Tuesday, February 10, 2009
New Mother General of Salesian Sisters: Mother Yvonne Reungoat, FMA
Youth are the leaders of the world. They are the present and the future and the best evangelizers of their peers. The Salesian Sisters of Don Bosco, currently the largest woman's religious congregation under the name Daughters of Mary, Help of Christians, know this well.
On the feast of Don Bosco, Mother Yvonne Reungoat, the new Superior General of the Salesian Sisters, gave an interview to H2onews in Rome, where she explained what it means to follow in the footsteps of Don Bosco and the founder of the Salesian Sisters, Maria Domenica Mazzarello, both saints.
"Making young people feel that they are loved, not only so that they know it, but that this love be shown to them so they can come to really believe that God loves them. And to help them discover and develop all their resources to become the leaders in building today's world....and tomorrow's."
"This is our major challenge: to help the youth become young leaders in this message, to become missionaries to other young people to help them find the meaning of their lives. Young people today need love, need this sense of life that really can be found in God."
The Salesian sisters now have over 14 thousand religious in 89 countries worldwide.
"Educating young people today, given the great challenges of a quickly and constantly changing society."
"To respond to these challenges in view of God's plan for humanity, in other words, to build the human family, we believe that education must be the foundation for this world of tomorrow."