What they are
The International Centres Scalabrini for young people are laboratories to help build new relationships. Places where we learn to look at the other: he who is different, the stranger and every reality, particularly that of migration, with new eyes.
Through listening to God and the others, through mutual respect, through giving, receiving, and sharing it indeed becomes possible to discover how the mystery of Christ’s death and resurrection is present in the field of migration, as well as in daily life. It is the secret of Easter, which is able to transform pain into joy, injustice in forgiveness, death into life, the dramas of emigration into the labour pains of a new humanity, thereby surprising those who participate with the experience of communion in which every person - whether he or she knows it or not - already abides and walks.
Together we learn to value voices from other cultures, mentalities and religions; to discover ourselves as migrants in search of our most profound identity; to recognize the other, the stranger, as a precious mystery that sends us to Him who comes always as a stranger in our personal life and personal story: “I was a stranger and you welcomed me.” (Mt. 25:35)
The path of human and christian formation that the International Centres offer is open especially to young people (aged between17 and 30 years) of different nationalities.
This journey of formation intends:
On one hand, to support the training programs already taking place in the various local parishes, placing itself at the service of the growth of Catholicity, (a constitutive dimension of the Church), so that the universal love of God can shine through welcoming people of all cultures and backgrounds.
On the other hand, working in particular with schools and universities, the International Centres intend to make a contribution by raising awareness of issues related to migration and the coexistence between people of different languages, cultures and religions.
Style of the meetings
Becomes an occasion to discover and live new ways of DIALOGUE and ACCEPTANCE of the other in his/her diversity.
Encounters with migrants and refugees
Widen our HORIZON and invite us to overcome many barriers inside and outside ourselves.
Sharing of goods
Inspired by the testimony of the early Christians, during our gatherings we live the communion of life through the SHARING of material and spiritual GOODS.