Rome (Italy). The Message of Greetings from the Mother General of the Institute of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians, Mother Chiara Cazzuola, on the occasion of the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of Mary:

This is the “beautiful day”! This is how Mother Mazzarello defines the days of the novena and the feast of MARY IMMACULATE! (L 16 to the Sisters of Borgo San Martino). Truly everything becomes beautiful with her. The Christian people live this feast as the triumph of the beauty of grace and celebrate Mary with the most beautiful and intense expressions of nature, of creation. In Valdocco, in Mornese, in our houses, for 150 years we have been singing to Mary with particular affection. The Marian Circle that is celebrated in each community unites us in invoking her in languages from all over the world. One wonders on what other day, if not December 8, could the call to a ‘poor priest’ and a boy to embody the Salesian charism be fulfilled, so that young people, avid for the future, for beauty, for joy would not be disappointed? We were  there too in seed.

Let us allow ourselves to be guided by the Mother of Jesus, sign of joy, hope, daring who constantly encourages us to do whatever He tells us and makes us generative communities illumined by His presence.

To relive personally and as a community the grace that has woven the history of our Institute in these 150 years, the interactive tour of the Marian exhibit has been created in which you will find the cultural and traditional expressions of Marian devotion of the various Countries.

Marian exhibit Interactive tour

The interactive tour of the Exhibit of the Charism is also online, offering a very beautiful itinerary of Salesian spirituality in which you can re-read the past to live the present intensely and look to the future with courage.

Charism exhibit Interactive Tour

Mary walks in each of our Houses.  It is a certainty that always gives us courage, above all in the difficulties that may come from the challenges of our mission, the various relational and social contexts, infirmities.  Mary walks in each of our Houses.  It is a certainty that gives us joy, makes us welcoming and loving, daring.

Our Institute belongs entirely to Mary, therefore, courage and trust.

Happy Feast!

Rome, 8 December 2021

Sr. Chiara Cazzuola
Generale Superior of the FMA Istitute

Complete text of the Messagge


  1. Buona e santa festa dell’Immacolata carissima Madre Chiara. Unita a lei e a tutte le nostre sorelle del mondo nel celebrare questa bella festa, il 180mo della nostra grande famiglia Salesiana. Máire O’Byrne [IRL]

  2. Santa fiesta! Querida Madre Chiara, María la mujer de la espera gozosa acompaña y anima nuestra respuesta vocacional de cada día

  3. Grazie Madre Chiara degli auguri contraccambiati dalla comunità della casa di riposo di Lugagnano (PC). Grazie di ogni riflessione che fa bene al cuore. Continuiamo nella preghiera e offerta per lei e l’Istituto

  4. Carissima Madre Chiara
    Grazie tanto per il suo messaggio che ci ricorda l’origine della nostra missione. Tanti auguri e buona festa dell’Immacolata. Che Ella le stia sempre acanto e le ottenga tante grazie e benedizioni!! (Sr Charlotte AFC)

  5. Grazie dal profondo dei nostri cuori Madre Chiara per questo bellissimo messaggio, un augurio di gioia e di affetto a te. In questo Solennita’ dell’Immacolata Concezione di Maria, siamo sicuri che Maria Immacolata sempre Ausiliatrice cammini nelle nostre comunita’.

  6. obrigada Madre Chiara pela bela mensagem enviada para todas nós em ocasião da grande festa da IMACULADA realmente e uma festa muito importante para todas nós
    boa festa

  7. Madre Chiara meditando su mensaje se alegró nuestro corazón al sentirmos parte de este Instituto que es todo de María, el reto de renovar nuestra vida viviendo nuestro ser Hijas de María Auxiliadora en alegría, esforzándonos por ser mas acogedoras, amables, y audaces en nuestra misión es nuestra ofrenda a tan Bella Madre en su fiesta. Gracias por su motivación y sus palabras. “FELIZ FIESTA PARA USTED Y SU CONSEJO”

  8. Grazie Madre Chiara, il suo messaggio è una bella sintesi del nostro carisma e ci motiva a viverlo un fedeltá creativa per rispondere ad ogni realtà con e come Maria. Cara Madre, il Signore continui ad accompagnargli con la sua saggezza e bontà.


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