Based on the listening of the Word of God, prayer is the first deed of the Community: it accompanies and guides its life. In Rome and across the world, it is also a meeting and welcome place for whoever would like to listen to the
Word of God and address their invocation to the Lord.

The Community has been present in the United States since 1993, beginning with its service to the elderly and supporting the peace process in Mozambique.


The members of the Community of Sant’Egidio, following the example of the Good Samaritan in the Gospel parable, stop, and try to take care of people who live in situations of great difficulty. From visiting the elderly to writing to those in prison, from distribution food to the homeless to the schools of peace, every Community responds to the needs of its larger community directly, confident that life with the poor is the life of the Gospel. 


We invite you to join us in our cities across the country.

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