Rome (Italy) “The unprecedented yesterday and today” is the red thread that runs through the celebratory moment of the 50th anniversary of the Pontifical Faculty of the Science of Education ‘Auxilium’ (1970-2020), held on Saturday 27 June 2020 at 18:00 in John Paul II Aula Magna of the Faculty.

The event will be attended by the Rector Major of the Salesians of Don Bosco, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, Grand Chancellor of the Faculty, and the Mother General of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians, Mother Yvonne Reungoat, Vice Grand Chancellor, with a representation of the academic community.

For the restrictive measures due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, the event will be broadcast live on the Faculty’s YouTube channel.

The Principal of the Faculty, Sister Piera Ruffinatto, explains the choice of the theme “The unprecedented yesterday and today”:

“Fifty years later, we welcome the renewed trust of the Church and the Institute of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians in the Faculty, and at the same time, we are aware of the responsibility entrusted to us: being a University Institution that is pontifical, Salesian, female. For this reason, we want to take on the task of developing and spreading an educational culture at the service of life and its growth with a new awareness in view of an integral and supportive humanism open to the transcendent. Around this ‘vision’ lies the urgent task of strengthening the dialogue between the educational sciences in order to thematise and further deepen the essential values that underlie it, in particular, those related to the education of young women.

In the name Auxilium that characterizes us and in the motto With Mary for a culture of life, is enclosed the project that sees in the figure of Mary, educator of Christ and the Christian, the one who is ‘Teacher’ and shows us the way to be able to situate ourselves with our specific contribution in the emerging dialogue on the contribution of women to contemporary culture.

In this fiftieth anniversary, we collect the inheritance, strengthened by what John Paul II said during his visit to the Faculty on January 31, 1992: ‘the Auxilium, with its charge of femininity is able to make important contributions to the inculturation of the Gospel and to the evangelization of culture’.”

Historical Background:

Established in Turin in 1954, the International Institute of Pedagogy and Religious Sciences (called the Pedagogical), was ‘incorporated’ in 1966 into the Higher Institute of Pedagogy of the Pontifical Salesian University. For the first time, the Holy See officially recognized women religious as university professors in an institution dependent on it. In 1970, the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians asked for autonomy and on June 27, 1970 the letter-decree of the Sacred Congregation for Catholic Education arrived: the International Higher Institute of Pedagogy and Religious Sciences was transformed into the Pontifical Faculty of the Science of Education, based in Turin.

This recognition publicly admitted the role of women in the Church to the point of recognizing the possibility of the leadership and management of an Ecclesiastical University Institution.

Invitation

10 COMMENTS

  1. Deus seja louvado pelas maravilhas que operou nestes 50 anos de serviço a vida, a cultura e a ciência. Muitas de nos passamos por esse lugar e ai nos formamos. A nossa oração de louvor ao Senhor faz – se acção criativa do Carisma hoje.

  2. FELICISSIMA DI QUESTA CELEBRAZIONE. PER TUTTE LE SORELLE DELLA NOSTRA COMUNITA ANNI 1974/80 RICORDI, NOSTALGIA, GRATITUDINE, PREGHIERE.
    E PER QUELLI CHE CI SONO OGGI, BEI PENSIERI, AUGURI DI SCIENZA E SALESIANITÁ. E POI GIOIA PER TUTTO QUANTO RICEVUTO E CHE POI FIORISCE LUNGO LA NOSTRA VITA. A MADRE YVONNE UN GRAZIE GIOIOSO

  3. Ir Rosalba Perotti- Acompanho com a oração e gratidão esta Comemoração da “inédita” e querida Instituição, que nasceu da coragem e fé de nossas Superioras e do sentido profético da missão da mulher na sociedade.Maria continua a grande inspiradora e companheira de caminhada! Na pessoa de Sr Piera Ruffinatto, agradeço todo o bem recebido do “Auxilium” nestes mais de 50 anos, desejando que o espírito de nossos Fundadores continue a animar as muitas iniciativas de bem que o Auxilium realiza. Com amizade e carinho, meus parabéns!

  4. Felicidades al Auxilium por estos cincuenta años de fecunda misión. El Señor y la Auxiliadora sigan guiando el camino de la Facultad para seguir respondiendo a lo que Dios y la Iglesia esperan de ella. Mi gracias también a todas y todos mis maestros, así como a la Comunidad y a las compañeras con las cuales recorrimos años muy bellos. Personalmente fue para mí un crecimiento en muchos sentidos. Muy bella la celebración de esta tarde. Felicidades!

  5. En este momento el AUXILIUM esta en plena celebracion festiva del 50 aniversario della Pontificia Facolta di Scienze dellEducazione. Me uno con alegria a todas y todos, y doy gracias a Dios y a Maria Auxiliadora por el ayer y el hoy. Agradezco la formacion alli recibida y la convivencia compartida con tantas queridas Hermanas en esa gran Comunidad que recuerdo con cariño.
    Felicidades a todo el Auxilium en su 50 Aniversario de fecundo servicio al carisma de San Juan Bosco y Santa Maria Dominga Mazzarello en la mision juvenil.

  6. Que belleza siempre todo el mundo. se siente mucha emoción y es una alegría. Siempre agradeceré todos los años vividos allí. Siempre gracias.

  7. Felicitaciones por esta gran celebración. Dios bendiga a todas aquellas personas que han pasado por esa importante comunidad educativa. Gracias a la Madre y a todas las Maestras…un braco muy significativo.

  8. Soy orgullosamente exalumna del Auxilium y todos los días doy gracias a Dios por los años vividos en esa querida comunidad Educativa (1992-1997). El Señor y la Virgen Auxiliadora siga bendiciendo la misión educativa para el hoy de la historia, siempre llevando la bondad de Jesús Buen Pastor. Gracias a todas las personas que allí viven y feliz fiesta!

  9. Parabéns, Pontifícia Faculdade Auxilium!
    Sua missão na Igreja, no Instituto, com o rosto feminino, salesiano,
    é fundamental na humanização da sociedade, na abertura de novos horizontes
    na educação da juventude! Gratidão e alegria por fazer parte desta história!

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