Monday, 30 January 2017

Madrid, Spain - Peace, wonder of the Lord for the mankind ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and prayer. 

Prayer for peace worldwide in the church of Our Lady "de las Maravillas" ("of the Marvels, of the Wonders"), recently entrusted to Sant'Egidio in the Spanish capital.

Friday, 27 January 2017

Catania, Italy - Working to build bridges of humanity ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and peace. 

Youth for Peace of Catania together with the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) European Secretary as well with their Responsible for Italy to speak on welcoming, integration and a society of living together.

Thursday, 26 January 2017

Parma, Italy - A smile that unites two worlds ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the outskirts.
Sometimes you need just a smile to change a city. 

Happy faces at the "dancing tombola" organized by Youth for Peace of "Bertolucci" High School at the "Villa Parma" House for the elderly.

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Barcelona, Spain - On the street, a light that means warmth and friendship

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the poor. 

Collection of blankets and extraordinary interventions in the streets of the city, to take care of those who live without a shelter in these extremely cold days.

Monday, 23 January 2017

Mzuzu, Malawi - The prayer, rest of the heart ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and prayer. 

"Come unto me and I will give you rest", is written on the wall of the chapel in Mzuzu where the members of the communities of Northern Malawi gathered together.
Prayer is an opportunity for the rest of heart and for a meeting with a friend just came from Italy.

Friday, 20 January 2017

Rome, Italy - A meeting of solidarity and peace uptown ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and peace. 

A Sunday afternoon at Amaldi high school, in Tor Bella Monaca area. A beautiful meeting with youngest and other people about friendship and solidarity, keys to happiness. A universal family get together to build a future of peace.

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Latina, Italy - A new hope, even for those in prison ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the outskirts. 

A weekend of solidarity in the Latina and Paliano prisons: a lunch with the prisoners (190 in all), a gospel concert, a party, to enter the year with a new hope ....

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Kiev, Ukraine - A hot meal in a very cold January ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the poor. 

In Eastern Europe extreme cold situation the appointment of the homeless with the Community members is one of the few occasions of warmth and confidence in the future.

Monday, 16 January 2017

Aversa, Italy - Prayer for those who are sick in the body as in the heart ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and prayer. 

Remembering relatives and friends who live the difficult time of the disease. Each candle is a sign of hope, of trust in the Lord that heals and saves.

Friday, 13 January 2017

Abuja, Nigeria - The visit to a baby child born far from home ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and peace.
In Kunchingoro internal refugees camp near Abuja, Hauwa is welcomed to the world. 

In the picture the father, Ali, the mother, Kaita, and a community member. Life is stronger than difficulties if it is accompanied by affection and solidarity.

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Bujumbura, Burundi - Cultivating beans and vegetables for the homeless ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the outskirts.
In the plot surrounding its headquarter in Bujumbura Sant'Egidio began to cultivate beans and vegetables: the harvest will be used to distribute food to those who live on the street.

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Catania, Italy - Solidarity is the warmer blanket ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the poor.
In a particularly cold winter for Italy so many have joined the Community in the visit to those who live on the street, to those who have no shelter, carrying blankets, sleeping bags, hot food and drinks.

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Lviv, Ukraine - East and West around one table ...

Lunch with the poor of the Lviv Sant'Egidio community on the Christmas day according to the Eastern churches calendar. 

Monday, 9 January 2017

Rome, Italy - "There was no place for them", not even for a child ...

Eritrean children around the crib where is laying new-born Jesus, on the Christmas Day for the Orthodox and non-Chalcedonian churches (January 7th): the simplicity and the joy of refugees for the feast of a child for whom "there was no room".