Not my will but yours be done”

Source: austraLasia – 4762(II)_”Not my will but yours be done”   Jerusalem, Israel, 17 June 2018 — On Sunday, June 17, five Salesians were ordained to the diaconate at the Basilica of Gethsemane (or “Church of All Nations”) at the foot of the Mount of Olives. The new deacons are all students of theology at the Studium Theologicum Salesianum, Jerusalem: Brothers Pushparaj Anthuvan (INM), India; Jude Fernando (LKC), Sri Lanka; Odise Lazri (AFM), Albania; Javier Orengo Quiñones (ANT), Puerto Rico; and Jerone Warnakulasuriya (LKC), Sri Lanka. The ordaining prelate was Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem. The Salesian theologate in Jerusalem is located at the historic Ratisbonne Monastery, just a short walk from the Holy Sepulcher and the other holy sites. The formators and theologians come from a host of different nations, including Ethiopia, Slovakia, India, Myanmar, Italy, the Philippines, Argentina, Ghana, the USA, Catalonia, Zambia, Poland, Sierra Leone, Bolivia, Tanzania, Brazil, and Angola. Jerusalem is one of the three campuses of the Salesian Pontifical University’s Faculty of Theology, along with Rome and... read more

Do you have the Heart of a good shepherd?

Source: austraLasia – 4762(I)_Do you have the Heart of a good shepherd?   EAO, 17 June 2018 — Almost one year (August 12, 2017) after the annoucement of the global contest for the best presentation of the Salesian Consecrated Apostolic Vocation the winners are declared: Fr Bautista Ryan Oliver and Cl. Quinto Sanchez April Jerome (both from Philippines North, FIN province). Another Salesian digital master pieces were submitted to the SDB Formation sector in Rome from Africa – Madagascar (3) and from South Asia (2) Regions. A beautiful and simple audio-visual presentation of both Blessed – Good Shepherds makes really a deep impact. The merit goes also to another religious Filipino religious and artist – Bro. Kristoffer Omandam, OSM (Servite Order) – who drew the wonderful images on the slides. The whole presentation is available in power point presentation, PDF version or in Mp4 format in 25 slide: Based on the Good Shepherd (Jn 10:11-18) Gospel story, is asking with a strong insistance: What moves the heart of a shepherd? What makes him good? Blessed Brother Sandor is introduced as ‘Life for Poor Young Workers’ while Blessed Martyr Fr. Titus Zeman as ‘Life given for Young Vocations’ – both credible witnesses of Don Bosco in their respective countries of Slovakia and Hungary. As the heart moving energy is identified the ‘love for the ​sheep’ and the goodness of the Shepherd consists in ‘laying down of life for the sheep’. The 3 minutes presentation ends with an open question to all of us: “Do you have the heart of a good shepherd?” The first beneficiaries will be the prenovices (about... read more
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