Fratello 2023 in the world: local roots for international influence!

Once again this year, the 7th World Day of the Poor will be celebrated locally throughout the world.

It is our desire that a universal surge of fraternity will rise up in the four corners of the globe with our most deprived brothers and sisters on the weekend of 18 & 19 November 2023.

Here are the locations where the 7th World Day of the Poor will be celebrated with Fratello on November 18 and 19, 2023 (more to come):

Around the 18th and 19th of November 2023, local Fratello meetings with our fragile, poor, deprived and excluded friends from all over the world took place simultaneously all over the world.

Celebrating World Day of the Poor together: a time of global prayer!

On Sunday, November 19, at 3pm (French time), all Fratello event locations will join together in a worldwide visio for a time of prayer!

A global prayer time had already taken place in November 2021, bringing together places from all over the world, with songs, testimonies, … For the 7th World Day of the Poor, Fratello is keen to offer this global prayer again, lasting 30 minutes. A wonderful opportunity to recognize ourselves as brothers and sisters beyond borders!

If you were part of a Fratello event and you are a talented photographer, send us your photos here!

Find out more about events in 2021:

“I was in prison and you visited me” (Matthew 25:36)

In Madagascar, an exceptional meeting took place in the prison of Fianarantsoa on the occasion of the 5th World Day of the Poor. Prisoners, prison officers and volunteers who work in the prison throughout the year spent three days together sharing meals, mass, prayers and a vigil of mercy.

In Ivory Coast, there was not a World Day of the Poor, but a World Week of the Poor! The local communities are already used to putting the poor at the heart of the week preceding World Day of the Poor, and it is on this beautiful momentum that they joined the Fratello adventure this year. 400 meals a day, up to 7000 families visited in the various slums of the dioceses of Yopougon, Bassam and Abidjan. On Sunday, the fratelli gathered at the Marian shrine in Abidjan, where they experienced a time of praise, Mass, a festive meal and a time of global prayer.

The House of Abraham, located in Jerusalem, organised the World Day of the Poor at the Greek Catholic sisters of the Emmanuel Monastery in Bethlehem. A group of 40 pilgrims from the Saint Laurent network from Quimper joined them for this event.

In Manila, Philippines, in spite of the health crisis that is violently hitting the country at the moment, our local correspondents also managed to organise a small gathering on the occasion of the 5th World Day of the Poor.
This took place in a garbage dump along the Marikina River, where families live by collecting and sorting waste.

A gift for the Pope!

Santons from all over the world, made by the fratelli of all countries, will be gathered in Rome and offered to Pope Francis, to constitute the first International Crib of the Poor!

© Marthe Poizat

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