MESSAGES OF THE RECTOR MAJOR
My heart is still filled with joy over the friendliness of the young, their genuine joy, and their extraordinary capacity to adapt themselves in any situation – whether pleasant or unpleasant – all with a smile on their lips.
We are Salesian Family, bearers of a charism which is firmly rooted in the certainty that our God shows a special tenderness towards his children, for the youth of the world, and, in particular, for those who, up until today, have had fewer opportunities
I keep repeating in many places and on many occasions, my dear Salesian Family, Friends of Don Bosco’s Works, and all of you whom I meet monthly through the pages of this magazine: every day prodigious “miracles” of education are happening which are changing the lives of many boys and girls forever. I say this with certainty because I myself have been a witness of it and when I recall it to mind, my heart brims with joy and with hope.
I have five dreams in my heart, dear Salesian Family scattered in the world, my dear friends. I think that these dreams are among the most beautiful fruits of the Bicentennial of Don Bosco’s birth. One of these dreams, the fourth one, concerns a Salesian Family that lives the joy of the Gospel, and this happens because we are convinced that we must be a Family of both evangelizers and educators in the faith, in all corners of the world where we are.