LIGHT-COMMUNITY OF FIGUEIRA
Minas Gerais, Brazil
The Light-Community of Figueira, founded by Jose Trigueirinho Netto in 1987, was the starting point of what today is the Fraternidade and its affiliates. Figueira, as it is widely known, is located in the rural region of Carmo da Cachoeira, in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil, and is based on group living in the community and consecrated living in the monasteries of the Grace Mercy Order (OGM).
Seven out of a total of twenty-five monasteries, whereas 13 are in Brazil are located in Figueira. Besides the monasteries, Figueira also has one of the five Marian Centers, the Marian Center of Figueira. The Light-Community carries out a series of activities, such as studies, music, ecumenical meetings and courses, all of them with the utmost respect and care for the Animal, Plant and Mineral Kingdoms.
Among the activities, agriculture certainly stands out. Figueira, besides seeking self-sustainability in food, also donates a good part of its production to local communities. Its food production is clean, following the precepts that rule organic products, agro-ecology and syntropic agriculture.
Figueira is also an important producer of organic non-genetically modified creole seeds, also donated in great part to land owners that partake of the same precepts. It is also a great disseminator of knowledge about sustainable agriculture, in its countless courses annually conducted free of charge.
To know more about Figueira, kindly visit www.comunidadefigueira.org.br.
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