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Twelfth Thursday of Ordinary Time

FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD Twelfth Thursday of Ordinary Time June 25, 2020 WORD of the DAY Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father in heaven… Everyone who listens to these words of mine and acts on them will be like a wise man who built his house on rock… When Jesus finished these words, the crowds were astonished at his teaching, for he taught them as one having authority, and not as their scribes. (Matthew 7: 21/24/28-29) How shall I live this Word? We are not truly Christians if we do not submit to the will of the Father with humility and confidence, if we do not recognize our own limitations as children, if we do not abandon ourselves to that authoritative, firm, and normative power that comes from above. Only a direct relationship with God – as it was with Jesus who was continually in conversation with the Father – can lift us from that approximation and that spiritual amateurism in which we often lock up our Christianity. Only God can be truly demanding, because He knows us...

Fifth Friday of Lent

FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD Fifth Friday of LENT April 3, 2020 WORD of the DAY The Jews again picked up rocks to stone him. Jesus answered them, “I have shown you many good works from my Father. For which of these are you trying to stone me?” The Jews answered him, “We are not stoning you for a good work but for blasphemy. You, a man, are making yourself God.” (John 10: 31-33) How shall I live this Word? The marvelous works of God are not lacking and will never be lacking at any epoch of history. Life itself is a beautiful gift that is renewed for us gratuitously each day. However, God’s work is only recognized by those who listen to His Word, like the crowds who knew how to see a continuity between the mission of John the Baptist and that of Jesus, which the other Jews could not see. The latter presume to know and instead remain deaf and blind to the Word. They regard Jesus as an unknown or as a blasphemer. Going back to the source of our faith, exploring the pure fonts from where the water of life flows, asking ourselves...

Listening to 52 Salesian Brothers

Source: austraLasia – 4779_Listening to 52 Salesian Brothers EAO, 4 July 2018 — Five weeks before the opening of the 2018 EAO Salesian Brother Congress we can already harvest first fruits of one year long preparation journey. More than 52 Salesian Brothers from all 12 EAO Salesian Provinces (and most of the Delegations) were interviewed. Their life and mission sharing is not only available on the Boscolink (and in some translations – especially Vietnamese version on the http://donboscoviet.info) and good number of them were also circulated on the world-wide Salesian News Agency (ANS: http://www.infoans.org/en) in 6 other langauges.   In view of the EAO Congress will be soon published also a collection (paper copy) thanks to the care of Social Communication delegate of TLS Viceprovince, Fr. Jose de Sa. You can download the file on the Boscolink.   Although we still expect other Salesian Brother presentation videoclips to make our Brother stories available on the social media, each one of these 52 interviews highlights their vocation story, dreams, inspiration, source of energy and many valuable suggestions for the growth of Salesian Charism. Reading these interviews we realize the beauty and dynamics of one Salesian vocation in two forms –...

Listen and accompany the young people in faith a vocation

Source: austraLasia – 4772(II)_Listen and accompany the young people in faith a vocation Vatican, 27 June 2018 — One week after the official publication of the 2018 Synod of Bishops about ‘Youth – Faith – Vocation Discernment’ Instrumentum Laboris, today was finally published also the English version of this ‘Working document’. This 63 pages A4 document will serve theparticipants of October 3-28, 2018 ‘XV Ordinary General Assembly of Synod of Bishops’ in their work. Among the participants would be also some Salesian Bishops as well the Rector Major.   The “Working document” is of great value for the whole Catholic Church, but also in a special way for the Salesians of Don Bosco. Three parts of ‘Recognizing’ (The Church listens to reality’), of ‘Intrepreting’ (Faith and Vocation discernment) and ‘Choosing’ (Path of pastoral and missionary conversion’.   Each Salesian confrere would find in this pages very rich and inspiring material for understanding better the young people of today, to deepen the dynamics of vocation culture as well to get enriched by the world wide listening of the Church to the youth.   We should not miss this opportunity to breath with the Church and with the Young during this...

Apostolic Nuncio to US Bishops: ‘Accompaniment begins with listening’ –

Source: Apostolic Nuncio to US Bishops: ‘Accompaniment begins with listening’ – Vatican NewsShare 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 Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new...

Italie – « Ecoutant les jeunes, c’est l’Eglise elle-même qui rajeunit » : Consulte mondiale de la Famille Salésienne

Source: Italie – « Ecoutant les jeunes, c’est l’Eglise elle-même qui rajeunit » : Consulte mondiale de la Famille Salésienne (ANS – Turin) – Hier, lundi 21 mai, ont continué aussi les travaux de la Consulte mondiale de la Famille Salésienne, avec la participation de 27 groupes qui partagent le charisme salésien. Le P. Eusebio Muñoz, Délégué mondial pour la FS, a animé les 56 participants. La célébration de la Messe a été présidée par le P. Ivo Coelho, Conseiller Général pour la Formation, qui, dans l’homélie, a parlé de « Marie comme Mère et Maitresse, qui nous apprend à aimer comme Jésus nous a enseigné ». La présence du Dicastère pour la Formation a été très enrichissante pour les participants, grâce à la présentation du thème de l’accompagnement des jeunes. Le P, Rossano Sala, SDB, Secrétaire spécial du Synode des Evêques, a ensuite présenté le premier exposé de la matinée. De manière claire et synthétique il a exposé sa relation : « Vers le Synode des Evêques, dynamiques émergentes, questions importantes, questions décisives », et il a observé que « On est en train d’enregistrer une perte de passion éducative dans la communauté ecclésiale, qui détermine une incapacité d’accompagner les jeunes et une absence d’adultes significatifs »....
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