Rome (Italy). On 26 April 2023 in Bogotá, Colombia, the Feast of World Gratitude Day is celebrated, animated by the four Provinces of Our Lady of the Rosary of Chiquinquirá (CBC), Our Lady of the Snow (CBN), Mary Help of Christians (CMA), St. Mary Mazzarello (CMM). Feast Program

“With Mary we generate a culture of peace” is the theme born from the reflection on the time we are living; in fact, more than thirty wars are underway in the world and peace is threatened in many ways. The theme is illuminated by the word of God “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God” (Mt 5:9) and it is an explicit invitation not to tire of building peace, of generating a culture of peace.

During the Visit to Colombia on the occasion of the Feast, Mother made gestures of peace and communion, inviting us to be promoters of peace. “Once again, we will have the opportunity to give thanks to God for the Life that He gives us in abundance and for our Mother, Sr. Chiara Cazzuola, who leads the Institute with so much love and generous dedication,” said Sr. María del Rosario García Ribas in the Letter in view of the Feast.

Thank you, Mother Chiara for your peaceful presence and for your attentiveness to all realities and situations.

Thank you, Mother Chiara for your contagious joy that makes one feel at home.

Thank you, Mother Chiara for your gestures of tenderness, expressions of motherhood and closeness.



  1. Dear Mother Chiara,

    Wishing you a very beautiful Feast Day, dearest Mother Chiara. You may be sure of our prayers for you and your intentions. You’ll be remembered not only April 26th. but every single day I pray for you also the Community.
    I thank you for all you do for each one of us. We can’t ask more from you, dearest Mother Chiara. We love you very much we, the Sisters of USA.

  2. Gracias, Madre Chiara por tu sencillez y tu actitud de escucha y atención a todas las personas con quiénes te encuentras. Que nuestra Madre Auxiliadora te bendiga siempre.

  3. He gozado tanto siguiendo la preparación y la Fiesta del Gracias en nuestra patria Grande, América. Y tanto más viéndola y sintiéndola tan cercana, sencilla, madre de cada hermana, cada joven. Gracias Madre Chiara por ser Artesana de Paz. La Virgen la siga bendiciendo y sosteniendo en la tarea de conducir al Instituto. Mi oración filial y agradecida

  4. E’ il cuore che ti dice grazie! E’ la gioia di averti madre che ti dice Grazie! E’ la preghiera che chiede che tu possa continuarci il tuo dono profondo, bello, incoraggiamte, entusiasmante, che ti dice grazie! Grazie per il tuo sorriso, è per noi ossigeno e sicurezza. La Madonna ti benedica sempre. Sr. Emanuela

  5. Thanks so much dear Me Chiara, for being a mother and sister to each one of us. Thanks for your example of Serenity and peace. We continue commit ourselves to be with Mary generators of PEACE. PAZ. This is our THANKS to you dear Mother Chiara. With much Prayers and LOVE. From sisters in Jakarta-Indonesia-Isp TIN

  6. A very happy feastday Mother Chiara! We thank you for your motherly and peaceful presence in the Institute! Rest assured of our constant prayers and support! We hope to see you here at Casa Maria Romero- Canlubang, Philippines.

  7. Dear Mother Chiara, Thank you for all you do for us to inspire us to be true FMA following the example of St. John Bosco and Sr. Mary Mazzarello. Thank you ! For your love for our Institute, your example of fidelity and your YES to the Lord. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. We also send greetings from St. Theresa School teachers, staff and students.
    Lovingly, St. Theresa’s Community in Kenilworth, NJ Sr. Marisa, Sr. Molly, Sr. Rachel and Sr. Isabel.

  8. Thank you Mother Chiara for your motherly care for our Institute. We deeply feel it in your words and expressions which reaches to us especially through the circular letters. We feel the love you have for each and every Daughter of Mary Help of Christians. We pray that St. John Bosco and St. Mary Mazzarello may continue to guide and inspire you in helping us to respond to the needs of time in our missions. Be blessed

    • Dear Mother Chiara,

      Happy Gratitude Day! We love you and our Oratory thanked you too! Viva Don Bosco!

      Sr. Marie Fe Tansioco


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