In 2002, the OIEC Congress held in Brasilia decided to establish the World Day of Catholic Education, setting the date forty days after Easter (that is, Ascension Thursday). This year it is nice to highlight this Day in relation to the process of Global Compact on Education initiated by Pope Francis.

On May 13 we will celebrate World Catholic Education Day, which coincides with the Feast of Mother Mazzarello.

The commemoration, promoted by international institutions such as the OIEC (International Office of Catholic Education), the FIUC (International Federation of Catholic Universities), the OMAEC (World Organization of Alumni of Catholic Education) and others, intends to draw attention to the contribution that Catholic education offers to global development and the promotion of a culture of peace and fraternity.

To know more accurately the diffusion and service of Catholic educational institutions in the world, Quentin Wooden, an economist of the World Bank, edited a publication entitled “Celebrating Educators and Working Together for the Global Compact on Education”. The text collects numerous data and some testimonies of students, educators and educators.

With joy I inform you that the first part of the text contains the testimonies of seven Daughters of Mary Help of Christians.

I am happy to send you the pdf version of the book in three languages (ENG, ESP e FRA): it would be good to socialize the full text or some of it, especially the testimonies of our sisters. We thank the Lord for the gift of our charism. Let us pray that our Educating communities may be “true companions” of the younger generations.

Happy feast of Saint Mary Domenica Mazzarello!

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