Rome (Italy). The Mother General of the Institute of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians, Mother Chiara Cazzuola, communicates news on the FMA Communities of Ukraine – Kiev, Lviv, and Odessa – and invites the Educating Communities to pray and to initiatives of peace and solidarity.
“From the latest news received from the community animators on 24 February 2022, we know that our sisters are well. They are experiencing the suffering, anxiety, and uncertainty of the population in this dramatic moment of the nation, entrusting everyone to the protection of Mary Help of Christians. They thank the FMA and the Educating Communities of the world for their closeness and prayer.
It seems to me important at this time to support our sisters and the population with some concrete initiatives: praying the Rosary together, with the explicit intention of asking for the gift of peace; the personal and community commitment to live an attitude of peace and benevolence, of reciprocal tolerance and acceptance.
When Don Bosco composed the prayer “O Mary, Host Powerful Virgin”, he called it “the prayer of difficult times”. Faithful to his inspiration, we can invoke with faith the ‘powerful’ intercession of Mary, to free humanity from the danger of wars wherever there are burning fires and help to appreciate and build the priceless gift of peace.
We continue to accompany with affection our sisters from Ukraine and all the other countries where wars and violence are underway”.