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Befana visits the community in Via Nomentana 250

Befana is the name of a good-natured witch, who flies from house to house on a broom from the 5th to the 6th of January in search of the Jesus Child. The name comes from Epiphany, the feast of the Three Holy Kings. According to legend, the witch heard the good news of His birth from the shepherds. The star of Bethlehem was supposed to lead her to the crib, but as she left too late, she missed the star.
Befana also visited Via Nomentana this year, offering small, useful gifts such as a miniature shopping trolley for Sister Angela, plasters for Sister Maria in the kitchen, a Cuban passport for Sr. Elena and many other things. Befana definitely knows what each one needs. (Text and photos/eka)

This news item expired on 09/03/2017.

Angelus on New Year’s Day

‘2017 will be good year if everybody tries to do good every day’. This was the message of Pope Francis at the Angelus on 1st of January, the feast of Mary, Mother of God which is also the World Peace Day. ‘Peace is built by saying NO to hate and violence and YES to fraternity and reconciliation’. Pope Paul VI introduced the Catholic World Peace Day on the 1st of  January 50 years ago. The Community of San Egidio organized a peace march to honor this day. The big posters loudly proclaimed the fact that our world lacks peace which all are so desperately looking for. (text and photos/eka)

This news item expired on 02/03/2017.

Holy Night in Via Nomentana 250

n the eve of Christmas, members of the three near-by religious communities, met for the Solemn Christmas Vigil Mass: Loreto Sisters, Missionaries of the Sacred Heart and sisters of the Congregatio Jesu. Father Chris McPhee was the celebrant. It was a very inspiring and moving celebration, with joyful singing and a very touching homily. Afterwards they all met for a little party, a happy time to share joys together.
(text and photos: eka) 

This news item expired on 27/02/2017.