Tuesday 30 October 2018

Rome, Italy - An art that speaks of redemption ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the outskirts.
In Primavalle area the art of the "Friends", a movement of disabled people linked to Sant'Egidio, is appreciated by many people and makes the city more beautiful .... 

Monday 29 October 2018

Antwerp, Belgium - Absolutely delicious ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the poor.
A special menu at "Kamiano" soup kitchen, evenings ago, with the "lacquemant", a Belgian confectionery specialty, commonly eaten during the October fairs, a "gaufrette" made from wheat, filled and coated with sugar candy syrup flavoured with orange blossom. 

Friday 26 October 2018

Abidjan, Ivory Coast - A movement for peace throughout the continents ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and peace.
A movement was born from Bologna, for three days "capital of peace", a movement of people dreaming of the end of every conflict.
In many corners of the world Sant'Egidio is promoting initiatives and events similar to that of Bologna, interfaith meetings among the builders of peace bridges. 

Wednesday 24 October 2018

Naples, Italy - The multiplication of grandchildren ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the poor.
The teenagers of many schools in the city can not wait to go to the elderly house, just to meet again with old friends .... 

Tuesday 23 October 2018

Moscow, Russia - Something sweet at the homeless' home ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the outskirts.
A visit? A birthday? Just a taste of a dessert freshly prepared by one of the guests? We do not know, but it is nevertheless the occasion for a moment together, of celebration as well of normality. 

Friday 19 October 2018

Würzburg, Germany - A party that does not rule out anyone ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and peace.
Testimonies, music, games, all together: new and old Germans, foreigners, children, youngsters and elderly. Because, in the end, "we are one!". 

Friday 12 October 2018

Naples, Italy - Words of peace ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and peace.
Conference of Fr. Alejandro Solalinde, Mexican priest, committed for years to welcoming and protecting Central American migrants: "In every migrant we see the presence of God", he said. 
Fr. Solalinde will be at the meeting and interfaith prayer for peace "Bridges of peace", organized in Bologna by the archdiocese and Sant'Egidio from 14th to 16th October.

Wednesday 10 October 2018

Barcelona, Spain - An angel for a friend ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the poor.
On the day of the holy archangels' Gabriele, Michele and Raffaele feast, the Association 'Angels' friends' gave the "Àngel de Barcelona 2018" award to Sant'Egidio for its social and charitable action, emphasizing: "The Community is an angel for many poor people in Barcelona". 

Tuesday 9 October 2018

Mtendeli, Tanzania - An alliance among the little ones ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the outskirts.
The small community of Burundian refugees born a couple of years ago in the refugee camp of Mtendeli, in Tanzania, has chosen to look to those who live in worse conditions. Even  worse of those who lost everything fleeing from their country.
For the second time in two months they collected what they could and distributed in Kibondo prison (300 inmates, including 100 Burundians), along with the Bibles offered by the community of Rome ("If you can, give us Bibles!", detainees had begged on the first visit).
Actually, no one so poor that he/she can not help someone poorer than him/her. 

Friday 5 October 2018

Maputo, Mozambique - "Bridges of peace" on the anniversary of Rome Agreement

The Community of Sant'Egidio and peace.
26 years after the signing of the General Agreement on Peace that ended a civil war bloodying the country, many Mozambicans, of many religions, gathered for an interfaith prayer reminding everyone of the need for meeting and dialogue. 

Thursday 4 October 2018

Rome, Italy - A conscious memory, wider horizons, the dream of peace ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the outskirts.
The dark time of the Italian Fascist racial laws explained through art by the children and the disabled artists of Sant'Egidio, in the heart of one of the outskirts in the Italian capital city. A future of knowledge and peace for all, starting from Tor Bella Monaca. 

Wednesday 3 October 2018

Goma, Dem. Rep. of Congo - If life is hard, you can at least count on a younger friend ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the poor.
The elderly in an environment that is fragile from an economic and security point of view. Friendship gives them strength and hope. 

Tuesday 2 October 2018

Madrid, Spain - "I have kept my feet from every evil path so that I might obey your word" (Ps 119)

The Community of Sant'Egidio and prayer. 

Invocation for peace and memory of William Quijano, a friend of children and teenagers in San Salvador and Apopa, killed by unknown people while trying to keep those little ones away from "maras" (gangs).