March - April 2012
It is enough that you are young …
We have a special
fondness for young people and to them we
dedicate our resources, energies, our very
life. From the early years of our formation
we are confronted with Don Bosco and
Maria Mazzarello who made young people
the object of their mission. We were so
infected by their passion for education that it
was uppermost in our thoughts and often
constituted the cause of our chagrin. We
learned that it was enough for them to be
young that we loved ...
November - December 2012
Faith that is Believable
We are about to conclude an event-filled year with its combination of hope and preoccupation on a global level. And a “year of faith” has just begun, one that Benedict XVI hopes will arouse “in every believer the aspiration to profess the faith in fullness and with renewed conviction”.
DMA offers some reflections on the urgency of giving depth and credibility to the faith today. "Even we, consecrated women, ...
September - October 2012
Women for Communion
"How beautiful it is, Lord, to be together and
to love one another as you love me", we
sing in our liturgical assemblies. We know
that the beauty of living together can be
rhetorical if it does not refer to the gospel
mandate “Love one another as I love you".
In real life, it may happen that we have
doubts about the "joy of community life".
We express them in sharing among
ourselves, in the ...
July - August 2012
Living for the Gospel
… because it is the root that nourishes our
growth, and because everything in the
Christian life is aimed at the Gospel. Living
for the Gospel has reason and final value. It
is the passion that burns in our hearts and
gives dynamism to actions. It is the light
that illumines our gaze toward the future.
We are drawing close to the celebration of
the Thirteenth General Assembly of the
Synod of Bishops (Rome, October 7-8). It is
May - June 2012
Main, The House of Happiness
On May 9, 1837, Maria Domenica Mazzarello was born in Mornese, Monferrato. At 35 years of age, along with a group of young women, she became a Daughter of Mary Help of Christians. On May 14, 1881, At Nizza Monferrato, God called her to Himself.
This is the story of an extraordinary plan, a courageous project that arose as a response to a need for the life and hope of young people. We have now arrived at the goal previously announced by la Madre and her ...
January - February 2012
Remembering – Living the Prophecy
I have the joy of introducing a theme that I hold
particularly dear in my heart. Remembering
and prophecy is the theme that Da Mihi Animas
intends to propose for the year 2012. Remembering speaks of roots, of origins. For us
they are the charismatic origins. Life grows on
the past and is a mix of newness, challenges,
and unexpected opportunities. Being faithful to
the origins means re-enacting the charism,
giving color to the ...