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20 Aprile 2018 - Visit of Mother Yvonne in Paraguay
Asunción (Paraguay). From 17 to 29 April 2018, the Mother General of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians is in Paraguay for her visit to St. Raphael Archangel Province (PAR) and for the World Feast of Gratitude that will take place in Asunción. On April 17, at "Silvio Pettirossi" International Airport in Asunción, Paraguay, Mother Yvonne Reungoat arrived. To welcome her were many FMA, Youth, ...
14 Aprile 2018 - Sanctity in the Salesian Family
Rome (Italy). From April 10 to 14, 2018, the Second Seminar for the Promotion of the Causes of Beatification and Canonization of the Salesian Family was held in Rome. After the first Seminar, celebrated in April 2016, this was dedicated, in particular, to scientific assessment and theological evaluation of miracles. There were about 90 participants among consecrated persons, lay people, and some diocesan priests. They were all representatives of ...
11 Aprile 2018 - Benedizione della Casa di Bondo Kodi in Indonesia
Sumba (Indonesia). Il 10 aprile 2018 è stata benedetta la casa della nuova comunità “Madre Angela Vallese”, Bondo Kodi, Sumba in Indonesia, Ispettoria “S. Maria D. Mazzarello” (TIN). La comunità è nata su richiesta del Vescovo della Diocesi di Weetebula (unica Diocesi di tutta l’isola di Sumba), Mons. Edmund Woga, CSsR, il quale, apprezzando la missione che le nostre suore svolgono in Palla, un villaggio ...
6 Aprile 2018 - Visita Canonica di Suor Silvia Boullosa
Porto Alegre (Brasile). Dal 2 febbraio al 2 aprile 2018, l’Ispettoria brasiliana “Nostra Signora Aparecida” (BPA) ha avuto la Visita Canonica della Consigliera Visitatrice Suor Silvia Boullosa. La visita canonica si svolge una volta ogni sei anni ed è l'occasione per rafforzare l'unità e il senso di appartenenza all'Istituto e, allo stesso tempo, rivedere il cammino realizzato dall’Ispettoria e da ogni comunità ...
30 Marzo 2018 - Easter: a gift for everyone, no one excluded
Rome, Italy. Christ is truly risen! It is the joy of the announcement of Resurrection. Today we are called to rediscover the mystery of Easter, of Resurrection which is change, moral and social rebirth, redemption, future. Christ is risen. An overwhelming truth that, two thousand years ago, gave new life to the whole of humanity and continues to question us as Christians and as citizens of this world, because we must always ...
24 Marzo 2018 - The Pope to the Young
Rome (Italy). The Message of the Holy Father to the young people in preparation for the XXXIII World Youth Day 2018, which is celebrated on Palm Sunday. This is the second Message that Pope Francis addresses to the young people on their journey to the WYD in Panama, which will take place from 22 to 27 January 2019. The Holy Father wanted the young people to be accompanied by the Virgin Mary on this spiritual pilgrimage. Follow the path of the Virgin Mary, from fear ...
19 Marzo 2018 - The Church Listens to the Young
Rome (Italy). More than 300 young people from the whole world are gathered in the Vatican at Mary, Mother of the Church School, from 19-24 March 2018 for the ‘pre-synod gathering’ taking place in preparation for the General Assembly of the Bishops’ Synod in October on “The Young, Faith, and Vocational Discernment”. Among the 300 participants, there are the young delegates from all the episcopal conferences of the world, seminarians, sisters, ...
16 Marzo 2018 - Encounter UCESM
Snagov (Romania). On March 5-10, 2018, the Carmelite Monastery at Snagov, a city of Romania, hosted the 18th General Assembly of UCESM. The theme was: “Widen the space of your tent” (Is 54: 2). The Union of the European Conference of Major Superiors (UCESM) gathers the 39 National Conferences represented by the Major Superiors of Apostolic Religious Institutes of 28 European Countries with about 250,000 women and men religious. There were 36 National ...
7 Marzo 2018 - International Day of the Woman 2018
Rome (Italy). Every March 8th the world level of the International Day of the Woman is celebrated. This year the theme is " The Time is now: Rural and urban activists who transform the lives of women". The celebration of this year follows an unprecedented global movement for the promotion of women's rights, equality, and justice. At world level, there has been a strong movement of awareness, of sensitization, of seeking justice to ...
3 Marzo 2018 - Visit of Mother Yvonne Reungoat - INB
Bombay (India). From 1 to 11 March 2018, the Mother General of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians is visiting St. Mary D. Mazzarello Province (INB). On March 1, 2018, at the international airport of Chatrapati Shivaji, a delegation of FMA joyfully waited for Mother Yvonne, accompanied by the Provincial, Sr. Rita Dora Thomas, by Sr. Wilma de Souza, by the Provincial Secretary, Sr. Supriya Noronha, and by the Provincial Economer, Sr. Rita Evelyn D'Souza. ...
28 Febbraio 2018 - Transversal skills: an educational challenge
Rome (Italy). Saturday, February 24, 2018, a study seminar was held in Rome promoted by the Study Center for the Catholic School of the National Office for Education, Schools and Universities (Unesu) of the Italian Episcopal Conference (CEI), entitled: “Transversal Competencies – the Educational Challenge of Soft Skills”. Some FMA collaborators of the Youth Pastoral Sector, from the Italian provinces, and from the Pontifical Faculty of the ...
26 Febbraio 2018 - Witnesses of Holiness
Nizza (Italy). The Daughters of Mary Help of Christians, the Piedmont Province (IPI), the Parishes of Nizza M. and Vaglio Serra, and the Daughters of Our Lady of Mercy in collaboration with the Municipality of Nizza M. and the Academy of Nicese Culture L'Erca Onlus, organized a series of presentations on three "Social Saints": Venerable Paul Pius Perazzo, Franciscan tertiary Venerable Sr. Teresa Valsè Pantellini, Daughter ...
22 Febbraio 2018 - Day of Prayer and Fasting
Rome (Italy). The Mother General of the Institute of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians sends a message asking us to unite ourselves to the request of Pope Francis to make February 23, 2018 a day of prayer and fasting for peace in the world, especially in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, South Sudan, Syria, and for many other parts of the world. Dearest Sisters, I am writing this message to ask you to unite yourselves to the request of ...
19 Febbraio 2018 - Youth Pre-Synodal Meeting
Rome (Italy). on February 16, 2018, the Press Conference was held at the Press Office of the Holy See on the Pre-Synodal Meeting that will take place in Rome from March 19th to 24th 2018. The Pre-Synodal Meeting was aimed at giving the possibility for the young to present to the Synod Fathers who will gather in Assembly in October 2018 on the theme “The young, the faith, and vocational discernment”, a document ...
13 Febbraio 2018 - Be “networks of salvation” for victims of trafficking
Rome (Italy). On Monday, February 12, 2018, Clementine Hall in the Vatican hosted the encounter of Pope Francis with the participants: women, men, young and less young people, and families with children, for the World Day of Reflection and Prayer against the Trafficking of persons. Also present were young people who have traversed the painful and violent roads of the Mediterranean route and are now inserted in journeys of welcome, protection, promotion, and integration. For ...
8 Febbraio 2018 - Journeying toward the World Feast of Gratitude
Asunción (Paraguay). The official announcement has been made to the whole Institute of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians of the World Feast of Gratitude 2018 through a letter sent by the Vicar General, Sr. Chiara Cazzuola. “By living the response to God’s call with joy and hope, we re-awaken the plan of God in every young person” is the theme of the Feast that will be celebrated ...
6 Febbraio 2018 - Steps in the struggle against human trafficking
Rome (Italy). On February 8, 2018, the Church celebrates the liturgical memorial of St. Josephine Bakhita, a Sudanese woman who was kidnapped at the age of 8 and was sold to merchants of human beings. She became a religious after having experienced the humiliations and the physical and moral sufferings of slavery. The World Day of Prayer and Reflection against Human Trafficking promoted by the Unions of Superiors General of Religious Institutes has celebrated ...
4 Febbraio 2018 - Messaggio del Rettor Maggiore ai Giovani
Timor Est (Asia). Nella festa di Don Bosco, il 31 gennaio 2018, 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, ricevete il mio saluto pieno di affetto e la promessa della mia preghiera per tutti voi. Anche quest’anno, come ...
2 Febbraio 2018 - Visit of Mother Yvonne Reungoat in India
Calcutta (India). From January 29 to February 7, 2018, the Mother General of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians is visiting Mary Help of Christians Province (INC). On January 29, 2018, Auxilium School in Bandel welcomed Mother Yvonne Reungoat, the Provincial, Sr. Rose Ezarath; Sr. Runita Borja, Councilor for Youth Pastoral; and Sr. Alaide Deretti, Councilor for the Missions. Mother made her presence felt with her smile. The sisters, teachers, and students ...
24 Gennaio 2018 - Truth, fake news and Journalism for Peace
Rome (Italy). The text of the message of Pope Francis for the 52nd World Day for Social Communications was published on January 24, 2018. The theme is: “The truth will make you free” (John 8: 32). Fake News and Journalism for Peace. The Pope points a finger at "fake news", false and groundless news "based on non-existent or distorted data and aimed at deceiving and even manipulating the reader", ...
24 Gennaio 2018 - Triennial Evaluation in India
Calcutta (India). From January 24 to 28, 2018 the Triennial Evaluation of the Interprovincial Conference of India (PCI), which includes 7 Provinces, is taking place. The Triennial Evaluation has two goals: to evaluate the post-chapter journey and offer suggestions for the theme of the next GC XXIV. On January 23, Mother Yvonne Reungoat arrived at Mary Help of Christians Province of Kolkata (Calcutta), the city of joy, and of the 4th missionary ...
19 Gennaio 2018 - At the start the Spirituality Days of the Salesian Family 2018.
Turin (Italy). At the start the Spirituality Days of the Salesian Family taking place in Turin Valdocco on January 18-21, 2018. There are about 400 participants coming from more than 50 nations from all parts of the world and representing 22 groups of the Salesian Family. Many volunteers are involved in the organization of the event who, with passion and joy, have prepared the various moments to make the meeting an authentic time of Spirituality for the Salesian ...
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 ...
15 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 ...
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