The 7 Beatitudes of the Salesian Family

Blessed is the Salesian Family that finds joy in poverty, imbued with God’s grace, it will work amongst the poorest and the marginalized youth – this is holiness!Blessed is the Salesian Family that embodies the docility and love of the Good Shepherd. It thus welcomes and accompanies youth with loving kindness, forming them toward dialogue and the welcoming of diversity – this is holiness!Blessed is the Salesian Family that accompanies others, heals the wounds of those who suffer and gives hope to those who feel hopeless, thus bringing the joy of the Risen Christ – this is holiness!Blessed is the Salesian Family that hungers and thirsts for justice and accompanies youth on their mission to actualize their life project within their families, in the workplace, and within political and social commitment – this is holiness!Blessed is the Salesian Family that has a living experience of mercy, opening its eyes and heart to active listening and forgiving. It thus becomes a home that welcomes others – this is holiness!Blessed is the Salesian Family that seeks to be authentic, whole and transparent whilst cultivating a loving gaze that goes beyond appearances and recognizes the grace of God within each person –...

austraLasia – 4981_EAO Region at the 37th Salesian Spirituality Days

Views 5 Comment 0 By Our Own Correspondent EAO 16 January 2019 — In each of the 90 Salesian provinces around the world we are already used to celebrating Salesian Family Day with meaning. The annual world level ‘Salesian Family Days’ started in 1973 and since 2017 are being held at Valdocco, Turin. What makes the difference? You can ask the 360 participants who spent 4 days at Valdocco.This year also 21 EAO participants from Irak-Australia, Timor Leste (East Timor) – Ireland, China, Japan, Korea, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam were among them. What are the fruits of the world level ‘Salesian Family Spirituality Days’? One of the 2019 SF Days EAO participants expressed this strong conviction: “During the language group sharing we spoke again and again of our profound gratitude for the gift of the Salesian Family! We pledged to live our religious life in the future with a deeper identity as one Salesian Family! I personally want this too!” What does the presence of 21 SF members of EAO origin mean in this context? Three SDBs, two FMA Sisters, two SIHM Sisters and 14 Caritas of Jesus Sisters with one lay Friend of Don Bosco was probably the record for our...

Italy – Don Bosco’s school yesterday and today

Don Bosco’s school yesterday and today 12 January 2019 Please note that the full texts of all the talks (in English) from the Days are available from the homepage of the Portal (ANS – Turin) – A second day of work and reflection for the participants of the Spirituality Days of the Salesian Family. The good morning was given by the prayer of praise animated by the choir of the Novices of Pinerolo. To Fr Aldo Giraudo, professor of Salesian History at the Salesian Pontifical University, the task of warming up the assembly with the first meeting; its theme: “Holiness at the school of Don Bosco.” Domenico Savio finds himself with his heart set on fire by the preaching of Don Bosco. Not only did he want to be a saint, he truly needed to. Starting from this analysis of the life of the Saint what are the secrets that he has left us as an inheritance? Four, the ideas offered by the analysis of Fr Aldo. First of all, the desire to “Give oneself to God” in time and with totality borne of the idea; secondly, that it is easy to become saints. A journey that must then be...

Italia – La escuela de Santidad de Don Bosco de ayer y de hoy

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Italy – Don Bosco’s school yesterday and today

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Italie – L’école de Don Bosco, hier et aujourd’hui

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