Ecumenism and Dialogue

The “final” work of the Community is service to peace, to making the world more human. The friendship with poor people led Sant’Egidio to understand better that war is the mother of poverty. In this way love for poor people, in many situations, became work for peace: protecting it wherever it is jeopardized, helping to […]

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Friendship with the Poor

The third “work” of Sant’Egidio, fundamental since the very beginning, is the service to the poor. The students of 1968 who began gathering around the Word of God, felt the Gospel could not be lived if we ourselves were far from the poor. Thus the first service, Scuola Popolare, of the community began, before it […]

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Communicating the Gospel

The second “work” of the community, and its second pillar is communicating the Gospel. The Gospel itself is indeed the Good News, the precious treasure, the light that cannot be hidden, which we can and must share with other people. The Gospel is not a possession: it is a gift that we are called to […]

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Prayer

The first “work” of the Community of Sant’Egidio is prayer. By reading the Scriptures and placing them at the center of their lives, the young people who began the Community were challenged to live a more authentic life. They discovered the invitation to become disciples of His, which is the same invitation that Jesus gives […]

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