Rome (Italy). After the presentation of the Report on the Life of the FMA Institute on 21 September 2021, a time of study and reflection began for the Chapter members, alternating with moments of personal work, group work in commissions and sub-commissions, and then in the assembly. It is a laborious time, enriched with serene spaces of fraternity, sharing, and the Good Night
In the evening, the Chapter members shared a significant moment at the Good Night, listening to the messages of the young people, representing the different provincial realities of the 5 Continents, who participated in the Provincial Chapters for the preparation for the XXIV General Chapter.
We greet you on behalf of the young people of Asia. We thank you for your constant gift of yourself, your joy, and your enthusiasm.
We share what we would like you to consider for us:
- Be more open to the digital world and accompanying us to know and live it with responsibility and a critical sense;
- Be more open to social issues.
- With the pandemic, moving from face-to-face to quarantine with distance learning has been a difficult change for all of us. We ask you to take care of relationships and truly listen to young people.
- Give more value to volunteer groups like VIDES.
- We wish you to make the mission of the Daughter of Mary Help of Christians clearer and more visible and that your witness may have a strong influence on the hearts of young people.
- We count on you to be a sign of the presence of Mary who urges us to a life of holiness, compassion, and love for our brothers and sisters.
- Please also find some time to take care of yourselves.
We are happy to be part of the Salesian Family! Thank you very much from the hearts of all the youth of Asia!
What is a community that generates life? Like a plant and a seed, which need water, sun, and fresh air, so is the FMA community. There is a need for love, for newness, to be with us young people to listen and share, to “be there”, involving and letting ourselves be involved in the Salesian educational mission.
This also means reaching young people on the Web, where they spend a lot of time. Yes, be digital citizens!
Greetings to Mother Yvonne Reungoat, to the Sisters of the Council, and to all the participants in the General Chapter. We pre-aspirants, along with the Salesian Sisters and all the young people of Samoa, wish you a time of grace and gratitude, of hope and innovation, so that the Institute may continue to be fruitful in its mission.