Patio Callejero, a space to accompany people on the street

The space is coordinated by the Pastoral de Calle and will be destined to food assistance and to meeting those most in need. Archbishop Marcelo Colombo blessed: “Sharing generates fraternity”.
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The Pastoral de Calle inaugurated its street patio to continue its mission of accompanying brothers and sisters living on the streets.

The space that will be destined for food assistance and to meet those who need it most is located in the facilities of the Nuestra Señora de la Merced temple and comes to replace the squares and tours that the groups take every day of the year.

The day began with the liturgical celebration presided over by Monsignor Marcelo Daniel Colombo, Archbishop of Mendoza, who shared some reflections in the framework of the World Day for the Poor.

“Sharing generates brotherhood,” he stressed.

The archbishop of Mendoza took the opportunity to thank the order of the Mercedarians for the space offered and underlined the testimonial strength of the joint work of all the Pastoral de la Calle groups.

The opening day of the Callejero Patio coincided with the day that corresponds to Table Tendida, which was in charge of serving lunch as it does every Sunday. All the groups that make up the pastoral collaborated with desserts, fruits, drinks, etc.

“El Patio Callejero wants to be a common space where street brothers and sisters can share food in dignified conditions and thus allow us to carry out an evangelical, social and affective accompaniment with our friends. What is the use of delivering a plate of food if we cannot also share life and do it in dignified conditions ”, shared Cristian García, coordinator of the Pastoral de Calle.

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The street pastoral is the diocesan body that includes the groups of the Catholic Church that carry out an apostolate with people living on the street.

It is made up of the Tarcisio Rubin Dining Room of the Ntra. Sra. De Los Migrantes Parish; Upa of the Santiago Apòstol and San Nicolas Parish; The Friends of the Street of the Schoenstatt Movement; Olla de San Miguel Arcángel Group; Table Spread of Saint Bernadette; Kerygma of Sagrada Familia; Consolata of Our Lady of Consolata; Children of the Virgin; La Merced Assistance House.

More information in www.arquimendoza.org.ar. +

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