Italy – Feast Day of Thanks 2021

WORLD GRATITUDE DAY FOR MOTHER YVONNE, FMA 26 April 2021 (ANS – Rome) – Yesterday, Sunday 25 April, the so-called “Feast Day of Thanks 2021” of the Institute of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians (FMA) took place towards its Superior General, Mother Yvonne Reungoat. The feast day saw the physical participation of Mother Reungoat and a fair number of her sisters at the “Mother Angela Vespa” House, seat of the Pontifical Faculty of Educational Sciences “Auxilium”, as well as the participation of many religious from all over the world via internet. For the occasion, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, Rector Major of the Salesians and Father and Center of Unity of the Salesian Family, presided over the Eucharist. The theme chosen for the day was: “On the net, for a culture of life”. And in fact, being online is one of the most precious resources for expanding creative and collaborative energies, just as it was for expressing to Mother Reungoat the gratitude of the FMA, the educating communities, the laity and young people of the Salesian Family who share the Salesian charismatic mission.   The FMA Mother General reached the Auxilium headquarters in the middle of the morning, being welcomed...

Opening of the Diocesan Inquiry of Mother Rosetta Marchese • Istituto Figlie di Maria Ausiliatrice

Opening of the Diocesan Inquiry of Mother Rosetta Marchese On 30 April 2021, the Opening Session of the Diocesan Inquiry of the Servant of God Mother Rosetta Marchese will take place in the headquarters of the Vicariate of Rome. 22 April 2021 Vatican City. On 30 April  2021, at 12:00, the Opening Session of the Diocesan Inquiry of the Servant of God Mother Rosetta Marchese (1922-1984), 7th Superior General of the Institute of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians, will take place at the headquarters of the Vicariate of Rome. With this act, the diocesan phase officially opens for the collection of testifical and documentary evidence on the life, the heroic virtues, the reputation of holiness, and the recognition of signs of the Servant of God. Present at the session with the members of the Diocesan Tribunal are: Fr. Pierluigi Cameroni, Salesian of Don Bosco, Postulator General of the Salesian Family; the Mother General of the Institute of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians, Sr. Yvonne Reungoat; two General Councilors; and the Vice Postulator, Sr. Francesca Caggiano, FMA. The event includes: – The reading of the minutes of the opening session of the diocesan inquiry with the relative oaths of the...

Sr. Ofelia Lozano, FMA – RIP

Sr. Ofelia Lozano, FMA, age 95, passed away July 8, 2020 in San Antonio, TX.  She was born in Laredo, TX.  Sister was preceded in death by her parents, Rafael Lozano and Virginia Gonzalez, her 5 brothers and 2 sisters and is survived by numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Sr. Ofelia excelled as a 2nd Grade teacher, catechist, and assistant to resident students in Tampa, FL. She taught 2nd Grade in Elizabeth, NJ, Laredo, and San Antonio, TX.  Sr. Ofelia captivated everyone with her cheerful story-telling and witty sense of humor. She will be greatly missed by all she ministered to, her family, her providers, especially by her religious Sisters who loved her dearly. Due to the COVID-19, the Rosary and Mass will be live-streamed on the Province Facebook page:  Salesian Sisters West Rosary Sunday, July 12th at 5:00 P.M. and Mass Monday, July 13th at 8:00 A.M. Donations in memory of Sr. Ofelia may be sent to the Salesian Sisters to support young women preparing to be Salesian Sisters at:  Formation Program, 6019 Buena Vista St. San Antonio, TX 78237.  Thank you.   Express condolences at www.theangelusfuneralhome.com Arrangements by: The Angelus Funeral...

Letters of Thanks from Sr. Leslye and Don Giuseppe

AND A HUGE “THANKS” TO BOTH OF YOU, SR. LESLYE AND DON GIUSEPPE, AS YOU COMPLETE YOUR TERM OF SERVICE AS WORLD DELEGATES TO THE SALESIAN COOPERATORS! BE SURE OF OUR GRATEFUL PRAYER To Mr. Antonio Boccia, World Coordinator of the ASSCC and his Council To the Delegates of the ASSCC To all the Salesian Cooperators Dearest friends, I greet each of you with feelings of great gratitude for all that we have experienced during my years as a World Delegate within the Association. It is a service that has helped me grow as a Salesian and as a consecrated person: the fact of sharing the charism with you, the laity, has strengthened my vocation and broadened the horizons of our common charism, a charism that becomes even greater and more fascinating when it is shared with others, beyond one’s own condition of life, culture, and social reality. Receive my most heartfelt thanks addressed to everyone.  Still, I also want to personalize it so that it reaches the hearts of the persons whom I have encountered during this period of my life and in my mission with you.             Thanks to Mrs. Noemi Bertola and the World Council of...