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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.

No more victims at the border: A call for Humanitarian Corridors in the United States

In light of the tragedy of the more than 50 immigrants found in San Antonio this morning, we express our indignation at the current policy towards migrants in the United States. The current lack of empathy and welcome to migrants and harsh policy of violence and walls has forced thousands on perilous paths. We call […]

March for Our Lives

On Saturday June 11, members of the Community of Sant’Egidio around the United States attended the March for Our Lives in their respective cities. As Pope Francis said, “it is time to say enough to the indiscriminate trafficking of arms.” Indeed, our country has been racked by the violence of firearms. In instances of mass […]

Pope Francis’s Historic Gesture for Peace in South Sudan

Pope Francis will travel to South Sudan in July. Three years ago, he shocked the country’s leaders with this gesture of peace. pic.twitter.com/NymIswrVWn — America Magazine (@americamag) April 11, 2022 On April 11, 2019 Pope Francis surprised the world by kissing the feet of South Sudanese leader during a spiritual retreat at the Vatican. Why […]

Holy Week and Easter of Resurrection 2022

In this Holy Week let us be silent in our hearts and follow the Lord Jesus on the path of the Passion to celebrate the joy of his Resurrection. Sunday, April 10th – Palm Sunday Digital Connection to Santa Maria in Trastevere Monday, April 11th – Holy Monday Prayer in Memory of the Martyrs of […]

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