Logo istituzionale delle Figlie di Maria Ausiliatrice - Vai alla Home Page del Portale
23/1/2017 Laura’s lesson
Laura’s lesson
Laura’s lesson

January 22 is the commemoration day of Blessed Laura Vicuña, but since this year January 22 is a Sunday, we celebrate it today.  She was a pupil at one of our schools in Argentina in the early 1900s.

By all standards, Laura didn’t have an easy life. Some might even say that, as a young girl, she had a lot on her plate. The factors for a “successful” life weren’t “in her cards”. So why is she remembered and held as a model for adolescents and youth?

As I remember this amazing adolescent who, at such a tender age, had understood that to love is to offer one’s life so that the beloved may have true life, I cannot help but ask myself, what does Laura’s life teach me as a Salesian educator? 

What lessons do I learn from Laura Vicuña’s life?

Lesson number 1: I do not educate alone. Education is more efficacious when done in synergy and when the environment itself offers a space where education is possible. Our educational settings must be places where young people feel that they matter, that they are accepted with their limits and possibilities, but with trust in the presence of good in each one.

Lesson number 2: I should have the guts to show them to strive for something more. Young people have great hearts capable of aiming high. We do them injustice when what we offer is mediocrity.

Lesson number 3: Simple and ordinary are exciting, too. We have practices and traditions that some might think outdated, but in reality they help to form convictions and habits. Our Salesian spirituality offer a view of life that is positive and full of hope. We do not need big events to have an exciting life. What makes us happy is not when we are focused on ourselves but when we share and serve others. Looking at Jesus, listening to His Word and being nourished by the Eucharist will help me become a “person for others”, and this is the secret of joy. We need idols, people whose lives show us that yes, aiming high is possible, being good is cool, because in the end it lasts. Mother Mary is for us not only a mother, but an all-time-model.

Laura Vicuña reminds me to believe in the young. They have good hearts. They desire to have meaningful lives.

With young people, we are called to be missionaries of hope and of joy.

 
Invia ad un amico Stampa Aggiungi ai preferiti
Ultimi aggiornamenti
  • 10/5/2019 World Water Day 2019: Leaving No One Behind
  • 30/4/2019 Animation from the Formation Team, Rome
  • 8/3/2019 Forty for you
  • 3/2/2019 Siate apostoli missionari per altri giovani nel mondo
  • 11/12/2018 70° Dichiarazione Universale dei Diritti Umani
  • 13/11/2018 Días internacionales
  • 6/11/2018 Esperienze di giovani “in missione”
  • 24/10/2018 Uma aventura pelos caminhos de Arcos de Valdevez
  • 7/10/2018 Harambèe 2018. C’è una strada dentro il cuore degli altri
  • 13/9/2018 Evangelización en los nuevos patios juveniles
  • 11/9/2018 Acampamento Juvenil Salesiano
  • 10/8/2018 MISSÃO JUVENIL SALESIANA NA INSPETORIA NOSSA SENHORA DA PENHA
  • 27/7/2018 Duhovno-pocitniški teden skozi oci animatorke
  • 22/7/2018 Vill’agindo é diversão no Dia do Cooperatisvismo
  • 13/7/2018 II Encontro da RSB-Comunicação do polo Campo Grande reúne 35 profissionais
  • 5/7/2018 Fake News é tema de diálogo entre alunos
  • 18/6/2018 Finisce l’oratorio e inizia l’Estate Ragazzi
  • 3/6/2018 Encontro de Espiritualidade Juvenil Salesiana
  • 9/5/2018 Tre giornate con Don Bosco per i giovani bielorussi
  • 7/5/2018 The Millennial YES... Dauntless!
  • 22/4/2018 Look at MI
  • 6/4/2018 Ética Digital é tema de bate papo com estudantes do Santa Inês.
  • 17/3/2018 Dal MGS al Pre-sinodo
  • 23/2/2018 APP-Rendimento per Tutti
  • 12/2/2018 UNA MESA REDONDA CON JÓVENES
  • 5/2/2018 Educadores Que Acompañan El Discernimiento Vocacional
  • 3/1/2018 Formazione per Animatori IME
  • 31/12/2017 #versoilSinodo2018
  • 28/12/2017 Encontro Vocazional reúne joves e fam?lias
  • 19/12/2017 Alunos salesianos participam de Modelo de Simulação da ONU.
  • 5/12/2017 «Secouristes pour la paix»
  • 27/11/2017 Caleidoscópio Cultural e VIII Feira do Livro do ILV
  • 16/11/2017 Un vocabolario per i giovani
  • 9/10/2017 Entretien avec Soeur Silvia Melandri FMA
  • 4/10/2017 Forum Nazionale 2017 del MGS
  • 23/9/2017 1a Feria Científica en Liceo "María Auxiliadora" de Linares.
  • 11/8/2017 Encontro vocacional da Inspetoria BRJ
  • 25/7/2017 GMG 2019: reso pubblico l’inno ufficiale
  • 14/7/2017 DUE MESI DOPO “THE BEST EXPERIENCE” A SIVIGLIA
  • 9/6/2017 Primer encuentro post-Voluntarias
  • 19/5/2017 Un eBay ad Amatrice
  • 12/5/2017 Dialogo con le Istituzioni e con i genitori sull’uso dei Social Network
  • 5/5/2017 Proyecto Mornés Laicos y FMA, “Discípulos Misioneros en Camino con los Jóvenes”
  • 3/5/2017 Pope's meeting with youth in Egypt: Pray for those who you don't love
  • 8/4/2017 "Youth Meet" with Mother Yvonne
  • 27/3/2017 Mary Help of Christians Academy choir at Mets` game
  • 8/3/2017 Día Internacional de la Mujer: "Voices of Faith”
  • 3/3/2017 «Bambini d`Italia». Anche il Papa firma per dare la cittadinanza ai piccoli stranieri
  • 17/2/2017 "Don Bosco, il Potere dell`amore"
  • 14/2/2017 International Day Against the Use of Child Soldiers
  • IL MURETTO - GuestBook
     Nome
     Email
     Messaggio


      sistaele 10/4/2017  
      ... just imagine a big crowd of young people from a variety of ethnic communities, all belonging to Shillong Province… such a feast to the eyes and a blessing to the heart of Mother Yvonne!
      sistaele 3/3/2017  
      ... quelle di papa Francesco, le scelte che coscientizzano! Grazie per la tua firma, Francesco e grazie al Sermig, movimento coraggioso e coinvolgente... con la bontà che disarma!
      Sr. Theresa Lee 21/2/2017  
      FANTASTIC (initiative)! Thank you!
      sistaele 28/1/2017  
      Informazione,denuncia, educazione preventiva perchè bambini, adolescenti, giovani donne non siano più schiavi e il mondo degli adulti si converta...
      Aminange ilunga 6/11/2016  
      je suis tres heureuse d`apprendre que la mere generale vindra au lycee hodari le 09/11.