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To the General Chapter of the Institute of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians

Women of hope with the style of the Salesians

29 October 2021
On Friday, 22 October, the Holy Father left Casa Santa Marta to visit the Generalate of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians in Rome, to meet with participants in the 24th General Chapter. After arriving there by car, he addressed the 200 religious women present, among them the new Superior General Chiara Cazzuola and the outgoing one Yvonne Reungoat. The following is a translation of the Pope’s words. I wish you best of luck in your work, Mother, together with the new Council. And we thank the outgoing Superior and Counsellors. I hope that Mother will return to Africa... And if there is no place in Africa, to Patagonia! In these days of work you have followed the theme “Communities that generate life in the heart of contemporaneity”, illuminating it with the words of Mary at the wedding in Cana: “Do whatever he tells you” ...

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