austraLasia – 4981_EAO Region at the 37th Salesian Spirituality Days

Views 5 Comment 0 By Our Own Correspondent EAO 16 January 2019 — In each of the 90 Salesian provinces around the world we are already used to celebrating Salesian Family Day with meaning. The annual world level ‘Salesian Family Days’ started in 1973 and since 2017 are being held at Valdocco, Turin. What makes the difference? You can ask the 360 participants who spent 4 days at Valdocco.This year also 21 EAO participants from Irak-Australia, Timor Leste (East Timor) – Ireland, China, Japan, Korea, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam were among them. What are the fruits of the world level ‘Salesian Family Spirituality Days’? One of the 2019 SF Days EAO participants expressed this strong conviction: “During the language group sharing we spoke again and again of our profound gratitude for the gift of the Salesian Family! We pledged to live our religious life in the future with a deeper identity as one Salesian Family! I personally want this too!” What does the presence of 21 SF members of EAO origin mean in this context? Three SDBs, two FMA Sisters, two SIHM Sisters and 14 Caritas of Jesus Sisters with one lay Friend of Don Bosco was probably the record for our...

Italy – Don Bosco’s school yesterday and today

Don Bosco’s school yesterday and today 12 January 2019 Please note that the full texts of all the talks (in English) from the Days are available from the homepage of the Portal (ANS – Turin) – A second day of work and reflection for the participants of the Spirituality Days of the Salesian Family. The good morning was given by the prayer of praise animated by the choir of the Novices of Pinerolo. To Fr Aldo Giraudo, professor of Salesian History at the Salesian Pontifical University, the task of warming up the assembly with the first meeting; its theme: “Holiness at the school of Don Bosco.” Domenico Savio finds himself with his heart set on fire by the preaching of Don Bosco. Not only did he want to be a saint, he truly needed to. Starting from this analysis of the life of the Saint what are the secrets that he has left us as an inheritance? Four, the ideas offered by the analysis of Fr Aldo. First of all, the desire to “Give oneself to God” in time and with totality borne of the idea; secondly, that it is easy to become saints. A journey that must then be...

Exploring the roots and the present situation of Salesian holiness

Views 16 Comment 0 By Our Own Correspondent Valdocco, Italy, 11 January 2019 — The second day (11 January) of the 37th Salesian Family Days held at Valdocco for the second time unfolded between the roots and the present situation of typical Salesian holiness. Thanks to the excellent synergy of all who have contributed to the the smooth running of the SF Days, participants began with a well-led morning prayer at the Valdocco Theatre. The 19 SDB novices from Pinerolo did their best and the IME and ICP joint social communication team also worked well together. The “Patagonia” App for translation to 5 main languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese, French and Korean also worked well – mostly! The morning program was introduced by Fr Aldo Giraudo (Pontifical Salesian University, Rome – Don Bosco Study Centre) who introduced the main 5 elements of typical holiness in Don Bosco’s style: Give oneself to God with a whole heart (1), It is easy to become a saint (2), Ascetics of apostolic life (3), Always in the presence of God – Prayerful life (4) and Mary as the best teacher of holiness (5). Then followed a short open forum with F. Aldo with many unanswered questions due...

Final Document of the Synod of Bishops 2018

Final Document of the Synod of Bishops on Young People, Faith and Vocational Discernment Source: Final Document of the Synod of Bishops 2018Share this:Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new...

austraLasia – 4976_Salesian Family Spirituality Days 2019 begin

Views 18 Comment 0 By Our Own Correspondent Valdocco, Italy, 10 January 2019 — Although not all of the 360 official participants and support staff of the 2019 Salesian Family Spirituality Days have arrived in Turin as yet, the four day program began on schedule at 4:45 p.m. in the Grand Valdocco Theatre. After the official greeting by Fr Enrico Stasi (SDB provincial of ICP, hosting province), Fr Eusebio Munoz (Delegate of the RM for the Salesian Family), the late afternoon program introduced the Strenna 2019 ‘Holiness For You Too” (So that my joy may be in you – John 15:11). The Dance group ‘Adonai’ presented the theme with their dances and music in a vibrant way and then came the 19 minute official Strenna 2019 Video shown in Italian. It came time for the Rector Major to highlight the main focus of this year’s Strenna with a power point presentation: Fr Ángel explained the meaning and background of the Strenna 2019, beginning with the 2018 World Advisory Council (aka ‘Consulta’) meeting of the Salesian Family, when most of the leaders suggested the theme of ‘Holiness’. Among the short comments emerged one challenging question: ‘How is it that so many saints were...

RMG – World Conference of Mission Office

Source: RMG – World Conference of Mission OfficeShare this:Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new...
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