KARÁCSONYI EBÉD

Christmas lunch

Ossza Meg

“When you give a dinner or a banquet, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your kinsmen or rich neighbours, lest they also invite you in return, and you be repaid. But when you give a feast, invite the poor, the aimed, the lame, the blind, and you will be blessed, because they cannot repai you. You will be repaid at the resurrection of the just”.

(Luke, 14, 12-14)

The Christmas Lunch with the poor is a tradition of the Community of Sant’Egidio since 1982, when a small group of poor people was welcomed at the banquet table in the Basilica of Santa Maria in Trastevere. There were about 20 people invited: some of our elderly friends of the neighborhood and some homeless people we had gotten to know from the streets of Rome.

More than 30 years have passed since that first Christmas lunch. From that moment on, the banquet table has widened, and from Trastevere it has reached many parts of the world. The Christmas lunch has truly become a World-Wide Feast. The feast has widened year after year, like a beneficial contagion, and has reached many countries of the South of the world. In 2014 181,000 people gathered for the Christmas lunch in more than 600 cities and 78 countries of the world. The joy of the Christmas lunch was also brought to 18,000 prisoners in 96 prisons.

The Christmas feast takes place everywhere, but above all where there is sorrow. In churches, in institutions for the elderly, for children, for handicapped people, in prisons, at hospitals, and also in the streets. Because, the sense of Christmas is to bring the feast also to the darkest and coldest corners as well as to the most dispersed and forgotten places.

Christmas Miracle

Christmas is somehow a miracle: the miracle of the smiling faces of many exhausted people, the miracle of seemingly nonexistent resources, but which can instead be found. It’s a miracle for which it’s worth knocking on every door to collect all that is necessary.

Asking everybody for help – friends, colleagues, shop owners, people in the street – enables the Community to find all the goods to set this great table of friendship every year.

But the miracle is also the fact that members of all religions can find their place at this feast, helping and being helped at the same time, all their hearts believing in the world salvation through faith, peace and harmony among human beings.

 

GET INVOLVED AT CHRISTMAS 2018 WITH SANT'EGIDIO.

BECAUSE NO ONE DESERVES TO BE ALONE AT CHRISTMAS!


Amerika > Argentína

Comunidad de Sant'Egidio
Ciudad Autónoma de Bs.As. (Co) - Humberto 1º, 389 - CAP 1065

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Európa > Ausztria

Gemeinschaft Sant'Egidio

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Communauté de Sant'Egidio
Bruxelles - Rue des Riches Claires, 26 - CAP 1000

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Európa > Belgium

Sint-Egidiusgemeenshap
Antwerpen (AN) - Kammenstraat, 51 - CAP 2000

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Afrika > Benin

Communauté de Sant'Egidio
Cotonou (Co)

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Afrika > Burkina Faso

Communauté de Sant'Egidio

Afrika > Burundi

Communauté de Sant'Egidio

Afrika > Elefántcsontpart

Communauté de Sant'Egidio
Abidjan (Ab)

telefon: +225 21241115
Arras II - Avenue 27 - Rue 40 - Abidjan-Treichville 05 BP 1052 Abidjan

Amerika > El Salvador

Comunidad de Sant'Egidio
San Salvador (Sa) - 1a Calle Poniente, 3516

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Európa > Franciaország

Communauté de Sant'Egidio
Paris (Pa) - Rue de Bièvre, 18 - CAP 75005

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Európa > Németország

Gemeinschaft Sant'Egidio
Berlin - Wrangelstraße, 50 - CAP 10997

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Gemeinschaft Sant'Egidio
Mönchengladbach (Dü) - Rathausstraße, 15 - CAP 41061

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Európa > Németország

Gemeinschaft Sant'Egidio
München (Ob) - Biedersteiner Straße, 1 - CAP 80802

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Európa > Németország

Gemeinschaft Sant'Egidio
Würzburg (Un) - Schönthalstraße, 6 - CAP 97070

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Afrika > Guinea

Communauté de Sant'Egidio - Guinee Conakry
Conakry

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Comunidade de Sant'Egidio - Guinea Bissau

Ázsia > Indonézia

Komunitas Sant'Egidio
Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta (Ko) - Jalan Kaji - CAP 10130

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Comunità di Sant'Egidio
Puglia

Európa > Olaszország

Comunità di Sant'Egidio
Bologna (BO)

Európa > Olaszország

Comunità di Sant'Egidio
Aversa (CE)

Európa > Olaszország

Comunità di Sant'Egidio
Catania (CT) - Via Giuseppe Garibaldi, 89 - CAP 95121

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Európa > Olaszország

Comunità di Sant'Egidio
Firenze (FI) - Via della Pergola, 8 - CAP 50121

 

Európa > Olaszország

Comunità di Sant'Egidio
Frosinone (FR)

Európa > Olaszország

Comunità di Sant'Egidio
Genova (GE) - Piazza della Nunziata, 4 - CAP 16124

telefon: +39 010 2468712

Európa > Olaszország

Comunità di Sant'Egidio
Isernia (IS)

Európa > Olaszország

Comunità di Sant'Egidio
Livorno (LI) - Via Carraia, 2 - CAP 57123

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Európa > Olaszország

Comunità di Sant'Egidio
Lucca (LU) - Via Sant'Andrea, 1 - CAP 55100

 

Európa > Olaszország

Comunità di Sant'Egidio
Messina (ME) - Via XXIV Maggio, 61 - CAP 98122

telefon: +39 090 2008768

Európa > Olaszország

Comunità di Sant'Egidio
Milano (MI) - Via Lanzone, 13 - CAP 20123

telefon: +39 02 86451309

Európa > Olaszország

Comunità di Sant'Egidio
Napoli (NA) - Via Luigi Palmieri, 19 - CAP 80133

telefon: +39 081 5801905
 

Európa > Olaszország

Comunità di Sant'Egidio
Novara (NO) - Vicolo Ognissanti - CAP 28100

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Európa > Olaszország

Comunità di Sant'Egidio
Palermo (PA) - Via Beati Paoli, 10 - CAP 90134

telefon: +39 091 6118592

Európa > Olaszország

Comunità di Sant'Egidio Padova-Veneto
Padova (PD) - Corte Ca' Lando - CAP 35121

telefon: +39 049 656535

Európa > Olaszország

Comunità di Sant'Egidio
Pescara (PE)

 

Európa > Olaszország

Comunità di Sant'Egidio - Pisa
Pisa (PI)

Európa > Olaszország

Comunità di Sant'Egidio
Parma (PR)

Európa > Olaszország

Comunità di Sant'Egidio
Pavia (PV)

Európa > Olaszország

Comunità di Sant'Egidio
Roma (RM) - Piazza di San Egidio, 3A - CAP 00153

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Európa > Olaszország

Comunità di Sant'Egidio - Volontariato
Roma (RM)

Európa > Olaszország

Comunità di Sant'Egidio
Torino (TO) - Via Giuseppe Garibaldi - CAP 10122

sejtes: +39 3275983399
Chiesa dei Santi Martiri

Európa > Olaszország

Comunità di Sant'Egidio
Trieste (TS) - Via di Romagna, 22 - CAP 34133

telefon: +39 040 364277

Afrika > Kenya

Community of Sant'Egidio - Kenya

Afrika > Malawi

Community of Sant'Egidio
Blantyre (Di)

Preghiera: Chiesa "House of Friendship" ogni mercoledì alle ore 17

Afrika > Malawi

Community of Sant'Egidio
Lilongwe (Di)

Afrika > Mozambik

Comunidade de Sant'Egidio
Maputo

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Afrika > Mozambik

Comunidade de Sant'Egidio - Beira
Beira (Be)

Afrika > Mozambik

Comunidade de Sant'Egidio - Nampula
Nampula (Ci)

Európa > Hollandia

Gemeenschap van Sant'Egidio
Amsterdam (Am) - Waterlooplein, 205 - CAP 1011

telefon: +31 20 233 15 2
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Európa > Lengyelország

Wspólnota Sant'Egidio
Warszawa (Wa) - Wspólna - CAP 00-00

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Európa > Portugália

Comunidade de Sant'Egidio

Európa > Egyesült Királyság

Community of Sant'Egidio
Inghilterra

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Komunita Sant'Egidio
Praha 1 (Hl) - Žitná, 51 - CAP 110 0

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Communauté de Sant'Egidio

Európa > Oroszország

Община Sant'Egidio
Mosca (Mo)

Afrika > Szenegál

Communauté de Sant'Egidio

Európa > Szlovákia

Komunita Sant'Egidio
Bratislava (Br) - Ul. 29. augusta, 7 - CAP 811 0

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Európa > Spanyolország

Comunitat de Sant'Egidio
Barcelona (Ba) - Carrer de Rera Sant Just, - CAP 08002

Európa > Spanyolország

Comunidad de Sant'Egidio
Madrid (M) - Calle Dos de Mayo, 11 - CAP 28004

telefon: +34 91 4290017 | Fax: +34 91 4202377
Iglesia de Ntra. Sra. de las Maravillas

Amerika > Egyesült Államok

Community of Sant'Egidio
New York

sejtes: +1 646 765 3899

Afrika > Dél-Afrika

Community of Sant'Egidio

Európa > Svájc

Gemeinschaft Sant'Egidio
ZH

Európa > Svájc

Communauté de Sant'Egidio
Lausanne (La) - Rue de l'Industrie, 5 - CAP 1005

 

Afrika > Tanzánia

Community of Sant'Egidio

Afrika > Togo

Communauté de Sant'Egidio - Togo

Európa > Ukrajna

Спільнота Святого Егідія
Kyiv (Ky) - Khreschatyk Street, 15 - CAP 02000

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Afrika > Uganda

Community of Sant'Egidio - Uganda

Európa > Magyarország

Sant'Egidio közösség
Budapest - Gát utca, 2-4 - CAP 1095

Európa > Magyarország

Sant'Egidio közösség
Pécs - Felsőmalom utca, 16 - CAP 7621

telefon: +36 305631048