Sisters of the Poor

of Saint Catherine of Siena

The Evangelizing Mission of Communication

Inaugurazione dell'Ufficio di Comunicazione

Dearest Sisters, Colleagues and Friends, It is with immense joy that today we inaugurate our new Office of Communications, a step that is not only symbolically but profoundly significant that our religious family is taking in this Jubilee Year. On this special day, as we celebrate the memory of St. Catherine of Siena, our patron saint and extraordinary communicator of her time, we feel that we are reliving the small printing press established at the time of Savina, in the Mother House in Siena.

In this new chapter of our history, we want to carry on the legacy and imprint left by our dear Mother Foundress, continuing to “communicate the Good well”. With the opening of this office, we are committed to being instruments of communion and sharing, weaving closer bonds within our family and beyond.

This Office of Communication is a place where our mission takes shape, where our values and identity are expressed and shared with the world. It is an invitation to all of us sisters to be witnesses, apostles, communicators of the Good through our words and our lives, inspired by the vision and courage of the women who preceded us: St. Catherine of Siena and Blessed Savina.

For this reason, with confidence in the future and gratitude for the past, we commit ourselves to this new path for our family, aware of the importance of communication as a tool for spiritual growth and social transformation. 

It will be a challenge, but a constant discovery and work in the search to bring together our talents and the dedication to the realization of this shared vision: “communicating the Good well”.

Savina Petrilli taught us that communication is the heart beat of every community, that through it we can build bridges of understanding and solidarity. It reminds us of the importance of speaking little and only about good things to nourish the soul and spirit of beauty through good and healthy words, whether written or imagined.

I would like to express my deep gratitude to Prof. Massimo Ilardo, who with his experience and dedication has illuminated the formation path of our sisters destined for this specific mission, offering a precious compass in the complex navigation of the world of communication.

To the sisters who work directly in this office in the realization of a communication that embodies the values and identity of our Savinian family, as a mandate to go and evangelize for a good mission!
I want to express my gratitude to all the Sisters “Inviate Speciale” in this office who collaborate and providing their valuable support and contributions.
Thank you all for being here today. To the sisters present here among us, I address this thought: Together, we can make a difference and leave a significant mark on the world.

In conclusion, this Office of Communication is not just a physical space, but it is the symbol of our commitment to promote authentic, inclusive and transformative communication. With God’s grace and the support of all of you, I am sure that we will achieve great things in affirming our identity and spreading our message of good and hope to the world in need. Thank you.

Picture of Madre Liliana Quesada Dorado
Madre Liliana Quesada Dorado

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