Rome (Italy). On 28 July 2022, the Superior General of the Institute of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians, Mother Chiara Cazzuola, received from the Confederal President of the FMA Past Pupils, Mrs. Maria Carmen Castillon, a plaque of recognition to all the FMA for their closeness and accompaniment of all the Past Pupils who have passed through the Houses of the FMA in the 150 years since the foundation of the Institute (1872-2022).
The plaque was bestowed in Rome, in the Generalate, by Mrs. Marta Bovese, Past Pupil, President of the Federation and Administrator of the Confederation. Present were Sr. Leslie Sándigo, General Councilor for the Salesian Family, and Sr. Gabriela Patiño, World Delegate of the FMA Past Pupils.
The President online, addressed these words to Mother:
Dearest Mother Chiara, it is with joy that the Past Pupils of the Mornese World Confederation wish to be present in giving to you and to the Institute of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians, this simple but significant plaque, and a book in which the many expressions of gratitude from all over the world have been collected to celebrate this important anniversary.
It is a way to express affection and gratitude to all the FMA present in every single reality and throughout the Salesian world. Happy Feast!
The plate reads:
150 years of Service. Everything passes but not our gratitude. We will always wear the SMILE that you FMA imprinted in our hearts. A THANK YOU for your presence in the time we have lived and we appreciate your continued support on our future journey.
Mother Chiara welcomed and thanked for the gesture, emphasizing the importance of always feeling united, networked, as a family called to make the Salesian charism of Mornese grow and spread.