WORLD CATHOLIC EDUCATION DAY: MAY 13, 2021

In 2002, the OIEC Congress held in Brasilia decided to establish the World Day of Catholic Education, setting the date forty days after Easter (that is, Ascension Thursday). This year it is nice to highlight this Day in relation to the process of Global Compact on Education initiated by Pope Francis. On May 13 we will celebrate World Catholic Education Day, which coincides with the Feast of Mother Mazzarello. The commemoration, promoted by international institutions such as the OIEC (International Office of Catholic Education), the FIUC (International Federation of Catholic Universities), the OMAEC (World Organization of Alumni of Catholic Education) and others, intends to draw attention to the contribution that Catholic education offers to global development and the promotion of a culture of peace and fraternity. To know more accurately the diffusion and service of Catholic educational institutions in the world, Quentin Wooden, an economist of the World Bank, edited a publication entitled “Celebrating Educators and Working Together for the Global Compact on Education”. The text collects numerous data and some testimonies of students, educators and educators. With joy I inform you that the first part of the text contains the testimonies of seven Daughters of Mary Help of Christians. I am happy...

What’s our story? A Handbook for all who works in the Catholic Media

23 April 2021 This is a spiritual handbook, aimed at providing guidance and spiritual nourishment for all those who find the Catholic media to be their vocation. The handbook, which features the patron saint of Journalists, St Francis De Sales on the front cover, seeks to explain to everyone who works in the Catholic media the dignity of their vocation and their own special spirituality. It helps share some of the background of the patrons of Catholic Media and includes suitable prayers relevant to this profession and gives a special emphasis to the patron saint of publishers & editors, Don Bosco. Another key inclusion is the chapter wherein words of encouragement from several authors who have had rich journalistic careers working as members of the Catholic Media, as well as explaining their passion for their vocation. These authors are from around the Australasian region and feature a piece written by Fr Frank Freeman SDB, the author, as well as Fr Ambrose Pereira SDB, a prolific writer and avid formator of Salesian Media projects from the Papua New Guinea & Solomon Islands province. Fr Frank Freeman SDB, Editor of the Australian Salesian Bulletin, has spent the past 15 years investigating...

Way of Light – good idea for our Easter journey

The Way of the Cross has already spread around the Catholic Church throughout the world for centuries and become ‘a must’ even for any small out-station, mission station in the bush. But there is also the 33-year-old ‘Way of Light’ – one of the finest visible fruits of the Salesian Charism. It originated in one of the lay groups of the Salesian Family – ‘The Witnesses of the Risen Lord’ (TR) – in 1988, on the occasion of Don Bosco’s 100th anniversary of his death and the first art-pieces of the 14 stations can be found in the Catacombs of St Callixtus (Rome) or at Colle Don Bosco (Becchi, Italy).        The Via Lucis (Way of Light) has already spread around the Salesian Family in all continents, but we don’t find many ‘life size’ presentations of its stations that help us to pray this wonderful ‘devotion’. Former provincial of Southern Africa (AFM – South Africa, Lesotho and Eswatini), Fr Francois Dufour) is among the enthusiastic advocates of ‘Via Lucis’. After he published the ‘African version’ in 1998 (Johannesburg), they found their way to other African provinces even beyond the Salesian family. And now you may it find...

Understanding the “Nones” and How to Reach Them – Word on Fire Institute

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Stephen Bullivant’s new 7-week course on the sociology of religious unaffiliation called Understanding the “Nones” and How to Reach Them is starting on Monday, March 22, 2021! Understanding the “Nones” and How to Reach Them A brand new 7-week video course on the sociology of religious unaffiliation by Dr. Stephen Bullivant We are pleased to announce that Dr. Stephen Bullivant’s new 7-week course on the sociology of religious unaffiliation called Understanding the “Nones” and How to Reach Them just started inside the Word on Fire Institute! Join Bishop Barron, Dr. Stephen Bullivant, and more than 17,000 evangelists from around the world at https://wordonfire.institute.  START COURSE  Login WordOnFire.org  |  WordOnFire.Institute  |  Privacy  |  Contact Copyright © 2021 – Word on Fire Catholic...