Friday, 13 September 2019

Beira, Mozambique - The joy of a city that lives afresh ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and peace.
A great party in a city that wants to live afresh! Three new houses has been inaugurated and delivered to elderly people who had lost home due to the terrible passage of Cyclone Idai. 

Cries with joy, thanksgiving songs, a lot of emotion, among those who were at the ceremony. As well the commitment to continue on this path, completing the other houses under construction.

Wednesday, 11 September 2019

San Salvador, El Salvador - Getting out of the institutions, together ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the outskirts.
A day out with the elders from the Hogars San Vicente de Paul, Reina de La Paz, Nuestra Senora de la Paz, and from the Dormitorio Público de Santa Tecla. A day of friendship and solidarity. 

Monday, 9 September 2019

Conakry, Republic of Guinea - In compassion, the solution ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the poor.
Pope Francis has recently visited the DREAM center in Zimpeto, in Maputo, Mozambique. 

He said on that occasion: "All those who come here, with despair and anguish, are like the man lying on the side of the road. Those of you here have refused to walk by or continue on your way like others (the Levite and the priest). This Centre shows us that there are always people ready to stop and feel compassion, who do not yield to the temptation to say 'There is nothing to be done' or 'It’s impossible to fight this scourge'. Instead, you have set about finding solutions. 
It is the same commitment that is lived in all DREAM centers in Africa.

Friday, 6 September 2019

Madrid, Spain - Dreaming of "a peace with no borders" ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and peace.
Working for preparation and information looking forward the next interfaith meeting according to the "spirit of Assisi". Starting in the Spanish capital city on Sunday 15 September .... 

Thursday, 5 September 2019

Barcelona, Spain - Memory of a friend ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the poor.
Many friends of Sant'Egidio, many poor, many residents of the neighborhood, met together last afternoon in Sant Pere de les Puel square for a final farewell to M., a homeless man whom the Community has faithfully visited and helped along the years. 

Tuesday, 3 September 2019

Naples, Italy - A periphery on a human scale

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the outskirts.
In Gianturco, a Naples suburb, an industrial area, many marginal, homeless people, find a place to stop, chat, cry, be consoled, take a shower, have new clothes, play chess or cards. And in fact A. arrives and says: "Good morning, today I don't have to take a shower, I came to be with you". 
In the welcoming center of Gianturco a forgotten periphery seeks and finds its redemption ....

Friday, 30 August 2019

Genoa, Italy - #SantEgidiosummer, an encounter experience ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the poor.
A summer of encounter is going to end. Encounter among generations, among men and women different in history, path, perspective. Solidarity has approached, accompanied, addressed. The fresh breeze of friendship touched and consoled everyone, made them look up, pushed to take a step forward .... 

Tuesday, 20 August 2019

Beira, Mozambique - "Eurafrica" in action, so that the city come back to life ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the outskirts.
In Munhava, Beira's most populous district, cyclone Idai destroyed 90% of the buildings. 

Beira Youth for Peace are building a new home for Maria Cristina, a 77-year old woman who lives in a hut, for now. 
On the other hand, Naples Youth for Peace (they are in Mozambique to help the city to recover), will take care of painting the exterior walls of the house.

Monday, 19 August 2019

Lima, Peru - On the road to solidarity ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the poor.
In a city where indifference puts so many people out of your sight, mercy and solidarity make friends and feed. 

Thursday, 25 July 2019

Hong Kong, China - Meals on feet ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the poor.
Getting ready to meet friends who live on the streets of a big Asian city and bring them their dinner. 

Among the many advertising signs and the many destinations of a world that is in a hurry, stopping with those who have been hurt by life is a beautiful testimony!

Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Dakar, Senegal - A new hope, to resume the road ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the ouskirts.
A day of friendship, as older brothers, with the young inmates of Fort B juvenile prison. In order to restore hope, overcome loneliness and resignation. 

Thursday, 18 July 2019

Dubreka, Republic of Guinea - "May God bless you!"

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the outskirts.
"May God bless you!", the words on the lips of so many detainees in the Dubreka prison, not far from Conakry, the capital city of Guinea. 

Together with the words, lot of smiles and applause, welcoming the Guinean and European members of Sant'Egidio who visited the penitentiary and distributed cassava, sugar, soap, toothbrushes and toothpaste for all the inmates.

Monday, 8 July 2019

Manila, Philippines - There is someone who cares about you ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the outskirts.
Celebrating a birthday in an elderly house means that the years ahead do count ... 

Friday, 5 July 2019

Barcelona, Spain - Celebrating the Earth, everyone's home ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and peace.
The human being has the task of "'cultivating and preserving' the garden of the world" (Pope Francis, Laudato si'). 

Thursday, 4 July 2019

Moscow, Russia - Turning the spotlight on those who live on the edge ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the outskirts.
Summer light illuminates a feast with those who are elderly. There is something to eat, there are traditional dances, but above all here is a day of joy and friendship ... 

Monday, 1 July 2019

Genoa, Italy - The joy of being together between generations ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the poor.
On holiday. Friendship is a cool breeze in the middle of a hot summer, a sip of future in a long and sometimes tired life. 

Friday, 28 June 2019

Budapest, Hungary - Sunday is for the last ones ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the outskirts.
A dinner for the discarded, the lonely, the poor, the homeless, the excluded, the unwanted: this is what is organized every Sunday in the Hungarian capital city. 

Thursday, 27 June 2019

Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Antwerp, Belgium - Friendship and language, two steps towards integration ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and peace.
Ceremony of certicates delivering and year-end celebration for the "Yaguine e Fodé" School of Language and Culture. 

Friday, 21 June 2019

Goma, Dem. Rep. of Congo - Music against corruption ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and peace. 

A musical contest, for individuals and groups, against corruption. 
In Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo, heart of a continent that has been changelled by bribery for long time. In the city of Floribert Bwana Chui, a young member of Sant'Egidio, employee at the OCC, responsible for border controls, martyr of integrity (his cause of beatification has just begun its "Roman" phase), killed for having said "No" to those who tried to bribe him regardless of the health of the Kivu population. 

Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Barcelona, Spain - "I am happy to be able to live at home" ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the poor.
Escolástica, 93, tells his story at the presentation of the guide "How to stay at home when you are elderly": "I am happy to be able to still live at home, in my neighborhood, with my friends". 

Monday, 17 June 2019

Beira, Mozambique - So that the city live again …

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the outskirts.
Food distributions to the population affected by cyclone Idai continue in Beira. 
On last Friday more than 1,000 packages containing food and hygiene products were delivered to rural areas around the city. 

Thursday, 6 June 2019

Jos, Nigeria - Together for the end of Ramadan ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and peace.
Even in a difficult environment, it is possible that the children of Abraham live together a moment of prayer and conviviality. 

Tuesday, 4 June 2019

Paris, France - Towards a summer of closeness and solidarity ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the poor.
Party in the elderly house Gabrielle d'Estrées (Charenton) thanks to the Youth for Peace. A weekly appointment with friendship and joy.