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...

“What has changed in your life after joining ADMA?” Some new ADMA members share

(ANS – Seoul) – On the liturgical feast of Mary Help of Christians, May 24, during the Eucharist at which Fr Marcello Baek, Vice-provincial of Korea, presided, 7 new members of ADMA (Association of Mary Help of Christians) were welcomed in Seoul, capital of South Korea. During the Eucharist in the FMA provincial house chapel (Seoul, Shin-gil-dong) a good number of FMA Sisters were present, represented by their provincial, Sr. Cecilia Kim (5 communities are located in the same compound), and young people who are accompanied by the Salesian Sisters. The first promised members of Seoul’s ADMA group are Maria Yoo, Miriam Kim, Monica Ryoo, Gracia Na, Justina Baek, Teresa Park, and Bernard Yoo. They have been prepared by their Spiritual Animator, Sr. Susanna Lee, over the past 3 years in weekly formation sessions held in the FMA provincial house, Seoul. We asked each of the first Seoul ADMA group: What changed in your life after you joined ADMA? # During the last 3 years of formation I have studied the ADMA regulations, the Introduction to the Devout Life (St Francis de Sales) and ADMA Online. In this way, I have begun to model my life according to Don Bosco and Mary...

A New Spring for Salesian Cooperators

By Antonio Boccia World Coordinator Association of Salesian Cooperators        Rome, 24 May 2021 — The changes that contemporary society has undergone in the latter are clearly visible. These difficulties must also represent opportunities for growth for everyone from a personal point of view and for the whole Association, to the extent that we will be able to revive the network of relationships that have been “dormant” in this period.        We will have to share experiences, raise awareness that the Association, further than the local Centre, has a provincial, regional, world tinge to give tranquillity, trust and increase the sense of belonging. ​​​​​​​       It is time to think about a new profile of the Salesian Cooperator ​​​​​​​       We cannot fail to take into account that these times are strongly influencing our personal, professional, family and associative lives. I imagine a Salesian Coopeartor who is more attentive to the common good, present and committed in the social sphere, with particular attention to the poor, families and young people and that he or she re-appropriates the specific nature of the Salesian as an educator. The cooperator becomes a bearer of enthusiasm and vitality in...

Tomorrow, May 19, 2021, presentation of IX volume of critical edition of Don Bosco’s Epistolary

  Tomorrow, May 19, 2021, from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. (ITALY TIME; 9AM-10:30AM NY time), at the Salesian Pontifical University in Rome, the ninth volume of the critical edition of Don Bosco’s Epistolary will be presented. It collects a little less than 500 letters written by the saint in the years 1884-1886. Letters of government, letters of animation, letters of daily affairs, letters of educational formation, letters of congratulations and good wishes, letters of requests for economic aid with relative thanks… in short, a series of letters of various kinds, many of which are unpublished, addressed to every category of people: from the highest civil and religious authorities (emperors, ministers, popes and cardinals) to simple laymen, men, women and young people.  It will be broadcast: https://youtu.be/l6X0wL_LKkM Although elderly and physically almost a “shadow of his former self,” in the three years under consideration Don Bosco continued undaunted to govern and animate the Congregation through his correspondence. He even extended them to new correspondents scattered throughout the world: French, Spanish, Portuguese, Belgian, Polish, English, German, Austrian, Hungarian, Chilean, Argentine, Uruguayan and Brazilian. What emerges is a new face of Don Bosco, in many ways current, which with the nine volumes...

“Dentro il Suo Sogno”: formazione per gli oratori estivi 2021

THIS PORTENDS TO BE A GREAT WORKSHOP ON THE WHO, WHAT, WHERE, WHY, AND HOW OF THE ORATORY. BLESSED ARE THEY WHO UNDERSTAND ITALIAN. VIDEOS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE ON YOUTUBE. SEE BELOW. CEP – “Dentro il Suo Sogno”: formazione per gli oratori estivi 2021 27 Aprile 2021/in In primo piano, Notizie ispettoriali/ Nell’Anno dedicato a San Giuseppe, la Conferenza Episcopale di Piemonte e Valle d’Aosta (Cep) e la Consulta Regionale di Pastorale Giovanile lanciano una proposta di formazioneregionale per gli oratori estivi 2021 dal titolo “Dentro il Suo Sogno“, ponendo San Giuseppe come protagonista del percorso formativo per arrivare ad essere “Artigiani e artisti della bellezza“. Per vestire questo ruolo, la proposta di questa nuova edizione si prefigge di rispondere a quelle 6 tipiche domande fondamentali che ciascun responsabile/animatore deve porsi, e lo fa attraverso il contributo e la testimonianza delle realtà oratoriali del territorio e di esperti nel mondo dell’educazione: WHY Mons. Franco Giulio Brambilla, Vescovo di Novara Testimonianza dalla Diocesi di Novara Perché si fa l’Oratorio? Perché educare attraverso l’Oratorio? WHAT Dott. Alberto Pellai, medico, psicoterapeuta, ricercatore e scrittore Testimonianza dalla Diocesi di Alessandria Cosa è successo? Quali urgenze educative un anno dopo la pandemia? WHEN Dott.ssa Chiara Giaccardi, sociologa Testimonianza dalla Diocesi di Torino Quando l’Oratorio è possibile?...

ROSARY, MAY 13, 2021, FEAST OF ST. MARY MAZZARELLO: LINK FOR TONIGHT

BLESSINGS TO ALL ON THIS GREAT SALESIAN FEAST! JOIN US IN PRAYING THE SPECIAL ROSARY TONIGHT AS SALESIAN FAMILY Family RosaryTime: May 13, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)Join Zoom Meetinghttps://us04web.zoom.us/j/76980302076?pwd=c2djSzdyZGNRdzdlZGt2cTRkVmZKQT09Meeting ID: 769 8030 2076Passcode:...