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MARY HELP OF CHRISTIANS
| Monthly Message: november 24th, 2010 | T Version
INVITES US TO CHOOSE GOD
Because it is the month dedicated
to the deceased, within the liturgical calendar the month of
November is a powerful remainder that we should not lose sight
of the ultimate goal of our earthly journey: eternal life. We
are made for God! Don Bosco often reminded his young boys of
this: " You know my dear boy that you have been created
by God in His image, with no merit whatsoever on your part. You
know that God, through Baptism wished to make of you his child,
and that he loves you with such tenderness that he has set you
the task of one day being FOREVER HAPPY WITH HIM in Heaven".
Our Lady encourages us to commit
fully in order to reach such a goal through prayer and conversion.
The latter are the two wheels, the two legs with which you must
walk along the path which leads to Eternal Life. We constantly
need to be spurred into action and reminded of our decision to
commit to following the path of conversion, as we are unsure,
full of doubts, incapable of making radical choices, so that
once we have started ploughing we may no longer look back. Mary
reminds us of the daily fight we must experience in order to
be faithful to our choice: God. She reminds us that we must be
free from all attachments, for which we are naturally an easy
prey, unless we keep in mind God and his will. Such attachments
can be directed towards material things, other human beings or
ourselves. But if our heart is set on God alone, the rest collapses.
In order to succeed in such undertaking, it can be useful to
repeat to Jesus and to God throughout the day the invocation
from the Psalm which says: " You alone oh Lord are my only
The Saints' example can help
us to take this decision, as they have already reached the destination
we are longing for: our Blessed Motherland. As Revelations says:
"An immense multitude, clothed in white robes"
This immense multitude Revelations talks about, which is clothed
with the Sanctifying Grace, this vision of brothers who have
preceded us with their example and their joy, spurs us to move
forward in our journey towards Eternal Life. Young people in
particular need to be helped to take this decision: " Dear
young people, let me once again appeal to you: God wants you
to become saints, because he knows the depths of your hearts
and he loves you with the kind of love which exceeds human understanding.
God knows what is in your heart
and is waiting to see the wonderful gift he was given you bear
fruit and blossom
You too can make of your youth an offering
to Christ and to your brothers
you can decide, at this time
in your life, to "have a bet " on God and on the Gospel.
You, dear young people, are not only the hope of the Church;
you are already part of its present! And if you have the boldness
to believe in holiness, you will be the greatest treasure for
your Church! (Benedict XVI - message for the IV Centenary since
St Carlo's canonization).
The fruit of this renewed decision
for God is "to see" God, which means understanding
his action in our life and in history, hearing his voice in our
hearts, perceiving his presence where he can be found: in the
poor, in the Eucharist, in his Word, in fraternal communion,
in the Church. It means anticipating God's presence right in
this life "by walking in faith and not yet in vision"
until "we will see face to face" eternally. The path
we are going through as ADMA towards the International Congress
of Czestochowa is a great help to share in the will to keep walking
together towards the Lord, guided by our Mother Mary Help of
Christians and by all the Saints.
Fr Pier Luigi Cameroni, Spiritual
JOURNEY TOWARDS CZESTOCHOWA 2011
3. Jesus and Mary:
a yes with no limits (Fr Roberto Carelli sdb)
The unity and reciprocity between
Mary and Jesus cannot be considered in the same way as ordinary
human relationships, as it is neither incomplete nor imperfect,
but rather it is total and perfect, both from the point of view
of human possibilities and from the point of view of God's needs.
Such totality and perfection within a human relationship has
a name: virginity! Virginity will help us to better understand
and prepare for our act of entrusting to Mary: there is a deep
kinship between virginity and reliability! Virginity means many
things: chastity of the body and order of the heart, upright
intention and honest actions, a simple soul and a pure gift,
it is the space of love, sincerity and modesty, an inner life
and openness, exclusiveness and welcome, creativity and generosity,
unity within the person and integrity in one's relationships.
In this sense, we understand that virginity is the intimate guarantee
of love, a guarantee which is not added to love from the outside,
but which springs from its deepest need: communion among people.
That's why virginity is the
best premise for marriage, where man and woman wish to be one,
and this is a fundamental need also for consecrated and priestly
life, where men and women unconditionally hand themselves over
to God and to his plans. Considered in relation to God, virginity
is the total availability to listen and put the Word in practice,
to welcome and do God's will, to interpret life as a vocation
and as a mission. It entails purity of the heart and chastity
of the body, because the Word is concrete, it is God's word made
flesh: it cannot stand compromises or half hearted commitments.
Virginity is what makes Heaven and earth reciprocally transparent:
it means opening our human dimension (which is limited) to God's
infinity, opening up our limitations as creatures to the Creator's
limitless initiative. Man is limited, the only thing in him which
can be limitless is his availability. When man acknowledges his
limitations, overcomes his conceitedness, his demands, and his
fears without setting God any limits, then Mary and Jesus, the
man and woman of faith step in!
Considered in relation to Mary,
virginity is the premise of both her divine and ecclesiastical
maternity, and this elevates and expands her human fertility
to her divine fertility. Mary's virginal body and soul, expressed
in her limitless and unconditional yes in relation to God's will,
is the "holy land" which God prepared for himself for
the Incarnation of his Word, it is the holy womb on which the
Church is built. This is Mary's fruitful virginity: the distinctive
character and the intimacy of her relationship with Jesus is
the reason for her universal opening to all of us.
Thanks to her virginity, her
limitless availability to God is transformed into limitless availability
to all mankind: Mary personally fulfils the truth which states
that the closer one is to God, the closer one is to man. This
is why holy virginity, or Mary's virginal holiness is what (by
consecrating her to the Redeemer's person and work), consecrates
her to us as to the work of our redemption. From this comes the
joy of entrusting ourselves to her and to her virginal love!
is all for Jesus
The unity and reciprocity between Mary and Jesus is not without
content. Its content is holiness, grace, God's life which shares
in man's life. Mary is The All Holy, holy by special grace, holy
because of her generous response. Mary totally conforms to God,
she is in no way separate from God. Mary is a masterpiece of
grace and faith, she is the "full of grace", the one
who is "blessed because she believed." This is why
she is able to fully welcome the Word, to be the Ark of the Covenant,
to become the Mother of the Son of God. Her virginity, which
means unconditional openness, full availability of body and soul,
quick and full consent, ensures her total welcoming and her total
agreement to God's plan.
Mary's yes, meaning her virginal faith because fully available
to God, perfectly poor because free from any earthly attachment,
absolutely obedient because fully oriented to God's will is the
heart of Christianity, the decisive element in Mary's personality
and the heart of the Church: It is precisely Mary's faith which
marks the beginning of God's New and Eternal Covenant with humanity
through Jesus Christ, this heroic faith "precedes"
the apostolic testimony of the Church, and is still at the heart
of the Church, as a special legacy of God's revelation (RM 27).Mary's
virginity has been praised in countless expressions of gratitude
throughout the centuries.
In Mary's pure faith God finds
access to man and man finds access to God. Recent Church's teachings
talk about Mary's virginity using evocative images connected
to the idea of welcome and femininity : in Mary's faith, right
from the Annunciation first and at the foot of the Cross later,
man's inner space is once again open, which the Father can fill
with "all spiritual blessings": the space of the new
and eternal Covenant" (RM 28). In the Marialis Cultus, Mary's
faith makes her "the listening Virgin" the Virgin who
"gave birth believing and by believing conceived,"
the "praying Virgin," the "Virgin mother who,
because of her faith and obedience, gave birth to the Father's
Son on earth." And lastly "the offering Virgin."
(MC 17-20). But the fundamental reason for Mary's sublime dignity
and fertility in her availability as a virgin and her intimacy
as a Bride, it is her limitless consent to God's will which she
proclaimed in Nazareth: Mary represents above all a model of
that form of worship which consists in making an offer to God
of one's life
And Mary's "yes" is for all Christians
a lesson and an example to make obedience and God's will the
means of our sanctification. (MC 21).
Moving on to the great spiritual masters of the modern age, Bérulle
splendidly associates with Mary's virginity the characteristics
of perfection and silence. Mary's silence should not be understood
as the contrary of the word, but rather as the womb of the word.
Silence means it makes the voices of the world silent. Above
all silence listens to the highest inexpressible, a pure space
reserved for God, his holiness, his initiative: In the order
of creation, God hasn't created and will never create anything
greater than the Virgin!...Jesus cannot belong to anyone more
than he does to Mary who is his mother, and she alone is his
earthly mother. He does not have an earthly father, just as God
is his Father in Heaven without a mother. Who then can speak
of the Son, of the one who takes the place of a mother and father
at the same time? And yet she is silent, spellbound by Her Son's
silence. One of the holy and divine fruits of Jesus' silence
is to let his holy Mother in a life of silence, a humble, profound
silence, which adores the incarnate Wisdom in a way which is
holier and more eloquent than man's and the angels' words.
Among the most precious pearls
of marian literature is the following page by saint Bernard who,
contemplating Mary's virginity, establishes a profound link between
virginity and humility. Authentic virginity is humble and real
humility is virginal because, as was the case with Mary, God's
presence requires man giving up the bonds of flesh and blood
and the giving up of man made temples: Who is this Virgin who
is so worthy of veneration to be greeted by an angel, and so
humble to be promised to an artisan? This unity between virginity
and humility is beautiful, and God cherishes this soul in which
humility makes virginity precious, and virginity becomes the
ornament of humility. What praise could be good enough for the
one whose fertility exalts her humility, and whose giving birth
consecrates her virginity? You hear people talk of a virgin and
of a humble woman: if you cannot imitate the humble woman's virginity,
imitate the virgin's humility. Virginity is a virtue worthy of
praise, but humility is more important.
The first one is recommended,
the second one is demanded. You are encouraged to keep the first
one, but you are forced to achieve the second one.. Of the first
one, people say: " only those to whom it is given can accept
these teachings" (Mt 19,12), and of the second one "
Unless you become like children you will not enter the Kingdom
of Heaven". (Mt 18,3-4). Therefore, the former is rewarded,
the latter (humility) is demanded. You can be saved without virginity
but you can't without humility. Humility may appeal once virginity
is lost, but without humility I cannot venture to say that God
would not have appreciated Mary's virginity. "And what is
my resting place? But this is the one to whom I will look: to
the humble and contrite is spirit (Isaiah 66,2)
not be able to follow him "wherever he goes", but follow
him at least to where he comes to help you. This means that if
you can't follow the sublime path of virginity, at least follow
God in the sure path of humility
Venerate then, oh married
couples, that integrity of the flesh is a perishable flesh; and
you oh consecrated virgins, admire a virgin's fertility; all
of you, imitate then the humility of the Mother of God!
is all ours
Mary's absolute purity is therefore important not just so that
God holiness may dwell in this world, but also because sinners
may dwell once again near God. Salvation is fulfilled precisely
thanks to Mary, but it is the kind of salvation for the world
which the world is incapable of receiving. Let's listen to what
Monfort has to say: When God pours his celestial favours and
the delicious wine of his love into our soul which has been spoilt
by both the original sin as well as our every day sins, his gifts
normally become corrupted because of the bad yeast left in us
The world was unworthy to receive the Son of God
directly from the hands of the Father. The latter gave him to
Mary so that the world could receive him through her. The Son
of God became man for our salvation but in Mary and through Mary
Mary's immaculate and virginal
heart is on the other hand hospitable: it can welcome God's holiness
on behalf of mankind and can represent sinners in front of God.
In the analogy Eve-Mary the Church clearly proves to be aware
of Mary's role in the history of redemption. The light had to
come into the world, but the world was incapable of welcoming
it, therefore, at least one creature was necessary who, free
from sin through grace, could welcome the grace which defeats
sin. And just like Eve had contributed to the fall into sin because
of her disobedience, so Mary contributes to our redemption through
her obedience: the merciful Father wanted the predestined mother's
consent to precede the incarnation, so that just like a woman
had contributed to give death, a woman could contribute to give
Therefore, several Fathers of the Church during their
sermons would quote Ireneo's words: "Eve's disobedience
was redressed by Mary's obedience; What the Virgin Eve tied through
her unbelief, the virgin Mary loosened through her faith;"
when compared with Eve, Mary is called " mother of the living"
and it is often stated that: "death came through Eve and
life came through Mary" (LG 56).
The analogy between Eve and
Mary can be expanded even further: just like Eve's sin severed
the link between virginity and fertility by handing over mankind
to death, so Mary's grace and her virginal conception severed
the dark link between mankind and death, and brought it back
to its original destiny of love and life: divine providence has
given us Mary, Virgin worthy of the Creator, bestower of graces,
not to encourage us to disobey but rather to encourage us to
obey; not to hand us a mortal fruit but to present us life giving
bread; not to easily seduce souls but to strengthen them
it is because of you oh Mary, that the sufferings which began
with Eve have come to an end; because of you all evil has disappeared
; the curse was taken away and Eve was redeemed
you then, Virgin full of grace; Mother among Virgins, Virgin
among mothers, role model for the one and the other, superior
to the one and the other .
In Mary human love is reconciled with God's love, the two are
in harmony with each other, one leads the other! Mary's maternity
in no way takes anything away from God's paternity, but contributes
with its perfect transparency to our divine generation. Bruno
Forte rightly calls Mary "the Father's maternal icon.""
A very appropriate way to describe the paradox of Mary's distance
and closeness to mankind, of her being matchless and of her being
a role model is to consider her "precedence". Mary
precedes the Son and precedes the Church: she is the first when
it comes to creation, she is one of the causes of the Incarnation;
she is the mystic sunrise of redemption, she is the Mother and
eminent member of the Church. Her excellence does not separate
her from us; she does not become unapproachable but on the contrary,
wonderfully unites her to us and makes her extremely accessible.
In brief, Balthasar states: The fact that she precedes us opens
up for us the path to God, and this does not mean we are isolated
from her, actually this opens up the possibility that we too
can say yes to God" .
3 For prayer
and for life
I contemplate Mary's virginal purity and I think about the fact
that God was always first in her life, ever since she was a child.
I think about her chaste love for Joseph, about her yes in Nazareth
uttered with the greatest faith possible and with total availability
of her body and soul. I think about the simplicity of her look,
her thoughts, her gestures, and of her love for all. I ask for
the grace to love as God loves, and to love with God's love.
How do I keep my body chaste? How do I cultivate the purity of
the heart? How can I cultivate honesty in words, coherence in
actions, integrity in relationships? How radical is the gift
of myself in the mission and vocation I have received? How much
selfishness and pride is left for me to remove from my actions?
Let's ask for Mary's intercession: may she protect the young
ones' innocence; may she protect teenagers' purity; may she give
the courage to make choices to young people; may she inspire
us all about the value of chastity. Through Mary we implore the
gift of many holy vocations to marriage, to the priesthood and
to the consecrated life.
TORINO-VALDOCCO, PRIMARY ADMA -TESTIMONIES
FROM THE YOUTH ADMA
"The decision to join
ADMA was the result of a journey which I have undertaken, walking
hand in hand with Mary. I have tried to recall a specific moment,
a particular event during which I felt her holding my hand
then I remembered: I was about to take my final exams in secondary
school, and while at that time my mum was on a pilgrimage in
Medjugorje, she sent me an sms with the following words: "
Pablo, Our Lady sends you her love." I think that was the
first moment I felt loved by our celestial Mother. Her love is
so reassuring because it is the kind of love which helps us along
the way! From that moment on, I desired to respond to this love,
to meet her half way. And shortly afterwards I had the chance
to do so: Medjugorje. I must admit that I took advantage of the
occasion to test her love: I would have only gone on that pilgrimage
after passing the English test I was so afraid of. Needless to
say, the test went extremely well!
And so, accompanied by Michela
and Enrico and obviously Don Pier, after the pilgrimage I brought
back with me Mary's presence in the world, who continues to fight
for our conversion, as well as the importance of prayer and of
entrusting ourselves to Her. After reaching such conclusion,
how could I possibly respond? I received the answer a few months
later: the youth ADMA. What a wonderful experience to be able
to belong to an Association which is not about Mary but belongs
to Mary. What beauty to be able to say from a young age: ";Mary,
I'm yours...Do with me what you like!" Through ADMA and
with Mary and Jesus' help I commit to giving back as much as
possible some of the love they have for me. (Pablo).
"Thank you MUMMY for having
called me to you once again! I thank you Virgin Mary because
you are taking care of my soul. Why is my soul so important to
you? Could it be because my poor soul is nothing but the poor
house of Nazareth? A small, simple house, made up of four walls
and full of cracks. A fragile house situated in a small village:
Nazareth. Every time I approach the Eucharist, I feel Baby Jesus
decides to enter this house, and not only to enter but also to
stay here in order to live, play, run and love his Holy Family.
Mary is the kindest mother
in the whole world. In such a poor house Mary wants to bring
up her Beloved Son. But she doesn't want her Divine Creature
to grow among dirt and clutter. Therefore she commits (with Joseph's
help) to clean it and embellish it. Even in the most beautiful
houses, dust is inevitable! Once a month Mary takes care of my
soul which becomes Jesus' home through the sacrament of the Eucharist
and Confession. Everything I have just described I felt it in
my heart on the day in which I decided to join ADMA." (Iulian).
"I got to know ADMA by
chance, as it always is the case with God's most beautiful plans.
Once again it was some promoters of spiritual activities who
helped me to get to know about ADMA through their testimonies.
This was followed by a pilgrimage to Medjugorje with Fr Pier,
and the subsequent decision to meet every 24th of the month
meeting which I always long for and enjoy enormously. The promise
on the 3d of October was the logical consequence of a journey
of faith which lasted a year. Initially that's simply what it
I did not ask myself too many questions. Then I was
afraid of not being up to such a task, which is to bear witness
to my faith where the Lord decides to place me: in my family,
with my friends, at work| at university etc, but this fear was
about to put an end to all this.
Luckily, thanks to Don Pier
and Don Roby's words I became aware that precisely because I
was experiencing all these problems I was in greater need of
Jesus' and Mary's help. And so I made my promise
I felt in the previous days was not great, but when I saw the
basilica full of family members and brothers and sisters in the
faith who were praying for me, and seeing all those who were
as committed as I was, filled me with joy. I felt I was being
protected and watched over by Her, and this is a feeling I still
carry in my heart to this day, and which keeps me company every
time I am called to bear witness to my faith. And for this I
constantly thank the Lord." (Francesca).
" Choosing to commit to
ADMA was a response dictated by love. After a pilgrimage to Medjugorje
last summer, I felt for the first time a special devotion for
Our Lady. One rosary bead after another, Mary entered my heart,
taking me further away than I could ever have hoped for. I had
almost stopped praying: I actually thought it would be impossible
for me. Following that trip, after ten years during which my
heart had been closed, Mary allowed me to start praying with
my heart. I feel she is so close! In the morning, when I wake
up my head is immediately filled with all the worries and things
that are ahead of me, but at the same time, I think that together
with Mary I will be able to face them with a peace of mind I
never had before." (Renzo).
- CAPILLA DI SAN BARTOLOMÉ DE SEVILLA DE ORO (PROV. DEL
the 24th September 2010 76 people consecrated themselves to Mary
Help of Christians; they are humble people but with a big heart
and devotion, who have been preparing under the guidance of Fr
Antonio Bravo sdb. On the 25th September, in the region of La
Esperanza della Provincia de Azogues 28 people joined the Association
and said their yes to Mary Help of Christians. They too have
been training and studying spiritual subjects, again under the
guidance of Fr P. Antonio. It was a joyous day for all new members.
In total, 104 new members have committed to fulfilling the Association's
goals. (Jeaneth Barahona - National Secretary).
- A MARIAN PILGRIMAGE -
Saturday 9th October 2010 was chosen as a suitable day to go
on a pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima. We celebrated
a Mass together in the little Church well decorated for the feast
on the 13th. ADMA members were content to have the opportunity
to pray the novena prayer and spend time in personal prayer.
This pilgrimage also served to offer members a chance to get
to know each other better, this being their first outing together
(Fr. Wilfred D'Souza sdb - Spiritual Animator).
ASIA OCEANIA MARY HELP OF CHRISTIANS CONGRESS - 28TH ADMA NATIONAL
"United by Mary's love, we turn our gaze to Jesus..."
This is our theme for the first East-Asia Oceania and 28th National
Convention which took place on October 21-24, 2010 at the Seminaryo
ng Don Bosco in Parañaque City, Philippines drawing from
the inspiration of the Rector Major's Strenna 2010. This momentous
event was graced with the presence of our local and foreign delegates
most especially Fr. Pier Luigi Cameroni, (Spiritual Animator,
ADMA Primary Office in Turin, and the Postulator General for
the Salesian Family), Mr. Tullio Lucca (National President- ADMA
Primary Office in Turin), Fr. Mario Yamanouchi, SDB (Provincial
Vicar- SDB Japanese Province), Fr. Angel Yamanouchi, SDB (Parish
Priest in Japan), Jacinta Stevens (National President- ADMA Papua
New Guinea) and Vicki Nauru (ADMA Member/ Librarian of Don Bosco
On Day 1 (Oct 21-PM), we had a brief welcome to all the delegates
followed by a welcome prayer service and Buona Notte from Fr.
Jose Reinoso, SDB. On Day 2 (Oct 22), we had a concelebrated
Eucharistic Celebration with Fr. Nestor Impelido, SDB (ADMA SDB
Delegate) as the main celebrant and Fr. Cameroni as the homilist.
It was well-attended by the members from the different sectors
of the Salesian Family. After breakfast, the organizers gave
their warm welcome through socialization followed by series of
conferences and sharing. In the morning, Fr. Pier Luigi Cameroni,
SDB gave the first conference on "Salesian Identity: Don
Bosco's Devotion to Mary Help of Christians". In the afternoon,
Fr. Nestor Impelido (SDB Delegate) and Sr. Maria Asela Chavez
(FMA Delegate) gave the second input on "The Filipinos'
Devotion to Mary". One outstanding "label" of
the Filipinos which was coined for him even before the Spaniards
finally settled in the Philippines was that he is a "Pueblo
Amante di Maria". It is a description of the Filipinos who
is not only a believer of Christ but who is also a lover of the
Mother of Christ. After the break, the 2 ADMA Presidents from
Turin and Philippines, also gave a sharing on their respective
ambient, i.e. Mr. Tullio Lucca for the ADMA Worldwide as well
as their best practices in Turin evolving in the family ministry
and Ms. Junifer Maliglig for the journey of ADMA Philippines.
At dinner time, the ADMA Juniors from St. Jude Thaddeus Chapter
(Pasig City) prepared a cultural presentation which became interactive
afterwards and gave simple joys to everyone. After supper, Sr.
Sarah Garcia (Mother Provincial - FMA Philippine Province) gave
the Buona Notte on "Live Jesus".
On Day 3 (Oct 23), 2 bishops arrived to give conferences and
sharing on Mary. The auxiliary bishop of Manila, His Excellency
Most Reverend Broderick S. Pabillo, D.D. gave a solid biblical
formation by deepening on "The Seven Words of Mary".
After the break, the auxiliary bishop of Lingayen-Dagupan, His
Excellency Most Reverend Renato Mayugba, D.D., our very own "ADMA
Bishop, shares his personal experience regarding the maternal
presence of Mary in his life and how he is presently shepherding
the flock with Mary Help of Christians. After lunch, the much-awaited
Marian Pilgrimage took place. The delegates visited the Shrine
of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Baclaran, Manila, Our Lady of
Remedies in Malate, Manila, San Agustin Church and the Minor
Basilica of the Immaculate Concepcion (a.k.a. Manila Cathedral)
in Intramuros, Manila. It was a well-prepared pilgrimage rooted
deeply in solid Marian spirituality done in an atmosphere of
prayerful silence and filial reverence as a child in the presence
of one's mother. The day was concluded with a solemn concelebrated
mass with Bishop Mayugba as the main celebrant and homilist.
After Holy Communion, he asked everybody to stand at the feet
of our Blessed Mother for the renewal of promises. It was truly
a very "moving" experience of unexplainable joy which
overflowed in the hearts of everyone.
On Day 4 (Oct 24), the 28th ADMA National Convention took place
graced by the members of different ADMA Chapters. After the parade,
Fr. Cameroni gave the opening remarks followed by simultaneous
formation for the ADMA Seniors, Juniors and Aspirants. The invited
speakers focused on the Rector Major's Strenna 2010 "Let
us bring the young to Christ and Christ to the young by strengthening
our devotion to Mary Help of Christians". Fr. Renato de
Guzman, SDB gave the input to the Seniors, Sr. Josefina Carrasco,
FMA to the Juniors and Ms. Alejandra Tica to the Aspirants. It
was truly a very enriching experience of being rooted in one's
Salesian/ Marian Spirituality. The event concluded with a solemn
Eucharistic Celebration which took place at the Shrine of Mary
Help of Christians with Fr. Roberto Roxas (SDB Delegate- Salesian
Family) as the main presider. In summing up the day Fr Nestor
Impelido, Spiritual Animator for the North Philippines, made
three points: devotion to Mary Help of Christians as proposed
by Don Bosco, is a genuine path and means to holiness; the ADMA
vocation finds its natural place to begin and to mature within
the family; the need to work with the help of Mary on one's own
conversion in order to grew in the journey of faith.
Just like St. John the Baptist who leapt for joy in the womb
of his mother Elizabeth when he heard Our Lady's greeting and
experienced the presence of Our Lord in his mother's womb, everybody
goes home with the same deep joy, peace and love in one's heart:
the fruit of having encountered God, Our Lady and each one in
this grace-filled event which will be deeply etched forever in
one's heart(By: Sr. Maria Asela B. Chavez, FMA).
SEVILLE (SPAIN) - RENEWAL OF
THE INSPECTORIAL COUNCIL -
By following the Rule
we have set up our Inspectorial council. We thank the previous
members for their dedication and commitment. Their work has been
truly precious, particularly during the change and joining of
the inspectorates of Seville and Cordoba. May Mary help of Christians
continue to bless them and may God our Father reward them for
their work! Thank you! We welcome the New Council and we wish
them all the best! (Abel Medina - Inspectorial Promoter).
On Sunday 24th October 2010 in Vilas-Morgadanes
Vigo-España, (the birthplace of Don Manuel Benito Hermida,
the first Salesian from Spain), five people joined the Association
of Mary Help of Christians. Last May the Senior Rector presided
the ceremony during which the first 22 members of the local ADMA
group became members. (Eusebio Martinez- Inspectorial Promoter).
invite all the groups of Spanish language, particularly those
of America, to make known and spread the Review of Mary Help
of Christians in the Spanish Edition.
del Santuario Basílica María Ausiliatrice, Torino-Valdocco,
Internacional No.025577,PBMo36482 Miami, FL. 33102-5577 / Tel.:
(809) 530-5377 o (809) 229-2935
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THE President OF ADMA:
Signor LUCCA TULLIO (until 2014) |E-mail: Tullio.Lucca@gmail.com
Spiritual Animator of ADMA:
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