MESSAGES OF THE RECTOR MAJOR
The 147th Missionary Expedition proclaims that the Lord continues to love the Humanity that He willed and created and that we, the Salesian Family, feel filled with God's tenderness in a special way. It is precisely this fullness of love that seeks to "brim over" to all around us and calls forth from us a response of fidelity which is demanding.
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.