Shalom Convention 35years at the great Basilica of St John Lateran Rome 2017

#ShalomConvention35years is a world meeting of Shalom Catholic Community to celebrate its anniversary and will be held from September 3rd to 9th, 2017. It will be a pilgrimage which offers the opportunity to visit historical basilicas and holy places in Rome and Assisi. The program includes talks, prayers, cultural exchange, performing arts, catechesis with Shalom Catholic Community’s founder, Moysés Azevedo and the co-founder Emmir Nogueira and the Shalom International Youth Congress. A private audience with Pope Francis at Paul VI Hall is also foreseen as one of the greatest moments in Shalom Catholic Community’s history. Families, young people, lay celibates, priests, bishops are already registered. Join us! Save your place!

 Shalom Convention 35years first meeting will be a Eucharist Celebration on Sunday, September 3rd at the great Basilica of St John Lateran, Church of Rome cathedral. St John Lateran Basilica holds the title of ” of “Whole world Mother Church”. There is a story that in the year 1207, Pope Innocent III had a dream and in it, he saw the Basilica of St. John Lateran, the mother of all churches, collapsing and one small and insignificant religious brother supporting the church on his shoulders to prevent it from falling.” When St. Francis arrived in Rome, the Holy Father recognized him as that “insignificant” man. Pope Innocent made Francis and his disciples into an official Order. In this Basilica in 2007, friends and members of Shalom Catholic Community have gathered to celebrate its pontifical approval as an international private association of the faithful, with legal personality. Since then every five years, Shalom Community made a pilgrimage to Rome to renew its commitment of evangelization at the feet of Peter.

Across the square from the Basilica of St. John Lateran stands a statue. A robed man is poised atop a rough stone dais, his arms raised toward the figures of Christ and the apostles on top of the Basilica. From behind the statue, it appears that his hands are holding up the church. This is the great preacher St. Francis of Assisi, and the legend behind the statue might have significance for the papacy of Pope Francis. Shalom Catholic Community is also connected with Franciscan history and for many other reasons the Basilica is a place where the pilgrim may pray as be renewed.

For more information about Shalom Convention 35years and how to be part of this unforgettable celebration visit: Shalom Convention 35yeras Rome 2017

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