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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.

Peace in All Lands

As is our tradition in Sant’Egidio – we began this new year praying for peace all over the world. This year, the School of Peace, in the parish of Our Savior in the Bronx, celebrated January 1, 2022 with a prayer for peace remembering all countries at war. Many children, adults, and elderly came to […]

Christmas 2021

Merry Christmas to all! Once again we were able to celebrate Christmas together, gathered all around the same table. As Marco Impagliazzo said, “For us of Sant’Egidio this is the message: Jesus is near and we would like to be like the arms of Jesus, the smile of Jesus for many people during this Christmas […]

Thanksgiving with all!

Still in the difficulties of the pandemic the Community of Sant’Egidio in New York City has gathered with our friends in the street to celebrate the feast of Thanksgiving. As we have been inviting and preparing for several weeks, many friends were waiting for us in anticipation of the celebration. We enjoyed sharing the traditional […]

Holy Mass in Memory of Steven

For the first time in New York City, we celebrated the Liturgy in Memory of Steven, one of our first friends on the street who died alone in a bookstore on January 12, 2016. Like Modesta, so many others of our friends suffered from the harshness of life on the street that was exacerbated during […]

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