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The first "work" of the Community of Sant'Egidio is prayer. By reading the Scriptures and placing them at the center of their lives, the young people who began the Community were challenged to live a more authentic life: they discovered the invitation to become disciples of his, it is the same invitation that Jesus addresses to all generations. It is a call to conversion, giving up a life spent just for oneself, and beginning in freedom to be instruments of a broader love for everybody, for men and women, and above all for the poorest ones. Listening and Living  the Word of God as the most important thing in one's own life means to accept that one should follow Jesus, rather than oneself.
The most authentic picture is the community in prayer, gathered to listen to the Word of God. It is like the family of disciples gathered around Jesus. A unanimous and devoted prayer (Acts 2: 42) is the simple way, offered and required of all community members. Prayer is a pathway to becoming familiar with Jesus' words and with his prayer, togethr with the prayer of the generations that came before us, like that of the psalms. At the same time we present to the Lord the needs of poor people, our own needs and the needs of the whole world.
That is why, in Rome and in other cities of Italy, of Europe and of the world, the communities gather as frequently as possible to pray together. In many cities there is a common daily prayer open to everybody. Each member of the community is also expected to find a significant space for personal prayer and for reading the Scripture in his/her life, beginning with the Gospel.

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October 24 2016

HUMANITARIAN CORRIDORS, our answer to the war in Syria

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September 23 2016

Texts and speeches of the closing ceremony of Thirst for Peace - Assisi 2016

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September 19 2016

Honorary Degree to Bartholomew I, man of peace and dialogue, builder of bridges between East and West

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September 17 2016

Assisi 2016, providential gift and gesture. Andrea Riccardi's reflection on "Avvenire"

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September 15 2016

The breviary of Fr. Jacques Hamel to be kept in St. Bartholomew in Rome among the memories of the martyrs of our time

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September 1 2016

September 1st, memory of Saint Egidio. The Community that took his name give thanks in every part of the world

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October 24 2016

Corridoi umanitari: a Fiumicino 72 profughi, Gentiloni, Italia fa sua parte, dov’e’ UE?

October 21 2016
Sette: Magazine del Corriere della Sera

Andrea Riccardi: La guerriglia colombiana ha perso la fede

October 20 2016
Famiglia Cristiana

Andrea Riccardi: Tra USA e Russia perde Aleppo

October 16 2016
Famiglia Cristiana

Andrea Riccardi: Ma l'ONU deve fare di più

October 14 2016
Sette: Magazine del Corriere della Sera

Andrea Riccardi: "Il più grande massacro di cristiani in Africa".

October 9 2016
Avvenire - Ed. Lazio Sette

«Misericordia è missione»

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September 27 2016

Presentazione del libro: Servitore di Dio e dell'umanità. Biografia di Benedetto XVI.

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Non muri ma ponti: il messaggio di Andrea Riccardi al 4° congresso di 'Insieme per l'Europa'

Preghiera per Elard Alumando

Andrea Riccardi - Oriente e Occidente - Dialoghi di civiltà

Walter Kasper

Laudatio per il prof. Andrea Riccardi in occasione del conferimento del Premio Umanesimo 2016 a Berlino

Medì 2016: PROGRAMMA

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Jaca Book

L'Altro, l'Atteso

San Paolo
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Memory of the Saints and the Prophets

The Everyday Prayer