NOVENA TO MHC MAY 15-23, 2021

THE NOVENA CAN BE FOUND ON THE FMA INSTITUTE’S WEBSITE IN MULTIPLE LANGUAGES: https://www.cgfmanet.org/ – https://www.cgfmanet.org/en/ – https://www.cgfmanet.org/fr/ – https://www.cgfmanet.org/es/ – https://www.cgfmanet.org/pt-pt/ General theme: O Mary, Most Powerful Virgin DAYSPECIFIC THEME1°  To look is to turn our eyes towards God Mary constantly turns her gaze to heaven2°To look is to contemplate Mary sings the Magnificat3°To look is to understand reality in its entirety Mary ponders everything in her heart 4°To look is to bless; in our gaze the other sees and finds herself Under Mary’s gaze, Jesus grew in holiness and wisdom5°To look is to turn one’s eyes towards something/someone Mary goes to visit her cousin Elizabeth…6°To look is being attentive to one who performs an action Mary at the Wedding of  Cana7°To look is noticing / stopping / not passing by Encounter with others8°To look is being compassionate Mary at the foot of the Cross 9°To look is seeing beyond obstacles and suffering, with hope for new horizons Mary Mother of humanity This year the Novena coincides with the preparation for the Solemnity of Pentecost. It will again be Mary, Pope Francis reminds us, who will help us to receive the gift of the Holy Spirit, the culmination...

“Mary, Powerful Virgin”: world Novena to Mary Help of Christians, 2021 edition

“Mary, Powerful Virgin”: world Novena to Mary Help of Christians, 2021 edition 11 May 2021 (ANS – Rome) – The videos of the world Novena to Mary Help of Christians (15-23 May) proposed by the Salesian Headquarters are already ready and will be made available in the next few days. The spiritual proposal for this year’s novena, elaborated thanks to the collaboration between the Association of Mary Help of Christians (ADMA), the “IME Comunicazione” team, and the Salesian iNfo Agency (ANS), will focus attention on Mary as “Powerful Virgin,” to be referred to with filial devotion in these pandemic times. Each video will see different moments alternate: a biblical reference that will spark the reflection, a fulfillment of the Gospel passage, an episode from Don Bosco’s life, the interventions of influencers and international witnesses, and a final prayer. The contributions offered by the people involved will be of great variety and richness: they range from Salesian cardinal Óscar Andrés Rodríguez Maradiaga, archbishop of Tegucigalpa, to Costanza Miriano, a Catholic journalist and blogger; from the artist and catechist “Fano”, already creator of the Strenna 2018 poster and the “catechetical” poster of the Strenna 2021, to the sculptor artist Martín Lagares …...

Resources for 2021 Novena to Mother Mazzarello: May 4 – May 13

DMACT Ministries will be livestreaming  a short (3-5 minutes) Novena to Mary Mazzarello beginning today at 4PM. We will be using previously recorded video files from the Salesian Sisters of Mumbai as well as a short prayer video from the Salesian Sisters of the Province of St. Joseph. On day nine, we will also replay the rosary for Mary Mazzarello that was recorded last year for Mary’s Month 2020. You may view the novena at:DMACT Ministries on Vimeo     https://vimeo.com/event/960348 DMACT Ministries on Facebook     https://www.facebook.com/dmactministries PDF: Novena from the Philippines Woman for All Time MP4 DMACT YouTube...