Sr. Emilia Musatti

  Sr. Chiara Cazzuola
  Vicar General

Sr. Chiara was born at a Campiglia Marittima - Livorno (Italy) in 1955. She asked to become part of the FMA Institute and entered what was then the Tuscany Province of Holy Spirit.  She spent the early years of her formation at Castelgandolfo (Rome), and on August 5, 1975 she made her First Profession. 

She graduated in Literary Studies and successively was  Principal in a Secondary School.  For several years she was local and province delegate for the Polisportive Giovanili Salesiane (PGS) ,and was Province Coordinator for Youth Ministry. She was Community animator and later became a member of the Provincial Council.  With the unification of the three provinces of Emilia, Liguria, and Tuscany she became part of the new Provincial Council with the task of Formation Councilor and offered an efficacious contribution, giving preference to paths of communion, and spirituality in a style of simplicity, respect for persons, and depth.

In 2007 she was named Provincial of the newly formed Emilia-Liguria-Tuscany Province of Our Lady of the Cenacle, with headquarter at La Spezia (ILS).  During GC  XXII (2008) she was elected as Visiting Councilor, and Sr. Chiara spoke of her availability saying:  “In a spirit of abandonment to God’s Will, and confiding in the help of the Lord, I accept.”  During the past six-year period she visited different provinces of America and Europe, and grew in an experience rich in Salesianity and interculturality.  She gave to each Sister the gift of her love without boundaries for every person and for the human reality, her smiling, pleasant optimism, the capacity to grasp the seeds of life and hope present in everyone and in all events.  She is a person who is truly “chiara” (clear) and enthusiastic in her FMA vocation, has a great passion for young people, and expresses a capacity for relationships that is frank, serene, and collaborative.

Mother Yvonne chose her as Facilitator for General Chapter XXIII, and in this Chapter she was elected to the office of Vicar General, closely sharing in this way the animation and government with the Superior General.  To the question Mother asked her after the voting “Do you accept?” she answered with much emotion: “I trust in the Lord, and I entrust myself to Mary Help of Christians.  For this reason, I say YES!”