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RMG – CG28: Br Luigi Bacchin narrates history and evolution of Valdocco print press

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RMG – CG28: Br Luigi Bacchin narrates history and evolution of Valdocco print press

(ANS - Rome) – The Salesian printing press was built by Don Bosco in 1883. He had it opened to have his editions printed, which were generally printed outside Turin, but also to give the boys a job. To tell us about the Salesian typography of Valdocco is its manager, Br Luigi Bacchin, who talks about it under the project "Interviews with the eyes of ...".

Exactly 108 days after the beginning of the 28th General Chapter, Br Bacchin tells us the history and evolution of the press, from the early years when books were printed with the use of movable type to the advent of new technologies.

The typography was finally closed in 2012, the day after the celebrations for the foundation's 150th anniversary. In 2013, however, the superiors decided to keep the site open and to exhibit the ancient machines, so as to recreate the environment of the typography, as it was in Don Bosco's time.

Like every week, the "Interview with the eyes of ..." video is available on the various ANSChannel channels.

  • RMG
  • Valdocco
  • CG28
  • Torino
  • ICP
    Gian Francesco Romano

    Japan – Gathered together to enliven the Salesian spirit

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    Japan – Gathered together to enliven the Salesian spirit

    (ANS – Tokyo) – The Assembly of the Salesian Family was held at the Salesian Formation house, Chofu, Tokyo on 14 October 2019. This assembly was set for the occasion of the visit of the Mother Superior of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians, Mother Yvonne Reungoat, FMA in Japan. More than 200 participants of 5 Groups of the Salesian Family — the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB), Daughters of Mary Help of Christians (FMA), Caritas Sisters of Jesus (SCG), Association of the Salesian Cooperators (ASC), ADMA as well other related groups - Don Bosco Kikin (DBK; Don Bosco Fund Raising Foundation), VIDES Japan (FMA Volunteer movement), and the Hamamatsu Parish faithful who offer educational assistance to the children of migrants—were well represented by the attendance of the members of each group.

    The assembly started with the celebration of the Holy Mass celebrated by Fr. Jacob Hamaguchi, SDB, the Salesian Provincial. In his homily, Fr. Hamaguchi emphasized the importance of finding joy through serving young people who are in need of help. This joy is the force that sustains the zeal and commitment to the mission of the entire Salesian Family.

    “And if anyone gives to one of these little ones who is my disciple, truly I tell you, that person will certainly not lose their reward (cf. Mt.10:42).” This divine command lays out the missionary activities of the Church to take care of the people who are poor and marginalized. As the Church continues journeying, its members are called to be the tangible sign of salvation. By proclaiming the Gospel, Jesus unites people who obey his command in good faith. Each is called to preach salvation and reign of the Kingdom of God through the grace and inspiration that comes from the Holy Spirit. The Salesian missionary activities are manifestations of the graces bestowed to the members of the Salesian Family to carry out the deeds of Christ to the young people in need. This Salesian identity claimed by each of the members becomes deeds of witnessing Christ.

    After the celebration of the Holy Mass, reports were sharedon the activities of each group, along with an inspirational talk by FMA Mother General. Sister Yvonne, who expressed her feelings of joy at the various activities of the members of the Salesian Family in Japan helping young people in need of help in realization of the Salesian mission. Mother Yvonne herself was a missionary in Africa. Her stories of her own missionary experiences enlightened the people about the Salesian missionary activities around the world.

    Fellowship followed after the talk of Mother Yvonne. The SF encounter happen during the animation visit of FMA Superior General in Japan (Oct 6-16, 2019).

    Source: AustraLasia

    • Giappone
    • GIA
    • Famiglia Salesiana
    • Yvonne Reungoat
      Gian Francesco Romano

      India – Fr Á.F. Artime: today's young people want to see "the tenderness of God" in Salesians

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      (ANS - Shillong) - The Rector Major's Animation Visit to the Shillong Province (INS), which closes today, 30 October, continued in recent days among festive meetings with the local population and fraternal moments with the Salesians of the Province.

      After the stages experienced in Agartala, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime arrived in the afternoon of Monday 28 October at the Provincial House of Shillong, where there were about 500 people impatiently waiting to meet him, dressed in the area's typical tribal clothes. He received the official greeting of the Provincial, Fr Paul Olphindro Lyngkot, and followed with close attention the exhibition of the musical bands of the Salesian aspirantate and the choir of the novices of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians. The welcome ceremony reached its epitome when the Rector Major reciprocated with songs, himself playing guitar and singing before everyone present.

      Then, after a time dedicated to photos and spontaneous greetings with the cheering crowd, the Rector Major met with the Provincial Council, to which he explained the general situation of the Congregation and from which he received an overview of the current state of the Salesian INS.

      Yesterday, Tuesday 29, accompanied by numerous Salesians, Fr Á.F. Artime joined the Salesian Theologate of the Sacred Heart, and celebrated Mass for the community. On the anniversary of the liturgical memorial of Blessed Michael Rua, the Rector Major recalled in his homily that the Congregation still needs Salesians who are as genuine and sincere as the First Successor of Don Bosco. And he also added that today's young people want to see in Salesians "God's tenderness".

      Later in the morning, the Rector Major also visited Shillong's famous "Don Bosco Center for Indigenous Cultures" (DBCIC) Museum, which collects testimonies of the different cultures of the tribes of north-eastern India. He visited the various sections and admired the cultural testimonies exhibited within the vast museum, which develops over seven floors, and has also inaugurated its website.

      The Successor of Don Bosco then met with all the Salesians in the Province: he reassured them about the state of vocations on a global level, but he also recalled the need to take care of personal accompaniment not only for young people but also for Salesians themselves. Finally he warned against individualistic tendencies, immaturity and clericalism and from the search for power within religious life.

      The presentation of a new book by the Salesian Fr Johny Eapen marked the conclusion of the meeting.

      Photos are available on ANSFlickr

      • India
      • INS
      • Rettor Maggiore
      • Ángel Fernández Artime
      • Visita di Animazione
        Gian Francesco Romano

        India – “Kiran Anjali Programme” gives hope to Plus Two Girls through Education Support

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        India – “Kiran Anjali Programme” gives hope to Plus Two Girls through Education Support

        (ANS – Hyderabad)The Kiran Anjali Project’s mission is to provide guidance and financial support to institutions providing education to disadvantaged children, especially girls, in India. The Kiran Anjali Project partners with small, grassroots nonprofits, and also with Salesians. At “Bosco Seva Kendra”, Don Bosco Provincial House in Hyderabad, last 20 October, Fr BellamkondaSudhakar, Executive Director of “BSK”, and Mounika, Renuka, Divya, Nita, Sonia and Plus1 & Plus2 Girls and their parents took part in a special day about Bosco Seva Kendra and Kiran Anjali Programme.

        The day started with the entire team welcoming Nita, Sonia and Divya. Fr Sudhakar had handed over bouquets to them and felicitated each of them with a shawl. There was an informal morning refreshments session for everyone before they started the presentation.

        Fr Sudhakar made a presentation on “The Four Candles” that explains about Love, Faith and Hope. He explained to the girls the importance of never giving up on Hope. After that, Renuka made a presentation on Effective Communication. Some videos explaining the importance of the same were shown.

        Renuka also conducted some games - Picture Talk, Draw a picture, and correct the English and IQ tests. Children participated with lot of energy and excitement. Around 1 o clock, a lunch was served and snapped several pictures and videos. Nita and Sonia took interviews of the girls individually asking them about their association with Bosco Seva Kendra - Kiran Anjali Programme.

        The afternoon session started with Mounika and Sonia giving a Class on Self Defence and its importance. Children were demonstrated some simple techniques of self-defence. Sonia also gave some useful tips to the girls on self-protection. Girls were so motivated to meet Sonia – who is part of Teen-KAP in USA. Sonia is 16 years old and had so much to share with them and encourage them. It was wonderful to see how they connected with her.

        Later, Divya conducted few games to help the girls become more open and friendly. All the girls exhaustively enjoyed and promised to be more communicative. Nita got gifts for the girls – A Smiley ball and lots of chocolates. The day ended with cake-cutting moment of the girls who celebrate their birthday in the month of October and promising to stay connected and learn from each other.

        • India
        • INH
        • Ragazze
        • Giovani a Rischio Sociale
          Gian Francesco Romano

          Italy – Istituto "Pio XI" of Rome: a "House of Life" for many persecuted

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          (ANS - Rome) - On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the Liberation of Rome from the Nazi-Fascist occupation, and in the 90th anniversary of the foundation of the Salesian Institute "Pio XI", on Friday, 18 October, the International "Raoul Wallenberg" Foundation (IRWF) delivered the plaque identifying the Pio XI Institute as "House of Life", having been a place of refuge and salvation for a number of Jewish citizens unjustly persecuted during the Second World War. On this occasion, the docu-fiction "LO SCUDO DELL’ALTRO - La Memoria del Dovere, or the Shield of the Other  the Memory of Duty", produced in collaboration with the Salesian Historical Institute (ISS), Senape Production, "Madriland Art" and "Centro Cooperazione Culturale" was presented. 

          Rome, autumn 1943. The city is under Nazi siege. In a climate of fear, there is news of Nazi-fascist militia scouring the Jewish ghetto. But a few bulwarks of justice and humanity remain, far from the headlines of the time, and still allow for reflection on what man can really do: choose to act.

          Fr Armando Alessandrini and Fr Francesco Antonioli were respectively the Economer and the Director of the Salesian Institute "Pio XI" of Rome, a religious school and boarding house in the Appio-Latino district. It is from these two men, before being priests, that the idea of ​​making the institute a "safe haven", a home that welcomes and gives hope to about 70 Jewish children, is born. Hidden and merged amid all the students of the school, these teens, sometimes children, learned Christian songs, prayers and customs and, in return, found brotherhood, acceptance, life.

          The Salesian Institute remained firm, a sanctuary, in what was an inferno, thanks to its open doors open like welcoming arms. "We did but our duty," they would say after the war, when they were thanked and finally, years later, recognized as "Righteous among the Nations."

          For this reason, on Friday 18 October, a tribute was paid with the awarding of the "House of Life" plaque to the Pio XI Institute. Doing the honors were the Provincial for Central Italy (ICC), Fr Stefano Aspettati; the Director of the Institute, Fr Gino Berto, and the Dean of the Institute prof. Marco Franchin.

          The following then spoke: Uriel Perugia, Secretary General of the Union of Jewish Communities of Italy (UCEI); Msgr. Gianpiero Palmieri, auxiliary bishop of Rome, Silvia Costantini, Vice-president of the IRWF, and Elena Colitto Castelli, Responsible for Italy of the "Houses of Life" project.

          The ceremony then continued with the presentation of the aforementioned docu-fiction, interpreted by the students who today attend "Pius XI", who were asked to literally put themselves in the shoes of the children of that time. Then followed words by Fr Francesco Motto, of the ISS, on whose research the docu-fiction is based; the playwright Roberto Russo, author of the text, and some of the performers.

          The event ended with the unveiling and blessing of the souvenir plaque posted in the atrium of the Institute.

           {gallery}ICC - Pio XI Casa di Vita 2019{/gallery}

          • ICC
          • Italia
          • Ebraismo
          • Violenze
          • Guerra
          • Storia
          • ISS
            Gian Francesco Romano

            Ecuador – Inter-American Provincials meet to develop common projects

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            Ecuador – Inter-American Provincials meet to develop common projects

            (ANS - Quito) - In the House of Spirituality "María Auxiliadora" of Cumbayá, in Quito, the meeting of the Provincials of the Interamerica Region was held with the participation of 12 Provinces and the presence of Fr Timothy Ploch, Regional Councilor. The objective of this call was to review the provincial projects and to draw up a plan for the Region.

            The Provincials present were: Fr Francisco Sánchez, Ecuador (ECU); Fr Manuel Cayo, Peru (PER); Fr Ignacio Ocampo, Mexico-Mexico (MEM); Fr Hugo Orozco, Mexico-Guadalajara (MEG); Fr Javier Ortiz, Bolivia (BOL); Fr Timothy Zak, United States East and Canada (SUE); Fr Ted Montemayor, United States West (SUO); Fr Ángel Prado, Central America (CAM); Fr John Jairo Gómez, Colombia-Bogotá (COB); Fr Luis Fernando Valencia, Colombia-Medellin (COM); and Fr Francisco Batista, Antilles (ANT).

            At the opening, Fr ​​Ploch reiterated that the meeting's central axis was the formative context and the propitiation of a climate of "brotherhood" among Salesians. At the same time, there was room for reflection on inter-provincial formation houses and for preparation for the XXVIII General Chapter.

            The Regional Councilor presented the main challenge that the ECU Province has for the future, which is fundamentally about increasing vocations to Salesian consecrated life. "It is a Province with many works, but with few vocations; it is a challenge for Ecuador and for the whole Congregation," he said.

            The Provincials also had the opportunity to watch the institutional video of the Province of Ecuador, called "Salesian Impacto", created with the aim of communicating and making known the work that the Salesians and lay people carry out in the different sectors, and to show how the people are empowered by the mission and charism of Don Bosco.

            Fr Cayo, Provincial of Peru, presented the theme: "The role of the Provincial", and then reflected on the inter-provincial formation houses.

            The activities ended with a visit to the Ongoing Education Center of the Salesian Polytechnic University (UPS), located in the town of San Bartolo. There, active, are the "Scuola San Patrizio" (TESPA), the "San Patrizio Educational Unit" (UESPA) and the "Coworking" project. On this occasion, the project's young beneficiaries and their families shared an artistic-cultural program with the Salesian Provincials.

            During the meeting, other topics were also discussed, such as: the review of the 2014-2020 Regional Project and the Council proposals on how to elect the next regional in the context of the XXVIII General Chapter. Speakers include Salvador Delgadillo, of the Salesian Center for Ongoing Formation in America (CSFPA) and Fr Horacio Barbieri, of the Regional Center of Salesian Coadjutors (CRESCO).

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            • Ecuador
            • ECU
            • Interamerica
            • Timothy Ploch
              Gian Francesco Romano

              Angola - 3rd African Conference of Salesian Institutions of Higher Education (IUS)

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              Angola - 3rd African Conference of Salesian Institutions of Higher Education (IUS)

              (ANS - Luanda) - It is a truth that every day the need for university education is growing all over the world, and especially in Africa. According to the report "Education for All Global Monitoring Report", "the global literacy rate reached 86% in 2017, although it does not exceed 65% in sub-Saharan Africa. Advances in youth literacy have been positive, causing an absolute drop in the total number of illiterate young people aged 15 to 24." In this context, the Salesian Institutions of Higher Education (IUS) have not lost hope and continue their formation. This is why the 3rd IUS African Conference was held in Luanda from 21 to 23 October.

              The representatives of the Salesian University Institutes of Lomé (Togo), Maputo (Mozambique) and Luanda (Angola) took part in the event, serving an average of 1,500 students each, to whom not only a professional future is offered, but also quality of life.

              The event opened with the welcome of Fr Víctor Sequeira, Provincial of Angola, followed by the words of Sister Amelia Gonçalves, Director of the Luanda Institute. Fr Marcelo Farfán, Coordinator General of the IUS, offered his message that enriched the meeting with a general overview; Dr Alberto Kapitango held the inaugural conference on the theme: "The challenges of Higher Education in Africa."

              Immediately after this presentation, the representatives of the various Institutes illustrated the current state of each university, giving an account of progress, difficulties and challenges. The meeting, in particular, focused on the re-elaboration of the common program for African institutions, which highlighted several priorities. The reflection on the option for the most disadvantaged, the need for formative itineraries for personnel, the elaboration of the University Pastoral Project and the promotion of academic micro-networks were the concrete requests that emerged.

              During the three-day meeting, the Coordinator of the IUS in Africa was also elected, namely Fr Dieudonné Otekpo, Director of the Don Bosco Institute of Lomé; finally, it was proposed to hold the next meeting in Maputo from 24 to 26 October 2022.

              "It is essential to invest in higher education, increase research spending, develop strong academic ties with the African diaspora and improve the planning and implementation of higher education programs at institutional, national and continental level," were the conclusions affirmed by the Summit on Higher Education held previously in Dakar, Senegal, in February 2019.

              {gallery}ANG - Incontro IUS Africa 2019{/gallery}

              • Angola
              • ANG
              • Educazione
              • IUS
              • Africa
                Gian Francesco Romano

                India – Fr Ángel to the Salesians: “The poor have only us. We cannot move away from them”

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                India – Fr Ángel to the Salesians: “The poor have only us. We cannot move away from them”

                (ANS – Agartala) – On Sunday, October 27th, the Rector Major of the Salesians, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, SDB, paid homage to the statue of Don Bosco that adorns one of the trijunctions in the capital city of Agartala. The brief function set the tone for what turned out to be a memorable evening that hundreds spent in the company of Don Bosco’s successor and Rector Major of the Salesians.

                Fr Joseph Palamthattel (Sunny), Rector and Parish priest at Don Bosco Agartala, welcomed the Rector Major and gave a brief history of the statue. The statue of Don Bosco, a replica of the historic statue in Turin and Don Bosco Square Shillong, was erected at Bankumari trijunction in June 2011, a few days before the casket containing Don Bosco’s relics reached Agartala. The monument, inaugurated by Shri Jitendra Choudhury, a Cabinet Minister in the then ruling CPI(M) government of Tripura, was an acknowledgement of the services rendered by Don Bosco to the people of Tripura.

                Fr Ángel, the Rector Major, paid floral tribute to the statue in front of a large gathering of youth and parishioners who had come to welcome the Rector Major. Fr Horacio López, who accompanied the Rector Major, Fr Paul Olphindro Lyngkot, Provincial of Shillong Province, and Mr Manoj Jamatia, Salesian Cooperator, also paid floral tributes to the statue. The base of the statue bears the inscription, “Don Bosco – Educator and Friend of youth.” There are three major Salesian institutions in the vicinity of the statue – Don Bosco School, Auxilium Girls School and Ferrando Rehabilitation Centre.

                Then he met all the Salesians working in Tripura and Silchar, and underscored the need to ensure that the “poor are the beneficiaries of the services the Salesians render.” He called his conference to the Salesians “a very important meeting, perhaps, the most important among the many meetings lined up for me these days.” He expressed his happiness at meeting each one and congratulated everyone for the work being done. He had special words of appreciation for the Provincial and his council whose leadership, he said, the confreres too appreciate. He called INS, a “young province that still has the possibility of shaping its identity and destiny.”

                The Rector Major said also, “Each Salesian contributes to what will become the history of the province. One must ensure that his contribution is something that enriches the history being written.” He then invited the Salesians to be creative in discerning the present day needs of the youth, and in responding to those needs.

                The Rector Major was especially eloquent when he urged fellow Salesians to keep in mind that “the poor are the true subjects of Don Bosco’s charism.” Decrying the tendency to replace the poor with the middle class that can be sensed in some places, the Rector Major pointed out that “the middle class perhaps has other options, but the poor have only us. We cannot move away from them.”

                He also underscored the need to pay special attention to youth work, family apostolate, and parish apostolate.

                On behalf of all Salesians present, Fr Paul Panachikal thanked the Rector Major for the sharing and for clearly articulating the direction our apostolate should take.

                Finally, in the evening, Fr Ángel addressed the members of the Salesian Family of Tripura at Don Bosco Agartala on of 27th October. He also interacted with them and said he felt totally at home in their company. The gathering had members from Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB), Daughters of Mary Help of Christians (FMA), Missionary Sisters of Mary help of Christians (MSMHC), the Visitation Sisters of Don Bosco (VSDB), the Cooperators and Past Pupils.

                {gallery}INS - Visita RM 2 - 2019{/gallery}

                More photos are available on ANSFlickr

                • India
                • INS
                • Rettor Maggiore
                • Ángel Fernández Artime
                • Visita di Animazione
                • Famiglia Salesiana
                • Povertà
                  Gian Francesco Romano

                  RMG – CG28: Work Tools Drafted

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                  RMG – CG28: Work Tools Drafted

                  (ANS - Rome) - The Precapitular Commissions of the 28th General Chapter (GC28) of the Congregation, respectively on the theme of the Chapter and the one on juridical aspects, have completed the drafting phase of the "Work Tool" of the GC28. The document was prepared by the members of the Commissions during the two meetings held at the Salesian Headquarters in Rome last month (from 9 to 20 and from 23 to 30 September). It is currently being circulated to all the Provinces.

                  As part of the meetings, the pre-capitular Commission on the theme of the Chapter carefully analyzed the contributions received from the various Provinces, from groups or individual confreres as well as the ideas offered by the young.

                  Similarly, the pre-capitular Commission on the juridical aspects gathered both the observations on which the different Provincial Chapters were called to express themselves, and the contributions from the Rector Major and his Council.

                  The fruit of the work of these Commissions is the present "Work Tool", drawn up with the specific purpose of being the basis for the discernment that will have as subject the 243 Capitulars who, from February 16th to April 4th 2020, shall meet again at Turin-Valdocco to discuss together the question: "Which Salesians for young people today?"

                  At this time, the General Chapter, as the supreme authority of the whole Congregation, will bring to completion the discernment through the approval of a final Document, which will be the fruit of the Chapter.

                  This current work tool has been sub-divided, for practical reasons, into two texts - the document on the theme of the Chapter and the document on juridical aspects.

                  While the latter presents the different challenges for the life of the Congregation and the juridical solutions that can be adopted to deal with them, at the level of modifications of individual articles of the Constitutions and other fundamental texts of the Congregation, the text on the theme of the Chapter is structured in three parts that recall the articulation of the process of discernment indicated by the Apostolic Exhortation of Pope Francis Evangelii Gaudium (recognizing, interpreting, choosing), each applied to the three thematic nuclei that give articulation to the general theme.

                  - Priority of the Salesian mission among the youth of today;
                  - Profile of the Salesian for today's youth;
                  - Together with the laity in mission and formation.

                  Aware that the process of discernment cannot proceed without the guidance of God, the members of the Commissions, led by Fr Stefano Vanoli, Regulator of the GC28, state in the introduction to the Work Tool: "In this epochal change, the Holy Spirit is moving the Church towards a new youth ... As it has guided the synodal experience, we are certain that the Lord Jesus will also guide the journey of the Congregation towards the new horizons of the mission."

                  Work Tool on Juridical Aspects

                  • RMG
                  • CG28
                    Gian Francesco Romano

                    India – “Know Jesus More” Rector Major urges INS Youth, Pre-Novices

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                    India – “Know Jesus More” Rector Major urges INS Youth, Pre-Novices

                    (ANS – Shillong) – 27 October 2019: Indigo flight 6E 112 from Guwahati touched down at Agartala airport, almost 20 minutes ‘earlier than scheduled’. On board was the Salesian Rector Major, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, on a four-day visit to Shillong Province (INS).

                    The Rector Major, Fr Horacio López, his secretary, Fr Paul Olphindro Lyngkot, the Provincial of Shillong Province, and Fr Manoj Churuliyil, a provincial Councillor, were welcomed inside the airport by some provincial council members from the region - Fr Sunny, Bro Alex, Bro Regy, Fr Davis from Bishramganj and by Sr. Celine D Cunha of Auxilium Girls School Agartala.

                    On exiting from the terminal, the Rector Major was once again welcomed by a representative group of Salesian Cooperators and Past pupils who'd been waiting outside the airport terminal. Happy faces clad in colourful traditional attire broke in to cheers of welcome on seeing the 10th successor of St. John Bosco exiting the airport greeting and smiling at them. They presented him flowers, and traditional risha as a sign of welcome and joy.

                    In a car arranged by the Past Pupils, the Rector Major then left for “St. Xavier’s School” in Pathaliaghat, situated 41 kilometers south of Agartala, making the first Salesian house in Tripura also the first to host the Superior General.

                    The Salesian Rector Major said to the young people that they must “strive to know Jesus more”. Calling it “the secret of success”, he said the extent to which we know Him, love Him and stay close to Him, so will our lives become meaningful and successful.

                    Fr Ángel addressed the large gathering consisting of youth, religious personnel, and parishioners that had come to welcome and listen to the 10th Successor of Don Bosco at St. Xavier’s Pathaliaghat. He was accorded a rousing welcome by youth and religious personnel from Don Bosco Udaipur, Don Bosco Nabasardar, Herma Prenovitiate and by the boarders of Don Bosco and Auxilium Boardings. A group of parishioners, cooperators and Past Pupils of the institution were also present to welcome the distinguished visitor. They presented him with bouquets and rishas.

                    In his address, the Rector Major reiterated they ought “to strive to know Jesus more”. He said the more one knows Jesus, the more one will love Him and the more one loves Him, the more one will strive to become like Him. The group listened to the Rector Major's address with eagerness. He spoke in Italian, and Fr Manoj, the provincial councilor, translated into English. The Rector Major exhorted the pre-novices present to “discern their vocation with care”.

                    The Rector Major also visited the adjoining Auxilium Convent and Hostel where he had lunch and continued to interact and mingle with young people and others. In memory of the historic visit, the school park was named after the Rector Major.

                    Although it was in the historic Parish of Mariamnagar that the Salesians began in 1991, St. Xavier’s School at Pathaliaghat, which the Salesians took over in the following year, became the first Salesian institution in Tripura.

                    {gallery}INS - Visita RM 2019{/gallery}

                    More photos are available on ANSFlickr.

                    • INS
                    • Rettor Maggiore
                    • Ángel Fernández Artime
                    • Visita di Animazione
                    • India
                      Gian Francesco Romano

                      Chile – We dream of a better Chile: letter from Fr Carlo Lira, Provincial, to Salesian Family

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                      Chile – We dream of a better Chile: letter from Fr Carlo Lira, Provincial, to Salesian Family

                      (ANS - Santiago) - Chile is experiencing a wave of protests that began last week - after the government announced an increase in the cost of the Santiago metrò ticket - and left at least 19 people dead and hundreds injured. This wave of protests responds to the anger of a nation that for 30 years has lived under a neoliberal model that has progressively exacerbated the profound economic differences between a minority of entrepreneurs who have become richer, and an increasingly poor majority, to which must be added the growing corruption of politicians.

                      After the large protests in the streets, which led the authorities to declare a state of emergency and a curfew in different parts of the country, President Piñera withdrew the measure introduced a week ago, but this did not help end the massive events throughout Chile.

                      In this context, the Salesian Provincial in Chile, Fr Carlo Lira, wrote a letter to the Salesian Family:

                      “Dear Salesian Family,

                      The moment we are living in our society shows us a live, awakened social conscience, a reality that permits us to adequately discern and respond promptly to the will of God.

                      The aspirations of the majority that protest peacefully in the streets for a more just and supportive country, where the person is at the center of every policy, are part of the construction of the Kingdom, and therefore we are all committed as disciples of Jesus.

                      However, I urge you not to fall into the treatment that rightly led to indignation: the indifference to the proposals of the paths that may emerge, the denigration of the other, the annulment of the other as a person. Violence is never a solution. Christ gave Himself for all of us.

                      I want us to help our Country dream of a better society, a country of brothers, more human. It is time to move forward, respecting and listening to each other with our hearts.

                      Don Bosco teaches us that love is the force that renews and develops us. We must do our best to contribute in each of the environments in which we live, to recover harmonious coexistence, knowing that the final objective is not immediate, but possible.

                      May Mary Help of Christians, the Virgin of difficult times, accompany us.”

                      After seven days of demonstrations, which mobilized millions of people in the main cities of Chile, demonstrating an irrevocable decision to bring about social change, the word 'dialogue' has taken hold in the social debate in Chile, and is seen as the only way to connect the various social actors and reach a national agreement.

                      • Cile
                      • CIL
                      • Sociale
                      • Povertà
                        Gian Francesco Romano

                        Peru – Inauguration of two internships for young people in Kuyuntsa: "It is very important to educate a people …"

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                        (ANS - Kuyuntsa) – Those who remember Fr Luis (Luigi) Bolla cannot but turn their gaze to "a culture that I love, and for which I have identified myself with the Achuar to the point of risking my life." When he left Ecuador and departed for Peru, he chose Kuyuntsa and Sanhiick as his residence, testifying that his only concern was to humanize, evangelize and educate. Today, five years after his departure for Heaven, Yánkuam'Jintia, as he was called, is still alive in the Salesians who continue his work and who today announce: "With joy, we can communicate that in Kuyuntsa we have inaugurated two internships, one for boys and the other for girls."

                        Fr Raúl Acuña describes the inauguration of the two structures for young Achuar, which took place on Saturday 12 October. "We have created, with the help of a German NGO, two internships for young people who come to Kuyuntsa to study. From a well, we've brought drinking water; we use solar energy and it is a place to train and study."

                        Education is the prototypical commitment of the Salesians of Don Bosco, as well as of other institutes and congregations of the Salesian Family; such as, for example, "Le Discepole", an institute founded in India by Fr Joseph D’Souza, SDB. "They will take care of this great work in the middle of the Amazon jungle, and for them we have built the community house."

                        Coming to Kuyuntsa for the inauguration, after not a few hours' journey along the rivers, were: Fr Manolo Cayo, Provincial; Fr Raúl Acuña, Director of the Projects Office; Ms. Roswitha Maus, Project Manager of the Salesian NGO "Don Bosco Mondo", in Bonn, Germany; Fr Diego Clavijo, a local missionary; members of the Provincial Social Communication team, the Department of Education, and many others. "These works would not have been possible without the support of Don Bosco Mondo, the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development of Germany and the Salesian Mission Office of Peru," said Fr Acuña.

                        Arriving in Kuyuntsa is not easy; it is a long, difficult journey that requires sacrifices, "but it is made out of the desire to improve the life situation of the Achuar indigenous communities through education and the development of their skills," added Fr Acuña. "This is why we started cultivating on virgin land, to improve the inhabitants' diet and teach them that one doesn't eat only cassava and bananas." In a short time, the young people learned to grow rice, corn and beans and they are planting new trees.

                        From education also derives knowledge of their rights, why the Salesians have foreseen a special training project: "Human rights and the identity of peoples."

                        After more than 50 years among the indigenous peoples, the voice of Father Bolla resonates so current and present to Kuyuntsa: "It is very important to educate a people ... Thinking about the future of their communities."

                        • Perù
                        • PER
                        • Indigeni
                        • Luis Bolla
                          Gian Francesco Romano

                          Italy - When the present is called future: "The School of Doing" inaugurated

                          1 month 1 week ago

                          (ANS - Naples) - The first school year of the "La scuola del Fare" Vocational Training Center officially opened yesterday, Thursday 24 October, promoted by CNOS / FAP at the Salesian Institute in Naples (Italy). The inaugural event was attended by leading figures from the Salesian world, local administrations and the Third Sector, such as Vincenzo De Luca, President of the Campania Region, Chiara Marciani, Regional Councilor for Vocational Training, and Fr Fabio Attard, General Councilor for the Salesian Youth Ministry, who stated: "When a boy or girl lives in an environment where he feels welcomed, accompanied, promoted and made a protagonist, the present is called the future."

                          In a territorial context strongly in need of vocational training programs, the "School of Doing" shall involve 120 students who have left conventional education. It follows an approach in which "doing", or a hands-on, practical part, takes on a prevalent role in formation, together with the collaboration with national and international companies in the territory, all with a view to giving concrete answers to students' needs, also in terms of future employment.

                          At the premises made available by the Salesian Institute of Naples, the classrooms and workshops of the "School of Doing" will develop: over 1,200 square meters where the courses of "Motor Vehicle Repair Operator" and "Operator of Logistic Systems and Services" will take place, a training course of over 1,000 hours per year, of which more than half is reserved for workshop activities.

                          On the opening day, the presentation of the two three-year courses and of the teachers and educators preceded the cutting of the ribbon, with a blessing from the Superior of the Salesian Province of Southern Italy (IME), Fr Angelo Santorsola.

                          Then the institute's "Open Day" began, during which all the students, already attending the school for a period of orientation, guided the visitors by simulating practical lessons in the workshops.

                          The renovation works for the construction of the school were supported by much-appreciated collaborators who immediately embraced the project, inspired by the very Salesian educational idea of ​​"learning to learn".

                          Since yesterday, thanks to the Salesian commitment and skills, and the support of many different figures - Campania Region, UNICREDIT Bank, ONGs such as "Con i Bambini - With the Children", "Fondazione Alberto and Franca Riva Onlus", "San Gennaro Community Foundation" , "IF-ImparareFare", "Cometa Formazione", "Il Millepiedi Social Cooperative Society" ... - a concrete path of hope has opened up to contrast scholastic dispersion and child educational poverty, by providing a platform from which many young people may find fulfillment in life and in work.

                          {gallery}IME - Scuola del Fare - 2019{/gallery}

                          • Italia
                          • IME
                          • Formazione Professionale
                          • Fabio Attard
                          • Pastorale Giovanile
                            Gian Francesco Romano

                            RMG – GC28: The sense of welcome explained by Fr Rafael Gasol

                            1 month 2 weeks ago
                            RMG – GC28: The sense of welcome explained by Fr Rafael Gasol

                            (ANS - Rome) - "Today it's important to be able to talk about welcoming pilgrims, young people and children who come to Valdocco." This is how Fr Rafael Gasol, head of hospitality of the Turin-Valdocco community, explains in the video about the welcome desk, which is part of the series "Interviews with the eyes of ...".

                            It is important to let people know that when they arrive at Valdocco, they will immediately find a point of reference, someone ready to welcome, who makes you feel at home, who guides you on this important and profound spiritual visit. “The sense of acceptance is not only at Valdocco,” continues Fr Gasol in the video, “but in all the Salesian communities of the world.”

                            The video with the interview with Fr Gasol is being published today, 115 days from the beginning of the 28th General Chapter, on the various ANSChannel channels.

                            • RMG
                            • CG28
                            • Valdocco
                            • Torino
                            • ICP
                              Gian Francesco Romano

                              Papua New Guinea – The universal call to the Mission

                              1 month 2 weeks ago
                              Papua New Guinea – The universal call to the Mission

                              (ANS - Rapolo) - The laity are those "faithful (who) are by baptism made one body with Christ... who... carry out for their own part the mission of the whole Christian people in the Church and in the world... They live in the century ... and are called there by God that by exercising their proper function and led by the spirit of the Gospel they may work for the sanctification of the world from within as a leaven. In this way they may make Christ known to others, especially by the testimony of a life resplendent in faith, hope and charity." (Lumen Gentium, n° 31). In this Extraordinary Missionary Month that is coming to an end, a testimony comes from Papua New Guinea of how necessary and how effective the missionary initiative of the laity can be.

                              The call to mission is for everyone, yes everyone!  In the Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands Vice Province, it is easy to think that missionaries are only the priests and religious in our lives. The Salesian priests guide us in our faith.  The religious brothers work with the youth and the sisters give their time and energy to spreading the Good News. Yet, we must not forget that the call to mission is for all. 

                              At Don Bosco Technical Secondary School, Rapolo, we are grateful for the efforts and commitment of lay people who serve in simple yet extraordinary ways. Every week lay volunteers dedicate their weekends to lead Catechism classes for the young children of the newly established parish.  On the other hand, this is an extremely sacred ministry for those who donate their time and talents. The children start their day praising their God at the Eucharistic celebration and continue to learn more about Him at the catechism class. 

                              The Salesian Co-operators share their talents and gifts in a very practical way.  Every Sunday, these amazing people go out to different communities and offer basic medical checkups of blood pressure and sugar levels for the people of the village. This helps the people create a ‘healthy plan of life’ so that they may live a long and healthy.

                              Still others are the laity who dedicate themselves to the accompaniment of young people in daily life, in classrooms and courtyards, offering children models and establishing with them that closeness and confidence that lead to an effective transmission of values ...

                              This is Mission! The love of Christ and neighbor drives the mission in our hearts to serve one another. We pray for all our missionaries, that they may be blessed and encouraged to continue their ministry. “Go out to all nations and proclaim the Good News,” Christ tells us. These people put the command of Christ into practice.  Our lives give you thanks and praise, O God!

                              Matthew Nguyen, a young American lay person, volunteer of the Salesian Lay Missioner program  

                               {gallery}PGS - SSCC infermieri 2019{/gallery}

                              • Papua Nuova Guinea
                              • PGS
                              • Volontariato
                              • Laici
                              • Missioni
                                Gian Francesco Romano

                                India – Rector Major's Vicar visits North-East India

                                1 month 2 weeks ago
                                India – Rector Major's Vicar visits North-East India

                                (ANS - Guwahati) - It was 21 July 1921 when Fr Paolo Albera, then Rector Major, accepted the pressing invitation of the Vatican to assume the leadership of the Apostolic Prefecture of Assam in North East India. The first 11 Salesian missionaries - six priests and 5 coadjutors - led by Fr Louis Mathias, arrived at the headquarters of the Prefecture in Shillong on January 13, 1922. For this reason, today the North East Provinces (Guwahati - ING, Dimapur - IND , and Shillong - INS) are engaged in three years of preparation for the centenary of Salesian presence. And in the context of the celebrations for the 60th anniversary of the Guwahati Province, erected in 1959, the Vicar of the Rector Major, Fr Francesco Cereda, visited the ING and INS Provinces in recent days.

                                Fr Cereda, accompanied also by his Secretary, Fr Saimy Ezhanikatt, who belongs to ING Province, was welcomed last October 13 with great enthusiasm, first at the airport, then at the Provincial House, by numerous Salesians, young people and members of the Salesian Family. Later, he met with the Provincial Council to learn about the current state of the Province and its future projects. He then met with the Salesian Family.

                                The following day, Fr Cereda celebrated the Eucharist at the Generalate of the "Missionary Sisters of Mary Help of Christians" - aka "Ferrandine" – as they were founded by Msgr. Stefano Ferrando, SDB; he then participated in a festive meeting with the young people of the local Salesian schools, and offered the inaugural address of a symposium on "Evangelization and Catechesis".

                                Young people at risk and in street conditions were also greeted by the Vicar of the Rector Major, who showed them the attention and closeness of the entire General Council; as well as the parishioners of Tangla, who impressed Fr Cereda for the beauty of their traditional rites.

                                Friday 17 was the day for a large celebration, thanks to the 60th anniversary of the ING Province. For the occasion, a solemn Eucharist was celebrated with the participation not only of Fr Cereda, but also of numerous bishops, of Fr Maria Arokiam Kanaga, Regional Councillor for South Asia, and over 4,000 faithful, especially young people, coming from different Salesian houses throughout the territory.

                                "Both in Guwahati and Shillong I was able to get to know a very lively and active Salesian Family, I felt all the warmth," said Fr Cereda. The Vicar observed with pleasure also the "missionary identity" of the ING Province, which then gave life to the IND and INS Provinces; and recalled that "in 1921, when the Salesians arrived, the Catholics in the region were five thousand, today they are a million."

                                Fr Cereda stayed in the INS Province until Saturday 19 – and the Province shall also welcome the Rector Major, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime in a few days; he concentrated on several specific works and themes: he visited the Salesian shrine of Cherrapunjee, which houses one of the relics of Don Bosco; greeted the relatives of the late Mgr. Dominic Jala, SDB, archbishop of Shillong who recently passed away in the USA; and animated and shared reflections on the Salesian missionary and on the figures of holiness raised in that region: the venerable Mgr. Stefano Ferrando, and the Servants of God Oreste Marengo and Costantino Vendrame.

                                Finally, sharing a report on his journey with the community of the Salesian Central Office in Rome, Fr Cereda recalled that Fr Mathias defined the North-East of India as a "new Patagonia", a "new frontier of the Congregation"; and concluded by quoting the consecration of that region to Mary Help of Christians made by Msgr. Mathias once he became Apostolic Prefect of Assam. This is why today one can say that the fertile evangelization of those lands "is a Marian miracle."

                                • India
                                • Vicario del Rettor Maggiore
                                • Francesco Cereda
                                • ING
                                • INS
                                • Missioni
                                • Famiglia Salesiana
                                • Santità Salesiana
                                • Oreste Marengo
                                • Costantino Vendrame
                                • Stefano Ferrando
                                • Maria Arokiam Kanaga
                                  Gian Francesco Romano

                                  Germany – Commemoration of Fr Lunkenbein, model of a missionary and of a commitment to Creation

                                  1 month 2 weeks ago
                                  Germany – Commemoration of Fr Lunkenbein, model of a missionary and of a commitment to Creation

                                  (ANS - Berlin) - On the occasion of the Synod of Bishops on the Pan-Amazon region, still in progress at the Vatican, and because of the Extraordinary Missionary Month, the Salesians of Germany commemorate Fr Rudolf Lunkenbein, SDB, who, as an active missionary in Mato Grosso, Brazil, committed himself to giving his life for the rights of the Bororo indigenous people. He and the indigenous Simão Bororo were killed by white landowners in 1976.

                                  Even after more than 40 years, the German Salesians stress the extreme timeliness of his commitment, why they have published a new publication on the life and works of Fr Lunkenbein entitled: "Er lebte, was er predigte. Fr. Rudolf Lunkenbein SDB: Ermordet - für die Rechte of the Indianers "(He lived what he preached. Fr Rudolf Lunkenbein SDB: Killed - for Indigenous Rights).

                                  "Father Lunkenbein encourages us to be authentic and passionate evangelizers. The commitment to peace, justice and the preservation of Creation are indispensable today," commented the Provincial of Germany, Fr Reinhard Gesing, SDB.

                                  The author of the publication is Fr Josef Grünner, SDB, Head of the Salesian Mission Office in Bonn, who thus speaks of the Servant of God: “Fr Lunkenbein represents, in an extraordinary way, a new type of missionary, completely in line with the Second Vatican Council and with a profound understanding, in accordance with the spirit of Vatican II, of the world mission and evangelization. Surely, he would share the insistent exhortations of Pope Francis contained in Laudato Sì and would invite us to commit ourselves all with the utmost effort to the care of 'our common home'."

                                  The testimony of Lunkenbein is still very much current even today, given the present situation in the Amazon region where the persevering destruction of the rainforest, due to economic interests, threatens the foundations for the very survival of indigenous peoples. Ecologists, natives and their allies often still pay for their commitment to the rights of indigenous peoples with their lives, as happened also to Fr Lunkenbein more than 40 years ago. 

                                  {gallery}Germania-Brasile - Ricordo don Lunkenbein 2019{/gallery}

                                  • Germania
                                  • GER
                                  • Rodolfo Lunkenbein
                                  • Missioni
                                  • Brasile
                                  • Martiri
                                  • Sinodo per la regione Panamazzonica
                                    Gian Francesco Romano

                                    Italy – Venerable Giuseppe Quadrio, teacher and man of incandescent prayer

                                    1 month 2 weeks ago
                                    Italy – Venerable Giuseppe Quadrio, teacher and man of incandescent prayer

                                    (ANS - Tirano) - The usual annual appointment in Valtellina, organized by parish priest Fr Gian Luca Dei Cas and the "Amici di don Quadrio", on approaching the anniversary of the death of Venerable Fr Giuseppe Quadrio (1921-1963), and also commemorating the great missionary figures of Blessed Maria Troncatti (1883-1969) and Servant of God Fr Carlo Braga (1889-1971), was inspired this year by the Strenna "Holiness also for you, too!" "The Saints are living Words, they are flames of burning charity and truth that everyone hear and understand. Covered with the Word of God they become signs and bearers of his love," commented Fr Pierluigi Cameroni, Postulator General of the Causes of Saints of the Salesian Family.

                                    On the evening of Saturday 19 October, Fr Cameroni, at the oratory of Tirano, presented holiness in the Salesian Family, highlighting how the Salesian charism was embodied over time in a plurality and variety of forms in the context of the holiness of the Church and as a response to the sole call to holiness.

                                    On Sunday 20 October, at the parish church of Vervio, the birthplace of Fr Quadrio, a solemn Eucharistic celebration was held presided over by Fr Marek Charzan, Director of the theological studentate of Turin-Crocetta, where Fr Quadrio lived his mission as a teacher and formator. In his homily, Fr Ferdinando Bergamelli - who was a pupil of Fr Quadrio and who accompanied him in the last days of his life - inspired by the Word of God, presented Fr Quadrio as a teacher and witness of prayer, spiritual guide and friend of the young sent to the priesthood. At the beginning of the new year of study at the Gregorian University of Rome on 12 October 1947, the last of the resolutions formulated by the young priest said: "(I will be) glowing in prayer, in intimacy with God."

                                    There was also a remembrance of Fr Remo Bracchi, recently deceased, a great lover of Salesian sanctity, in particular, a curator and popularizer of the writings of Venerable Fr Giuseppe Quadrio and of the Letters of the Servant of God Fr Carlo Braga, also originating from Valtellina.

                                    The video of the intervention of Fr Cameroni in Tirano is available on YouTube

                                    • Italia
                                    • Giuseppe Quadrio
                                    • Carlo Braga
                                    • Maria Troncatti
                                    • Pier Luigi Cameroni
                                    • Santità Salesiana
                                      Gian Francesco Romano

                                      RMG – Rector Major visits Nepal and India

                                      1 month 2 weeks ago
                                      RMG – Rector Major visits Nepal and India

                                      (ANS - Rome) - Nepal is still struggling to rise from the terrible experience of the earthquakes that shook it deeply in the spring of 2015. For this reason, the Animation Visit that Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, X Successor of Don Bosco, leads to that country will surely be a useful encouragement for the local Salesian presence and young people.

                                      Accompanied by his Secretary, Fr Horacio López, the Rector Major arrived today, Tuesday 22 October, in Nepal, where he will stay until Thursday 24. He shall then continue to the India-Calcutta Province (INC), to which the Salesian works of Nepal refer.

                                      After being welcomed at Kathmandu airport, the Rector Major shall spend the day meeting with all the Salesians, the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians (FMA) and various religious authorities.

                                      Tomorrow, October 23, the central act will be the Mass for the Salesian Family and the young people at the "Don Bosco Thecho" center, followed by the blessing of the foundation stone of the Salesian Mission in Western Nepal, and a visit to the Lubhu center in the afternoon.

                                      On Thursday 24, on reaching the town of Biratnagar, the Rector Major shall animate another meeting with local Salesians and FMA, as well as dialoguing with the local youth and presiding over the Eucharist for all the faithful present. On Thursday evening, Fr Á.F. Artime will cross the border and enter India.

                                      On Friday 25, at Siliguri, he meets with the INC Provincial and his council, and the students of the area's Salesian schools as well as members of the Salesian Family. On Saturday 26, the last day of the Animation Visit to the Province, he will inaugurate and bless the new structures of the Campus of the Salesian College of Siliguri, and celebrate a special Eucharist for the children of the various youth groups who attend the institute.

                                      {gallery}Nepal - Arrivo RM - 2019{/gallery}

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                                      • India
                                      • INC
                                      • Nepal
                                      • Rettor Maggiore
                                      • Ángel Fernández Artime
                                        Gian Francesco Romano

                                        Uruguay – "The abundance of life": seminar on vocational dimension in Youth Ministry

                                        1 month 2 weeks ago

                                        (ANS - Montevideo) - "Ennoblecer el corazón" (Ennobling the heart) is the name of the Transversal Development Project of the Salesian Youth Ministry of the "St Joseph" Province of Uruguay; its title: "The abundance of life" and was guided by three experts in the field: Fr Daniel García, a Youth Ministry Department member; Salesian brother Hugo Vera, SDB, from Argentina; and Ana María Díaz, from Chile.

                                        The vocational project's name is inspired by Don Bosco's phrase: "I have always tried to illuminate the mind, ennobling the heart."

                                        Attended by more than 120 directors, educators and formators, the seminar was held at the Salesian Formation Institute in Montevideo. At the beginning of the work sessions, before Msgr. Luis Eduardo González, auxiliary bishop of Montevideo and rector of the "Cristo Rey" Major Seminary, Fr Alfonso Bauer, Provincial, emphasized the importance of focusing on the vocational theme "together", that is, with the young and the laity: "Today is not the moment of prescriptions, but of research and discernment," he said; he encouraged the greater involvement of people because "it is not a topic for spectators ... We want to live life as a vocation and accompany young people on this journey."

                                        Subsequently the speakers of the seminar gave their talk, each one preceded by an exhibition by the group "Aristophanes", who with their songs for years have animated the various pastoral events proposed in the field of Youth Ministry and in Salesian feasts.

                                        Fr García indicated that “the paradigm of how to accompany young people is the path to Emmaus, in a special way, knowing how to listen. Today we cannot think of pastoral care without starting from the person. And this cannot be obtained without the possibility of listening. The art of listening and accompaniment must be cultivated."

                                        Fr Lezama then explained that the "key" of the vocational prospects lies in the fact that "vocation is not something external to our life, it is not something that stops outside; it is our life that is 'vocationed'."

                                        "To ennoble the heart. The Salesian Youth Vocational Spirituality project" was the theme of Ana María Díaz, who presented the foundations and contents of the proposal for the transversality of the Vocations Ministry.

                                        Fr Bauer concluded the seminar, hoping that this had been a phase of sowing, which "will be strengthened by waiting, cultivation and care, leaving aside the self-reference and assuming the dynamics of walking together." 

                                        {gallery}URU - Pastorale vocazionale trasversale 2019{/gallery}

                                        • URU
                                        • Uruguay
                                        • Pastorale Giovanile
                                        • Vocazioni
                                          Gian Francesco Romano
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