January - February 2006
Beyond the Rule: Love
2006 presents itself as being special for us, FMA. It is a year open to newness. From January 1st on, we will be involved in the triennial verifications, preceded by a long period of personal and community preparation. Each one of us is called to confront herself on her ongoing journey with regard to the guidelines of GC XXI.
It is also a year of newness for our magazine, DMA, our silent partner in the process of self-formation.
There are new graphic designs ,a new set-up and many ...Read more
November - December 2006
Passion for Christ, Passion for Youth
. There is a Salesian application of the phrase, coined by a few provinces and local communities, relative to the International Congress on Consecrated Life (November 2004) that seeks to express a priority commitment for religious life as a future prospect. And it configures a clear identity: that of predilection for the young.
It was the passion for Jesus Christ that urged Don Bosco and Mary Domenica Mazzarello ...
September - October 2006
Beginning Again From Mary
At times, it is our non-Christian brothers and Sisters who suggest ways of encounter in dialogue between different religions. This is what happened some time ago when Magdi Allam, an Islamic Egyptian and Egyptian, vice-director of Corriere della Sera
, a widely circulated Italianl daily paper, proposed to the Muslims who live in Italy that they visit the Marian sanctuaries of this Nation.
The journalist presented his proposal on the pages of the newspaper ...
July - August 2006
Feeling at Home
From July 1-9 the Fifth World Meeting of Families was held in Valencia, Spain on the theme: The transmission of faith in the family”. It was a great appointment of faith and of celebration that involved thousands of men, women and young people who had come from throughout the whole world. The event was a reason for marvel in the secular press and arouses enthusiasm and gratitude in millions of persons, both believers and non- believers, who strongly believe in the ...Read more
May - June 2006
Ease and Creativity
We are celebrating the 125th anniversary of the death of Maria Domenica Mazzarello, the strong woman
who had the natural gift of a determined, willful, tenacious character. For her, difficulties were
not a deterrent or impediment to go beyond. Rather, they provoked the contrary reaction. In the face
of the unforeseen and even of failure, her inner energies were multiplied to the point of leading her
to unexpected surprising, creative goals. All in 44 ...Read more
March - April 2006
Time for a clear Identity
During these early months of the year, one of the texts most in view in our community meeting places of prayer and work is certainly the encyclical of Benedict XVI, Deus caritas est
. It is a long awaited message, and therefore we receive it with joy and gratitude.
There were many comments in the international press, and they were usually positive. This headline appeared in the London Times: Pope Benedict gives body and soul to a declaration on ...