Italy – World Feast of Gratitude 2022

25 April 2022

(ANS - Turin) During these days - from the 24th to the 26th of April - the World Gratitude Day organized by the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians is taking place in the places of the origins of the FMA Institute in Turin, Mornese, Nizza Monferrato and Piedmont with the theme “they are my daughters”. The Feast is part of the celebrations of the 150th anniversary of the Foundation of the Institute (1872-2022) and aims to be an expression of gratitude to the Lord for the generous ‘yes’ of the Mother General of the Institute of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians, Sr Chiara Cazzuola, elected in October 2021 to the service of animation and government.

Yesterday, Sunday 24th April, Mother Chiara met at Valdocco with about 500 young people in the event of the MGS Day, with whom she also shared some reflections during an interview conducted by the young people. After the Vigil animated by the young people in formation of various Provinces, Mother Chiara then gave her “Goodnight” to those present.

Today, 25th April, in the Sanctuary of St. Mary Domenica Mazzarello in Mornese, the day began with a moment of entrustment to Mary, “I entrust them to you”, and with the Eucharistic Celebration. Mother Chiara then met the young people in formation and had a moment of enriching dialogue with them. In the afternoon, in the Grand Theatre of Valdocco, the World Feast of Gratitude will take place, which will be the most important moment of these days of meeting.

Tomorrow, 26th April, the final day will begin with the arrival of Mother Chiara to Our Lady of Grace Institute, with the welcome of the students and of the Salesian Schools of Nizza, Asti, and Alessandria. While the Celebration for the youngest ones will be animated by tournaments and games, Mother Chiara Cazzuola will meet with some FMA Provincials and Animators.

In the afternoon, two visits are planned: one to the locales of the CIOFS/FP Professional Courses and one through the premises of the Institute, enriched with historical and charismatic re-enactments.

At the end of the visits there will be a Eucharistic celebration in Our Lady of Grace Sanctuary, presided by the Bishop of Asti, Mons. Marco Prastaro.

At the end of the Celebration, at the Foro Boario, Mother Chiara Cazzuola will receive from the Mayor of the city of Nizza Monferrato the conferral of the Honorary Citizenship on the Institute of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians.


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