A Prayer Home is a place in which anyone in search of prayer can experience this, accepting the invitation of the Lord: "Come to me, all you who labour and are overburdened, and I will give you rest "

The first prayer home was born of the wish of some Community members to withdraw into a life of prayer and contemplation, also made possible thanks to Clarisse di Valdragone who, in April 1988, made available a farmhouse in the Republic of San Marino.

The rhythm of the day is marked by prayer, expressed in its various forms: the Liturgy of the Hours, the Holy Mass, the Adoration, the Rosary, meditation on the Word of God and silence. Jesus is always present in the little chapel inside the home in the Eucharist.

Life in a prayer home can also involve direct sharing with the least, meaning that anyone is welcome to come in and withdraw into prayer and meditation, indeed this is the purpose of the home. If poor person come into the home, in order to pray with them, it is necessary to bear their burden of problems and weariness, making the prayer home also a place for sharing the life of the most marginalised. These people then become instrumental in teaching those who come later, without even speaking of it, the relationship of total abandon to the Father.

Today the Community has about 12 homes, many of them run by married couples or families. In addition to the moments of prayer the people in the home do some work that is suitable for the people welcomed in, such as handicrafts, growing fruit and vegetables or rearing small domestic animals. Life in a prayer home is pared down and simple.

The Fraternity Home is where fraternity, as the experience of the love for God directed at our brother and sisters, is made visible and credible. “It is the ‘gym’ in which we experience the emptying out of the self to fill it with God in the encounter with our brother or sister, becoming the hub from which the fraternal life radiates.”

As in all the other Community centres, fraternity homes are open to welcoming in the poor and the least because “it is our ‘crucified angels’ who set the tone for fraternity as it is lived in our vocation”.

Donate Now to APG23

Latest news
  • A Ministry of Peace in every state
    The Geneva Apg23 team launches this proposal: to create a Ministry of Peace in all the nations of the world. An innovative...
    Read more
    09 October 2018
  • Human rights: a new high commissi..
    The 39th Human Rights Council, which takes place from 10 to 28 September 2018, marked the beginning of the mandate in the ...
    Read more
    25 September 2018
  • The proposal of the Ministry of P..
    September 21st - from 1pm to 2.30pm - Palazzo delle Nazioni, Room XXV - Geneva During the 39th Session of the Human Rig...
    Read more
    21 September 2018
  • A proposal to eradicate prostitut..
    The 38th session of the Human Rights Council takes place in Geneva these days  and our office has promoted  various activi...
    Read more
    02 July 2018
  • International Solidarity: a right..
    On Thursday, June 8th 2017, the international office of APG23, in collaboration with the Catholic Working Group on the Rig...
    Read more
    28 June 2017
  • We say stop to maternal mortality
    During the 34th session of the Human Rights Council a panel was held the 9th of march, 2017 among a group of experts and d...
    Read more
    29 March 2017
  • Peace: right for every peoples
    The Declaration of the Human Right to Peace is an important step for the promotion of social justice
    Read more
    13 January 2017
  • Unaccompanied migrant children
    Tuesday, September 20 at the 33rd session of Human Right Council the Advisory Committee presented his thematic report (A /...
    Read more
    26 September 2016
  • More humanitarian corridors less ..
    "Most humanitarian corridors less barges and less human trafficking" these are the words of the President of the Senate Pi...
    Read more
    13 July 2016
  • Peace is a right
    At the 32nd session of the Council of Human Rights it has adopted a resolution, proposed by Cuba, which inside contains th...
    Read more
    06 July 2016
Iscriviti alla Newsletter IOCON
register
Desidero ricevere vostre comunicazioni e richieste personalizzate via email. Informativa Privacy
Loading…