MESSAGES OF THE RECTOR MAJOR
I chose this enigmatic title for my greeting this month because I want to make reference to one Salesian who spent 18 months in captivity and another 34 SDBs and FMAs who will leave for the missions in various parts of the world. Ever since the very first one on November 11, 1875, there have been 148 missionary expeditions for our Salesian Family. These evoke the profound feeling that grace is at work.
I shall never forget the wise life lesson which the fir trees of the beautiful forest of Vallombrosa gave me. My cordial greetings, dear readers, and all the members of our dear Salesian Family. I wish to offer you a reflection that I made from a very concrete experience that I had recently – a lesson from nature.
Each new day is a blank page presenting us with a host of possibilities on the horizons of our life. This is the incredible gift that we call time.
“It is she who has done everything” Don Bosco used to say. “i am convinced that the blessed mother continues to do everything.”
It is she who gives us Jesus, and by her presence, her closeness, and her help urges us all to live always with great faith