Guaratinguetá (Brazil). Colégio do Carmo in Guaratinguetá, São Paulo, of the O. L. Aparecida Province (BAP) created the commemorative exhibit Expo Maín 140, also in the online version.
The initiative was born from the desire to share the life and mission of Saint Mary Domenica Mazzarello, Co-founder of the Institute of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians, on the 140th anniversary of her death (May 14, 1881) and in preparation for the 150 years of Foundation of the FMA Institute (1872-2022).
“It will be everyone’s commitment in these three years, to involve the educating communities, especially the young people, in rediscovering Mary Domenica in her richness as a young woman and in the prophetic dimensions of her spirituality and educational mission” (Mother Yvonne Reungoat, Circ. 989 With Mary towards the 150th anniversary of the Institute).
The inauguration was held during the week of the Feast of Mother Mazzarello, with the official opening of the visit to students and educators of the School, culminating in the celebration of May 13 with the launch of the Website during the live event “Luau Maín”, promoted by the BAP Province to celebrate the Solemnity of St. Mary Domenica Mazzarello.
The virtual commemorative exhibit is available on the Website Expo Maín 140, where it is possible to study the life of Mary Domenica by consulting the texts of the virtual library and the maxims, listening to the songs and the podcasts “between the lines of Maín”, watching musicals about Main’s life.
To the item Exposição INSC of the Website, you can visit all five rooms in detail, photographed in detail, and described with a short text: the window and the vineyards of Valponasca, the well, the sewing room, the kitchen of the birth house, Mornese (Alessandria), the bedroom with the desk in Nizza Monferrato (Asti) from which Mother Mazzarello wrote Letters and where she spent the last years of her life.
The exhibit was curated by Sr. Teresa Cristina Domiciano, FMA, Director of the School; by Sister Luana Oliveira, FMA of the Community of Nostra Signora del Carmine; and by the Pastoral Coordinator of the School, Isadora Lina, with the involvement of the staff of the House for the setting up of the rooms.