Shalom Catholic Community was established in July 9th 1982 as a result of a life-changing encounter with Pope John Paul II that Moyses Azevedo, a young man in his 20’s, had a few years before. It also has as its cofounder Emmir Nogueira, a married woman who at that same time was involved in other Church activities.
The Community was founded among the youth in Fortaleza city, northeast of Brazil, but later was joined by married couples, adults, seminarians, deacons and priests. Its missionary outreach started first in other nearby cities but soon, with God’s call and the Church’s confirmation, it spreaded to more distant parts in Brazil and later to other countries. The Church’s missionary appeal continues to send the Community as living witnesses of the Lord’s love and mercy throughout the world.
Here are some places where the Community has established missionary houses or evangelisation works:
States in BRAZIL:
- DISTRITO FEDERAL
- MINAS GERAIS
- RIO GRANDE DO NORTE
- SANTA CATARINA
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