11th of September
The time has come to say goodbye to our dear holy place in Turin where the Basilica and the important memories of our Founder Don Bosco enriched us.
After breakfast we visited the community chapel which was the chapel of two provincial houses. The beautiful paintings enhanced this holy place. At 10.00 a.m. we had the prayer and did the evaluation of our time spent in Turin. The most significant experiences in Turin for us were the moments of quiet prayer and reflection in the company of Our Blessed Mother especially in the Balcony of Mary Help of Christians. Giving the key of our heart to Mary was a moving moment for us, as we recalled how Mother Mazzarello made this simple gesture at Mornese when she placed the key of the house at the feet of Our Lady statue.
After the evaluation we had the Holy Eucharist around the altar in the Basilica. Fr. Joy Matthew celebrated the Holy Eucharist. He highlighted the Article 4 of our Constitutions. "Mary Most Holy was the inspirer of our Institute and continues to be its Mother and Teacher. At 2.30 we set out for Mornese. At seeing Mornese we expressed our joy by singing "Mornese land filled with sunshine...". When we arrived we were warmly welcomed by the sisters. After tea we went down to the village, where they were celebrating the feast of St Nicolas, the Patron of the village. In the evening we had the beautiful prayer secession around the well.
Our desire here is to have a deeper experience of Jesus, like Maria Mazzarello.