RMG – “Mary, Powerful Virgin”: world Novena to Mary Help of Christians, 2021 edition

11 May 2021

(ANS - Rome) - The videos of the world Novena to Mary Help of Christians (15-23 May) proposed by the Salesian Headquarters are already ready and will be made available in the next few days. The spiritual proposal for this year's novena, elaborated thanks to the collaboration between the Association of Mary Help of Christians (ADMA), the "IME Comunicazione" team, and the Salesian iNfo Agency (ANS), will focus attention on Mary as "Powerful Virgin," to be referred to with filial devotion in these pandemic times.

Each video will see different moments alternate: a biblical reference that will spark the reflection, a fulfillment of the Gospel passage, an episode from Don Bosco's life, the interventions of influencers and international witnesses, and a final prayer.

The contributions offered by the people involved will be of great variety and richness: they range from Salesian cardinal Óscar Andrés Rodríguez Maradiaga, archbishop of Tegucigalpa, to Costanza Miriano, a Catholic journalist and blogger; from the artist and catechist "Fano", already creator of the Strenna 2018 poster and the "catechetical" poster of the Strenna 2021, to the sculptor artist Martín Lagares ... Without forgetting many small hidden stories lived and experienced by various members of the Salesian Family who, however, in their normality of faith, hope and daily charity, are able to illuminate the spiritual path of the novena.

The videos will be accessible in Italian, English, Spanish, French, Portuguese and, with subtitles, in Polish, in the various language channels of ANSChannel. Each video will be made visible one day in advance - so the first videos will be public on May 14th.

To encourage the participation of the world of the southern and Asian area, however, the videos in English shall be uploaded two days in advance - so the first videos in English will be public on 13 May.

The booklet containing all the novena texts will also be made freely available on the www.sdb.org site in all six languages. Also in this case the material will be published in the same way as for the videos.


ANS - “Agenzia iNfo Salesiana” is a on-line almost daily publication, the communication agency of the Salesian Congregation enrolled in the Press Register of the Tibunal of Rome as n 153/2007.

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