Marian Shrine Newsletter 6-14-2020

June 15, 2020 Marian Shrine E-Newsletter Volume 8, Issue 50 Theologian John Duns Scotus (1266-1308), wrote that “God first wills Christ as his supreme work.” In other words, God’s “first idea” and priority was to make the Godself both visible and shareable. The word used in the Bible for this idea was Logos, which was taken from Greek philosophy, and which I would translate as the “Blueprint” for reality. The whole of creation-not just Jesus-is the partner in the divine dance. Everything is the “child of God”-no exceptions. When you think of it, what else could anything be? All created beings must, in some way, carry the divine DNA of their Creator. Without a sense of the inherent sacredness of the world-in every tiny bit of life and death-we struggle to see God in our own reality, let alone to respect reality, protect it, or love it. The consequences of this ignorance are all around us, seen in the way we have exploited and damaged our fellow human beings, the dear animals, the web of growing things, the land, the waters, and the very air. It took until the twenty-first century for a pope to clearly say this, in...

New SDB Provincial, SUO – 2020-2026

  Congratulations to the new Provincial of SUO We all congratulate Fr. Mel Trinidad on being chosen as the next provincial of the SUO province. We ask God to bless him with wisdom and a heart fashioned after the image of Jesus, the Good Shepherd. Our prayers are also with Fr. Ted Montemayor, who is completing 6 years of leadership. We thank him for his dedication, good humor and his love for Don Bosco.Share 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...

Letters of Thanks from Sr. Leslye and Don Giuseppe

AND A HUGE “THANKS” TO BOTH OF YOU, SR. LESLYE AND DON GIUSEPPE, AS YOU COMPLETE YOUR TERM OF SERVICE AS WORLD DELEGATES TO THE SALESIAN COOPERATORS! BE SURE OF OUR GRATEFUL PRAYER To Mr. Antonio Boccia, World Coordinator of the ASSCC and his Council To the Delegates of the ASSCC To all the Salesian Cooperators Dearest friends, I greet each of you with feelings of great gratitude for all that we have experienced during my years as a World Delegate within the Association. It is a service that has helped me grow as a Salesian and as a consecrated person: the fact of sharing the charism with you, the laity, has strengthened my vocation and broadened the horizons of our common charism, a charism that becomes even greater and more fascinating when it is shared with others, beyond one’s own condition of life, culture, and social reality. Receive my most heartfelt thanks addressed to everyone.  Still, I also want to personalize it so that it reaches the hearts of the persons whom I have encountered during this period of my life and in my mission with you.             Thanks to Mrs. Noemi Bertola and the World Council of...

Fr. Maraccani: A beautiful, transparent, joyful, intelligent Salesian figure

Fr. Maraccani (1936-2020) By Fr. Francesco Cereda Sacro Cuore, Rome, June 2020 — Four months after former Secretary and Procurator General of the Salesian Congregation, Fr. Francesco Maraccani (1936-2020), passed away, we have in our hands an inspiring ‘mortuary letter’ put together by Fr. Francesco Cereda (former Vicar of the Rector Major) and enriched by a large variety of 20 testimonies from many Salesian Family members and close relatives of Fr. Maraccani. A very human, spiritual, apostolic and very Salesian profile of Fr. Francesco stands out in so many ways – good spiritual reading for all of our provincial secretaries and all who are involved in administration around the Congregation. Some citations from the letter follow: Fr. Maraccani is a beautiful, transparent, joyful, intelligent figure. It is difficult to illustrate his profile, given the many facets of his personality. He is a multifaceted figure with many interests: from the liturgy to the history of the Church and the Congregation, to ecclesial events, science and current affairs. He loved the Sacred Heart, Mary Help of Christians and Don Bosco, the saints and blesseds of the Salesian Family. He had been trained to work tirelessly. Work was the visible sign of his...

INTERVIEW with Br. Nguyen Duc Nam (Dominic) New World Delegate for the Past Pupils of Don Bosco and the Association of Salesian Cooperators

RMG, Rome, 6 June 2020 — Through the Press Release by the ANS (Salesian News Agency) the Rector Major, Fr. Angel F. Artime announced on 5 June 2020 the new world level delegates for the main lay groups of the Salesian Family: Fr. Joan Lluis Playa – Delegate of the Rector Major for the SF (VDB and CDB central assistant) Fr. Alejandro Guevara (ADMA spiritual director) Fr. Pier Luigi Cameroni (Postulator General – Salesian holiness) Br. Dominic Nguyen Duc Nam (World Delegate for the Don Bosco Past Pupils and Salesian Cooperators) In the Press release, the Rector Major introduced Bro Dominic Nam as follows: “Bro. Dominic Nguyen Duc Nam, Vietnamese Salesian Brother, will be the Delegate of the Rector Major for the Association of the Salesian Cooperators and the Delegate of the Rector Major for the Past Pupils of Don Bosco. Bro. Dominic has a good knowledge of the European and the Italian context and undoubtedly he is a reference point for the Asian culture. My intention is to avoid a Europeanisation or Westernization in the animation of the Salesian Family; rather I wish to make it more universal, and also to best value the vocation of the Salesian...
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