Asunción (Paraguay). From 17 to 29 April 2018, the Mother General of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians is in Paraguay for her visit to St. Raphael Archangel Province (PAR) and for the World Feast of Gratitude that will take place in Asunción.
On April 17, at “Silvio Pettirossi” International Airport in Asunción, Paraguay, Mother Yvonne Reungoat arrived. To welcome her were many FMA, Youth, animators / educators, and members of the Salesian Family: a child offered flowers to Mother and a young girl played the Harp, symbol of the Paraguayan tradition. Mother Yvonne expressed her joy and emotion to find herself in this land so rich and welcoming.
From the airport, Mother went to Mary Help of Christians School, where the great reception feast began with the presence of the Mayor of the City of Asunción, Mario Ferreiro, who gave Mother Yvonne a commemorative plaque of her presence in Paraguay. Video of reception
On Wednesday, 18 April Mother was escorted to Chaco, Paraguay where she had several meetings with the local community of Gnu ‘a and the young people and children of “Monsignor Alessio Obelar” Educational Center. The young people of “Monsignor Alessio Obelar” Educational Center presented a theatrical work recalling the founding of the institute in Paraguay.
On Thursday, 19 May, Mother had a meeting with the members of the Provincial Council, with a brief biblical reading, and a dialog with the sisters. Mother will continue her visit to the Paraguay Province, meeting with the FMA, SDB, Salesian Family Groups, pupils, young people, and educators. She will visit the various works of the Province.
On April 26, 2018, the World Feast of Gratitude will be celebrated: “With the Young we make the chords of Life Vibrate, witnessing to the joy of following Christ”.
To prepare ourselves to celebrate the Feast of Gratitude to Mother for the incessant gift of herself to the young, to the Institute, and to the Church, we welcome the invitation of the FMA and the youth of Paraguay to listen to the Hymn of the Feast “Invite me to follow You”.
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