Sr Chiara is congrautlated by the outgoing Mother-General, Sr Yvonne RuengoatIn 2007 she was appointed Provincial of her native Emilia-Ligurian-Tuscany Province "Madonna del Cenacolo", based in La Spezia (ILS). GC 22 (2008) elected her as Visiting Councilor and Sister Cazzuola gave her availability by stating: "In a spirit of abandonment to the will of God and trusting in the help of the Lord, I say ‘yes’." Over the next six years she visited several provinces in America and Europe and gained a rich experience of Salesianity and interculturality. To each of her sisters, she gave attention and dedication, optimism with a smile, demonstrating the ability to grasp the seeds of life and hope in each person and in daily events. She reamins a transparent and enthusiastic person about her vocation as an FMA, and has in her heart a great passion for young people. She is known to always express the capacity for frank, serene and collaborative relationships. Mother General, Mother Yvonne Reungoat, chose her as the Moderator for the 23rd General Chapter (2014) and in the same Chapter she was elected Vicar General, thus sharing, up close, the responsibility of its animation and governance with the Superior General. To Mother's question after the vote: “Do you accept?”, Sister Chiara replied with great emotion: “I trust the Lord and I entrust myself to Mary Help of Christians. This is why I say YES!" She also serves as moderator in the current General Chapter 24. A warm applause welcomed her official proclamation as Mother General and the 10th Successor of St. Maria Domenica Mazzarello. Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, Rector Major of the Salesians was also present for the occasionand immediately congratulated the new Mother General.
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