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26 Marzo 2017 - Aspettando la Festa del Grazie 2017
Cotonou (Benin). “Con tutto il cuore, annunciamo la Gioia!” È lo slogan della Festa del Grazie Mondiale che si celebra il 26 aprile 2017 a Cotonou (Benin), nell’Ispettoria Africa Ovest “Madre di Dio”(AFO). «Il tema proposto “Con un cuore oratoriano, nella comunità educante, portiamo con audacia ai giovani la ...
25 Marzo 2017 - Giovani per i diritti umani e per il bene comune
Ginevra (Svizzera). Nella 34 esima sessione del Consiglio dei Diritti Umani, a Ginevra, in collaborazione con la Missione permanente di El Salvador e con l’appoggio dell’Alto Commissario dei Diritti Umani e di 23 Missioni Permanenti si è realizzato il side event dal titolo “Giovani per I diritti umani e per il bene comune”. Per realizzarlo è stata richiesta la testimonianza diretta in un panel di cinque giovani provenienti ...
18 Marzo 2017 - Mother Yvonne in Tunisia
Tunisia. The Mother General of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians, Mother Yvonne Reungoat is visiting the communities of the Marsa and Menzel Bourguiba, that belong to the France/South Belgium-Tunisia Province (FRB) from March 15 to March 25, 2017. To the great joy of the two communities, the Provincial, Sr. Geneviève Pelsser, the Salesian confreres, and Daniela, a young woman from sub-Saharan Africa, received Mother Yvonne in ...
11 Marzo 2017 - Stories of the care and promotion of the woman
The ‘feminine genius’ is expressed in some testimonies tied to the symbol of spinning and weaving, an ancient trade proper to the woman, a sign of building, of generating, of taking care, of promoting, of creating spaces of freedom and openness to the future. This is what was recognized and valued in the round table “Feminine Genius in History”. It was an interdisciplinary approach to “Mulieris dignitatem” organized by the Woman and Education Study Center of the Auxilium ...
7 Marzo 2017 - 8 March: “Feminine Consult”
Vatican. On the morning of March 7, 2017, on the vigil of the International Day of the Woman, in the Press Office of the Holy See, the ‘Feminine Consult’ was presented. It is the permanent organ within the Pontifical Council for Culture born on June 23, 2015 with the objective of offering society the unique contribution of women. There are 37 women members belonging to the Consult, all of them involved in the professional world, journalism, the Third ...
7 Marzo 2017 - Fare memoria per rilanciare il carisma
Budapest (Ungheria). L’Istituto delle Figlie di Maria Ausiliatrice celebra nell’anno 2017 alcune ricorrenze speciali: 80 anni di presenza delle FMA in Ungheria, 180 anni della nascita di Maria D. Mazzarello e 140 dalla prima spedizione missionaria delle FMA. La riconoscenza delle sorelle dell’Ungheria, distribuite in tre comunità, si esprime come canto di lode a Dio, fonte di ogni dono, e come profonda gratitudine ...
4 Marzo 2017 - Missionary of joy and hope in the Antilles
Rome (Italy). Madre Yvonne Reungoat concluded her visit to the Province of San Jose, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico (ANT). After being received with great enthusiasm by the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians of the four communities present in Cuba: Manzanillo, Camagüey, Manguito, and Peñalver, she continued her animation visit in Santo Domingo, in the Dominican Republic, and in Puerto Rico where she met with the members of the Provincial ...
28 Febbraio 2017 - Santità salesiana in cammino
(Vaticano). Da don Bosco ad oggi si riconosce una tradizione di santità, perché l’incarnazione del carisma che da lui ha avuto origine si è espresso in una pluralità di stati di vita e di forme. Si tratta di uomini e donne, giovani e adulti, consacrati e laici, vescovi e missionari che in contesti storici, culturali, sociali diversi nel tempo e nello spazio hanno fatto brillare di singolare luce il carisma salesiano, rappresentando un patrimonio che ha un ruolo ...
25 Febbraio 2017 - Migration and Peace
Rome (Italy). On February 21-22, 2017, The VI International Forum on “Migration and Peace – From reaction to action” promoted by the Scalabrini International Migration Network(SIMN), by the Dicastery for Integral Human Development of the Holy See and by the Konrad Adenauer Stitfung took place in Rome. The Forum gathered over 200 representatives from international organizations, institutions, governments, world ...
22 Febbraio 2017 - Visita di Madre Yvonne Reungoat all’Ispettoria Antillana
(Cuba). Dal 20 febbraio al 3 marzo 2017 la Madre generale delle Figlie di Maria Ausiliatrice è in visita all'Ispettoria "San Jose" - Cuba, Rep. Dominicana, Puerto Rico (ANT). M. Yvonne Reungoat è arrivata all’aeroporto internazionale José Martí in Cuba, lunedì 20 febbraio 2017 la notte ed è stata accolta con grande entusiasmo dalle FMA delle quattro comunità presenti in Cuba, Manzanillo, Camagüey, Manguito e Peñalver, insieme a Suor Basilia Ramirez l'ispettrice e alle ...
19 Febbraio 2017 - Accogliere, accompagnare, discernere e integrare
Roma (Italia). Si è svolto dal 13 al 15 febbraio 2017 il Seminario Interambiti presso la Casa generalizia delle Figlie di Maria Ausiliatrice a Roma, sul tema “Cultura dell’incontro e Amoris Laetitia”. Hanno partecipato la Madre generale, Madre Yvonne Reungoat, le Consigliere e collaboratrici d'Ambito, le segretarie della Madre. Una commissione, costituita dalle collaboratrici di sei Ambiti e coordinata dalla Vicaria generale suor Chiara Cazzuola, ha ...
7 Febbraio 2017 - They are children! Not slaves …
Rome (Italy). On February 8, 2015, St. Bakhita had already been chosen by Pope Francis as the patron of the International World Day of Prayer and Reflection against the trafficking of persons, which in a short time has become in many parts of the world, a week of reflection and study through creative modalities ideated by groups of women who seek to sensitize and raise awareness, and bring many people into a movement that works and seeks opportunities of prevention ...
3 Febbraio 2017 - Messaggio del Rettor Maggiore ai giovani
Roma (Italia). Nella festa di Don Bosco giunge per la Famiglia salesiana, per i giovani di tutto il mondo e per chi quotidianamente spende la propria vita per la missione educativa il messaggio del Rettor Maggiore, don Ángel Fernández Artime, ai giovani. «Miei cari giovani di tutto il mondo salesiano, care ragazze e cari ragazzi, ricevete il mio saluto di amico, fratello ...
1 Febbraio 2017 - From now, “go to the whole world!”
Rome (Italy). On February 1, 2017 Mother General, M. Yvonne Reungoat announced the destination of the fifteen New missionaries to the Generalate community and to the world. On the Solemnity of St. John Bosco and the vigil of the Day for Consecrated Life, at the conclusion of the discernment process, Mother met with the New missionaries for dialog and to communicate to them the name of the province of destination for each one. The Councilor for the Missions ...
29 Gennaio 2017 - Communicate Hope and Trust
Rome (Italy). On January 24, 2017, Feast of St. Francis de Sales, Patron of Journalists, the Message of Pope Francis was published for the 51st World Day of Social Communications to be celebrated on May 28, 2017 on the theme: “Do not be afraid for I am with you (Isaiah 43: 5). Communicate hope and trust in our times”. The message brings us to the center of the human being and their capacity to choose between good and evil. Pope Francis says ...
25 Gennaio 2017 - Salesian Family to be God’s witnesses…
Rome (Italy). The 35th edition of the Salesian Family Spiritualty Days at the Generalate of the Salesians in Rome has concluded. This year, the days centered attention on the Family. The guiding theme of the work, as it is traditionally, was the Rector Major’s Strenna for 2017: “We are Family. Every home, a school of Life and Love”. There were about 400 participants in the SFSD coming from the 5 continents, which ...
18 Gennaio 2017 - Church and Youth
Rome (Italy). “I wanted you to be the center of attention because I have you at heart”. These are the words that Pope Francis addresses to the young while he hands over the Preparatory Document of the next Bishops’ Synod, the XV Ordinary General Assembly, that is entitled, “The Young, Faith, and Vocational Discernment”. “The Church places the young generations at the center of its dialog. In the official communication of the theme of the Synod ...
15 Gennaio 2017 - Child Migrants, vulnerable and voiceless
Rome (Italy). Child Migrants, vulnerable and voiceless is the theme chosen by Pope Francis for the Word Day of Migrants and Refugees that is celebrated on January 15, 2017. The message of Pope Francis is based on his reflections on the words of the Lord Jesus, “Whoever receives one of these little ones in my name, receives me, and whoever receives me, does not receive me, but the One who sent me” (Mark 9: 37). It manifests the dynamic of ...
13 Gennaio 2017 - Proclaim and witness
Rome (Italy). Proclaim and bear witness ”to the young and with the young the Good News of Redemption” (C 8). On the 14th of each month we are invited to relaunch our being missionaries of hope and of joy accepting the invitation to form a GREAT MISSIONARY EXPEDITION in preparation for the 140th anniversary of the First Missionary Expedition. Mother says, “It would be beautiful if this preparation would revive the ...
4 Gennaio 2017 - Inauguration of Jubilee 125 MOR
Amman (Jordan). On December 30, 2016, in Jordan, the Provincial House Community and the new Community erected at Queen of Peace Center, together with 13 young sisters who came for an informative and formative encounter at Amman from all the nations of Jesus Adolescent Province (MOR), participated in the inauguration of the Jubilee for the 125 years of FMA presence in the Middle East. Msgr. Maroun Laham, the Latin bishop of Jordan, presided over the solemn Eucharistic ...
31 Dicembre 2016 - Messaggio per la Pace 2017
Roma (Italia). Per la celebrazione della 50° Giornata mondiale della pace, Papa Francesco ha scelto il tema: «La non violenza: stile di una politica per la pace». Il Pontefice afferma: «In questa occasione desidero soffermarmi sulla nonviolenza come stile di una politica di pace e chiedo a Dio di aiutare tutti noi ad attingere alla nonviolenza nelle profondità dei nostri sentimenti e valori personali. Che siano la carità e la nonviolenza a guidare il modo ...
28 Dicembre 2016 - We Are Family! Every house, a school of life and of love
Rome (Italy). On the afternoon of December 27, 2016, the Rector Major of the Salesians, Fr. Ángel Fernández Artime, presented at the Generalate of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians (FMA), the message of Strenna 2017 “We Are Family! Every house, a school of life and of love”. The event was introduced to all those present by the greeting of Sr. Maria Luisa Miranda, Councilor for the Salesian Family, who using the notes of the ...
23 Dicembre 2016 - Christmas 2016 Greetings from La Madre
Dearest Sisters, Here in front of our Generalate, which is the home of all of you, and under the gaze of Mary Help of Christians, I wish to reach you in every part of the world to wish you a Merry Christmas, a holy Christmas, and also a Happy New Year 2017. From this home, which is the home of all the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians, and also of all the young people, laity, and families we meet in the various countries of the world in which we are present, ...
20 Dicembre 2016 - Notizie oltre i muri
Roma (Italia). Il 19 dicembre 2016, alle ore 11.30, presso la Camera dei deputati (sala Aldo Moro), è stato presentato il IV Rapporto curato da Carta di Roma, “Notizie oltre i muri”, fotografia delle tendenze che hanno caratterizzato un anno di racconto di migrazioni e minoranze. L’associazione Carta di Roma, di cui il Centro Astalli fa parte, è stata fondata nel dicembre 2011 dal Consiglio Nazionale dell’Ordine dei Giornalisti (CNOG) e dalla Federazione Nazionale della ...
18 Dicembre 2016 - Family Celebrating
Rome (Italy). “Christmas! Mystery of great joy because the Savior of humanity was born”. On the afternoon of Sunday, December 18, 2016 at the Generalate of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians in Rome, the communities dependent on Mother (RMA) and the novices of the two International Novitiates gathered together for the exchange of Christmas greetings for Mother and the Sisters of the General Council. It is an appointment that is renewed every year but ...
9 Dicembre 2016 - Human Rights: which reflections?
Geneva (Switzerland). 10 December 1948: The General Assembly of the United Nations approves and proclaims to the entire world the Universal Declaration of Human Rights “…as the common ideal to reach all peoples of all nations, so that every individual and every organ of society, having this Declaration constantly present, will strive to promote through teaching and education, respect for these rights and these freedoms and to guarantee them through progressive ...
6 Dicembre 2016 - International Volunteer Day
Rome (Italy). International Volunteer Day is an annual international event celebrated on December 5th. It was designated by resolution 40/212 of the General Assembly of the United Nations on December 17, 1985. It is the occasion for nominating and recognizing an extraordinary reality, rich in positive implications, in a panorama in which discomforting news and events prevail. The volunteer world is very broad and variegated, but silent and discreet. ...
5 Dicembre 2016 - In the Labyrinths of time
Brescia (Italy). On November 13, 2016, Paul VI Study Center of Concesio (BS), connected to the Birth House of Paul VI, held the first encounter of the annual Course of Formation that the Foundation Work for Christian Education proposes to the students in the last three years of High School of Brescia and Provincia. The theme chosen for the 2016-2017 scholastic year is that of “Time”. The study program “In the Labyrinths of Time” is sponsored by the Work with the aim ...
1 Dicembre 2016 - A November dedicated to the economy
Rome (Italy). For the past month, the FMA Generalate was the ‘economic’ heart of the Institute, because a formation course took place there, October 30 – November 17, for 33 new bursars and 18 – 25 November, the word encounter of provincial bursars, attended by 81 Sisters, two of whom were guests. Only two provinces were unable to attend. The Formation Course, animated by the ...
28 Novembre 2016 - Solidarietà salesiana durante la grande Guerra
Roma (Italia). «Solidarietà salesiana durante la grande Guerra» è il titolo della tavola rotonda organizzata per il 30 novembre 2016, alle ore 16.00, nel Salone teatro della Casa Generalizia delle FMA, dal Centro Studi sulle FMA della Pontificia Facoltà di Scienze dell’Educazione Auxilium e dall’Istituto delle Figlie di Maria Ausiliatrice. La guerra stravolge la società e anche le normali attività delle congregazioni religiose. La Prima Guerra Mondiale (1915-1918) è ...
25 Novembre 2016 - Education and the search for sustainable development
Rome (Italy). The Solemn Inauguration of the Academic Year 2016-2017, took place on November 24, 2016 at John Paul II Hall of the Pontifical Faculty of Educational Sciences Auxilium in Rome and the blessing of the areas in the School that were recently restructured. Two strong messages for the academic community were offered by Mother Yvonne Reungoat, Vice Grand Chancellor, and by Professor Enrico Giovannini, Ordinary Professor of Economic Statistics ...
22 Novembre 2016 - Per ogni adolescente una speranza
Roma (Italia). In occasione della Giornata mondiale dei diritti dell’infanzia e dell’adolescenza, celebrata in tutto il mondo il 20 novembre 2016, vari organismi, che lavorano in rete con la Caritas sul territorio di Roma, hanno potuto fare un bilancio del gran lavoro educativo che si svolge capillarmente sul territorio cittadino a sostegno dei/delle minori in difficoltà: strutture di prima accoglienza, case famiglia, comunità alloggio, oratori e centri giovanili, gruppi sportivi ...
19 Novembre 2016 - Merciful like the Father
Rome (Italy). “Jesus Christ is the Father’s face of mercy”. These are the first words that opened the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy which ended on November 20, 2016 with the closing of the Holy Door at St. Peter’s. Very meaningful are the dates of opening on December 8, 2015, on the 50th anniversary of the conclusion of Vatican Council II and the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and that of its closing on the Solemnity of Christ, King of ...
15 Novembre 2016 - Kinshasa celebrates
Kinshasa (RD Congo). On November 12, 2016 the Mother General of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians arrived at the International Airport of Ndjili - Kinshasa (RD Congo), where she was received by the Airport Commander, Mr. Kitwa Pancrace ADB and some members of the Salesian Family who with their applause, expressed the joy of meeting her. Sr. Maria del Carmen Larai presented Mother with a shawl in the colors of the Congolese flag, to express the joy of her Daughters ...
11 Novembre 2016 - Verso il 140° Prima Spedizione Missionaria
Roma (Italia). «Ci stiamo preparando a celebrare l’anno 140° della prima spedizione missionaria delle Figlie di Maria Ausiliatrice (14 novembre 2016 - 14 novembre 2017) dando lode a Dio per il bene seminato da molte sorelle in tutto il mondo. Come sarebbe bello se la preparazione avvenisse ravvivando quel “forte impulso missionario” (C 1), che ha caratterizzato l’Istituto fin dagli inizi, in ogni FMA, nei giovani, in tutti i membri della comunità ...
10 Novembre 2016 - Mother’s visit to RD Congo
(RD Congo). The Mother General of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians, Mother Yvonne Reungoat, is visiting “Our Lady of Africa” Province in Central Africa (AFC), on the occasion of the 90 years of FMA presence in the Congo. After participating at Sakania in the Celebrations for the commemoration and feast for the 90 years of FMA presence in the Congo, she began her pilgrimage to the various realities: Mokambo, Kafubu, Ruashi, and Kinshasa to meet the ...
7 Novembre 2016 - Celebrating at Sakania
Sakania (RD Congo). November 6, 2016, was the day of celebration and festivity for the 90 years of FMA presence in RD Congo. Mother General and the Provincial, Sr. Maria Domenica Mwema, left from Lubumbashi by car and went to Sakania, the place where the first FMA had arrived to begin the Salesian educational mission work in the Congolese land. After a short stop at Mokambo, where there was a joyful welcome from the community and a small surprise: the ...
6 Novembre 2016 - FMA 90th RD Congo
Lubumbashi (Democratic Republic of the Congo). The Mother General of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians, Mother Yvonne Reungoat, is in Our Lady of Africa Province of Central Africa (AFC) that celebrates the FMA 90 years of presence in this beautiful Congolese land. Mother General, Mother Yvonne Reungoat, arrived on Saturday, November 5, 2016 at the Lubumbashi airport where she was welcomed by representatives of the Salesian Family. Everyone rejoiced ...
5 Novembre 2016 - Patria e Religione
Roma (Italia). Il giorno 3 novembre 2016, è stata inaugurata a Roma la mostra “Patria e religione: religiosi e religiose italiani nella prima guerra mondiale” con l’intento di far conoscere il grande impegno caritativo di religiosi e religiose durante la prima guerra mondiale, “un contributo senza il quale”, specifica il curatore Padre Giancarlo Rocca, paolino, “le sofferenze degli italiani sarebbero state decisamente maggiori”. All’inaugurazione, tenutasi ...
3 Novembre 2016 - FMA Past pupil Confederations Convention of Europe
On October 27-30, the Salesianum at Rome-Pisana hosted the Convention on “Directives for European Commitment 2016-2018” of the FMA Past Pupils, on the theme: Mercy , door of hospitality. About 100 participants from all of Europe gathered together to trace out the common guidelines of the Continental Association: Delegates, Presidents, and some young Past Pupilslived intense days of work where prayer, reflection, and sharing allowed them to look with ...
31 Ottobre 2016 - Feast of All Saints
On the occasion of the Feast of All Saints, we are publishing the letter of Sr. Sylwia Ciężkowska, Vice-Postulator for the Causes of FMA Saints: “The approach of the Feast of All Saints and the memory of the departed offer me the occasion to share with you some news, proposals, and even certain preoccupations reflecting on what contemporary culture proposes to the young, impeding their journey to holiness. First, I present to you some updated ...
28 Ottobre 2016 - Solidarity of little drops
Yet again, the Institute of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians has experienced that many drops put together make a lovely puddle of water for more than one person to enjoy. In fact, on October 27, Mother Yvonne Reungoat was able to submit to Italian Caritas, earthquake section, the large sum of 150,000 euro, fruit of the generosity from about thirty provinces, from the initiatives of some communities, and from various generous private benefactors. Italian ...
28 Ottobre 2016 - Migrant Women
Rome (Italy). The first book of the series “Books of SAMIFO”, a monograph text dedicated to migrant women, was presented in Rome on October 26th. The new editorial series is under the care of the Health Center of Forced Migration, born in 2006 through the collaboration between Astalli Center and ASL of Rome I. the volume is a collection of contributions by experts and testimonies of refugees that help us to know better the rights and situations of refugee women in society today. Considering ...
24 Ottobre 2016 - For an inclusive school: for everyone and for each one
Rome (Italy).The 9th Pedagogical Day of the Catholic School entitled “For an Inclusive School: for Everyone and for Each One”, organized by the Catholic School Study Center of the Italian Episcopal Conference (CEI), took place on October 22, in Rome. The participants included some FMA, teachers and students of Auxilium, of the National Center of Youth Pastoral, CIOFS School and Professional Formation, and the Youth Pastoral Department. Professor Ernesto ...
21 Ottobre 2016 - Missionary Church, witness of mercy
Rome (Italy). “Missionary Church, witness of mercy” was the theme of Pope Francis’ message for the 90th World Missionary Day which was celebrated on Sunday, October 23, 2016. World Missionary Day is an initiative of the Pontifical Work of the Propagation of the Faith and was approved by Pope Pius XI in 1926. This year, the theme is inserted in the Jubilee of Mercy. In fact, Pope Francis stresses in his message that the mission ad gentes is a “great, ...
19 Ottobre 2016 - Missionaries of joy and hope, yesterday, today and tomorrow
Montevideo (Uruguay). The Social Communications Team of America (ECOSAM) met at Villa Colon in Montevideo (Uruguay) from October 4 to 11, 2016, for their annual encounter. The team represents the 32 provinces of America who are organised in five Interprovincial Conferences. The theme of this encounter: "Missionaries of joy and hope, yesterday, today and tomorrow" is in harmony with the work of formation being done by the Communications Sector with the PEM experience ...
15 Ottobre 2016 - Santa Teresa d`Avila, donna coraggiosa e ardente
Roma (Italia). La festa di S. Teresa d’Avila è un’occasione per riflettere sulla sua personalità e spiritualità. Riportiamo l’articolo di Suor Cristiana Maria Dobner, carmelitana di Concenedo. «Santa Teresa d'Avila, donna coraggiosa e ardente Teresa di Gesù, più conosciuta come Teresa d’Avila, è una donna che ha dimostrato di forare i secoli. Nasce nel siglo de oro della Spagna, in una cittadina ...
8 Ottobre 2016 -
Home opens its doors
On October 7, 2016, at 5:30 PM, under the protection of Our Lady of the Rosary, the Salesian parish priest blessed a little house for welcoming migrants inside the premises of the Generalate in Rome dedicated to Laura Vicuña who migrated with her family from Chile to Argentina in search of safety and a better future. Our Mother, Mother Yvonne Reungoat who was present at the blessing, recalled that “Pope Francis, in the Angelus of September 6, 2015 ...
7 Ottobre 2016 - Hurricane Matthew: a new humanitarian emergency for Haiti
Once again, the splendid and martyred land of Haiti has been hit by the force of nature. With torrential rains and gusts of wind up to 230 kilometers, hurricane Matthew hit the island on October 3-4, leaving behind death and devastation that are added to a very fragile social tapestry, exposed to continual risks from the social and sanitary points of view, and creating still more insecurity, instability, and poverty among the population. Haiti is one of the poorest nations ...
3 Ottobre 2016 - Incontro Maestre Novizie
Roma (Italia). Dal 3 al 16 ottobre 2016 nella Casa generalizia delle Figlie di Maria Ausiliatrice si svolge l'incontro internazionale di formazione per le Maestre delle Novizie, sul tema: "Alla radice di una perenne vitalità" Le Costituzioni, progetto di vita che forma e trasforma. L'incontro promosso dall'Ambito per la Formazione ha come finalità il “ricercare e condividere la ‘strada’ per aiutare le Novizie a conoscere, assumere vitalmente ...
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