September - October 2009
The gift of a future
In general, young people tend to look more at the future than the past, even though for fear of the future they choose at times to ignore to live concentrated on the present. But they are aware, however, of the push forward. Hearing “We always did it this way” arouses rejection because it reveals a static attitude and is interpreted as an attempt to halt what is new and every expression of creativity.
Yet, we cannot do without the past because “remembering is the source ...Read more
November - December 2009
I do all for the Gospel
It is the aim of the last issue of DMA 2009
to reflect on the commitment to evangelization. It is a gift and an urgent task that cannot be put off. This was expressed often in the Chapter Assembly which directed all toward a serious and systematic study, considering also the proximity with the same theme of the Chapter itself. A beautiful conclusion that was reached was the proposal of the first journey of conversion to love entrusted to each FMA: “To ...Read more
July - August 2009
Those who love…
The choice of living the spirituality of communion, a priority from GCXXII, finds continuity in the theme of love to which we are all called to be a sign and expression, and which flows from the personal and community journeys of these years. “Love grows through loving” said Benedict XVI. It is necessary, therefore, to express it in everyday, ordinary gestures, which are the signs
truly understood by people.
A convincing sign is ...Read more
May - June 2009
Challenges and Opportunities
A great experience for each encounter…this is how Mother Yvonne defined the last General Chapter. It was an encounter with persons who witnessed to love and it was certainly a profound encounter with Mary, “the first believer, she who accompanies us on the journey of realizing true encounters, capable of provoking real journeys of conversion.” She was the woman open to the newness of the Spirit that arrived unexpectedly to surprise and overturn ...Read more
March - April 2009
In the conclusion of the Guidelines of the Educational Mission
we read that the house of meaning is daily life.” In daily life, in fact, more than in the extraordinary, we play out our commitment for life, to build the future, to realize ourselves as persons. It is the place in which signs are
translated into real expressions
that make a value visible. It is precisely in the everyday that we find the sense ...Read more
January - February 2009
Personal and community journeys this year are oriented toward the event of the Chapter, defined as A Cenacle Experience.
The event entrusted to each and every FMA guidelines and perspectives for the future. DMA is on this same wavelength. It will continue to accompany the FMA, laity and young people who want to be involved in the process of assimilation and vital tradition of the content that emerged from GC XXII which took place ...Read more