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A second homeland
By this time the Congregation has everything in place to be able to progress rapidly. Mother Scholastica leaves her native country to begin anew in Latin America, and specifically, in Argentina, where she arrives on October 2, 1948. It costs her a great deal to leave the country, her elderly beloved father whom she would never see again, the sisters, and the closeness to the Founder. But Fr. Alberione used to say that moving to another house, or country, is like moving to another room. In this spirit, Mother Scholastica receives her new assignment. In a difficult socio-political situation, she begins working first of all for vocations, for the young women for whom she prepares a welcoming environment. She provides zealously for the devel- opment of the apostolic works, making use also of the local resources. Argentina immediately becomes her second homeland. Her fervor, her love for the Congregation, her love for many souls to be saved, is so contagious and she is able to communicate this to all.
Without attracting attention
After remaining in Argentina for 15 years, she is invited to return to Italy in 1963. The Congregation is on the threshold of its 40th anniversary of foundation and in order to respond to the request of the new generation to come in contact with the treasure of the origins, the Superior General, Mother M. Lucia Ricci, asks Mother Scholastica to write her “memoirs”. In Italy she lives as a sister among sisters without calling attention to herself, leaving herself even to be humiliated at times, hence continuing in that sense to nourish the roots. She prepares vestments and liturgical furnishings, perfuming them with prayer as she works. Her smile and her friendliness are penetrating and communicative; like the sun which reaches all without expecting thanks; simply happy to provide light and warmth. She lives the season of the Second Vatican Council with joy and active participation, perceiving it, together with the Founder, as a seal of the Holy Spirit upon the Congregation.