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(ANS – Rome) – To complement the Circular Letter of the Rector Major – Witnesses to the radical approach of the Gospel – In the Acts of the General Council 413 the practical guidelines of the Regulator are published. Fr. Francesco Cereda lays down the methodology, the calendar and above all the course of the themes which the Congregation is called to follow in view of the celebration of the Provincial Chapters and, in February 2014, the 27th General Chapter.
In four brief texts the Regulator of GC 27 helps the Salesian Congregation to activate the theme: Witnesses to the radical approach of the Gospel. They are not only rules and procedures but also reading keys and points of reflection for personal and community work on the theme of GC27.
The various Provinces and Vice-Provinces of the Congregation are called on to offer an input to the understanding of the theme, celebrating their own Provincial Chapters between September 2012 and June 2013 and sending in their contributions by mid-July 2013.
Of particular interest to every single Salesian and to every community is the document “An Outline of reflection and work on the theme of GC27.” This presents a development of the theme in three key topics: – Mystics in the Spirit, Prophets of Fraternity and Servants of the Young – a method of communiuty discernment.
The texts of the guidelines and directives of the Regulator of GC27 are available in the appropriate sections of sdb.org in Italian, English, and Portuguese, and soon in other languages, including Spanish, French and Polish. The text is also available in no. 413 of the Acts of the General Council.