Salesian Family Spirituality Days 2024

Welcome to the Resource Page (videos, posters, documents, registration, schedules, and translations) for Strenna 2024: “The Dream That Makes You Dream” and the Salesian Family Spirituality Days

The Dream at Age Nine

Complete Text of Strenna 2024



The text of Strenna 2024 elaborates on the theme in five points:

  • “I had a Dream”: A very special dream
  • A Dream, to which all the Rectors Major have referred*
  • The Prophetic Dream: a precious jewel in the charism of Don Bosco’s Family**
  • Dream that makes us dream (How to translate Don Bosco’s dream into reality 200 years later – 12 hints)
  • From the dream at Nine Years of age to the Altar of Tears (1824-1887)
  • ** (elaboration of the 3rd bullet, above)
  • Looking at the dream – as believers, as sons and daughters, as disciples
  • Young people, key characters of the dream
  • Clear Vocation call
  • Mary will forever mark Don Bosco’s life
  • Docile to the Spirit, trusting in Providence
  • ‘Not by blows’ – the art of kindness and educative patience
  • The Lady: Teacher and Mother

Strenna 2024 Video & Script

The VIDEO: FRITPTSP

The SCRIPT (IT/EN): very helpfulclick here



Hidden Diamonds

Salesian Family Members share, in their native language, the dreams they have that are inspired by Don Bosco’s Dream at Age Nine in this digital book. The book is multi-lingual.

click here for a PDF copy

NOTA BENE: The download will take some time because it is a very large file. The book will eventually go to print and also be available that way.



Strenna 2024 Official Hymn

Sheet Music

Lyrics: Italian with literal English translation


Don Bosco’s Own Telling of His Dream

and the complete text of the Memoirs of the Oratory



The “Days” from Valdocco:

I. Round Table Discussion: Translations

II. Transmissions from all 4 Days

III. Resources

ANS Flickr Albums for each day

Hymn by Fr. Juan Carlos Perez Godoy, SDB: Soñador

IV. Letter “from Don Bosco” to the Salesian Family

Used by Don Angel for his closing remarks; written by Fr. Bruno Ferrero, SDB FRITPTSP

V. Schedules of the Events & Transmissions

Click on each poster for a full-size, printable image

ENGLISH

May we encourage watching especially the following?

  • Thursday, Jan. 18, Rector Major presents the Strenna and video
  • Friday, Jan. 19, Round table discussion on the Strenna
  • Saturday, Jan. 20, Youth Witness Talks
  • Sunday, Jan. 21, Closing Mass and Conclusion of the Days


Province Level

The Discussion Questions

  • What is the significance of this dream for the Salesian Family as a whole and for individual Salesian Family Groups in today’s context?
  • Propose some concrete ideas to implement this Strenna in 2024 in Communities, Centers, Chapters, and Unions of the Salesian Family – and as a united Salesian Family in your area.
  • What are your dreams today as regard the young, the Preventive System, Jesus the Good Shepherd, and our Marian Dimension?

Date: Sunday, Jan. 21, 2024Time: 2:00 – 4:00 pm Eastern

2:00 Greeting by Nicholas Magrogan, SC, Cooperator Provincial Council Coordinator

2:15 Welcome to the Salesian Family by Fr. Dominic Tran, S.D.B, SUE Provincial 

2:20 Opening Prayer by Elizabeth Wlodzimierski, SC, Cooperator Provincial Councilor for Communications

2:25 Directions for online sharing in Breakout Rooms by Jerry Rodriguez, Salesian Cooperator Aspirant and SDB past pupil

2:35 Breakout Rooms by language: EN, FR, SP or small group sharing at in-person local gatherings, led by facilitators

3:35 Verbal sharing from Local Groups/Individuals write in chat box

3:50 * Exhortation: How can we get involved in ….

        * Announcements: Future Salesian Family opportunities  

3:55 Good Night – Sr. Colleen Clair, F.M.A., SEC Provincial

4:00 Blessing of Mary Help of Christians – Fr. Dominic Tran, S.D.B



More Resources to help us deepen the Strenna:

NOVENA TO ST. JOHN BOSCO, BASED ON THE DREAM AT AGE NINE

Click here for the PDF of the novena


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BOOK ON THE DREAM AT AGE 9 by Don Andrea Bozzolo, SDB

Don Bosco’s Childhood Dream: Theological Reading


MONDAY NIGHTS IN THE BASILICA” PROGRAM

For those who understand Italian, special transmissions on the Basilica’s YouTube page on 3 nights, January 8, 15, and 22 at 8:30 pm, Valdocco time:

The Rector Major’s talk: “The Salesian Reading of the Strenna,” given during the first of the “Monday Night in the Basilica” Series
“The Theological Reading of the Strenna,” given on the second night of the series, by Don Andrea Bozzolo, SDB, Rector Emeritus of the UPS
“The Historical-Critical Reading of the Strenna” by Don Francesco Motto, SDB

FULL INTERVIEW AT THE FMA GENERALATE IN ROME

In case you missed the full interview with the Rector Major, you can still see it here:


STRENNA 2024 OUTLINE

“The Dream That Makes You Dream: A Heart That Transforms ‘Wolves’ into Lambs’”

ENG — FR — IT — PT — SP

(and lambs into shepherds…)


STRENNA 2024 OFFICIAL POSTERS

click on each image below for a high resolution copy

Runner-ups

Second Place Winner
Third Place Winner


Invitation Video
What the Days are Like in Torino