“It’s time for GC28”: Rector Major’s 2nd video on 6-year roadmap is available

  (ANS – Rome) – In December 2020, the Rector Major, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, inaugurated a series of videos entitled “It’s time for GC28”, designed with the aim of deepening the eight Program Lines for the new six years contained in the document “Post-Chapter Reflections”. As already mentioned, the initiative provides for the publication of a video approximately every three months, thus completing, within a couple of years, the presentation of all eight program guidelines. “The second programmatic line for the whole Congregation,” the Rector Major begins in the video, “says this: it is urgent for us to really put into action the DA MIHI ANIMAS, CETERA TOLLE”. Never as in these times, continues the Successor of Don Bosco, is it necessary to have the ability to accompany young people on their respective paths of growth and to be, for them, witnesses of the Faith. The video is available – in Italian, Spanish, English, French and Portuguese – in the ANSChannel language channels. Source: “It’s time for GC28”: Rector Major’s 2nd video on 6-year roadmap is available (ANS – Rome) – At the conclusion of the 28th General Chapter of the Salesian Congregation, and to encourage distributing the contents and instructions...

Letter written from the heart of the Young People

Frequent question: What will I do with my life? By our own correspondent Valdocco, Turin, 16 March 2020 — After four weeks of intense work in Valdoco – Turin, there is a time to harvest the fruits of the 28 General Chapter. Without doubt the week-long presence of 15 young people from different Salesian settings around the world will bring many fruits. They were present in our commission work and in the daily life of the Chapter, including the successful soccer match. (NB: Young people won over the Salesians thanks to some imported SDB players 🙂 They had also chance to visit the main holy places of Don Bosco in Becchi (Colle Don Bosco), Chieri and Valdocco – Turin. We are grateful also for the presence of five young people from Asia – two from South Asia (India – Mumbai and Guwahati) and from our EAO region (Philippines and Vietnam). We are grateful for their frank and open sharing in the personal encounters, in the Assembly hall, in the group discussions, during meal times as well in their final workshop that was concluded with their ‘Torino Letter’ written from the heart: The heart. We have spent this week in the...

Resource – GC 28 – working document-prayer (SDB General Chapter 2020)

SDB  General Chapter 28 Valdocco-Turin, February 16-April 4, 2020   Working document for download ENGLISH CG28 – Strumento di lavoro sul tema – EN.docx CG28 – Strumento di lavoro sul tema – EN.pdf   ITALIAN CG28 – Strumento di lavoro sul tema – IT.docx CG28 – Strumento di lavoro sul tema – IT.pdf   NIHONGO (JAPANESE) CG28討議要綱_テーマ_翻訳_20191114.pdf   Report of the RM (part EAO region) EAO-2019 Verifica sessenio 2014-2020 draft 12 ENG final.pdf EAO-2019 Verifica sessenio 2014-2020 ENG-short.pdf   Prayer for the General Chapter 28 – Lauds and Vespers Intercessions at Lauds O Father, through our participation in the Chapter, you move us to renew in ourselves the apostolic courage of Don Bosco that is capable of embracing the whole world: –       make us docile to the breath of the Spirit so that we may open ourselves, together with the young, to the grace of a new Pentecost. O Father, through the Chapter you call us to a profound missionary conversion in our communities and in our formation: –       grant us the grace of unity and an apostolic interior life so as to be able to discern the signs of your presence and respond promptly and generously to your will. O...

SIHM in Thailand have ended their General Chapter

Ratchaburi, Thailand, 7 February 2020 — On 5 February 2020, the 12th General Chapter of the Sisters Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Ratchaburi Province, with the theme “Sisters of the Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary: The Living Message of the Mission of Love and Service In the Midst of the Present World” ended with the election of the new Superior General and her Council. The Chapter Assembly held the election for the new Superior General of the Congregation: Sr. Maria Gorretti Maliwan Porramatwirote, elected for the second time, and will serve from 2020 – 2025. The Assembly also chose the Council Members of the General Superior: Vicar General and Councillor for Ongoing Formation: Sr.Maria Sompong Thabping  Councillor for Initial Formation: Sr.Bernadette Meena Phuengphornphra Councillor for Mission and Youth Ministry: Sr.Agnes Nilubol Thivakorn Councillor for Education: Sr.Maria Dararat Phengphinit Councillor for Financial Administration: Sr.Theresa Utsanee Hembutr Councillor for Secretariate Duties: Sr.Bernadette Utumporn Saelow Mother Maria Gorretti Maliwan Porramatwirote Born on 22 June 1954, in Don Krabueang, Banpong Municipality, Ratchaburi Province First Religious Profession: 6 May 1973 Perpetual Religious Profession: 3 May 1982 Education: Bachelors Degree in Education; Salesian Spirituality at the Salesian Pontifical University, Rome Previous...