Official Presentation of Rector Major’s Strenna 2019 to Daughters of Mary Help of Christians

07 Jan 2019

(ANS – Rome – December 28) – The Rector Major officially presented the 2019 Strenna at the General House of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians. The strenna’s theme is “Holiness for you, too,” deepening the biblical text “So that my joy may be in you” (John 15:11).

Present at the event were Mother Yvonne Reungoat, FMA Mother General, and her council, Fr. Filiberto Gonzalez, general councilor for communications, Fr. Eusebio Muñoz, delegate of the Rector Major for the Salesian Family, and other members of the Salesian Family.

During the presentation, Fr. Angel Fernandez Artime illustrated what the goal of Strenna 2019 will be: “I want to comment on a very familiar subject, with a title taken directly from the apostolic exhortation of Pope Francis on the call to holiness in the world of today, Gaudete et Exsultate. In choosing this topic and this title, I want to translate into our language the strong appeal to holiness that Pope Francis has addressed to the whole Church.”

Mother General Yvonne Reungoat then recalled that the choice of the theme of holiness of this year’s strenna was made unanimously among all the members of the Salesian Family board of directors.

Strenna 2019 will be presented to the entire Salesian Family as part of the Salesian Family Spirituality Days, scheduled in Valdocco (Turin) from January 10 to 13, 2019,focusing on the strenna theme “Holiness for you too” in the presence of 400 delegates belonging to the 31 groups of the Salesian Family and coming from six continents.

On ANSFlickr there are photos of the presentation of Strenna 2019.

On the sdb.org and ANSChannel, the video of Strenna 2019 is available in various languages. (At the beginning of January, the video presentation will also be available in French).