Tuesday 27 February 2018

Turin, Italy - An answer to the extreme cold of these days ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the poor.
Collecting blankets and sleeping bags for those forced to live outdoors .... 

Monday 26 February 2018

Rome, Italy - "We, your people, the sheep of your pasture, will praise you forever" (Ps 79)

Sant'Egidio and prayer.
In Primavalle area, in the historical first venue of the Community in Rome outskirts, remembering 50 years of a story: following the Gospel, being friendship with the poor. 

Friday 23 February 2018

Goma, Dem. Rep. of Congo - In prayer for a country free from violence and injustice ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and peace.
Today, a day of prayer and fasting for peace in the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan, we remember our brother Floribert Bwana Chui, servant of God, brutally killed in 2007, who dreamed of a country free from corruption. 

His story is now also in comics, in the Congo.

Thursday 22 February 2018

El Santo, Cuba - Friendship heals the wounds of the hurricane ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the outskirts.
A humanitarian mission in the center of the biggest Caribbean island, where many were hit by the passage of Hurricane Irma, a few months ago. With the contribution of the Canadian cooperation and many other friends it has been possible to reach and help a remote and isolated people. 

Wednesday 21 February 2018

Genoa, Italy - The joy of having new nephews ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the poor.
The elderly of Villa San Pietro receive a visit from teenagers attending low level high school. Two worlds meet. And they become as one. 

Tuesday 20 February 2018

Turin, Italy - Learning from the past so that certain things never happen again ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the Schools of Peace.
The School of Peace of San Salvario is out, to discover the "stumbling stones", memory of the persecution and deportation of the Jews during the years of Fascism and the Second World War. 

Friday 16 February 2018

Antwerp, Belgium - It's time to say that helping others makes you happier ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and peace.
An assembly of Youth for Peace, to say how much friendship with the elderly, at home or in an institution, has changed - for the better - their own life .... 

Thursday 15 February 2018

Rome, Italy - In a church the shelter of the homeless ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the poor.
In the church of San Calisto, in Trastevere, dozens of homeless have found a shelter. A response to the cold of these days and to the lack of solutions offered by the city administration. 

Wednesday 14 February 2018

Nyumanzi, Uganda - It's never too late ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the outskirts.
As every Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoon, also today a group of adult people, refugees from South Sudan, especially women are attending courses: literacy, social and civil rights. 

Saturday 10 February 2018

Sant'Egidio: 50 years of faithfullness to peace

The plaque in the Peace Hall, at the heart of the Community headquarters in Trastevere, Rome.
It reminds the long negotiation that led to the signing of the General Agreement of Peace in Mozambique on October 4th 1992. 

Friday 9 February 2018

Sant'Egidio: 50 years of faithfullness to the poor

"Homeless Jesus", by the artist Timothy Schmalz, placed at the entrance of the Community of Sant'Egidio's headquarter in Trastevere, Rome.
In the homeless person on the bench you can recognize Jesus; his feet are marked by the nail of the crucifixion. Next to him a free place, for anyone who wants to be close to those who are poor and alone. 

Thursday 8 February 2018

Sant'Egidio: 50 years of faithfulness to prayer

The interior of the church of Sant'Egidio, Trastevere, Rome.
Here the Community, that takes its name from this place of worship, and that yesterday has completed 50 years of life, has been praying daily since 1973.
In the picture the prayer for peace in Ukraine with the migrants coming from that country, last week. 

Tuesday 6 February 2018

Kamituga, Dem. Rep. of Congo - Close in every moment of life ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the outskirts. 
Beard and hair, full service for the elderly in a small corner of South Kivu!

Friday 2 February 2018

Catania, Italy - Sitting at the table with the poor ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the otskirts.
In Catania, like every Friday, there is a lunch with those who are poor .... 

Thursday 1 February 2018

Moscow, Russia - A game won against the cold ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the poor.
In the "House of the Friends in the Street" many homeless people can find a shelter from Moscow winter.
Welcoming is there, as well other important services (showers, washing machine, etc.). But they find also an opportunity to spend time with checkers and chess ....