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Shalom Catholic Community assumes ‘San Lorenzo’ International Youth Centre in Rome

Shalom Catholic Community assumes the responsibilities of the ‘San Lorenzo’ International Youth Centre in Rome

On the 13th of March of 1983, St. John Paul presented the young people of the world with a gift. He inaugurated the ‘San Lorenzo’ International Youth Centre, a few feet away from St. Peter’s Square, in Vatican: a welcoming place for pilgrimages, encounters, prayer and evangelisation for all the young people who come to the Eternal city.
On the footsteps of Mary

“Have the courage of sobriety”, Fr. João Chagas on “The true source of Gain”

On the threshold of the pre-synod, which was held in Rome from March 19 to 24 and gathered young people from all over the world, the third monthly meeting “On the footsteps of Mary” was held on Saturday, March 17, with the evening theme “The true source of Gain”. The Rev. Fr. João Chagas, missionary […]

A proposal for Lent 2018

“Do not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may prove what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect” (Rom 12:2). In a society in which everyone feels called to transform the world or the Church, this word of God breaks […]

At the foot of the icon of Our Lady, a prayerful journey has started

A remarkable moment of grace took place in the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, Rome, last Saturday evening. At the foot of the icon of Our Lady, Salus Populi Romani, entrusted by St. John Paul II to the young people, a prayerful journey has started towards the XV Ordinary Synod of Bishops on Young People(2018) […]

Friendship Love in a Relationship

  Once a couple has developed a deep level of romantic love, they usually move onto friendship love.  This is also very important for a happy marriage.  Often when people who have been married for 50 years are interviewed, they are asked what is their secret to a long and happy marriage.  A common answer […]

Shalom Community met the responsibles for the cause for the Canonization of Cardinal Van Thuân

On May 15th, the postulator of the cause for the Beatification and Canonization of the Servant of God Cardinal Van Thuân, Waldery Hilgeman and Dr. Luisa Melo from the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace in Vatican visited the house of Shalom International Office in Rome.  The holy Mass has been celebrated by Fr. Cristiano Pinheiro, the International […]

Pope Francis: When we want to give up, God helps us persevere

On Wednesday Pope Francis said each person must strive to imitate the perseverance and consolation of God, which not only gives us the strength to keep going, but also to help others who are in difficulty. “Perseverance we can also define as patience; it’s the ability to support, to remain faithful, even when the weight […]
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