BE A MESSENGER OF PEACE IN EVERY WAY
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This is the international page of the MASCI Lazio dedicated to adult scouts all over the world!
The MASCI (Italian Adult Catholic Scout Movement) "is an adult organization addressed to all men and women who share the ideals and principles of Scouting" (Article 1 of our Community Covenant). MASCI is member of e International Scout and Guide Fellowship (ISGF)  http://isgf.org
We care lifelong learning in adults trough Scout method. The fellowship is organized into twenty regional branches for each of the Italian regions. MASCI Lazio has 36 communities, for a total of 500 adult scouts.Our region is located in central Italy and hosts Rome, the splendid Capital full of history and art, the city of St. Peter's Basilica and the Colosseum. Latium includes four other fascinating “province” (departments): Frosinone, Latina, Viterbo and Rieti. In addition to a great artistic and cultural heritage, our region is rich of natural treasures: the long coast over the Tyrrhenian Sea, with the Pontine islands; wonderful lakes (e.g. Bracciano and Bolsena), magnificent walks can be made on the Cimini mountains or on the Terminillo. Nearby the city of Rieti MASCI holds a scout center, named “Base scout di Sala -Riccardo della Rocca”, in memory of a great figure of reference for our fellowship. 
"This base has been, and will continue to be, a meeting place of fraternity, among those who are united by the same Law and Promise."(Sonia Mondin, President of MASCI, Ceremony of dedication of the center, 18 June 2017). 
We offer welcome and orientation services in our wonderful region to scout fellows who are visiting or wanting to take part in our initiatives. 
Some activities by MASCI Lazio:
On the first day of each year, MASCI takes part in the march for Peace, on Via della Conciliazione in front of the Basilica of San Pietro; in February we realize many initiatives on the occasion of the Thinking Day; on 23rd April, Day of San Giorgio, we renew our Promise in a ceremony in San Giorgio al Velabro, in the center of Rome; in summer we organize work camps in the areas recently hit by the earthquake (Amatrice in particular); in Christmas time we care the diffusion of the Light of Peace, a flame that from Bethlehem is shared all over the world.
 
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BE A MESSENGER OF PEACE IN EVERY WAY

Pubblicato: Giovedì, 10 Gennaio 2019
On December 16th the Light of Peace from Bethlehem arrived in Rome waiting for about 800 people, scouts of the MASCI of the AGESCI and the FSE, gathered to bring the flame to the Papal Basilica of St. Peter's in the Vatican, giving it as it has been for many years to the Holy Father Francis. All together in the parade they walked Viale della Conciliazione to get to the feet of the sand nativity scene, the Sand Nativity, created by the artists of the venetian city of Jesolo. It was Cardinal Angelo Comastri, archpriest of the papal Basilica, who received the precious gift from the hands of two Roman cubs representing all the Italian Catholic scout movement. A holy Mass then saw the whole delegation gathered in prayer, thus sealing the event with the community prayer.
The journey of the Light of Peace began on November 28, when Niklas Lehner, an 11 year old Austrian scout, received from an Orthodox priest in the Cave of the Nativity of Jesus in Bethlehem, the precious flame taken from one of the lamps that perpetually burn many centuries, thanks to the oil given in turn by all the Christian nations of the earth. The little relay relayed the light for the entire flight to Austria, where this tradition began over thirty years ago. Here, 19 delegations of European scouts met in Linz to receive and then distribute each one in their own countries the precious symbol of Peace, giving life to a very heartfelt and participated scout ceremony.
The Light of Peace left for Italy on December 16th, thanks to the numerous relay races on trains traveling for all the directives making it once again possible that, in just 24 hours, it reached all the regions. Particular this year was the commitment to the city of Rome, where the Light of Peace came thanks to a dedicated relay, which in the car traveled the 1500 km that separate Linz from Rome arriving already in the early afternoon of December 16.
The light of Peace from Bethlehem, brings together different associations in fulfillment of the spirit of brotherhood typical of scouting and that ideally marries with the initiative of brotherhood and peace of the "Light", through the invitation to welcome numerous flames and be bearers of "Light" spreading it to as many people as possible. First of all among the scout brothers. Sometimes we worry about our more distant and different neighbor, and we do not notice that among us scouts there are some differences that we accept perhaps with difficulty.
We would like the Light of Peace from Bethlehem to come especially to places of suffering, to groups of marginalized people, to those who do not see Hope and future in life. The occasion of the distribution can be an occasion for Good Actions: keeping company with those who are alone, visiting the sick, feeding the hungry.
Prison is also a place where Peace goes!







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