Come to visit us

The SERMIG - Fraternity of Hope offers the possibility of monitored, individual or group visits, with prior appointment, to learn about the work of the Archbishop of Hope Dom Luciano Pedro Mendes de Almeida.


I want to visit the Arsenal of Hope. How do I do?

Send a message requesting the scheduling of a visit to the email

What are the DAYS and HOURS of visits?

- Every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at 15h
- and every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month at 9am.

- We have a tolerance of 15 minutes late for the start of the visit. If interested parties do not come forward, a new date should be scheduled.
- The duration of the visit is approximately 55 minutes.
- If the visit needs to be cleared, please kindly advise, if possible, the day before.
- During the trip you can take pictures of the environment, but not the people served. Questions may also be asked for those conducting the visit. Arriving at the Arsenal [Dr. Almeida Lima Street 900 - Mooca - SP], seek guidance from the concierge staff.

What is the content of the visit?

During the visit, in addition to showing the physical space of the house - rich in stories, as it appeared on the premises of the former Immigrant Hostel - the visit is mainly intended to present the welcome work done at Arsenal and the life and of faith through which the community of SERMIG - Brotherhood of Hope has come to life in a house that has welcomed more than 60,000 people in 23 years.

Is there a fee to be paid for the visit?

The Hope Armory serves 2,500 meals a day. 220 kg of rice, 80 kg of beans, 20 kg of soy oil, 16 kg of refined salt, 40 kg of refined sugar and 23 kg of manioc flour are consumed per day. Therefore we ask each visitor 2 kg of non-perishable food.
At Arsenal da Esperança there is also the possibility to buy books about the work and spirituality of the house, as well as t-shirts, accessories and souvenirs. The amount paid for these items is also a way of contributing to the house's activities, getting to know it better and spreading the word about your work. We count on your help!

How to get?

The nearest metro station to Arsenal of Hope is Bresser-Mooca.
Click here to see the map.

I am a student and, together with my group, I would like to conduct a RESEARCH on the work of the Arsenal of Hope. What is necessary to do?

You must send an email to requesting the scheduling of a visit for this specific purpose. In the email you must specify the name of the college, college or course attended and also what is the subject / area of ​​work and its purpose / purpose. The request will be evaluated by the direction of the house.

In case of authorization:
In order to do a good job, we ask you to consult our websites first:

In them, it is possible to find information about the SERMIG - Fraternity of Hope, its founders, its humanitarian actions in the world and, in a special way, about the work done in the Arsenal of Hope with the homeless population and the youth. Getting prepared avoids the repetition of information already available on the net and allows you to dig deeper into the content searched, making the best use of everyone's time.
If you wish to take photographs, filming and interviews with people who work or are cared for by the house, you must submit a consent form that will also be evaluated by the management of the house.
The duration of the visit / interview will be a maximum of 30 minutes.
In order for the work to contribute in any way to the cultural enrichment of the Arsenal of Hope, we urge stakeholders to provide a copy of the final version of the work, which will integrate an existing library of texts and audiovisual materials.

I AM A TEACHER and would like to schedule a visit to learn about the work of the Hope Armory with the Students.

You must send an email to requesting the scheduling of a visit for this specific purpose. In the email you must specify the name of the college, college or course and also specify what is the purpose / purpose of the visit. The request will be evaluated by the direction of the house.

I wish the students could have some contact or dialogue with the home users. It's possible?

From the experience of these 23 years of reception, we believe that “good must be well done” and that finding and directly helping a person in difficulty requires time and preparation. The visit of the house is a fundamental first step of this journey, to know a little of the philosophy and methodology that move and sustain all the help gestures performed.


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