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Brazil – Fifth Meeting of the Provincial Council of Brazil ADMA

São Paulo, Brazil - July 2023 - The Association of Mary Help of Christians (ADMA), founded by St. John Bosco himself, celebrated from July 28 to 30 at the "UNISAL Pio XI" center in São Paulo, the 5th Meeting of the Provincial Councils of the ADMA of Brazil.

Coordinated by the National Delegate, Fr. Sérgio Lúcio Costa, a Salesian from Manaus, the meeting gathered 19 participants, members and animators of the ADMA Councils of the following Provinces: São Paulo, Porto Alegre, Belo Horizonte, Campo Grande and Manaus. Also present were three Daughters of Mary Help of Christians, from São Paulo, Recife and Minas Gerais, who joined the Salesians in animating ADMA. The purpose of the meeting was to revitalize Salesian spirituality, enhance formation on regulations and propose common steps.

The theme of understanding ADMA in the Salesian Family and reviving Don Bosco's charismatic spirituality was highlighted. Fr. Justo Piccinini, SDB, Provincial of Brazil-Sao Paulo and representative of the Conference of Provincials of Brazil (CISBRASIL), presided over the Inaugural Eucharist of the meeting and encouraged everyone to continue the Marian apostolate so dear to Don Bosco. Fr. Alejandro Guevara, ADMA World Spiritual Animator, sent his message of encouragement, as did Sr. Lucrecia Uribe, FMA World Delegate. The meeting was held in an atmosphere of fraternity and concluded with Brazil's decision to participate in a meaningful way in the International Congress of Mary Help of Christians, in Fátima, Portugal, in August 2024.


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