The Community of Sant’Egidio is a Public Lay Association of the Church. It started in Rome in 1968 and it is present in all continents. The Community has been in the parish praying since 2015. It serves the spiritual and pastoral care of the Shrine of Most Precious Blood (113-17 Baxter Street, NYC) where there is a prayer of the Community each Friday at 6:30pm (the first Friday of the month the prayer is dedicated to the sick and the third Friday it is dedicated to peace).
Icon of the Holy Face venerated in Rome in the Church of Sant’Egidio
The members of the Community encounter the poor in the midst of their daily life in Manhattan, the Bronx and Brooklyn by visiting elderly friends in nursing homes and hospitals, caring for the homebound, organizing a School of Peace for children, befriending the homeless around Grand Central, and corresponding with friends on death row.
If you want to join us you may come on Fridays to the prayer; on Sundays morning for the celebration of the liturgy with the residents of the Hopkins Center in Brooklyn or for the distribution of food around Old Saint Patrick; on Mondays to visit the elderly in Manhattan or in Brooklyn; and on Tuesdays for the preparation and distribution of homemade meals to homeless friends at Grand Central.
Let’s continue to live in the generosity of the Year of Mercy.