"No one has greater love than this,
to lay down one's life for one's friends."
JULY 12 – 15 On the hill of Saluzzo (CN)
at Cenacolo’s Mother House
What is the Festival of Life?
It is a great moment of the Community of intense prayer and of thankfulness to the God of life in remembrance of the birth of the Community. On the 16th of July 1983, the feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Mother Elvira received the “keys” of the Mother House in Saluzzo: on that day community Cenacolo was born! On the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the Community, in July of 1993, the “Festival of Life” was celebrated for the first time, and through the years it has become a gathering of faith for the youth, families and friends of the Community. Each July since that time, thousands of people from all over the world climb the hill of Saluzzo, where the Holy Spirit brought Comunita Cenacolo, to live together four days of prayer, catechesis, and testimonies in the joy of the Risen One who continues to “give sight to the blind, set the prisoners free, and raise up those who have fallen.”