The Sicilian Missioner

A project by Missione di Speranza e Carità O.n.l.u.s. from Palermo

For human beings who escape from wars and catastrophes, a reality such as the Mission of Hope and Charity O.n.l.u.s. Palermo founded by Biagio Conte.
For this reason, the Mission of Hope and Charity of Palermo comes from the experience of those who seek the truth, true freedom and true peace, detached from the materialistic and consumeristic world. The Mission welcomes and assists over 1,000 people (women fleeing from persecution and slavery, men and children) thanks to the work of the missionaries: Brother Biagio, Don Pino, Brother John, Sister Mattia, Sister Alessandra and Sister Lucia, the active collaboration of brothers and sisters, and the great help of over 600 volunteers. Each community has a kitchen and a canteen where three meals a day are prepared and provided, and medical and pharmaceutical assistance are guaranteed to all, and welcomed showers and clothing services are provided to the many poor who knock daily on the door of Mission. Divided into three communities: two intended for ‘men welcome’ and for the hospitality of individual women or mothers with children. The founder of the Mission is Brother Biagio Conte, of the Italian Lay Missionary of St. Francis. A charitable man, brave and peaceful, he openly fights against poverty, indifference, environmental disasters, wars, the Mafia, opulence, corruption, selfishness, slavery of women and racism, in a difficult land like Sicily.

About the Organization /Team

The Mission of Hope and Charity was established in 1991, beneath the arches of the Central Station in Palermo thank to brother Biagio Conte, a secular missionary.

The Mission’s charisma is to host and devote itself to the new poors around the city or those who are excluded by a society this indifferent; they are called homeless, wanderers, young drifters, drunk men, ex-cons, separated, prostitutes, refugees, immigrants, but inside the Mission we call everybody “brother and sister” with no difference.
Project CategoryMobilizer
Realated SDGs
1 No Poverty 3 Good Health & Well-Being 4 Quality Education 6 Clean Water & Sanitation 8 Decent work and economic growth 16 Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions 17 Partnerships for the Goals