“The Reasons for Hope": comment on the Gospel by Alessandra Smerilli, FMA
Rome (Italy). Sr. Alessandra Smerilli, Daughter of Mary Help of Christians, will comment on Sunday’s Gospel on the Program A Sua Immagine, in the Rubric The Reasons for Hope that will air on Rai Uno beginning on 18 January 2020.
The Program of religious and cultural information is born from the collaboration between Italian Radio-television (Rai) and the Italian Episcopal Conference (CEI) and will air on Rai Uno every Saturday at 15:55 PM and every Sunday at 10:30 (Italian time). This offers numerous stories to the public regarding the life of ordinary people who through their faith carry out desires, passions, works for the ecclesial community. The two days of the program vary. On Saturday, there are two parts: in the first, guests are hosted in the studio who during their life have had experiences that exalted their Christian faith; in the second part there is the historical Rubric The Reasons for Hope where the Sunday Gospel is explained every week.
In the first episode of the Rubric The Reasons for Hope, which will last for six consecutive Saturdays, Sister Alessandra will focus on the meaning of the Civil Economy, on how to give soul to an inclusive economy inspired by the Gospel which is needed to consider the ‘discarded’ (expression of Pope Francis), an economy that promotes the collaboration of "all people of good will, beyond the differences of belief and nationality, united by an ideal of fraternity attentive especially to the poor and excluded."
Sr. Alessandra Smerilli is a religious of the International Institute of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians – Salesian Sisters of Don Bosco, and Full Professor of Political Economy at the Pontifical Faculty of Educational Sciences ‘Auxilium’ in Rome. She has teaching positions in other University Institutions, is a member of the Scientific and Organizing Committee of the Social Weeks of Catholics promoted by the Italian Episcopal Conference, and is among the Experts of the National Council of the Third sector, an organization set up at the Ministry of Labor and Social Policies. On April 17, 2019 she was appointed State Councilor of Vatican City. Her mandate, which is carried out jointly with other Councilors gathered in the Pontifical Commission for the State of Vatican City, is five years long and provides assistance in drafting Vatican Laws and in other matters of particular importance.
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