FMA’s 24th GC: the first “Goodnight” of Mother General Chiara Cazzuola

13 October 2021 (ANS – Rome) – On 11 October 2021, Mother Chiara Cazzuola, 10th Successor of Mother Mazzarello at the head of the Institute of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians (FMA), offered her first Salesian “Goodnight” to the participants of the FMA’s 24th General Chapter with a message marked by the gratitude and centrality of Mary in the life of every religious and of the Institute. Already on October 5, 2021, immediately after the election, the newly elected Mother had said to the Chapter Assembly: “It is a mission greater than me. I trust in the Lord, and I entrust myself to Mary Help of Christians whom I feel very present. For this, I say Yes and I thank you for your trust. I know that it will be a path that we shall travel together.” Then, on the evening of Sunday 11, she expressed the following words with serenity and clarity: “The heart experiences many different feelings, but there is one above all the others: and it is gratitude. Thanks to the Lord for having called us to this wonderful Institute that Our Lady wanted. And this is a beautiful certainty that accompanies us. When we say ‘Mary...

24th GC of the FMA: awaiting General Council elections

01 October 2021 (ANS – Rome) – The reflection and study on the three nuclei of the chapter theme continues to engage the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians (FMA) gathered in Rome at the FMA Generalate for the 24th General Chapter. And it is precisely with this reflection, accompanied by the attitude of discernment in a prayerful ambiance and listening to the Holy Spirit, that the 172 sisters gathered for chapter are preparing to execute the week of elections of the Mother General (Tuesday 5 October) and the other sisters (Wednesday 6 October) called to form part of the General Council. In the meantime, at the chapter the Word of God keeps the flame alive the hearts of the members every day. The words and actions of those present at the Wedding at Cana inspire and provide the light in the common search and discernment in daily choices. They serve also towards personal responses of faith and life, in daily events of the chapter members. After spending several days on the First Nucleus of the draft document, entitled: “Vocational Communities: A Yes that is constantly renewed”, this week the Chapter members began studying and reflecting on the Second of...

Feast of St. Mary Mazzarello videos in multiple languages

Messaggio Madre Yvonne Reungoat – Festa Madre Mazzarello 2021www.youtube.com Maín. “La Casa de la Felicidad”Jesús es Nuestra Luz \”Maín, la casa de la felicidad\” Nos cuenta la vida de la hermana María Nazzarello. Nace en Mornese en 1837. desde pequeña vive en una hermosa familia cristiana llena de amor. Desde muy joven Ella sentía la necesidad no solo de amar a Jesús sino de hacer todo por amor a Él. Siendo joven y ayudando a las personas que …www.youtube.com St Mary Mazzarello – House of HappinessFilm of the life of #StMaryMazzarello (eng)www.youtube.com Hymn to St.Mary Mazzarello – YouTubeLife and early mission of st.mary mazzarellowww.youtube.com Contemplamos tu rostro – Himno a Madre MazzarelloEs un himno que proviene de una cantata chilena dedicada a María Mazzarello. Es un canto de alegría por lo que ella ha significado y por la huella que ha dejado. Durante la historia, tantas personas han seguido su mismo sendero. Madre Mazzarello, sigues hoy entre nosotros. Texto completo — https://58693917-98f8-46a6-9c3b-8dd2d0651e3c …www.youtube.com Saint Mary Mazzarello by DBSK 2018By khoupum Don Bosco school.www.youtube.com LA FUERZA DE TU SICanciC3n dedicada a Sta. MarC-a Mazzarello. CanciC3n creada por Sor Patricia Parraguez (letra) y Sor Susana DC-az, fma (mC:sica). La letra es un paralelo...

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...

La Madre e Olga Krizovà nominate da Papa Francesco

Con gioia vengo a comunicarvi una notizia di famiglia, che avete già forse conosciuto dai giornali o dal Sito del Vaticano: l’8 luglio u.s. la nostra Madre è stata nominata da Papa Francesco tra i membri della Congregazione per gli Istituti di Vita Consacrata e le Società di Vita Apostolica! Con lei vi sono cinque Superiore generali di Congregazioni religiose femminili e anche Olga Krizovà, Responsabile Maggiore dell’Istituto Secolare delle Volontarie di Don Bosco...

La Madre’s Gratitude Day 2018

Visit of Mother Yvonne in Paraguay Asunción (Paraguay). From 17 to 29 April 2018, the Mother General of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians is in Paraguay for her visit to St. Raphael Archangel Province (PAR) and for the World Feast of Gratitude that will take place in Asunción. On April 17, at “Silvio Pettirossi” International Airport in Asunción, Paraguay, Mother Yvonne Reungoat arrived. To welcome her were many FMA, Youth, animators / educators, and members of the Salesian Family: a child offered flowers to Mother and a young girl played the Harp, symbol of the Paraguayan tradition. Mother Yvonne expressed her joy and emotion to find herself in this land so rich and welcoming. From the airport, Mother went to Mary Help of Christians School, where the great reception feast began with the presence of the Mayor of the City of Asunción, Mario Ferreiro, who gave Mother Yvonne a commemorative plaque of her presence in Paraguay. Video of reception On Wednesday, 18 April Mother was escorted to Chaco, Paraguay where she had several meetings with the local community of Gnu ‘a and the young people and children of “Monsignor Alessio Obelar” Educational Center. The young people of “Monsignor Alessio Obelar” Educational Center...