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19 Gennaio 2018 - Al via le Giornate di Spiritualità della Famiglia Salesiana 2018.
Torino (Italia). Al via le Giornate di Spiritualità della Famiglia Salesiana che si svolgono a Torino Valdocco dal 18 al 21 gennaio 2018. Sono circa 400 i partecipanti provenienti da più di 50 nazioni di tutte le aree del mondo e rappresentanti i 22 gruppi della Famiglia Salesiana. Tanti i volontari coinvolti nell’organizzazione dell’evento che con passione e gioia hanno preparato i vari momenti per rendere l’incontro un autentico ...
16 Gennaio 2018 - Triennial Evaluation CIAM
Makuyu (Kenya). Makuyu in Kenya, is hosting the Triennial Evaluation of the Interprovincial Conference of Africa-Madagascar (CIAM) on January 16-20, 2018. On the evening of January 15, Mother Yvonne and the sisters of the General Council arrived in Makuyu where they were welcomed with Salesian joy by the sisters, youth, children, and some collaborators. After a short moment of welcome with songs and music, they went to the Chapel to sing the Magnificat. January ...
14 Gennaio 2018 - Mother’s thank you for the Birthday greetings
Rome (Italy). January 14, 2018. Happy Birthday Mother! Together we celebrate the feast of your life, with the joy and awe of those who see the days and years woven with gestures of Love. Magnificat! We bring the thank you message which Mother wrote in response to the Birthday greetings she received. Dearest Sisters, I desire to thank you for the many greetings that came to me for my birthday. With you, I thank ...
13 Gennaio 2018 - Accogliere, proteggere, promuovere e integrare
Roma (Italia). Accogliere, proteggere, promuovere e integrare i migranti e i rifugiati. È il tema scelto da Papa Francesco nel suo Messaggio per la Giornata Mondiale del Migrante e del Rifugiato 2018, che si celebra domenica 14 gennaio 2018. Nel messaggio Papa Francesco approfondisce il discorso sugli “oltre 250 milioni di migranti nel mondo, dei quali ventidue milioni e mezzo sono rifugiati”, proposto già in occasione ...
10 Gennaio 2018 - Young people, the heart of the mission
Ariccia (Italy). The Triennial Test Days in Europe and the Middle East are taking place in Ariccia. Central to the third day were "young people, the heart of the mission". On 10 January 2018, the day was coordinated by the CIEP and led by the Provincial Sr. María del Rosario García Ribas, CIEP President, and began with the Eucharistic Celebration presided over by Fr Fabio Attard SdB, Regional Councilor for Youth Ministry. Don Fabio, ...
9 Gennaio 2018 - Verifica triennale Europa e Medio Oriente
Ariccia (Italia). Dall’8 al 12 gennaio si svolge ad Ariccia a Roma, presso la Casa Divin Maestro, la Verifica Triennale delle Conferenze Interispettoriali Europa e Medio Oriente (CII, CIEM, CIEP). Il 7 gennaio, in serata, sono arrivati i 101 partecipanti alla Verifica, di cui 13 giovani, 21 laici, 67 FMA in rappresentanza dell’Europa e Medio Oriente, 11 Consigliere generali e la Madre Generale dell’Istituto delle Figlie di Maria Ausiliatrice, ...
31 Dicembre 2017 - Best Wishes for Peace
Rome (Italy). “Migrants and refugees: men and women in search of peace”. This is the theme chosen by Pope Francis for the World Day of Peace celebrated on January 1, 2018. The migrants and refugees are “men and women searching for peace”. They are all looking for a “place where they can live in peace”. In order to find it, many of them are ready to risk their life on a trip, which for the most part, is long and dangerous, ...
29 Dicembre 2017 - I am a mission
Rome (Italy). On December 28, 2017, the Mother General of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians, Mother Yvonne Reungoat, announced to the community of the Generalate and to the world, the destination of the thirteen new missionaries. At the conclusion of the discernment process, Mother met with the new missionaries to dialog with them and communicate the name of the Province to which each one was destined. The Councilor for the Missions Sector, Sr. Alaide ...
28 Dicembre 2017 - “Lord, give me this Water”
Rome (Italy). In a festive atmosphere on the afternoon of December 27, 2017, the Rector Major of the Salesians, Fr. Ángel Fernández Artime, presents the message of Strenna 2018 at the Generalate of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians (FMA), “Let us Cultivate the Art of LISTENING and of ACCOMPANYING” with the deepening of the biblical text "Lord, give me this water" (John 4:15). The Vicar General, ...
23 Dicembre 2017 - Christmas is God’s embrace for humanity!
Rome (Italy). Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas because together we bring God’s embrace to the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians, to the young, to all the families, to all the people we meet along our way. It is the profoundest gesture of love that God could invent and pour into the heart of all the men and women of the world. It is the loving explosion of God who reveals Himself in the tenderness and littleness of a Baby. St. ...
17 Dicembre 2017 - Life and Migrations
Rome (Italy) On December 18, the International Day of Migrant Rights is celebrated, instituted by the United Nations in 2,000. The date was chosen to mark the International Agreement for the Protection of the Rights of Migrant Workers and Members of their Families, adopted on December 18, 1990 by the United Nations Assembly. The Agreement represents a decisive step for recognizing the rights of migrant workers at the international ...
14 Dicembre 2017 - You are signs of hope for everyone
Rome (Italy). The most important even for the Catholic Church at the world level in 2018 is represented by the Bishops’ Synod on the young: a response to the greatest challenge that faces Christianity today, that is, how to transmit the Gospel to the new generations. On March 18-24, 2018, the meeting of the Pre-Synod of the youth of the whole world will take place. It is a very important occasion in which the young will recount and confront ...
10 Dicembre 2017 - World Day of Human Rights
Rome (Italy). “Political action must really be placed at the service of the human being, of the common good, and of respect for creation”. This is the tweet of Pope Francis for the UN Day of Human Rights, also recalled at the Angelus: “Committing yourself for protecting the dignity of every person, especially the weakest and most disadvantaged, also means working with determination to build a world without nuclear weapons. God gives us the ability ...
6 Dicembre 2017 - Synod 2018 challenges consecrated life
Rome (Italy). On December 1-3, Queen of Apostles Pontifical Athenaeum hosted the Convention on Vocational Pastoral and Consecrated Life – Horizons and Hopes ‘Come and See’ (John 1: 39), organized by the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life. The Convention drew about 800 religious from the whole world, principally the Major Moderators, the Animators, and Workers of Vocation Ministry. The ...
4 Dicembre 2017 - Simposio in Costa Rica
San Josè (Costa Rica). Si è svolto dal 29 al 1° dicembre 2017 presso l’Università Cattolica di Costa Rica il Simposio internazionale “Laudato Si’. La cura della ‘casa comune’, una conversione necessaria all’ecologia umana”. Papa Francesco nel suo video-messaggio di saluto ha detto: «Auguro di cuore che questo Simposio dia un forte impulso alla collaborazione delle ...
4 Dicembre 2017 - Future of the Network: Digital citizens
Rome (Italy). The Interdisciplinary Course 2017-2018 held at the Faculty Auxilium on the theme “Live and Educate in a Connected Society” has concluded. Living the Net by accompanying, self-regulating, alternating experiences, because, says Pier Cesare Rivoltella, "media education is an essential skill for edu-communicators". Re-mediate the media Professor Rivoltella explains that ...
25 Novembre 2017 - International Day Against Violence Against Women
Rome (Italy). Saturday, November 25th, the International Day Against Violence Against Women was celebrated. It is a symbolic date to reflect together on the gravity of the phenomenon. Many initiatives and activities were planned throughout the world to draw attention to this wound that gives no sign of ending. The recurrence arises from an episode in the Dominican Republic in 1960. Three sisters, Mate, Minerva, and Patria Mirabal, ...
21 Novembre 2017 - Visit of Mother General to Southern Italy
Naples (Italy). On November 9 to 14, 2017 Mother Yvonne Reungoat visited Mother of Good Counsel Province (IMR). On Thursday, November 9th, Mother Yvonne Reungoat arrived at the Naples Station and was welcomed by the Provincial, Sr. Maria Rosaria Tagliaferri and by Sr. Teresa Cinque, the Provincial Economer. They went to the Peace Museum “MAMT” (Mediterranean Arts, Music, Traditions Museum) where the Animators and some sisters awaited ...
19 Novembre 2017 - Broaden your heart to hope!
Alì Terme (Italy). On 15 November 2017, the liturgical memorial of Blessed Maddalena Morano, a solemn celebration in her honor took place at Mary Help of Christians Institute of Alì Terme (Messina). The feast was preceded by an engaging triduum of preparation. The Civil Service girls prepared a power point on the various aspects of the life of the Blessed and on the historical-geographical context in which she lived. It was lovely to compile together ...
16 Novembre 2017 - I poveri, voce di Cristo umile e povero
Roma (Italia). «Non amiamo a parole ma con i fatti». È il titolo e al tempo stesso l’invito del Messaggio di Papa Francesco per la Prima Giornata Mondiale dei Poveri che sarà celebrata domenica 19 novembre 2017. La Giornata è stata istituita dallo stesso Bergoglio nella Lettera apostolica Misericordia et misera a conclusione del Giubileo straordinario ...
15 Novembre 2017 - At the ancient harbor: 1877- 2017
Genoa (Italy). November 14, 1877, brought the Institute beyond the confines of Europe, transplanting the charism of Don Bosco and of Mother Mazzarello in America. With the departure of the first six FMA, the spirit of Mornese crossed the ocean toward the unknown ‘new world’ and there brought joy and hope to a multitude of children, young people, women, families… On 14 November 2017 at Genoa, under a leaden sky, just like 140 ...
13 Novembre 2017 - Genoa. A Port and the beginning of a new story
Rome (Italy). At Mornese, Autumn is in full, but the flowers are blooming as though it were Spring! The missionary dream of Mother Mazzarello and her daughters is being crowned: they are leaving for America! The Mornese community is breathing the missionary spirit with full lungs that directs them to witness to Jesus on all latitudes, under all skies. Going beyond known borders to meet new people and cultures characterizes the life style of the first FMA communities, ...
13 Novembre 2017 - Re-think Europe
Roma (Italy). On 27 to 29 October 2017, an important Congress took place at the Vatican on the theme Re-think Europe: Christian contributions to the future of the European Project, an event aimed at promoting dialog between the Church and ecclesial representatives and European political-institutions on the reality of Europe and on the Christian contribution to the future of the common European Project. Participating in the Congress were Pope ...
11 Novembre 2017 - Mother visits the Peace Museum - MAMT
Naples (Italy). The Superior General of the Institute of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians (FMA), Mother Yvonne Reungoat, on 9 to 14 November 2017 is visiting the Communities of Southern Italy in Our Lady of Good Counsel Province (IMR). On Thursday, November 9th, during the visit to the local Museum of Naples – MAMT, she received the Mediterranean Peace Prize 2017 and the celebrations for the inauguration ...
8 Novembre 2017 - Live and Educate in a Connected Society
Rome (Italy). On November 8, 2017, in John Paull II Assembly Hall of the Pontifical Faculty of the Science of Education AUXILIUM in Rome, the Solemn Inauguration of the 2017-2018 Academic Year took place in the presence of Mother General, Mother Yvonne Reungoat, Vice Chancellor of the Faculty; some Councilors; the Superior of the Preprovince, Sr. Maria del Carmen Canales; teachers, lay and religious students; and auxiliary technical personnel; academic and civil authorities. ...
6 Novembre 2017 - IV Seminar on the cultural goods of the Church
Recife (Brazil). On 27 and 28 October 2017, the Cathedral of St. Peter of the Clergymen and Mother of God Church hosted the fourth edition of the Seminar on the Cultural Goods of the Church organized by the Pastoral Commission of the Archdiocese of Olinda and Recife. Participating were religious, some Daughters of Mary Help of Christians, involved laity, history researchers, secretaries, students, architects, museologists, and professionals in the ...
31 Ottobre 2017 - Uno sguardo al Cielo
Roma (Italia). La festa di Tutti i Santi e la Memoria dei Defunti, celebrate nella ricorrenza del 140° della Prima Spedizione Missionaria, sono l'occasione per volgere lo sguardo verso il Cielo e riflettere sul cammino di santità di chi fa già parte della Patria Celeste e sulla nostra santità in cammino. Suor Sylwia Ciezkowska, Vice-postulatrice per le Cause dei Santi delle FMA, nella lettera che scrive in occasione della festa ...
30 Ottobre 2017 - The Work We Want
Cagliari (Italy). The 48th Social Week of Italian Catholics was held on October 26-29, 2017 at the International Fair of Sardegna. There were over 1,000 delegates from the whole of Italy: 80 Bishops, 190 priests, 300 volunteers, 200 journalists, 400 positive experiences of the Project ‘Job Seekers’. For four days, the participants were involved in presentations, round tables, sharing of good practices, and 90 work tables to discuss ...
28 Ottobre 2017 - Memoria e gratitudine
Nizza Monferrato (Italia). Tra il 20 e il 22 ottobre 2017 Nizza Monferrato ha attirato l’attenzione di cittadini, autorità civili ed ecclesiastiche, famiglie, FMA, mezzi di comunicazione, grazie a una serie di eventi programmati in occasione dell’inaugurazione dell’Archivio storico ispettoriale delle FMA. Esso ha sede nell’Istituto Nostra Signora delle Grazie di Nizza Monferrato (Asti), la Casa Madre ...
23 Ottobre 2017 - The Hidden Continent, Information and People on the Network
Rome (Italy). The Hidden Continent: Information and People on inter-connected cyberspace is the theme of the 1st meeting of the 2017-2018 Interdisciplinary Course organized by the Pontifical Faculty of Science of Education Auxilium, to reflect with experts on the importance of digital identity and of the risks connected to it. John Paul II Assembly Hall of the Faculty is crowded with students, Faculty teachers, professional ...
21 Ottobre 2017 - Mother in America
Mexico City (Mexico). On 10 to 27 October 2017 Mother Yvonne Reungoat shares the Spiritual Exercises with the Provincials of America and holds some encounters. Mother was welcomed at Mexico City International Airport by Sr. Guadalupe Torres Montiel, Provincial of MME; Sr. María Teresa Zumaya, Provincial Vicar; Sr. Luz María Martínez, Provincial Secretary; Sr. María Guadalupe Cervantes, Superior of Mary Help of Christians Provincial House ...
13 Ottobre 2017 - To the Roots of Perennial Vitality
Roma (Italy). From October 1 to 20, 2017, the Generalate of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians is hosting the International Formation Encounter for and with the Novice Formators, on the theme: “To the Root of Perennial Vitality… The Constitutions, plan of life that forms and transforms”. The encounter is animated by the Formation Sector and is aimed at searching for and sharing the ‘road’ to help ...
12 Ottobre 2017 - XV ENARSE and VIII ENEL
Brasilia (Brazil). On 27 to 29 September 2017, the XV National Meeting of the Salesian Network of Schools of Brazil and the VIII Meeting of the local Economers of Schools of the Network(ENEL) took place at Brasilia. About 400 persons participated between Directors of the Salesian Schools Network (RSB), Directors of Salesian Schools, Economers, polo managers and animators. The event took place at the seat of the National Confederation of Workers Union (CNTC). The ...
12 Ottobre 2017 - Erection of Mother of the Church Preprovince
Rome (Italy). On October 8, 2017, the Pontifical Faculty of the Science of Education Auxilium, hosted the celebration for the Erection of Mother of the Church Preprovince (RMC) presided by Mother General. Six communities belong to Mother of the Church Preprovince (RMC): “Mother Angela Vespa”, “St. Mary D. Mazzarello”, “Mother Ersilia Canta”, “Sr. Teresa Valsè P.”, “Paul VI” (Concesio) and the ...
4 Ottobre 2017 - Incontro formativo di PG (CIAM)
Makuyu (Kenya). Dal 15 al 20 settembre 2017 a Makuyu, in Kenya, si è svolto l’incontro formativo per Ispettrici, Coordinatrici ispettoriali di Pastorale giovanile e Referenti di Scuola e Formazione professionale della Conferenza interispettoriale di Africa e Madagascar (CIAM). In clima di famiglia e di impegno serio e appassionato, le 34 partecipanti, FMA e un laico proveniente dall’Etiopia, hanno sentito vibrare il cuore oratoriano delle ...
2 Ottobre 2017 - Mother visits Byelorussia and Russia
(Byelorussia). On September 27 to October 6, 2017, the Mother General of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians, Mother Yvonne Reungoat, visited Byelorussia and Russia for the first time in Mother of God Preprovince of East Europe and Georgia (EEG). At her arrival on September 27, Mother was received at the airport with a fraternal greeting by the Salesian Bishop, Msgr. Aleksander Yasheusky, by the Provincial, ...
25 Settembre 2017 - 140TH Salesian Missionary Expedition
Turin-Valdocco (Italy). On September 24, 2017, in the Basilica of Mary Help of Christians in Turin-Valdocco, the 13 FMA new missionaries received the missionary crucifix from Mother Yvonne Reungoat, Superior General of the Institute of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians. The Rector Major, Ángel Fernández Artime, presided at the Eucharistic Celebration ...
22 Settembre 2017 - Europe and the Middle East on a Journey
Farnières (Belgium). On September 14-21, 2017, at Farnières (Belgium), the Province of Our Lady of the Nations (FRB), hosted the Interprovincial Conference of Europe and the Middle East on a Journey CIEM, CIEP, and CII. Present were Mother General M. Yvonne Reungoat, Sr. Maria Luisa Miranda Councilor for the Salesian Family, and Sr. Paola Battagliola Visiting Councilor. The Provincial, Sr. Geneviève Pelsser ...
20 Settembre 2017 - Higher Formation Course for Scholastic Directors
Rome (Italy). On September 22, 2017, the Higher Formation Course begins in “Coordination with parity FMA Salesian schools” organized by the Faculty of the Science of Education Auxilium and CIOFS FMA School (Italy). The complexity of society and of the school requires that educational and leadership figures be ever more competent in planning-evaluation, in the coordination of educative-didactic activities, and ever more able to renew their ...
17 Settembre 2017 - Learn while working
Bari (Italy). On September 13-15, 2017, the 29th Edition of the European Seminar THE DUAL SYSTEM FOR ITALY, promoted by the Association CIOFS FP (Central Italy Salesian Feminine Works –Professional Formation), took place at Bisceglie and at Bari within the Fair of the East. From all of Italy came formators and ...
16 Settembre 2017 - Witness of faith for the world, for the Church, for the young
Rome (Italy). The Salesianum at Rome held a press conference for journalists and communication workers of the whole world on the witness of the Salesian missionary, Fr. Tom Uzhunnalil, kidnapped in Yemen on March 4, 2016 and freed on September 12, 2017. Fr. Tom was welcomed by the Rector Major, Fr. Don Ángel Fernández Artime, by the Vicar Fr. Francesco Cereda, by some members of the General Council, and by numerous civic and religious personalities. ...
13 Settembre 2017 - Father Tom Uzhunnalil Freed
Hong Kong (China). The Mother General of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians, M. Yvonne Reungoat, who is presently on a visit to Hong Kong, wrote a message in which she expresses her joy and closeness to the Rector Major, Fr. Ángel Fernández Artime, to the Salesian Confreres, and to the entire Salesian Family at the news of the liberation of Fr. Tom Uzhunnalil. Fr. Uzhunnalil was kidnapped by a unit of armed men on ...
7 Settembre 2017 - Time to Begin Again
Rome (Italy). The new sports year has begun for Salesian Youth Sports (PGS) which celebrates its first 50 years of life. “The PGS was officially born in 1967, promoted by the Salesian entities of CNOS and CIOFS to coordinate and render official the many sports activities that have always been promoted within the Salesian Institutes and Oratories. The ancient bond between Salesians and games is as old as Don Bosco: It is difficult ...
1 Settembre 2017 - Listen to the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor
Rome (Italy). On 6 August 2015, Pope Francis instituted a Day of Prayer for the Care of our ‘Common Home’: “Sharing with our beloved Brother, the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew’s concerns for the future of creation…I wish to communicate that I have decided to institute in the Catholic Church as well the “World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation”, which, starting from this year, will be celebrated on September 1st, as it has ...
30 Agosto 2017 - he Harvest is Great
Assisi (Italy). From August 24 to 27, 2017 at Domus Pacis in Assisi, the 15th Edition of the National Days of Missionary Formation and Spirituality took place. This event was promoted by the National Office for Missionary Cooperation among the Churches of the Italian Episcopal Conference (CEI). There were about two hundred participants: priests, religious, laity, and many young people representing the Italian Dioceses, Organizations, and Religious Institutes. ...
26 Agosto 2017 - Mother’s Message on the death of Fr. Adriano Bregolin
Florence (Italy). On August 26, 2017, the funeral Mass was celebrated for the Salesian, Fr. Adriano Bregolin. He died suddenly from a heart attack on August 23, during an excursion in the mountains. Fr. Adriano, ex Vicar General of the Salesian Congregation, was the Director of the Salesian Institute in Florence. The Mother General of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians, M. Yvonne Reungoat, sent a message to express condolences and affection ...
24 Agosto 2017 - Live the Gospel in multi-cultural Asia!
Yogyakarta (Indonesia). From 30 July to 9 August 2017, at Yogyakarta, the 7th Day of Asiatic Youth took place (AYD) on the theme: Live the Gospel in Multi-cultural Asia. The event is promoted every three years and is organized by the Federation of the Asiatic Episcopal Conference, by the Office of Laity and Families, by the Youth Department, and by the hosting Country. The objective of the days is to encourage and accompany ...
20 Agosto 2017 - Erection of St. Joseph Province (SEC)
Haledon (United States). On August 19, 2017 the ceremony for the Erection of St. Joseph Province (SEC) took place in Haledon, New Jersey, United States. It is formed by the unification of St. Philip Apostle Province (SUA) and by the Canadian pre-province of Notre Dame du Cap (CND). Mother Yvonne Reungoat, Superior General of the Institute of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians, arrived in the United States on August 18, 2017. The ...
16 Agosto 2017 - Missionary mandate
Turin (Italy). The whole world recalls that August 16th is the anniversary of the birth of St. John Bosco. Today, on August 16, 2017, they are 202 years! A Turin-Mornese, from August 11 to 16, 2017, about 250 young animators of the Salesian Youth Movement (SYM) of Europe and the Middle East, lived the experience of ‘SYM Confront 2017: to recharge themselves with the spirit of Don Bosco and ...
14 Agosto 2017 - Confront 2017: At the places of Main
Mornese (Italy). For the 250 young people of the European and Middle East Salesian Youth Movement, Confront 2017 continues on the theme: “Agents of Don Bosco’s Vision, Passion, Mission”, with great enthusiasm and times of reflection, listening, and spirituality. During the day of August 14, 2017, the young people of SYM studied the spirituality of Mornese in their encounter with the Mother General of the ...
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