About Faith and Light

Faith and Light is a community movement. at the heart of these communities are people with a more or less serious intellectual disability: children, adolescent or adults. They are surrounded by their family and friends, especially young people.

Faith and Light is a community movement. At the heart of these communities are people with a more or less serious intellectual disability : children, adolescents or adults. They are surrounded by their family and friends, especially young people.

Faith and Light gives to persons with an intellectual disability the possibility of recognizing and using their gifts and discovering the joy of friendship.

To the parents, Faith and Light gives support in their trials and helps them to better appreciate the inner beauty of their children. A number of them, in turn, become a source of strength and assistance to other parents who are crushed by their suffering and their daily difficulties.

The brothers and sisters of the people with an intellectual disability are called to appreciate that a person with a disability can be a source of life and unity; if this person disrupts their life, he/she can also transform and transfigure it.

Thanks to the person with an intellectual disability, the friends also come to understand that there is another world, a world other than that of competition, money and material pleasures; those who are week and poor invite them into a world of tenderness and fidelity, of listening and of faith.

The communities are not residential, but rather communities whose members meet at  regular intervals and create between themselves links which become deeper and deeper through the sharing of their difficulties and their hope: sharing times of festivity, prayer and the Eucharist and/or other religious celebrations. These communities are usually made up of about thirty people.