Spreading Hope through Audio and Video

Spreading hope through audio and video by Jessica Oata & Abigail Seta Port Moresby: Media students from eight catholic agency schools in Port Moresby were part of the 3rd Media Education Seminar (MES) that aimed at spreading hope through audio and video productions. LINK TO RESOURCE MANUAL It was held at the Emmaus Conference Centre from 4th- 6th June under the theme ‘Hope amidst Covid-19’ with animation of the program by the Social Communications Commission (SOCOM) of the Catholic Bishops Conference. The program commenced on the evening of Friday, 4th June with the first session on creating school news bulletin boards. This was followed by a time of reflection and discussion of issues faced by young people today. The second day of the program focused on producing jingles to promote their schools and attract prospective students. Radio interviews was the second session of the day that had the students interviewing their teachers. Each of the productions were recorded and edited by Radio Maria. Following these, the third session gave the students the opportunity to speak on camera for 20 seconds on issues in PNG. Storyboard and film shooting were the final sessions on the third day of the program...

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...

Novena to Bl. Michael Rua for Healing

Dear Friends, I would like to encourage everyone to pray to Bl. Michael Rua for the healing of members of the Salesian Family.  So many are suffering physically, emotionally and spiritually from the coronavirus pandemic and from other illnesses.  The memorial of Bl. Michael Rua is October 29.  A novena would begin Tuesday, October 20.  Attached is a simple prayer that joins our voices in petition for the graces we need through the intercession of Bl. Michael Rua.  Could you help promote the novena? Please see below… Other photos and resources about Bl. Michael Rua can be found at: https://www.sdb.org/en/Salesian_Holiness/Blesseds/Michael_Rua Thank you. Fr. Tim Zak PRAYER FOR THE HEALING OF MEMBERS OF THE SALESIAN FAMILY THROUGH THE INTERCESSION OF BLESSED MICHAEL RUA   Almighty and merciful Lord, you called Blessed Michael Rua to be the spiritual heir of St. John Bosco, the father and teacher of youth; he imitated Don Bosco’s example, inherited his spirit and propagated his works. Now that you have raised him to the glory of the altars, bestow your blessings on us, who invoke Blessed Michael Rua, and hasten his glorification on earth with the splendors of canonization.  Through the intercession of Blessed Michael Rua,...