical consultations, distributing food, clothes, shoes, medicine, school supplies. 

Tuesday 4 October 2016

Mexico City, Mexico - Independence day together with the elderly ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the poor.
In Mexico Independence Day is a very great day! 

The Community of Sant'Egidio in the capital city wanted to celebrate it with the elderly of the institution they visit faithfully every week.