Rome (Italy). We are close to the beginning of General Chapter XXIV , an important event for every Daughter of Mary Help of Christians, Educating Community, and the Salesian Family in the world.
General Chapter XXIV begins at the FMA Generalate in Rome on 11 September 2021 and ends on 24 October 2021.
The General Chapter is a «key moment for evaluation, reflection, and guidance in a common search for God’s will» (C 135). All the FMA, Educating Communities, lay people, and young people of the Salesian Family collaborate in the Chapter experience with a participation in prayer, study, and proposals. The purpose of the General Chapter is to deal with topics relevant to the mission of the Institute «in order to be an ever-more efficacious presence in the Church and in the world» (C 136).
The theme of GC XXIV: “Do whatever he tells you” (Jn 2:5). Communities that generate life in the heart of contemporaneity”, makes explicit the objective that the FMA Institute proposes: To re-awaken the original freshness of the vocational fruitfulness of the FMA Institute.
On the institutional channels, the experience of the XXIV General Chapter celebrated in the heart of contemporaneity and lived in communion with all its interlocutors will be told.
To follow GC XXIV online:
– On the Institutional Website IFMA (https://www.cgfmanet.org/): on the homepage and in the IFMA section, under the item General Chapter, news, reflections, interviews, etc. will be published.
To involve all the interlocutors of the FMA Institute, in the Comments on the news, resonances and brief contributions can be expressed.
– On Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/salesian.sisters.of.don.bosco/) posts and photos will be published to accompany the events and themes of the Chapter reflection.
– In the section Resources Management, under the item Generale Chapter XXIV (https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1awnzsMwSk9PlgYjh8Pk0mVuYy7M9u02p) it will be possible to download the materials of the Chapter.
– In FLICKR the photos that will document the GC XXIV event will be collected.
There will be an opportunity to follow some important moments in direct streaming.
The first appointment is scheduled for Friday 17 September 2021 at 7:00 (Italian time), with the Eucharistic Celebration presided over by the Rector Major Don Ángel Fernandez Artime, and at 9:30 (Italian time) the Official Opening of the XXIV General Chapter.
On the Institutional Website IFMA the appointments to follow will be reported from time to time.
May the XXIV General Chapter be a generative experience of life and hope for the Institute of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians.