Rivista DMA

2008

Editorial

We have words in common

“…On this magnificent planet for which we are all responsible, there is a place for all, but there is no place for war or for those who kill other people.”  With these words Bartholomew I, Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople concluded his address to the European Parliament last September 24.  He spoke of the “need for dialogue among religions and culture to build a world of peace.”  He courageously faced the theme of fundamentalism and of ...
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September - October 2008

Editorial

Beyond the threshold of reciprocity

Adriana and Sandro, a young couple living near Florence, have chosen to establish their home in the parish house where there is no priest. They collaborate in the animation of the Christian community. In Trento, Julia and Mark have given up personal careers and are at the disposition of the parish ministry. These are young lay people who live collaboration in terms of coresponsibility, convinced that being Church means carrying out gestures of convergence on ...
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July - August 2008

Editorial

It also depends on me

There is one connecting thread that runs through this issue of the Magazine. We could call it “ecological conversion” to indicate the responsibility of all in facing the created and the use of things. It is a call that guides toward the essential as a style of life, to preserve the resources of the created and to share them with the poorest. For us, it is a provocation to reflect on our choices as women in the following of a poor Master.
“I ...
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May - June 2008

Editorial

Alike and Close

The annual celebrations for the Feast of Gratitude on the theme Launching a Bridge of Hope Together were recently concluded. Still impressed on our minds is the picture of the bridge that was brought to reality in the missionary project of Don Bosco and Mary Domenica Mazzarello expressing the journey of communion and openness in solidarity of in our communities and of each one of us. The metaphor fascinates us. However, we well know that building bridges is neither ...
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March - April 2008

Editorial

We can still save someone

Sr. Anne Thole, a religious in Swaziland who grew up in South Africa, was 35 years old when she lost her life trying to save others. Along with the novices for whom she was responsible, she dedicated her weekends to the care of those stricken with AIDS.
She succeeded in saving some people during the course of a fire that broke out in a center for terminal invalids. But upon going back in to search for others, she fell victim to a roof that caved in. ...
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January - February 2008

Editorial

Even DMA is a Sign of Love

Our magazine continues its bi-monthly appointment, attentive to notable events that will accompany this year. The General Chapters of the SDB and FMA will beat time with the life of the two Congregations for an inculturated fidelity to the Charism today. The Synod of Bishops on the theme “The Word of God in the life and mission of the Church” constitutes an occasion for re-launching, especially for us as consecrated ...
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