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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

Images of former celebrations

 

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