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Sant'Egidio Philippines

The community was founded in Rome in 1968 and started in Manila Philippines in May 1999
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The Community of Sant'Egidio began in Rome in 1968, in the period following the Second Vatican Council. Today it is a movement of lay people and has more than 50,000 members, dedicated to evangelisation and charity, in Rome, Italy and in more than 70 countries throughout the world.

The Community of Sant'Egidio is a "Church public lay association". The different communities, spread throughout the world, share the same spirituality and principles which characterise the way of Sant'Egidio:

*Prayer, which is an essential part of the life of the community in Rome and communities throughout the world. Prayer is central to the overall direction of community life.

*Communicating the Gospel, the heart of the life of the Community, which extends to all those who seek and ask for a meaning for their life.

*Solidarity with the poor, lived as a voluntary and free service, in the evangelical spirit of a Church that is the "Church for all and particularly the poor" (Pope John XXIII)

*Ecumenism, lived as a friendship, prayer and search for unity among Christians of the whole world.

*Dialogue, recommended by Vatican II as a way of peace and co-operation among the religions, and also a way of life and as a means of resolving conflicts.

The Community has as its centre the Roman Church of Sant'Egidio, from which the Community takes its name. From its very beginnings, the Community has maintained, in the area of Trastevere and in Rome, a continuous presence of prayer and welcome for the poor and for pilgrims.

CSEPhil Friends

Keep sharing your blessings and spreading God's Love.

For those who want to help us, you can deposit your donations to:
BDO Bank Account #:6930038821 in the name of "Community of Sant'Egidio (CSE) Philippines, Inc." .

Give what you can and give it joyously.

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