Benguela (Angola). On 29 June 2022, on the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, seven young women from Queen of Peace Preprovince (ANG) began the formative journey to become Daughters of Mary Help of Christians with their entry into the Postulancy of Benguela, in Angola.
“Do not be afraid, I am with you” (Is 41: 10) is the motto chosen by the young women for the celebration with the imposition of the medal, which took place in the Chapel of Blessed Laura Vicuña Community, in the presence of the Superior of the Preprovince, Sr. Natália Miguel.
In this phase of the formative journey, the young women are invited to deepen God’s call, to grow in the encounter with Christ and in dedication to their brothers and sisters. They intensify their formation through experiences of prayer, community and apostolic life, attentive religious preparation, and a progressive assimilation of the spirit of Don Bosco and Mother Mazzarello.
To the young Postulants in the year in which the 150th anniversary of the Foundation of the FMA Institute is celebrated, the wish is that they may feel the presence of Mary who “walks in this house” and accompanies them to live this stage of their journey with serenity and fruitfulness, in the spirit of the Charism of the Founders.