ITALY
90 Years in Cagliari

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On 5 February, the date of Maestra Thecla’s birth to heaven, the FSP community of Cagliari celebrated its 90th anniversary of presence in the capital of Sardinia, a beautiful Italian region, rich in faith, culture and ancient traditions. A special Mass of Thanksgiving was presided over by His Excellency Arrigo Miglio, Bishop of the diocese.

In celebrating this anniversary, our sisters recalled the words of Fr. James Alberione, who said: “Our book centers are centers of apostolate; centers of light and warmth in Jesus Christ; places from which to serve the Church and do good to souls.” It was an opportunity to praise God for the great good sown in this diocese for almost a century through our specific apostolate: cinema, house-to-house propaganda, media-related initiatives in schools and parishes, book center activities, catechetical and biblical formation on topics related to communication…. The anniversary also prompted our sisters to thank God for the many Sardinian FSPs who have generously dedicated their lives to announcing the Good News of the Gospel, renewing their commitment to serve the Church through their efforts to benefit souls. And last but not least, since this year has been designated a Vocation Year for the Pauline Family, our sisters say they are asking the Lord of the harvest to send many vocations to all our Institutes.

Numerous initiatives will be held in the coming months to celebrate the 90th anniversary of FSP presence in the Cagliari area, all of which will contribute to prolonging the community’s praise of the Lord and the festive atmosphere of this occasion.