Let us all feel involved, FMA, laity, young people in giving thanks to the Lord at the completion of
these six (or more precisely twelve) years of service of animation and government of our Mother,
“bond of communion and center of unity of the Institute” (C art. 116).
There are many reasons for the gratitude we wish to express: for her fidelity, for her incessant
giving of herself with love and wisdom for the charismatic mission that she communicates with so
much enthusiasm, for the courage with which she has faced numerous trips and the inevitable
hardships to reach the educating communities in every part of the world without ever sparing
herself but rather with an ever joyful face.