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Daughters of Jesus open their 150th Anniversary celebrations

Omnes-December 2, 2020-Reading time: 2 minutes

The nuns, founded by Candida Maria de Jesus from Guipuzcoa in 1871, celebrate this anniversary with the desire to be grateful for what they have received, to discover the fruitfulness of these 150 years and to deepen their identity.

"A living charism, a shared path."

The Anniversary, which will officially open on December 7, in Madrid, will run until December 8, 2021, under the motto "A living charism, a shared path.". Graciela Mirta FrancovigThe Superior of this congregation has addressed a letter to the Daughters of Mary and to the laity who participate in her spirit, in which she points out that "this year that is given to us is a great opportunity to allow the Lord to work our conversion, we ask for the grace to be renewed by his Spirit"..

For this year, the Daughters of Jesus have formed a commission that will be in charge of coordinating the actions for the celebration of this year in which the figure of Jesus will be the main theme. Saint CandidaThe founder, will be key in the deepening that this event intends to make of her "We want to return to their writings and essential expressions, to the starting point of the living of the charism. We want it to be a universal celebration that reaches the whole apostolic body and all places.

The Daughters of Jesus

The Daughters of Jesus are an Ignatian congregation that focuses its charism on promoting the development of the most disadvantaged, especially through teaching and action with youth. This charism is manifested in schools, university residences and educational centers, always with a Christian vision of the person, of life and of the world,

They currently have a presence in nineteen countries on four continents: South America, Africa, Asia and Europe. In Spain.

Its founder was Juana Josefa Cipitria y Barriola. He was born in Andoain (Guipuzcoa) on May 31, 1845. In 1869 she felt that God was asking her to found a congregation dedicated to education. With five other companions and the help of Fr. Herranz SJ, she founded the Daughters of Jesus on December 8, 1871 in Salamanca. At the time of her death in Salamanca on August 9, 1912, the Congregation was spread throughout Spain and Brazil, and she was beatified on May 12, 1996 and canonized on October 17, 2010.

Beginning of the celebrations

The Anniversary will open with two celebrations on December 7 and 8.

On December 7, the Youth Vocation Ministry Team of the Province of Spain-Italy will organize a Youth Vigil from Madrid in virtual connection with all the places in the world.

On December 8, a Opening Eucharist in the Chapel of the Montellano Hall of Residence with the presence of the Bishop of Salamanca, Mr. Carlos Lópezand of the superiors of the Jesuits y Dominicans.

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