Mother Yvonne Reungoatis the 9th Superior General of the Institute of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians.
Born on January 14, 1945 in Plouénan in France. She began her formation for Salesian religious life in Paris, where she was admitted to the Postulancy in 1963. After the Novitiate in Lieusaint (France) and in Casanova di Carmagnola (Turin), she made her religious profession as an FMA on 5 August 1965.
At the XXII General Chapter of 2008 she was elected Mother General and in 2014 was re-elected as Mother General for a second six-year term. At the request of her acceptance of the mandate by Sister Ciriaca Hernández, the Chapter Member oldest in Religious Profession, Mother Yvonne emotionally replied: “I accept! Thank you for your trust. The biblical expression that supports me is: “When I am weak, then I am strong”. I entrust myself entirely to Mary and accept her invitation: “Do whatever he tells you”.
Since then, Mother continues to animate and govern the Institute in a spirit of authentic Salesian fraternity and service to life, which she intends to promote in people and in the educating communities; she visits the various Provinces of the world and nourishes everywhere the joy of being an FMA and being called to give life for the proclamation of the Gospel especially to the little ones, to the poor, to women.
In 2018 she was elected President of the Italian Union of Superiors General (USMI).
Provincial Councillor & Bursar
Provincial Councillor & Secretary
Formation - Zambian Region
Formation - Southern Region
Youth Pastoral - Zambian Region
Youth Pastoral - Southern Region
Social Communications - Zambian Region
Social Communications - Southern Region
Vocations - Zambian Region
Vocations - Southern Region
Vides - Zambian Region
Vides - Southern Region
Missions - Zambian Region
Missions - Southern Region
Salesian Family and Co-operator - Zambian Region
Salesian Family and Co-operator - Southern Region
Past Pupils - Zambian Region
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