Rome (Italy). The Feast of Gratitude 2021 takes place in ROME Sunday 25 April 2021 at ‘Mother Angela Vespa’ House, see of the Pontifical Faculty of Education Sciences «Auxilium». Its theme and slogan is Networked for a culture of life.
Being online is one of the most precious resources to expand creative and collaborative energies to express to Mother Yvonne Reungoat the gratitude of the FMA, the Educating Communities, the laity, and the young people who share the Salesian charismatic mission.
Here are some steps for the preparation of World Gratitude Day 2021.
FEAST OF GRATITUDE 2021
The appointment is here on: www.festadelgrazie.org! to live the Feast also on the Network of networks and to share and relaunch the message of hope and commitment of Mother Yvonne Reungoat and of all the FMA to educate, defend, promote #culturadellavita.
Each community has been involved in an unpredictable way by Covid-19 and has tried to respond to the emergency, putting itself on the side of children, young people, families. The mandate “I entrust them to you” that marks the journey of preparation for the 150th anniversary of the Foundation of the FMA Institute (1872-2022), urged every Educating Community to support the educational mission with creativity and in all possible ways in this time of the Covid-19 Pandemic.
THE THANKS OF THE EDUCATING COMMUNITIES
Each community is invited to compose a network of gratitude and hope by sending to
* a message of gratitude to Mother using the hashtag:
#GrazieMadreper #ThankyouMotherfor #MerciMerepour
They will be published in this space #GrazieMadreper
* a message of commitment for a culture of life, expressing with the following hashtag what is:
#EducareallaculturadellaVita #EduqueralaculturedelaVie #EducaralaculturadelaVida
They will be published in this space #EducareallaCulturadellaVita
THE COMMITMENT OF ISS
The Feast of Gratitude is an opportunity to focus attention on the Institutions of Higher Studies to highlight the precious contribution they offer to the formation of the FMA and of many young people.
In her presentation of the ISS Identity Charter, Mother declares her trust in these Institutions because they allow us to create a new sapiential culture which, by valuing the contribution of specific knowledge of the various disciplines, opens up the transcendent dimension of the human being in its entirety. Trust in the Institutions and trust in educators who, welcoming the Preventive System of Don Bosco, undertake to translate his prophecy in this time, with the seal of love.
Each ISS is invited to prepare a presentation video responding to the question: How are we promoting the culture of life?
GESTURE OF SOLIDARITY
The gesture of solidarity, which will unite the FMA Institute in making the family spirit and the communion of goods visible, will be:
* for the most urgent needs of the Institute
* for the realization of scholarships for University students in financial difficulties
* for the FMA student Sisters
* for supporting the initiatives finalized to strengthen the network of the ISS-FMA.
In the climate of the Risen Christ and of the new life that flourishes in every community, we are preparing to celebrate the Feast of Gratitude on a world level. To Mother we express the choral Thank you and the prayer of the FMA Institute.
La gratitudine è la suprema forma della memoria
e va verso tutti quelli che ci hanno illuminato la vita
e ci hanno aiutato a respirare in ogni suo passaggio.