(ANS - Rome) - Don Bosco loved his era, his people. He studied to be loved and he dreamed, for time and for eternity, a better life for all his children. There are many ways in which the Salesian Family responds to these requests in many countries around the world: educational, missionary and charitable tasks and commitments. A presence wherever the last wait for an answer of humanity, all pointing to the one goal of Don Bosco: "My dear children in Jesus Christ, near or far I always think of you. One is my desire: to see you happy in time and in eternity." The 8th International Congress of Mary Help of Christians, which will be celebrated in Buenos Aires (Argentina) from 7 to 10 November 2019, with the theme "With Mary, a woman believer", is part of this journey of the Salesian Family.
It is an event that wants to be a renewed entrustment to Mary Help of Christians in the commitment that the different generations have to receive and transmit the gift of faith.
Moreover, it is also an event of the Salesian Family - promoted by the Association of Mary Help of Christians (ADMA) in agreement with the Salesian Family Secretariat and with the Salesian Family of Argentina - part of the Synodal context of the Church which in recent years has placed its focus on the family and on young people.
The choice of Argentina wants to remind us of the first missionary frontier of Don Bosco and together the special value that the devotion to Ausiliatrice and the Basilica of Mary Help of Christians in the neighborhood of Almagro, in Buenos Aires, represent for Pope Francis, where indeed Jorge Mario Bergoglio was baptized and where he cultivated his love for Mary Help of Christians.
The Congresses of Mary Help of Christians are events of global importance for the Salesian Family, which through the promotion of devotion to Mary Help of Christians aims to increase its spiritual and apostolic identity. Providentially, in 2019 ADMA celebrates the 150th anniversary of its foundation.
Registration is open to individuals and groups, following the instructions on the website www.mariaauxiliadora2019.com.ar. The formation path can be found both on this site and on the ADMA website www.admadonbosco.org