INTERVIEWS

(ANS - Cebu City) - Edward Villordon and Emmanuel (Manny) Gayacan are two Filipino Salesians who share many things: they were both born in 1968, they entered the Salesian Filipino novitiate in Canlubang, and both had animation offices at Province level. But above all, they share the same Salesian consecrated vocation, in the lay form of the Salesian Coadjutor Brother.

(ANS - Madrid) - Fr Juan José Bartolomé, SDB, extracts "Three stories of vocation" of the Holy Scriptures - those of Samuel, Jeremiah and the rich young man - to show that "God also speaks to young people" (Dios habla también a los jóvenes is the title of his latest book, published by "Editorial CCS"). These are pieces that, according to this New Testament teacher, currently active at the Salesian Theological Institute of Tlaquepaque, Mexico, share an "obvious" message: "In times of crisis, God can make adolescents prophets ... if they dedicate themselves to listening to Him."

(ANS - Madrid) – Fr Juan Carlos Pérez Godoy is the Provincial of the Salesian "Spain-St James Major" Province and has been President of the Catholic Schools for three years. An expert on Education, he reaffirms the value of teaching in private Catholic schools. On the young, he says that they are the key to renewal and they must be reached with one's own language: that of the heart.

(ANS – Quetta) – After 20 years there are already seven Pakistani Salesians, but not yet any local Salesian Brother. Vietnamese missionary Br. Francis Nhat is the only Salesian Brother who belongs to the Pakistan Delegation.

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