"I am very pleased to introduce this prayer book of the Community of Sant'Egidio, an ecclesial movement that I have known for many years. I can recommend this volume heartily. It contains so many of the answers to the most vital questions of our lives, because it moves us all along the journey to that Word who is Life itself." --Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, Archbishop Emeritus of Washington
About the Author
The Community of Sant'Egidio was founded in Rome during 1968 by a group of high school students, led by Andrea Riccardi. A lay association of the Catholic Church, Sant' Egidio is today made up of 50,000 members living in 70 countries worldwide. Its main activities are prayer, service to the poor, ecumenism, and interfaith dialogue. The community is especially known for its work with the elderly, AIDS patients, and the homeless. In recent years, Sant'Egidio has gained the international spotlight for its role as peacemakers in war-torn regions of the world.