Nizza Monferrato (Italy). On 18 April 2021, in the Chapel of O. L. of Grace, the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians of the Communities of Nizza Monferrato (Acqui), of the Piedmont Province of Mary Help of Christians (IPI), celebrated the Anniversaries of Religious Profession.

Two FMA from the Community of St. Mary D. Mazzarello celebrated 60 years of faithful donation to the Lord and to young people: Sr. Bruna Bettini, as music  and singing teacher, animator of the Federative Work Transport Sick Lourdes (OFTAL), and parish catechist;  and Sr. Anna Maria Pesce, animator of the Salesian Youth Sports Clubs (PGS) and of the oratory, teacher in many FMA schools in the Province of Asti. Instead, reaching the milestone of 75 years of profession, was  Sr. Maria Angela Cazzuli of  Mother Angela Vespa Community.  She taught at the Primary School of Nizza Monferrato and Acqui, forming generations of children, encouraging and discovering the talents of each one. In the prayer were present the many children, young people, and families who  approached and received much good for their growth due to her educational service in the footsteps of Don Bosco and Mother Mazzarello.

The Eucharistic Celebration, with the presence of FMA of the Communities, of a representation of some members of OFTAL, and of “Don Bosco” Choir, was the heart of the day. Fr Vittorio Bazzoni, Salesian of Don Bosco and Chaplain of the Communities of Nizza Monferrato, combined his thanksgiving with that of the FMA, as he celebrated the 50th anniversary of his priesthood.

Celebrating an anniversary of religious profession in the Institute of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians means recalling the gratuitous love of God which leads to a total and exclusive response in the consecration of oneself, to be a sign and expression of His foreseeing Love among young people . A fidelity that “becomes a lifestyle expressed in joy and that makes us available to embrace the expectations of the Paschal Mystery with faith, with renewed hope, in the certainty that ‘yes’ forever finds meaning and radiance here.” (Mother Yvonne Reungoat – Circular 1001)


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