Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati’s Apostolate of Charity

SOURCE: https://catholicexchange.com/blessed-pier-giorgio-frassatis-apostolate-of-charity NOVEMBER 10, 2021 CHRISTINE M. WOHAR Every one of you knows that the foundation of our religion is Charity. — Pier Giorgio Frassati In the moving account of the death of Pier Giorgio Frassati writ­ten by his sister Luciana, his actions in his final hours showed the depth of his compassion for the poor and sick whom he took care of regularly. It was Friday, July 3, 1925. He would have normally gone that day to the weekly meeting of his Conference of St. Vincent de Paul. Instead, he was bedridden with a fatal diagnosis of polio and surrounded by his grieving family. Almost completely paralyzed at this point, he asked his sister to bring some items from his study and then wrote these barely legible instructions: These are the injec­tions for Converso. The pawn ticket belongs to Sappa; I had forgotten it, renew it on my account. Unnoticed Acts of Giving Requests like these would not have come as a surprise to his friend who received this note. After all, this was how Pier Giorgio spent so much of his life — doing one unnoticed act of charity after another. Providing medicine, schoolbooks, bus tickets, food, and...

WYD, a choreographic challenge to make young people protagonists

Diocesan World Youth Day on 21 November 2021  CHURCH WYD DIOCESES ART YOUNG PEOPLE The idea comes from the Ramón Pané Foundation: a competition for groups from any country in the world who wish to present a choreography inspired by the song “Jesus says to me: ‘Get up!'”, a song that will animate the diocesan World Youth Day on 21 November. Registration expires on Sunday 14 November and the winners will be awarded free participation at the Lisbon 2023 events. By Gabriella Ceraso A song is being developed to journey together towards World Youth Day in Lisbon 2023. The lyrics are ready and draw inspiration from the theme of WYD 2021: “Stand up. I appoint you as a witness of what you have seen” (from Acts 26:16). The new song is entitled “Jesus says to me: Get up!” and it will become the soundtrack of the World Day that will be celebrated in the local churches and dioceses this November 21, the Feast of Christ the King, according to the plans established by Pope Francis. It is not an official hymn, but one more element to help spread among young people the Lord’s invitation to “Stand up (arise).” This marks...

Wonderful Advent & Prayer Resources for Families and Children

The changes we make to our homes, the special care for friend and neighbor in this season—these are simple expressions of a greater transformation taking place. Caryll Houselander wrote of Our Lady, “Walking in the streets of Nazareth to do her shopping, to visit her friends, she set His feet on the path of Jerusalem. Washing, weaving, kneading, sweeping, her hands prepared His hands for the nails.” Browse our sale collection for thoughtful gifts and resources to prepare for the coming of the Savior! Shop Now Enjoy 25% off* these titles, no coupon necessary. Get Our Latest Advent Calendar! Through the poetic illustrations of this large Advent calendar you can share the joy of the angels and the adoration of the shepherds in front of the Nativity scene. Buy Now Books for Advent The Catholic All Year Prayer Companion Kendra Tierney provides hundreds of prayers for the important seasons and feasts of the Church calendar. This book includes the devotions, blessings, litanies, and novenas mentioned in her Compendium, along with daily prayers, down-to-earth suggestions, and occasional bits of humor. Buy Now Waiting for Christ Journey with St. John Henry Newman through Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany, meditating on the coming of Christ and the Christian life. His masterful knowledge of the lives of...

Labs to Learn Webinar

Comunicazione Labs to Learn Don Moreno Filipetto +39.329.8455564 +39.338.9432328 COMUNICATO STAMPA Martedì 26 Ottobre 2021 METODO DI STUDIO WEBINAR – Comunità di apprendimento – 3 incontri online aperti al pubblico – Tre incontri per dialogare intorno alle sfide educative nella scuola che cambia e su come possiamo accogliere la responsabilità collettiva di agire in una direzione evolutiva Gentile collega, rendiamo noto alla tua attenzione della ripresa dell’azione Metodo di Studio del progetto Labs to Learn all’interno della quale sarà presente un ciclo di 3 webinar dal titolo COMUNITÀ’ DI APPRENDIMENTO rivolto a tutti coloro che sono interessati alle tematiche della scuola, dell’apprendimento e dell’educazione: Webinar 1: Marco Rossi Doria “Ricostruire. Per una scuola incentrata sulla persona” (Mercoledì 10 novembre 2021) Webinar 2: Alberto Pellai “Come allenare chi cresce alla vita: neuroscienze e life skills” (Mercoledì 1 dicembre 2021) Webinar 3: Mario Comoglio “L’interdipendenza positiva tra i membri di un gruppo classe” (Mercoledì 12 gennaio 2022) Gli eventi saranno visibili grazie alla diretta streaming sui canali Youtube e Facebook di Labs To Learn. Negli insegnanti è necessario riaccendere l’interesse e la passione, non soltanto per la materia insegnata, ma per la capacità di costruire una comunità, perché solo così è possibile realizzare un autentico ed efficace apprendimento. È necessario evitare fratture tra vita scolastica...

Towards the Don Bosco Global Youth Film Festival: An experience of the Young and the Salesians

Timor-Leste – 19 October 2021 (ANS – Dili) – Two months ago the Rector Major, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, launched the “Don Bosco Global Youth Film Festival”. The Salesian world has been participating actively in preparing their own video to be submitted before 15 October. This film festival gives an opportunity to young people to move on amidst the pandemic crisis and calamity. It is true that the pandemic crisis and natural calamities and other current problems have devastated the world, but people must move on. Each province will produce their video based on the title of the Strenna for 2021 which is none other than “moved by hope.” The Salesians and the young people in TLS vice-province were very happy to take part in this festival and here they share their testimony: This is a good opportunity for the young to increase the talents of young people’s videography and cinematography. There are challenges and difficulties during the process of producing the videos, but this is a milestone to be grateful for. This would be a great experience for each province in order to be present in the digital world. In particular, on this occasion all the videos are trying...

NFCYM: Partnering with Parents – Free new webinar series

  NEW SERIES FOR OCTOBER 2021: FREE BUT YOU MUST REGISTER! We’re committed to advancing the field of pastoral ministry to young people by supporting and strengthening those who accompany young people as they encounter and follow Jesus Christ.   Partnering with Parents: Learn about our new series Tune into our new free webinar series for all leaders interested in partnering with parents in bringing home the faith View Details   OCT19 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EDT Partnering with Parents Series: Conducting a Family Faith Inventory OCT26 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EDT Partnering with Parents Series: Bridging the Generational Divide NOV3 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EDT Partnering with Parents Series: Creating Family Mission Statements Partnering with Parents Series: Conducting a Family Faith Inventory October 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EDT Free and open to all who wish to accompany parents in order to bring home the faith. Date: Oct 19 at 2 pm ET Registration Link: https://nfcym-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_t7BsZI6TRl-eXDhijP2fjw In this session of the Partnering with Parents Webinar Series, Mark Mann (Diocese of Grand Rapids) and Diane Kledzik (Diocese of St. Petersburg) share how a family can assess its “living faith” so they can partner with the parish in choosing how they wish to grow as a domestic church. This...