31 March

“Consecrated chastity enables the confreres to be totally available to everybody and to lead among them an authentic life of communion and friendship. Besides, true brotherly love in community helps them live their consecrated chastity with joy, and it is a valid aid in moments of difficulty”.

(Const. 17)

30 March

1863: “Collegio Artigianelli” in Turin (I) moves to Corso Palestro.

“What a story, my God, a story of your mercies and of my ingratitude! I don’t know of any other history or biography in which the incomprehensible generosity of God could shine forth better!”

(St Leonard Murialdo, Testament, p. 75)

28 March

We need to promote a spirituality of communion, making it the guiding principle of education wherever individuals and Christians are formed, wherever ministers of the altar, consecrated persons, and pastoral workers are trained, wherever families and communities are being built up”.

(Novo Millenio Ineunte 43)

27 March

“The world in our days offers a sad spectacle. We see a God who loves men in the extreme, even to folly; and men instead do not love God”.

(St. Leonard Murialdo,Writings VI, p. 80)

25 March

1958: ROME, (I), “Pontifical Oratory San Paolo”
1998: POPESTI –Bucaresti, (ROMANIA), “Fraternitatea Murialdo”

“Like Mary! This is the motto of her holiness, of her morals, and of her theology: behold the handmaid of the Lord, be it done unto me according to your word”.

(St. Leonard Murialdo,Writings II, p. 71)

24 March

1867: Saint Leonard Murialdo establishes the Confraternity of Saint Joseph at Collegio Artigianelli, Turin (ITALY).

“But above all I resemble the prodigal son because of the most fatherly welcome that I received from God. How many gifts, how many caresses! What a festive banquet!”

(St. Leonard Murialdo,Testament, p. 125)

23 March

 “Community life also fosters the rediscovery of the ecclesial dimension of the Word: receive it, meditate upon it, live it together, communicate the experiences which blossom from it and thus submit yourself to an authentic spirituality of communion”.

(Starting Afresh from Christ 24)

22 March

 “God loves man for thousands of years, millions of centuries; indeed, God has always loved man; since he loved himself, he loved us too; since God is God, from all eternity God loves man”.

(St Leonard Murialdo, Writings X, p. 382)

21 March

 “Someone who finds God in the most common and most ordinary events, as well as in the greatest and most remarkable ones, does not just have a common faith, but a great and extraordinary faith, a faith that moves the mountains”.

(Life of faith, p. 22)

20 March

 “Let us see in our confreres as many friends. We should have charity in our thoughts, words, silence, relationships and attentions”.

(St Leonard Murialdo, Writings IV, p. 290)