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...

God loves a Grateful heart

FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD 32nd   Wednesday of Ordinary Time November 11, 2020 WORD of the DAY  And one of them, realizing he had been healed, returned, glorifying God in a loud voice; and he fell at the feet of Jesus and thanked him. He was a Samaritan. Jesus said in reply, “Ten were cleansed, were they not? Where are the other nine?  Has none but this foreigner returned to give thanks to God?” Then he said to him, “Stand up and go; your faith has saved you.                         (Luke 17: 15-19) How shall I live this Word? Jesus sees ten lepers, with a look that understands each and every one of them personally and, moved with compassion, he gives them an order that may seem enigmatic, even absurd: “Go and present yourselves to the priests. These men can feel disappointed by the word of Jesus, who does not touch them, does not make any gesture, does not pronounce any word of healing, but only invites them to follow up on their trust, to the point of going to the priests who had the authority to declare them cured. Like other miracle narratives, this tale could end here and...

Vatican offers token of gratitude to medical staff for its work during pandemic – Vatican News

Apostolic Palace in Castel Gandolfo  VATICAN VATICAN MUSEUMS CORONAVIRUS MEDICINE & HEALTH Vatican offers token of gratitude to medical staff for its work during pandemic The Vatican Museums and the Apostolic Palace and Gardens of the Pontifical Villas of Castel Gandolfo open their doors free of charge to all doctors, nurses and other medical staff in a sign of gratitude for their work on the frontlines of the Covid-19 pandemic. By Vatican News As Holy See authorities ease restrictions put in place to curb the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Vatican Museums and the Gardens of the Pontifical Villas of Castel Gandolfo reopen their doors to welcome back the public after more than two long months of closure. In doing so, they have decided to thank all doctors, nurses and medical personnel for the work they have been carrying out in public and private health facilities across Italy. With over 233,000 reported infections and more than 33,500 deaths from Covid-19, Italy is one of the hardest-hit nations in the world. Throughout the months of lockdown, Pope Francis never tired of thanking all medical personnel for their invaluable work, carried out at the risk of their lives, praying for...