Community of Sant'Egidio
The mentally disabled
Friends without limits
Community of Sant'Egidio

The Friends

The mentally disabled
in the Community
At home
The house
of Pulcinella

In a home

Down with grey!
On the streets
With Jesus
and with the Poor
Music
The foyer
Celebrating
The "Trattoria
degli Amici"
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With Jesus and with the Poor

Cottolengo Institute - Rome
Cottolengo Institute - Rome

Visiting Homes for old people who are not self sufficient is a particularly significant undertaking on the part of the mentally disabled of the Rome Community. They can thus help those who are worse off than themselves. The bonds of friendship between the mentally disabled and the old people have contributed to alleviating the solitude both of the old people in Homes and of the mentally impaired “carers” who feel themselves involved.

 

The Soup-kitchens - Genoa
The Soup-kitchens - Genoa

Thinking of all those people who live on the streets decided some of the mentally disabled of Genoa to help out in a soup kitchen for the homeless.

 

 

 

M. Raffaella Bertoli  - Covenant among peoples - 1999
M. Raffaella Bertoli
Covenant among peoples - 1999

 

 

 

The painting exhibition “Down with Grey” made it possible to collect funds for the hospital “Raoul Follerau – Community of Sant’ Egidio” in Bissau, Guinea Bissau, destroyed in the recent civil wars.