“Free yourselves and put on your wings” Mother Cabrini said to her sisters, inviting them to free themselves from the ties, fears and sense of inferiority that characterized the women of that era.

In the word “free yourselves”, to quote Sr. Maria Barbagallo, is enclosed the purification of the will and of human hopes, indicating the liberation from those ties that bind us to “small hopes” without duration, to launch ourselves towards the boundless horizons of the knowledge of God through love, listening to the hopes of Jesus, his criteria, and his project. This is the slogan that will also guide the XVI General Chapter that will take place next June. 

As a communications team, in the new year we would like to make even more effective that quest, begun in 2021, to connect. Indeed, the year 2021 just ended was an important year for us. We have become increasingly aware of our role and our mission within the Institute: therefore, the awareness of being a team has grown and the distribution and management of the various initiatives has improved, considering the different activities to be carried out, the various roles and the specific aptitudes of each member of the working group. Like so many members of a single body, we have felt the presence of the other communicators scattered throughout the Cabrinian world ever more strongly. For this reason, we are grateful to the people within our Provinces and Region who have begun to connect and share the beautiful mission of living the Cabrinian charism through communication. The involvement of the laity in the various projects on which we have focused this year, such as the Mother’s Day project, has been fundamental: https://youtu.be/JJ4EpUB56AY .

All this beauty and mutual synergy was born especially thanks to the Sisters in mission with whom we collaborate and with some of whom we received the gift of meeting in person. There have been many times this year when we have asked the sisters to be particularly involved, just think of the Advent Calendar project in its second edition of the Zoom meetings for Vocations Day on February 15, for the canonization of Mother Cabrini on July 7 and for the Christmas greetings on December 21. We want to take this opportunity to thank them for what they give to the Cabrini world and to us.

It is thanks to this immense circle of love that a unanimous voice is created more and more, a channel through which we can ‘spread’ the love of Jesus to the ends of the Earth. We have also begun to understand how to position ourselves in relation to the outside world, broadening our gaze into wider worlds. 

We are preparing to live out our mission as communicators in this new year within and outside the Cabrinian world, especially in preparation for such an important moment as the General Chapter. May the Lord be the great communicator who inspires us and may “free yourselves and put on your wings” be a wish for us all to live on the heights, opening ourselves to adventures and new experiences.

«Scioglietevi e mettete le ali» diceva non ancora Santa Madre Cabrini alle sue sorelle, invitandole a liberarsi dai legami, dalle paure e dal senso di inferiorità che caratterizzavano le donne di quell’epoca.

Nella parola “scioglietevi”, per citare Suor Maria Barbagallo, è racchiusa la purificazione della volontà e delle speranze umane, indicando la liberazione da quei lacci che avvincono a “piccole speranze” senza durata, per lanciarsi verso gli orizzonti sconfinati della conoscenza di Dio per amore, nell’ascolto delle speranze di Gesù, dei suoi criteri e del suo progetto. Questo lo slogan che guiderà anche il prossimo XVI Capitolo Generale che si svolgerà a giugno di quest’anno. 

Come team di comunicazione, nel nuovo anno vorremmo rendere ancor più efficace quella ricerca, iniziata nel 2021, di connetterci insieme. Il 2021 appena concluso è stato infatti un anno importante per noi. Siamo diventati sempre più consapevoli del nostro ruolo e della nostra missione all’interno dell’Istituto: è cresciuta quindi la consapevolezza di essere una squadra ed è migliorata la distribuzione e la gestione delle varie iniziative, tenendo conto delle diverse attività da svolgere, dei vari ruoli e delle specifiche attitudini di ciascun componente del gruppo di lavoro. Come tante membra di un unico corpo, abbiamo sentito sempre più forte la presenza degli altri comunicatori sparsi nel mondo cabriniano. Siamo per questo grate alle persone che all’interno delle nostre Province e Regione hanno iniziato a collegarsi e a condividere la bellissima missione di vivere il carisma cabriniano attraverso la comunicazione. Fondamentale è stato infatti anche il coinvolgimento dei laici nei diversi progetti su cui ci siamo concentrate quest’anno come, ad esempio, quello per la Festa della Mamma:  https://youtu.be/JJ4EpUB56AY .

Tutto questa bellezza e sinergia reciproca nasce specialmente grazie alle suore in missione con cui collaboriamo e con alcune delle quali abbiamo ricevuto il dono di incontrarci di persona. Sono state tante le volte in cui abbiamo chiesto anche quest’anno alle suore un coinvolgimento particolare, basti pensare al progetto del Calendario di Avvento alla sua seconda edizione, agli incontri su Zoom per la Giornata delle Vocazioni il 15 Febbraio, per la canonizzazione di Madre Cabrini il 7 luglio e per i saluti natalizi il 21 dicembre, etc..; vogliamo cogliere quindi l’occasione di ringraziarle per quanto donano al mondo Cabrini e a noi.. 

È grazie a questo immenso circolo d’amore che si crea sempre più una voce unanime, un canale attraverso cui poter ‘diffondere’ l’amore di Gesù fino ai confini della terra. Abbiamo iniziato anche a cercare di comprendere come posizionarci nei confronti del mondo esterno, allargando lo sguardo in mondi più ampi. 

Ci prepariamo a vivere la nostra missione di comunicatrici anche in questo nuovo anno dentro e fuori il mondo cabriniano, soprattutto in preparazione ad un momento così importante come il Capitolo Generale. Il Signore sia il grande comunicatore che ci ispira e che “scioglietevi e mettete le ali” sia un augurio per noi tutti di farci vivere sulle Altezze, aprendoci alle avventure e alle nuove esperienze. 


“Libérense, desplieguen sus alas”, decía la aún no santa Madre Cabrini a sus Hermanas, invitándolas a liberarse de las ataduras, los miedos y el sentimiento de inferioridad que caracterizaba a las mujeres de la época.

En la palabra “Libérense”, según la expresión de Hna. María Barbagallo, está contenida la purificación de la voluntad y de las esperanzas humanas, indicando la liberación de aquellas ataduras que nos atan  a “pequeñas esperanzas” sin duración, para lanzarnos hacia los horizontes ilimitados del conocimiento de Dios a través del amor, escuchando las esperanzas de Jesús, sus criterios y su proyecto. Este es el lema que guiará también el próximo XVI Capítulo General, que tendrá lugar en junio de este año.  

Como equipo de comunicación, en el nuevo año nos gustaría hacer aún más efectiva esa búsqueda, iniciada en 2021, de conectar juntos. El año 2021 que acaba de terminar ha sido realmente un año importante para nosotras. Cada vez somos más conscientes de nuestro papel y nuestra misión dentro del Instituto: ha crecido nuestra conciencia de ser un equipo y ha mejorado la distribución y la gestión de las distintas iniciativas, teniendo en cuenta las diferentes actividades que hay que realizar, las distintas funciones y las aptitudes específicas de cada miembro del equipo. Como muchos miembros de un mismo cuerpo, hemos sentido cada vez con más fuerza la presencia de los demás comunicadores que se encuentran en el mundo cabriniano. Por ello, agradecemos a las personas de nuestras Provincias y Region que han comenzado a conectarse y a compartir la hermosa misión de vivir el carisma cabriniano a través de la comunicación. De hecho, la implicación de los laicos en los distintos proyectos en los que nos hemos centrado este año, como el del Día de la Madre, también ha sido fundamental:  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15BWWxrwgB8&list=UUsJmWaWSMMK-gGl48ExCIeg&index=24

Toda esta hermosura y sinergia mutua nace especialmente gracias a las Hermanas en Misión con las que colaboramos y con algunas de las cuales hemos recibido el regalo de conocernos en persona. Son muchos los momentos de este año en los que hemos pedido a las Hermanas que se involucren de manera especial, pensemos en el proyecto del Calendario de Adviento en su segunda edición, en los encuentros de Zoom para la Jornada Vocacional del 15 de febrero, para la canonización de la Madre Cabrini el 7 de julio y para las felicitaciones de Navidad el 21 de diciembre, etc.; queremos aprovechar esta oportunidad para agradecerles lo que dan al mundo Cabrini y a nosotros. 

Gracias a este inmenso círculo de amor se crea cada vez más una voz unánime, un canal que permite “difundir” el amor de Jesús hasta los confines de la tierra. También hemos empezado a intentar comprender cómo posicionarnos en relación con el mundo exterior, ampliando nuestra mirada hacia mundos más amplios. 

Nos preparamos para vivir nuestra misión de comunicadoras también en este nuevo año dentro y fuera del mundo cabriniano, especialmente en la preparación de un momento tan importante como el Capítulo General. Que el Señor sea el gran comunicador que nos inspire y que “Libérense, desplieguen sus alas ” sea un deseo para todos nosotros de vivir en las alturas, abriéndonos a las aventuras y a las nuevas experiencias.


“Free yourselves and put on your wings” Mother Cabrini said to her sisters, inviting them to free themselves from the ties, fears and sense of inferiority that characterized the women of that era.

In the word “free yourselves”, to quote Sr. Maria Barbagallo, is enclosed the purification of the will and of human hopes, indicating the liberation from those ties that bind us to “small hopes” without duration, to launch ourselves towards the boundless horizons of the knowledge of God through love, listening to the hopes of Jesus, his criteria, and his project. This is the slogan that will also guide the XVI General Chapter that will take place next June. 

As a communications team, in the new year we would like to make even more effective that quest, begun in 2021, to connect. Indeed, the year 2021 just ended was an important year for us. We have become increasingly aware of our role and our mission within the Institute: therefore, the awareness of being a team has grown and the distribution and management of the various initiatives has improved, considering the different activities to be carried out, the various roles and the specific aptitudes of each member of the working group. Like so many members of a single body, we have felt the presence of the other communicators scattered throughout the Cabrinian world ever more strongly. For this reason, we are grateful to the people within our Provinces and Region who have begun to connect and share the beautiful mission of living the Cabrinian charism through communication. The involvement of the laity in the various projects on which we have focused this year, such as the Mother’s Day project, has been fundamental: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15BWWxrwgB8&list=UUsJmWaWSMMK-gGl48ExCIeg&index=24

All this beauty and mutual synergy was born especially thanks to the Sisters in mission with whom we collaborate and with some of whom we received the gift of meeting in person. There have been many times this year when we have asked the sisters to be particularly involved, just think of the Advent Calendar project in its second edition of the Zoom meetings for Vocations Day on February 15, for the canonization of Mother Cabrini on July 7 and for the Christmas greetings on December 21. We want to take this opportunity to thank them for what they give to the Cabrini world and to us.

It is thanks to this immense circle of love that a unanimous voice is created more and more, a channel through which we can ‘spread’ the love of Jesus to the ends of the Earth. We have also begun to understand how to position ourselves in relation to the outside world, broadening our gaze into wider worlds. 

We are preparing to live out our mission as communicators in this new year within and outside the Cabrinian world, especially in preparation for such an important moment as the General Chapter. May the Lord be the great communicator who inspires us and may “free yourselves and put on your wings” be a wish for us all to live on the heights, opening ourselves to adventures and new experiences.

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