Holy Mary harbour of peace
Our presence in Reggio Calabria in the Eucharistic Center of St. Joseph dates back to 1980; the Community, dedicated to Mary "Mater Castissima", carried forward with joy the mission of animating Eucharistic adoration, of liturgical animation, ecumenical prayer.
We also collaborate with the parish of St. Giorgio al Corso and in particular with the laity who are part of the Lay Association of the Daughters of the Church.
Since February 2007, the Community of Santa Maria Porto di Pace, a House of Spirituality has been opened in north Arghillà. The House, located on the top of the hill about 160 meters from the sea level, in front of the Strait of Messina offers to those who wish to advance in the journey of prayer, space for an encounter with the Lord, in an atmosphere of silence and recollection.
In 2020, due to the decrease in the Sisters, it was no longer possible to continue presence in the Eucharistic Center.
The Eucharistic Center of St. Joseph is a place of prayer sought by young people from the Diocesan Youth Ministry Center and adolescents attending the Teaching Institute of Reggio, which is a place of meeting and promotion of various initiatives for the Christian formation of children and youth.
Our House of Spirituality anticipated by Pope Francis the pressing request to be "outgoing Church". In this suburban district of Reggio Calabria, a place with multiple contradictions, including landscape, between aridity of the soil and strong population growth, with all the potential and problems that this entails, our Community wants to "stay" as a discreet and attractive presence, in the middle to a population mainly poor and exposed to many hardships. The gaze of Mary, Mother of Peace and Mercy, follows the path of each of us and directs us to her Son, who guides us to the Father with the joy of his Spirit.