Friday 22 December 2017

Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo - A memory that goes deeper ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and peace.
While new testimonies are given in the frame of the diocesan phase of the beatification process of Floribert Bwana Chui, a new book is published on his story and example against corruption. 

Thursday 21 December 2017

Douala, Cameroon - A visit makes you look to the future ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the outskirts.
"The encounter between the youth and the elderly is the future of a people" (Pope Francis). 

Wednesday 20 December 2017

Genoa, Italy - Solidarity brings closer generations and peoples ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the poor. 

Christmas feast at San Benigno house for elderly. 

Santa is not from Lapland, but his arrival is appreciated anyway. It's the joy of the visit, it's a waiting that is accomplished, it's the victory over loneliness.

Friday 15 December 2017

Madrid, Spain - Advent is a "Yes" to life, a "No" to death

The Community of Sant'Egidio and peace.
The students of a high school ofthe Spanish capital attend a conference on the death penalty with a particular witness of it: Billy Moore, who was imprisoned 17 years - as an innocent - in the death row of a US prison. 

Thursday 14 December 2017

Blantyre, Malawi - The inauguration becomes a celebration together with the poor ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the outskirts.
A celebration with street children and teenagers in the center of the greatest Malawian city. 

On the same days when in the Community compound housing the services for the poor (the House of Friendship) has been officially inaugurated the church where Sant'Egidio will meet for prayers.

Tuesday 12 December 2017

Amsterdam, The Netherlands - A "taste" of Christmas lunch ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the poor.
Surprise visit of St. Nicholas - a "Santa Claus" in advance, remembered on December 6th - at the "San Francesco" kitchen soup, run by the Community. 

All the friends who live on the street have received gestures of attention and small, useful, gifts.

Monday 11 December 2017

Bologna, Itay - "The Lord ... heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds"

The Community of Sant'Egidio and prayer.
In prayer for those who are sick with the archbishop, mgr. Zuppi. 

Thursday 7 December 2017

Cassino, Italy - A morning in prison ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the outskirts.
Montecassino Abbey looks down on the prison and the Sant'Egidio Roman and Neapolitan volunteers' car who are going to visit the inmates. 

Wednesday 6 December 2017

Antwerp, Belgium - A friendship that gives the future ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the poor.
"Peoples that do not care for the elderly and do not treat them well are peoples that have no future!", said Pope Francis. 

May the future always see young people surround with affection the weakness and the strength of the years ....

Friday 1 December 2017

Genoa, Italy - Integration is the aspiration of so many people ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and peace.
Vespucci Hall at the Galata-Sea Museum is full of people for the ceremony of delivering of the Community's School of Italian Language and Culture diplomas.