2017 (EN)

Mother Yvonne Reungoat general Superior of the institute Figlie di Maria Ausiliatrice – Salesians of Don Bosco, received the “Mediterranean Award for Peace”, consisting in the work of the sculptor Mario Molinari Totem of Peace”, during a ceremony held at “ Museum of Peace – MAMT”: the prize is considered among the most important internationally, the prize of “ Fondazione Mediterraneo” has been awarded in previous editions to influential personality as much as King Juan Carlos of Spain, King Hussein of Jordan, the presidents Anibal Cavaco Silva and Abu Mazen, Leah Rabin, the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem Fouad Twal, Nobel Prizes Shirine Ebadi and Naguib Mahfouz, Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini, Cardinal Roger Etchegaray, and others.
The prize has been delivered by President Michele Capasso, Pia Molinari and the delegate of migrants Fallou.
In the reasons we can read:
“For the activities in favor of Peace and Concord among the Populations of the world conducted to the guide of Figlie di Maria Ausiliatrice ( FMA), especially where raging war and poverty. Exactly in these places, often, FMA rapresent the only anchor for men and women of different faiths. Mother Yvonne Reungoat thanks to her missionary experience, in the poorer places of African continent, is aware of the joy and simplicity in helping others and in feeling “ Family”. A place where, thank to the charisma of Don Bosco and to the model of Mother Mazzarello, is possible , everyday, give space to that “ Creativity of Love” which represent the instrument of salesian charisma; with humility and complicity and the hope in youth, authors of our future.”