“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...

LORD, HELP ME NEVER STOP BEING AMAZED OR BECOME INURED TO REALITY

Foto: Kenya 2017 «This is my prayer after having visited over 100 nations around the world where there are Salesian presences… and where I came to know realities that are so incredible, fascinating, precious, and often times so painful». Cordial greetings, my friends and readers. Surely, we have begun 2021 with a strong desire that it be a better year than the previous one. Perhaps there is still much fear, but perhaps we also feel deep down that we have to cultivate Hope because it does us good and helps us to live better and more meaningful lives. On the last Sunday of January we celebrated the Feast of Don Bosco. This also took place in a different way from previous years because the pandemic has not yet disappeared and continues to condition our life. Still, even in this situation we have to know how to see the light and the buds of Hope that are present. It is in this context that I chose these reflections to share with you this month. The title expresses the way in which I have prayed many times throughout these last seven years – and continue to do so. Very often, almost...