Closure of the 24th General Chapter of the Institute of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians

25 October 2021 Rome, Italy – October 2021 – The 24th General Chapter of the Institute of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians at the FMA Generalate in Rome ended yesterday, 24 October. In the morning, Mother General, Sr. Chiara Cazzuola, presented her concluding speech to the Chapter members, thanking them “for their passionate and serene participation”. At 11am, the Rector Major of the Salesians, Fr. Ángel Fernández Artime, presided over the Eucharist. Before the conclusion of GC 24, the Chapter members also received a special visit on 22 October from Pope Francis who met the participants and exhorted them to be “generative communities” and “women of hope”. The Holy Father lauded the ministry carried out by the FMA throughout the world, especially in the current multicultural and multireligious social context.  Source: Italy – Closure of the 24th General Chapter of the Institute of the Daughters of Mary Help of...

Caritas Sisters GC18 concludes at Valdocco with the Rector Major

By Sr Maria Letizia Yoko Ono General Councilor for Formation        Valdocco, 22 October 2021 — The 18th General Chapter of the Caritas Sisters of Jesus concluded with the Eucharist celebrated by the Rector Major Fr Angel F. Artime at the Basilica of Mary Help of Christians in Valdocco, Turin on 21 October 2021 at 11:30 am. By Sr Maria Letizia Yoko Ono        CSJ 18th GC, Ariccia, Italy, 15 October 2021 — The Caritas Sisters of Jesus have elected their new Superior General, Sr. Emiliana PARK, during their 18th General Chapter, on 14 October (Ariccia, Italy) . She succeeds the former Superior Sr Teresia FURUKI (2016-2021) as the leader of the 900+ religious congregation established in 1937 in Miyazaki, Japan.        The new Superior General was born in South Korea, made her first religious profession in 1983, final vows in 1989 in Gwangju. Sr Emiliana served 6 years as provincial councilor for formation in Korea, then was elected as general councilor for the family apostolate (6 years) and then served as general councilor for formation until the GC18.        The 45 delegates of the General Chapter gathered in Ariccia, near Rome in...

Caritas sisters of Jesus elect their new Superior General

15 October 2021 (ANS – Ariccia) – Caritas Sisters of Jesus (CSJ, or “Suore della Carita di Gesù”, in Italian language) have elected during their 18th General Chapter on October 14th (Ariccia, next to Rome, Italy) their new Superior General, Sr. Emiliana Park. She succeed the former Superior Sr Teresia Furuki (2015-2021) as the leader of the more than 900 sisters strong religious congregation, born in 1937 in Miyazaki, Japan. The new Superior General was born in South Korea, made her first religious profession in 1983, final vows in 1989 in Gwangju. Sr Emiliana served 6 years as Provincial Councilor for formation in Korea, then was elected as General Councilor for the family apostolate (6 years) and then served as General Councilor for Formation until the GC18. Newly Mother General shares heart few hours after the unexpected election: “Humanly, although I’m afraid, I believe that the Lord will lead me because I have surrendered everything to the Lord and obeyed. At the 18th General Chapter, we are making a resolution that ‘we must live our founding charism creatively while looking at the signs of the times’. I’m asking the Spirit of the Risen Lord to renew us. And I would...

The 10 Successors of la Madre, St. Mary Domenica Mazzarello, FMA

Yesterday, the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians, gathered in Rome to participate in the 24th General Chapter of the FMA, elected Sr. Chiara Cazzuola as their Mother General. She is the 10th Successor of Saint Maria Domenica Mazzarello. But, who were the Mothers General before Sr. Chiara Cazzuola? 1. Mother Caterina Daghero (1881-1924) 2. Mother Luisa Vaschetti (1924-1943) 3. Mother Ermelinda Lucotti (1943-1957) 4. Mother Angela Vespa (1958-1969) 5. Mother Ersilia Canta (1969-1981) 6. Mother Rosetta Marchese (1981-1984) 7. Mother Marinella Castagno (1984-1996) 8. Mother Antonia Colombo (1996-2008) 9. Mother Yvonne Reungoat (2008-2021) RELATED ARTICLE(S) Italy – Sr Chiara Cazzuola FMA elected New Mother General of Daughters of Mary Help of Christians Italy – 24th GC of the FMA: awaiting General Council elections Italy – Report on the FMA Institute 2014-2020 presented at 24th GC FMA Institutes in the World: Data Italy – XXIV General Chapter of Daughters of Mary Help of...

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...