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From the dream of Don Bosco ADMA is born ... 

1869

Why did Don Bosco found ADMA?

To share the grace

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Don Bosco recognizes the support of Mary and, amazed by the countless graces that people attributed to Our Lady during the construction of the Basilica, decides to found the Adma.

To spread the faith

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Don Bosco feels he must defend the faith of the people, radiating veneration to Jesus in the Eucharist and devotion to the Virgin (the two columns) in the world also through the Adma.

ADMA today

We Christians must unite in these difficult times. Being between
many who do good animates us without realizing it.
 
ADMA today is an association of lay people who all over the world - faithful to Don Bosco's charism - make their commitment to live their daily lives by imitating Mary and placing themselves as children under her mantle.

What moves us?

You are the light of the world (Mt. 5:14)
 
This is what moves us!
 
The desire to be light, to spread grace and to bear witness to what we have experienced: the beauty of entrusting our life to Jesus through Mary.

What do we live?

We are all called to holiness, holiness is a journey
and you become saints together!
 
We follow simple paths of Christian formation, prayer, apostolate and service, with a family style and aimed at all.
  

«We are all called to holiness, holiness is a journey and we become saints together»!​

This is what moves us!​

The desire to walk together in a family spirit a simple path of formation, prayer, life and apostolate following the steps of Maria​.

Prayer

Source of life and hope.

We live and spread devotion to the Eucharist and to Mary Help of Christians

We value participation in the liturgical life, in the Eucharist and in reconciliation.

«We are all called to holiness, holiness is a journey and we become saints together»!​

This is what moves us!​

The desire to walk together in a family spirit a simple path of formation, prayer, life and apostolate following the steps of Maria​.

Education

We propose simple paths of Christian formation open to all

«We are all called to holiness, holiness is a journey and we become saints together»!​

This is what moves us!​

The desire to walk together in a family spirit a simple path of formation, prayer, life and apostolate following the steps of Maria​.

Life

Let us try to imitate Mary in living the "daily spirituality".

Let us try to cultivate a Christian environment of welcome and solidarity in the family and in the places of life

«We are all called to holiness, holiness is a journey and we become saints together»!​

This is what moves us!​

The desire to walk together in a family spirit a simple path of formation, prayer, life and apostolate following the steps of Maria​.

Apostolate and service

We practice solicitude for the young and the poorest and most needy families.

We collaborate in the life of the local communities in which we live

We contribute to the Salesian mission in a family spirit

ADMA in the world

Each group in the world interprets its own local reality and "actualizes" fidelity to Don Bosco's charism by living a journey of holiness and simplicity in everyday life.
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Association of devotees

One of the 32 groups of the Salesian family

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History

ADMA regulations

Article 1

 

Deed of foundation

Don Bosco after having raised to Mary, according to the indications received by her in a dream, the votive shrine dedicated to the Help of Christians (Turin Valdocco 1868) wanted to erect a year later in the Basilica the "Association of the devotees of Mary Help of Christians" (18 April 1869 ) to radiate in the world the devotion to the Virgin invoked under this title.

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Regulations of the Divots of Mary Help of Christians written by Don Bosco

  1. In the Church dedicated in Turin to Mary Help of Christians with the authorization of His Exc. Rev. the Archbishop of Turin, an Association of his Divots is canonically established with the aim of promoting the glories of the divine Mother of the Savior in order to deserve her protection in life. and particularly on the verge of death ....

 

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Regolamento
Animatore

Spiritual Animator

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Fr. Alejandro Guevara Rodriguez

Fr Alejandro Guevara Rodríguez, SDB, a 47-year-old Spanish Salesian, has been the new World Spiritual Animator of the Association of Mary Help of Christians (ADMA) since last 20 September, when the Marian Day in Turin-Valdocco took place.  This is how he presents himself to the members of the association and to the whole Salesian Family.

Fr Guevara Rodríguez, where do your human and Salesian roots lie?

 

I was born in Badajoz in 1973 and lived there until the age of 18 with my family: my parents Alejandro and Francisca and two younger brothers, both teachers.

I began my Salesian journey in the pre-novitiate in Cadiz (1991). I lived the novitiate in Sanlúcar la Mayor (Seville), professing on 16 August 1993, and I was ordained a priest on 8 June 2002 in Seville. After obtaining a license in Educational Sciences from the Salesian Pontifical University, in the 2002-2003 academic year, I returned to my "Spain-María Auxiliadora" Province in Seville and accompanied the aspirants and pre-novices for 5 years. I served three years as pastoral coordinator in Granada, then I prepared for one year in Genzano to become the Novice Master of Spain and the following year director of the Postnovices.

How did you get to this position?

In 2014, the new Provincial, today Card. Cristóbal López Romero, asked me to continue in the Provincial Council as Provincial Delegate of the Salesian Family, thus starting a new stage in my Salesian life.

Then in January 2020, the Rector Major proposed that I go to Valdocco as the new spiritual animator of the ADMA Primary, becoming his Delegate at the world level for ADMA. After a few weeks of discernment and prayer, I replied to the Rector Major placing myself at his disposal. My appointment was made public on June 5th and I've been learning more about the new reality and the new service ever since.

In summary, my Salesian life has developed for many years in the formation houses: pre-novitiate, novitiate and post-novitiate. I had a pastoral experience in a Salesian house and since 2014 I have been working with Salesians and laity in the area of ​​the Salesian Family. I am very grateful to the Congregation for the opportunities offered and the services requested, because they helped me to grow as a person, a Salesian and a priest.

What do you wish to say to the members of ADMA and the Salesian Family?

 

I would like to take advantage of these first words to thank my predecessor, Fr Pierluigi Cameroni, for the work he has done with generosity, enthusiasm and wisdom, accompanying and renewing the Primary ADMA of Valdocco; he has also encouraged, spread and propagated devotion to Mary Help of Christians throughout the world. I am very grateful to him.

Finally, I would like to make myself available to everyone: Salesians, spiritual animators, local councils, associates, devotees and children of Mary Help of Christians. We have a Mother who loves us, takes care of us, protects us and we, as good children, entrust ourselves to her.

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