An Ecological and Spiritual Advent Calendar

25 November 2022 (ANS – Rome) – To prepare ourselves for Christmas, the Youth Ministry sector at headquarters is proposing an Ecological and Spiritual Advent Calendar for everyone: four weeks of reflection and action on four themes that will lead us to live a more authentic Christmas, in harmony with ourselves, with others, with the Creation and with God. The proposed themes are: 1.           Let us contemplate and care for our Common Home 2.           Let us seek inner peace 3.           We nurture relationships with others 4.           To live a truly ecological and sustainable Christmas The Gospel and the proposal of a concrete commitment will accompany us every day. The calendar is available in: ITALIAN, ENGLISH, SPANISH, FRENCH, PORTUGUESE AND POLISH, and can be downloaded here. For any information, please contact the person responsible for Integral Ecology, Emanuela...

Formazione permanente della Famiglia Salesiana: l’intervento di don Pascual Chávez Villanueva

Ongoing formation of the Salesian Family: Talk by Fr Pascual Chávez   Turin, Italy – October 2021 – On Sunday 17 October, as part of the Day of the Salesian Cooperators held at the Auditorium in Valdocco, an ongoing formation session for the Salesian Family was held with the animative inputs of Fr Pascual Chávez Villanueva, Rector Major Emeritus. His keynote address centered on the Encyclical Letter Laudato sì by Pope Francis and also deepened the eighth post-chapter guide line delivered to the Congregation by the Rector Major, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime: “Accompanying young people towards a SUSTAINABLE FUTURE”. Domenica 17 ottobre 2021, all’interno della Giornata del Salesiano Cooperatore svoltasi presso il Teatro Grande di Valdocco, si è tenuta la formazione permanente della Famiglia Salesiana con la presenza di don Pascual Chávez Villanueva, nono successore di Don Bosco. Il tema è stato incentrato sulla Lettera Enciclica Laudato si’ del Santo Padre Francesco approfondendo anche l’intenzione del Rettor Maggiore con l’ottava linea programmatica post capitolare. Source: Formazione permanente della Famiglia Salesiana: l’intervento di don Pascual Chávez Villanueva – Salesiani Piemonte e Valle...

Launching of the Laudato Si Action Platform 2027

         Vatican City, Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, 28 May 2021 — In the midst of the busy end of May we could just miss the conclusion of the Laudato Si’ Week (May 17-24) or the end of the Laudato Si’ Year (May 24, 2020-2021). At the same time, under direct inspiration of Pope Francis’ Encyclical published in 2015, the Vatican Dicastery for Integral Development (Card. Peter K.A. Turkson) launched the long planned ‘Laudato Si’ Action Platform’ (https://laudatosiactionplatform.org).        This means that 6 years after the publishing of the Laudato Si’ Encyclical (2015), the whole Catholic community around the world is invited to embark on another 7-year path, to bring about an effective global impact on caring for our common home. The Vatican-led tool will empower Catholic institutions, communities, movements, religious congregations and families to implement Laudato Si’ with concrete goals, strategies and resources. There is already an ambitious plan to motivate the ‘critical mass’ of 3.5% Catholics around the world in order to make this movement truly effective. Cardinal Louis Antonio Tagle has already officially sent out the first ‘Laudato Si Animators’ on the last day of the Laudato Si’ Year, May...

Laudato Si’ Week 2021: May 16-24,2021

Laudato Si week 2021Invitation of Pope Francis to participate in Laudato Si Week 2021: May 16-24 Invitation du Pape François à participer à la Semaine Laudato Si 2021: 16 au 24 mai May you have a beautiful month of May, with inspiring Salesian Celebrations of St. Dominic Savio, St. Mary Mazzarello and Mary Help of...

Laudato Si, Resource Manual – For the animation of parishes, schools and youth groups

Laudato Si, Resource Manual – For the animation of parishes, schools and youth groups 04 March 2021 Care for Creation is a constant theme in both the Old and New Testament. Scripture highlights creation and the need to live in harmony with everything around us. Environmental justice has been a repeated theme in the Social Doctrine of the Church. Care for the environment represents a challenge for all of humanity. Responsibility for the environment, the common heritage of mankind, extends not only to our present needs but also to those of the future. In ‘Laudato Si’’ (2015) the Holy Father, Pope Francis summarizes the environmental issues, calls for a debate and invites us to look carefully at the reality of what is around us. In the context of development, we in Papua New Guinea, a country blessed with an abundance of natural resources, need to evaluate the impact of the many mining, fishing, logging and gas projects. Over the past year 2020, the Catholic Bishops Conference in Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands have organized a variety of sessions. Some of these have been compiled together and together with other resources are published as this Laudato Si’ Resource Manual to assist...