Rome (Italy). From 24 to 26 April 2022, World Gratitude Day will take place in the places of the origins of the FMA Institute, in Turin, Mornese, Nizza Monferrato, Piedmont, with the theme “They are my daughters”. The Feast is part of the celebrations for the 150th anniversary of the Foundation of the Institute (1972-2022) and aims to be an expression of gratitude to the Lord for the generous ‘yes’ of the Mother General of the Institute of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians, Sr. Chiara Cazzuola, elected on October 2021 to the service of animation and government.

Mother Chiara will be present in Piedmont during the three days, which include moments of celebration and dialogue and visits to charismatic places, where she will meet young people, Daughters of Mary Help of Christians, civil and ecclesial authorities, Provincials and Animators, young people in formation.

Sunday 24 April – Turin/Mornese

At Valdocco, Turin, Mother Chiara Cazzuola participates in the event of MGS Day.

At 10:30, in the Grand Theater of  Valdocco, young people will interview Mother and at 12:30 there will be celebrated Holy Mass in the Basilica of Mary Help of Christians (DIRECT YouTube and Facebook beginning at 10:30).

At Mornese, in the evening, a Vigil is planned animated by the young people in formation of various Provinces.  At the end, the Good Night of Mother Chiara.

Monday 25 April – Mornese/Turin

At Mornese at 9:15, in the Sanctuary of St. Mary Domenica Mazzarello, the day opens with the entrustment to Mary, “I entrust them to you”, and the Eucharistic Celebration  (DIRECT YouTube and Facebook).

In the morning, Mother Chiara will meet with the young women in formation for a time of dialogue.

At Turin, in the Grand Theater of Valdocco, at 16:30 there will take place the World Feast of Gratitude (DIRECT YouTube and Facebook).

Tuesday 26 April – Nizza Monferrato

At 10:00 Mother is planned to arrive at Our Lady of Grace Institute, with the welcome of the students and of the Salesian Schools of Nizza, Asti, and Alessandria.

While the Celebration for the youngest ones is animated by tournaments and games, Mother Chiara Cazzuola will meet with some FMA Provincials and Animators.

In the afternoon, the visit is planned to the locales of the Professional Courses CIOFS/FP – the Laboratory for professional qualification as a Wellness-Aesthetic Operator, the aeroponic greenhouse, the desiccator room, the sensory path, the work area for gardening and fruit orchards – and at 14:00, a journey through the premises of the Institute, with historical-charismatic re-enactments.

At 16:30, the Eucharistic Celebration in Our Lady of Grace Sanctuary, presided by the Bishop of Asti, Msgr. Marco Prastaro  (DIRECT YouTube and Facebook).

At 18:00, at the Foro Boario, Mother Chiara Cazzuola will receive from the Mayor of the city of Nizza Monferrato the conferral of Honorary Citizenship on the Institute of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians.

Flyer of the Feast


  1. Querida Madre Chiara, Muchas gracias por ser Madre, animadora de nuestro querido Instituto que es todo de Maria. Un Gracias de corazon. Y un abrazo muy Boliviano. Con cariño Sor Daysi Huanto

  2. GRATIDÃO QUERIDA Madre CHIARA pelo seu sim serviço em nosso Instituto. Nosso agradecimento por tudo que o Senhor Nosso Deus tem realizado e continua realizando em sua vida. Nossas Orações.

  3. Hoje é dia de Festa. Festa dos Corações cheio das graças do
    Senhor por isso transbordantes de gratidão a Deus ao Instituto e a você querida Madre Chiara que nos anima e nos fortalece nesta linda missão como FMA. Nossa Eterna Gratidão e nossas Orações.

  4. Madre Chiara:
    Auguri de buona festa! Dio la benedica e le sia sempre vicino con il dono del suo Spirito, perché la ilumine e fotalezca nella missione che li ha affidato y posa guidarci secondo il vangelo e li diretrisi della Chiesa, siendo testimoni vivi dell’Amore e bonta di Dio

  5. Carissima Madre Chiara:
    Buona festa, il Signore la benedica e dia la abondanza dello Spirito Santo per compiere con giogia e sapienza la missione che Dio le ha affidato, guidando il nostro Istituto, e facendo presente il ‘Amore di Dio e incoraggiandoci a vivere la missione con gioia e sendo testimoni de la Pasqua de Cristo risorto.
    Buona festa, Dio la benedica e sia sempre con Lei.

  6. Dear Mother
    With warm feelings of love & gratitude we the community sisters of Auxilium Gohpur Tinali, Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh India (ING), young people, the educating community come to greet you a very happy feast of Gratitude. we thank the Lord for you and your collaborators. we assure our sincere prayers for you. Thank you so much for your YES, to be our leader and guide & all that you do for us, for the the mission and for your very self. Thank you so much dear Mother. May Mary our Mother be with you …

  7. Dal Madagascar siamo uniti a voi carissima Madre. Siamo molto lieti di poter seguire le dirette (grazie a coloro che ci lavorano). Abbiamo offerta l’Eucaristia di stamattina per le Sue intenzioni. GRAZIE e BUONA FESTA. Le FMA del Madagascar con i giovani uniti a voi

  8. Dear Sr.Chiara
    With warm feelings of love we Nandigama community sisters, young people, the educating community come to greet a very happy feast of Gratitude. we thank God for you and your collaborators. we assure our sincere prayers for you. Thank you so much for all that you do for us, for the sake of the mission and for your very self as our leader and guide. Thank you dear Mother


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