8 August

1883: VENICE, (ITALY), Patronato “Pio IX”

“The fact that the charisms of founders and foundresses, having been born of the Spirit for the good of all, must once again be placed at the centre of the Church, open to communion and participation by all the People of God, is being increasingly discovered.”

(Starting afresh from Christ 31)

6 August

1960: ORLEANS, (BRAZIL), Instituto “São José”

“Often we cannot understand why God refrains from intervening. Yet he does not prevent us from crying out, like Jesus on the Cross: ‘My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?’ (Mt 27:46). We should continue asking this question in prayerful dialogue before his face.”

(Deus caritas est 38)

4 August

1965: SAN PEDRO, (USA), “St. Peter Catholic Church”

“Let us trust God, convinced that He shall take care of us more than we do.”

(St. Leonard Murialdo, Writings XI, p. 334)

3 August

“The communion which consecrated persons are called to live goes far beyond their own religious family or Institute. Opening themselves to communion with other Institutes and other forms of consecration, they can spread communion, rediscover their common Gospel roots and together grasp the beauty of their own identity in the variety of charisms with greater clarity.”

(Starting afresh from Christ 30)

2 August

“In the use of means required by apostolic activity, the Josephan community will avoid any search for prestige, gain or accumulation of goods, putting its trust in Christ rather than in human resources. By their lifestyle the confreres share in the effort of all those who are working for justice, love and peace throughout the world.”


(Const. 8) 

1 August

1904: The Holy See approves the CONSTITUTIONS of the CSJ
1968: AROSEMENA TOLA, (ECUADOR), “Misión Josefina”

We will have the fortune to hear one day, addressed to us, those comforting words: I was hungry and you gave me food, I was homeless and you welcomed me, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me..”


(St. Leonard Murialdo, Writings IX, p. 160)