November 17 •Third World Day of the Poor
The hope of the poor shall not perish for ever
All the CAs of the world commit themselves to live this day as a sign of ordinary attention to the poor in the lives of people and groups.
We thank CA Argentina Equipo de Formación
for this proposal for reflection and action for all Cas
We await that you tell us your concrete experiences
“Povertà e disuguaglianze. Le prospettive internazionali di sviluppo sostenibile”
Comincia l’esperienza di sostegno di una famiglia siriana che giungerà a Formia tramite i corridoi umanitari. Siamo tutti invitati a questa bella esperienza di fraternità e condivisione #loavetefattoame 🙏
Acción Social “Olla Solidaria”
Official website World day of the poor 2019
from the Message of His Holiness Pope Francis
2. Today too, we must acknowledge many new forms of bondage that enslave millions of men, women, young people and children.
6. In closeness to the poor, the Church comes to realize that she is one people, spread throughout many nations and called to ensure that no one feels a stranger or outcast, for she includes everyone in a shared journey of salvation. The situation of the poor obliges us not to keep our distance from the body of the Lord, who suffers in them. Instead, we are called to touch his flesh and to be personally committed in offering a service that is an authentic form of evangelization. Commitment to the promotion of the poor, including their social promotion, is not foreign to the proclamation of the Gospel. On the contrary, it manifests the realism of Christian faith and its historical validity. The love that gives life to faith in Jesus makes it impossible for his disciples to remain enclosed in a stifling individualism or withdrawn into small circles of spiritual intimacy, with no influence on social life (cf. Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Gaudium, 183).
10. If the disciples of the Lord Jesus wish to be genuine evangelizers, they must sow tangible seeds of hope. I ask all Christian communities, and all those who feel impelled to offer hope and consolation to the poor, to help ensure that this World Day of the Poor will encourage more and more people to cooperate effectively so that no one will feel deprived of closeness and solidarity. May you always treasure the words of the prophet who proclaims a different future: “For you who revere my name, the sun of righteousness shall rise, with healing in its wings” (Mal 3:20 [4:2]).
- The hope of the poor shall not perish for ever