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Find here documents useful to the entire Salesian Family, especially as regards the Secretariat of the Salesian Family, the Salesian Family Consulte, and the Local Commissions: what is meant by “Don Bosco’s Salesian Family” as well as documents regarding the establishment, structure, and function of the above animating bodies.

Pope Francis’ Words to and about the Salesian Family

“LIKE DON BOSCO, WITH THE YOUNG AND FOR THE YOUNG”

OFFICIAL LETTER of The Holy Father, Pope Francis

to Reverend Fr. Ángel Fernández Artime Rector Major of the Salesians on the Bicentenary of the birth of St. John Bosco

Letter of Pope Francis to the Salesian Family 2015   FR   SP   IT

The video of Pope Francis’ informal talk in the Basilica of Mary Help of Christians can be found here or on our “Videos” and YouTube pages, in addition to unedited versions from the Holy Father’s arrival at Valdocco.

HIS “UNOFFICIAL” MESSAGE

FR. BERGOGLIO’S 1990 RECOLLECTION OF HIS SALESIAN EDUCATION

DON ANGEL’S MESSAGE TO THE SALESIAN FAMILY OF NORTH AMERICA ON SEPTEMBER 8, 2018

My dear Salesian Family of the United States of America,

I greet you with great affection from Vancouver.  On this occasion, we are unable to see each other.  I promise you that we will have the opportunity to meet.  I still, however, want to be present to you through this greeting to tell you, first of all, that it is a great gift to be Salesian Family; that you are also united in communion with all the Salesian Family of the world.

To be Salesian Family is to hold a great responsibility in the Church.  We are a huge Religious Family that needs to be alive.  We exist not only to think of ourselves but we are truly within this Church and this world a living force that draws near to those furthest away.  We are:

  • a Salesian Family with open doors, in the universality of our Groups, so that those who are in need feel that the Salesian Family always has someone who will receive, welcome, and listen to them – even if they can’t always fix all their problems.
  • a Salesian Family always concerned with and sensitive to the young – boys, girls, teens, and young adults – for they are the reason that the Holy Spirit raised up Don Bosco and why he dreamed of us.
  • a Salesian Family that needs to continue to grow in communion among ourselves.
  • a Salesian Family that is enthusiastic and hope-filled, contemplating the world as God’s Creation and trusting always that the goodness in human hearts is much greater than the weaknesses.

I am sad that we are unable to get to know each other at this time but I promise you that we will meet each other.  Now I send my embrace, my prayer, and blessing to you through the mediation of Mary Help of Christians.

With a big, affectionate hug,

Hasta siempre!  Good-bye!  Don Angel

 

2019 A.D. – Monthly Letters of the Rector Major:

January:

February:

March:

April:

May:

June:

July:

August:

September:

October:

November:

December:


Masses in honor of the Saints and Blesseds of our Family:

Salesian Lectionary

Salesian Missal

Salesian Ordo and Addenda et Varianda

(Ordo and Addenda et Varianda for Liturgical Year 2019; Missal and Lectionary updated 2015)


The Secretariat and World Advisory Council:

The Secretariat

World Advisory Council Meeting 2013

Members 2016

2019 ARCHIVES

STRENNA AND SALESIAN FAMILY SPIRITUALITY DAYS

Pope Francis’s new Apostolic Exhortation, “Rejoice and Be Glad”, on Holiness

Gaudete et Exsultate!  FR  SP  IT  PT

Download in one packet: SFSDays Talks in English

Uploaded videos

Home page: http://salesianfamilydays.com/

ANS Flickr on GFS2019

Individual Documents

  • Holiness at the school of Don Bosco: file doc file doc file doc
  • Valdocco – the land of sanctity: file doc file doc file doc
  • Reaching out to the Peripheries – Holiness as a Mission: file doc file doc file doc

 

  • Sainteté à l’école de Don Bosco: file doc file doc file doc
  • Valdocco – Chemin de sainteté en compagnie des Saints : file doc file doc file doc
  • Sortir en périphérie pour donner ce que tu es – La sainteté en tant que mission: file doc file doc file doc

 

  • La santità alla scuola con don Bosco: file doc file doc file doc
  • Pellegrinaggio: Il cammino della santità a Valdocco: file doc file doc file doc
  • Uscire, donare quello che siamo. La santità come missione: file doc file doc file doc

 

 

click on the picture to download poster size in English

PDFs of the Strenna: EN   FR   IT   SP

WORLD YOUTH DAY 2019 – PANAMA

OFFICIAL HYMN

BISHOP’S SYNOD ON YOUTH, DISCERNMENT, AND VOCATION 2018

SYNODUS EPISCOPORUM WEBSITE

Download: FINAL DOCUMENT OF THE SYNOD ON YOUTH

RESULTS OF MEETING WITH THE YOUNG PEOPLE IN ROME, IN PREPARATION FOR THE SYNOD

July 2018: Instrumentum Laboris (Full text of working document to download)

and the World Consulta of the Salesian Family

Italy – “Youth, faith and discernment”. Fr Attard talks about it at the Consultative Body of the Salesian Family
23 May 2017
Italy - "Youth, faith and discernment". Fr Attard talks about it at the Consultative Body of the Salesian Family

(ANS – Turin) – The mission of the Church to announce the joy of the Gospel, in relation to the specific mission of the Salesian Family: to announce it to the young people, by helping each of them to do wonders with their own existence. Fr Fabio Attard, Councillor General for the Salesian Youth Ministry, talked about this yesterday, Monday, May 22, at the World Consultative Body of the Salesian Family, which ends today in Turin. Fr Attard intervened, together with Sr Maria Teresa Spiga, a Daughter of Mary Help of Christians and Professor at the “Auxilium” Faculty, on the subject of the next Synod of Bishops: “Youth, faith and discernment”, in particular, by deepening the preparatory document of the Synod.

In his presentation, Fr Attard has explained how the document serves to arouse consultation throughout the Church, rather than to offer answers, and has offered an overview of the path along which the next Synod will be set (October 2018).

Then, recovering the structure of the preparatory document, he illustrated the fundamental social and cultural dynamics of today’s youth world: uncertainty, scientist culture, multicultural and multi-religious societies, desire to participate, search for reference points, hyper-connection …

He then deepened the fundamental steps of the vocational discernment process; he recalled the wisdom of the Eastern Church through the reference to the so-called “three births”: the physical one, that one through the Baptism, and the spiritual one, which opens to the mature exercise of one’s own freedom; and the phases through which it will be accomplished: the identification of a plan of God for each one, the interpretation of God’s messages, and the final decision.

In this sense, he reiterated how important is the personal accompaniment of the young people within the process of discernment, since even if there are decisive moments or meetings and texts and reflections of great value, the discernment takes place through a gradual progress and through an own individual experience.

Finally, he has put forward some indications in order to take seriously the challenge of the pastoral care and the vocational discernment of young people: to walk together with the young people, being among them; to encourage their meeting with responsible communities, by offering them authoritative and of reference figures; to find daily meeting places (parishes, universities, associations, new media), as extraordinary events (World Youth Days, included in this daily report); to care for suitable languages ​​and paths; and, last but not least, to be sure to propose contemplation, prayer, listening activities … and to entrust everything to Mary’s maternal intercession.

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RELATED ARTICLE(S)

DON ANGEL’S LETTER ON THE SYNOD  FR

LETTER OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS
TO YOUNG PEOPLE ON THE OCCASION OF THE PRESENTATION OF THE
PREPARATORY DOCUMENT
OF THE 15th ORDINARY GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE SYNOD OF BISHOPS

My Dear Young People,

I am pleased to announce that in October 2018 a Synod of Bishops will take place to treat the topic: “Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment.” I wanted you to be the centre of attention, because you are in my heart. Today, the Preparatory Document is being presented, a document which I am also entrusting to you as your “compass” on this synodal journey.

I am reminded of the words which God spoke to Abraham: “Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you.” (Gen 12.1). These words are now also addressed to you. They are words of a Father who invites you to “go”, to set out towards a future which is unknown but one which will surely lead to fulfilment, a future towards which He Himself accompanies you. I invite you to hear God’s voice resounding in your heart through the breath of the Holy Spirit.

When God said to Abram, “Go!”, what did he want to say? He certainly did not say to distance himself from his family or withdraw from the world. Abram received a compelling invitation, a challenge, to leave everything and go to a new land. What is this “new land” for us today, if not a more just and friendly society which you, young people, deeply desire and wish to build to the very ends of the earth?

But unfortunately, today, “Go!” also has a different meaning, namely, that of abuse of power, injustice and war. Many among you are subjected to the real threat of violence and forced to flee their native land. Their cry goes up to God, like that of Israel, when the people were enslaved and oppressed by Pharaoh (cf. Ex 2:23).

I would also remind you of the words that Jesus once said to the disciples who asked him: “Teacher […] where are you staying?” He replied, “Come and see” (Jn 1:38). Jesus looks at you and invites you to go with him. Dear young people, have you noticed this look towards you? Have you heard this voice? Have you felt this urge to undertake this journey? I am sure that, despite the noise and confusion seemingly prevalent in the world, this call continues to resonate in the depths of your heart so as to open it to joy in its fullness. This will be possible to the extent that, even with professional guides, you will learn how to undertake a journey of discernment to discover God’s plan in your life. Even when the journey is uncertain and you fall, God, rich in mercy, will extend his hand to pick you up.

In Krakow, at the opening of the last World Youth Day, I asked you several times: “Can we change things?” And you shouted: “yes!”. That shout came from your young and youthful hearts, which do not tolerate injustice and cannot bow to a “throw-away culture” nor give in to the globalization of indifference. Listen to the cry arising from your inner selves! Even when you feel, like the prophet Jeremiah, the inexperience of youth, God encourages you to go where He sends you: “Do not be afraid, […], because I am with you to deliver you” (Jer 1:8).

A better world can be built also as a result of your efforts, your desire to change and your generosity. Do not be afraid to listen to the Spirit who proposes bold choices; do not delay when your conscience asks you to take risks in following the Master. The Church also wishes to listen to your voice, your sensitivities and your faith; even your doubts and your criticism. Make your voice heard, let it resonate in communities and let it be heard by your shepherds of souls. St. Benedict urged the abbots to consult, even the young, before any important decision, because “the Lord often reveals to the younger what is best.” (Rule of St. Benedict, III, 3).

Such is the case, even in the journey of this Synod. My brother bishops and I want even more to “work with you for your joy” (2 Cor 1:24). I entrust you to Mary of Nazareth, a young person like yourselves, whom God beheld lovingly, so she might take your hand and guide you to the joy of fully and generously responding to God’s call with the words: “Here I am” (cf. Lk 1:38).

With paternal affection,

FRANCIS

Given at the Vatican, 13 January 2017

 

2018 ARCHIVES

STRENNA AND SALESIAN FAMILY SPIRITUALITY DAYS

OUTLINE   FR   SP

FULL COMMENTARY

Cartoon only (no commentary from Don Angel)

POSTER

2018 Salesian Family Spirituality Days, January 18-21, Valdocco

SFSDAYS ON ANS
PHOTOS

SFSDAYS ON FACEBOOK
VIDEOS

SFSDAYS ON YOUTUBE

PRAYER VIDEO

TALKS AND MORE

 

TALKS

Sr. Paola Casalis, FMA: Listening to the Young     Artwork

Don Juan Crespo, SDB: Discernment and Decision-Making

Don Michal Vojtáš, SDB: The Art of Salesian Encounter, Accompaniment, and Discernment     Prezi Presentation  IT     and in PDF Format IT

SHARING

Pilar and Alberto: Experience in Formation and Accompaniment

Titta and Sebastiano: Accompanied to Accompany

HOMILY

Rector Major Don Angel: Closing Mass of the Days

GREETINGS

Don Eusebio Muñoz, SDB: Opening of the Days

RELATED DOCUMENTS and PUBLICATIONS

Power Point on Strenna 2018 by Fr. Thomas Dunne, SDB

Suggested Itinerary for Implementing Strenne 2018 and 2017 & building the SF

“Youth and Family Ministry” – Madrid Congress, Nov. 2017 https://www.symfamily17.org

THE FAMILY IN THE CHURCH’S SYNOD: PROSPECTS AND OPPORTUNITIES by Bishop Bruno Forte

YOUTH MINISTRY AND FAMILY: THE JOURNEY OF THE SALESIAN CONGREGATION by Don Fabio Attard, SDB

AMORIS LAETITIA: SOME CHALLENGES AND PROPOSALS FOR YOUTH MINISTRY IN THE FAMILY SPIRIT by Carmen Peña García

THE FAMILY IN SALESIAN PASTORAL CONTEXT: AN EDUCATIVE AND EVANGELIZING PERSPECTIVE by Don Sala Rossano, SDB

Click on image to purchase a copy of this book by Don Michal Vojtáš, SDB, SFSDay 2018 Presenter :

ARCHIVES

STRENNE AND SALESIAN FAMILY SPIRITUALITY DAYS

STRENNA 2017 VIDEO PRESENTATION

ENG FR IT PT ES PL

 Strenna 2017 Outline: We Are Family  FR  IT  PL  PT  SP

Complete Text  FR  IT  PL  PT  SP

Video Presentation by Don Angel  FR  IT  PL  PT  SP

Poster FR  IT  PT

Strenna 2017: “We Are Family”: Every home, a school of Life and Love

Holy Family Trilogy of St. John Paul II

Mary: Redemptoris Mater              Joseph: Redemptoris Custos               Jesus: Redemptor Hominis

SALESIAN FAMILY SPIRITUALITY DAYS 2017

Talks

Presentation, Don Munoz, SDB  FR  IT  PT  SP  (plus 3 talks by SDB named below – all in one document)

The Family Experience of Jesus of Nazareth, Don Bartolome, SDB  –  FR, IT, PT, and SP – see above

Salesian Youth Pastoral and the Family: Heritage and Future, Don Attard, SDB  –  FR, IT, PT, and SP – see above

“Cerchi d’Onda” (“Ripples”), Don O. Llanos et alii  FR  IT  SP  Sito web  Facebook   Borgo Ragazzi website   video presentation at the Days

Salesian Reading of Amoris Laetitia, Don Bozzolo, SDB  –  FR, IT, PT, and SP – see above  video della relazione

MetaCometa Association of Catania, Salvo and Linda FR  IT  SP  Facebook Page  Blog  Rai 2 Video

Accompanying Families: Keys for Listening and Discernment, Sra. Cagigal  FR  IT  PT  SP

          Sra. Cagigal: March 2015 Conference: “Construyendo familias sólidas: pistas para la orientación familiar a lo largo del ciclo vital”

          Sra. Cagigal: September 27, 2016 Conference: “El gran aliado: la familia”

ADMA Families, Tullio Lucca et alii  FR  IT  SP  (summary)

ADMA Families, Tullio Lucca et alii  FR  IT  SP  (full-length)

Don Bosco Homes, Salesian Cooperators of Spain  FR  IT  PT  SP  (summary)

Don Bosco Homes, Salesian Cooperators of Spain  FR  IT  PT  SP  (full-length)

   Facebook Page (video of January 21, 2017 Presentation of Carmen and Andres)

Kremienok and Family Garden, Kamil and Katarina Bagin, Cooperators of Slovakia FR  IT  SP

     website link for Family Garden and a second link (“Google” will translate the pages, if requested)

     Annual Report November 2014 – December 2015

For Further Reading: Salesiani per il sociale / Federazione SCS/CNOS (the Federation uniting Salesian social outreach groups in Italy, such as MetaCometa and Cerchi d’Onda) and CNOS-FAP (for vocational training and updating)

Prayer for Families

Blessed Is the Family

Good Nights

Don Angel Fernandez Artime, SDB, Rector Major  IT

Mother Yvonne Reungoat, FMA, Mother General  IT

Mother Maria Cerullo, ASF, Superior General  IT

Homilies

January 20  FR  IT  PT  SP

January 21  FR  IT  PT  SP

January 22  FR  IT  PT  SP

Schedule

English

Articles Published in e-Service

The Personal Perspective: Kremienok and Family Garden

MetaCometa: “No One on This Earth Is an Orphan”

ADMA: “But Now That We Are Preparing for Marriage, Father, Is There Anything for Us?” – Tullio and Simonetta

ADMA II: “Mary Had Brought Us Back Home” – Chiara and Davide

ADMA III: “Entrust Yourself, Have Faith, and Smile” – Elena and Elisabetta

Cerchi d’Onda: School of Formation for Family Animators (SFAF)

Don Bosco Homes, Pozoblanco, Spain

Articles Published in ANS

RESOURCES FOR STRENNA 2017 AND AMORIS LAETITIA

SPOTLIGHTED

World Meeting of Families 2018 Official Hymn

LETTER OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS
ON THE OCCASION OF THE NINTH WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES ON THE THEME:
THE GOSPEL OF THE FAMILY: JOY TO THE WORLD

Francis Letters 2017DE  – EN  – ES  – FR  – IT  – PT ]                 

© Copyright – Libreria Editrice Vaticana

VIDEOS AND TEXTS OF CONFERENCES, HOMILIES, PANEL DISCUSSIONS OF WMOF 2018

and suggested resources:

 

ECCLESIAL

Holy See

Episcopacy

 

SALESIAN

FMA and SDB General Council Social Communications Departments Newsletter

Family and Forgiveness

Power Point on Outline of Strenna 2017 by Sr. Alba Vernazza, FMA

2017-2018 Province Plan for Animation of the Salesian Family: Power Point

SAMPLE Salesian Family Spirituality Day by Area of Province

RESOURCE for First Gathering on Amoris Laetitia  FR  IT  SP

Power Point Series on Amoris Laetitia by Sr. T. Kelly, FMA

Video Series on Amoris Laetitia by Fr. P. Angelucci, SDB

 

CATECHESIS

 

RESOURCES FOR STRUGGLING FAMILIES AND YOUNG PEOPLE

 

THE ARTS

 

MAGISTERIAL DOCUMENTS ON CARING FOR THE FAMILY – INCLUDING THE SALESIAN FAMILY

Dogmatic Constitutions, Encyclicals, and Apostolic Exhortations

St. John Paul II

Pontifical Council for the Family, The Holy See, & The Episcopacy

 

SALESIAN

SDB

Rectors Major

General Councils and General Councilors

FMA

Sr. Yvonne Reungoat, FMA, Mother General

General Councils and General Councilors

  • Acts of General Chapter 23
  • Vocation Pastoral, Sr. Maria Luisa Miranda (2015)

STRENNA 2016: 

English Text, Poster, and Video in Spanish with English Subtitles

French Text and Poster Image and Video with French Subtitles

Italian Text and Poster Image and Video with Italian Subtitles

Spanish Text and Poster Image

and to Don Cereda’s Reflections, with link to LARGE Posters

Prezi IT     Power Point ENG

Salesian Family Day Presentation, Montreal, Power Point and Correlated Texts: FR  SP

SALESIAN FAMILY SPIRITUALITY DAYS 2016:

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