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Centro San Lorenzo

At the foot of the cross and before the Lord: Days of Worship for the Synod in the San Lorenzo Center

The new San Lorenzo Center was inaugurated with the aim of being a beacon, a point of reference for young people from all over the world, who as pilgrims reach the heart of the Church and can have the opportunity to listen to God’s voice and receive the necessary grace to discover their vocation and mission. […]
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) […]

Message of Pope Francis for the 2018 World Day of Vocations

The Fifty-fifth World Day of Prayer for Vocations once again proclaims this good news to us, and in a decisive manner.  We are not victims of chance or swept up in a series of unconnected events; on the contrary, our life and our presence in this world are the fruit of a divine vocation! Even […]

Pope Francis: ‎ Courage is needed for the Kingdom of God to grow

To help the Kingdom of God grow, courage is needed to sow the mustard seed and mix the yeast, in the face of many who prefer a “pastoral care of conservation” without dirtying their hands. Pope Francis made the point in his homily at Mass, Tuesday morning, in the chapel of the Vatican’s Casa Santa Marta. The Pope took his cue from Luke’s Gospel where Jesus compares the Kingdom of God to a mustard seed and yeast, which though small, "have a power within” to grow. Likewise, the power of the Kingdom of God comes from within.

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 […]
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