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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.

It’s Time to End This

Empathy from a distance only gets you so far. Like reading about the latest shooting and reaffirming to yourself or others that gun violence is awful. Even vowing to vote the right way when the next opportunity arises. All well and good, but it’s something else when someone you love is killed by a gun. […]

Annual Summer Picnic 2021

On 19 June, on a very hot day, but cooled in the shade of the trees of Central Park, the Community of Sant’Egidio in New York gathered with its friends on the street for our annual Summer Picnic. After the difficult year the pandemic has caused, many joined in gratitude and joy for the opportunity to […]

End of the School Year – School of Peace

End of Year Celebration at the School of Peace in the Bronx, NY  It was with great joy that almost 40 gathered on June 26 to celebrate the end of the school year at the School of Peace in the Bronx. This year was a challenging year for all us, but there is no doubt […]

Pope’s “third way” between liberalism and populism

Last Saturday, Pope Francis went to Assisi to sign his second social encyclical, Fratelli tutti, at the tomb of St. Francis. The title – a phrase used by the saint – and the gesture show the evangelical-Franciscan root, a distinct feature of Bergoglio’s pontificate since the very beginning as he chose his name. What does […]

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