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Memory of Modesta

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Memory of Modesta

Even to die for whom has lost all family ties and lives in the street, is a problem. The lack of papers and of someone who might care for the burial makes also this event of life particularly sad: this is a widespread concern among those whom we meet in the streets.  For everyone who dies and has no family the Community cares to assure the celebration of the funeral and of the burial. 

Every year the Community of Sant'Egidio with a liturgical celebration remembers Modesta - an elderly clochard woman, known at the Main Railway Station in Rome, who died without assistance because she was filthy and the ambulance staff did not want to carry her - and of all the persons who die in the streets in Rome and in other cities. In the intentions of prayer the names of the persons known to the Community along the years are mentioned, so to remember them all one by one.



Liturgy in memory of Modesta
Basilica of S. Bartolomeo - Rome

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A Sign of Mercy in Hong Kong: homeless cross the Holy Door with their friends of Sant'Egidio

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March 8 2016

The memory of Lilia and of the poor who died on the street in Moscow

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January 31 2016

Hundreds remember Modesta and those that died because they were rejected. Appeal of the President of Sant'Egidio for solidarity

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January 27 2016

Poland is cold, but not indifferent

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Overcoming indifference during blizzard in Washington DC

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Thanksgiving of Mercy in New York with Community of Sant'Egidio

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