(ANS - Seville) - The vocational project "Ven y verás" (Come and See), the guiding thread of the last 12 months of the Salesian Province of "Spain-Mary Help of Christians", and which aims to focus Salesian Youth Ministry in this perspective, continues to be active and to encourage the development of a life project among young people. This commitment, which proceeds together with the efforts of the whole Church and of the Salesian Congregation, also in the light of the seminary on vocational animation held in Sanlúcar la Mayor (Seville), opens the way for the recipients of Salesian action to find their way to be Christians and to be accompanied towards discovering their specific vocation: lay, marriage, priesthood or consecrated life.
(ANS - Córdoba) – Even centuries apart, looking deeply at Don Bosco, it is possible to ask oneself: "What or how would Don Bosco feel? What was inside him? Who did Don Bosco love?" The answer is so clear and transparent that there could be no mistake: the Lord, the young, the desire for their Salvation, his profound love for them. In fact, one of the programmatic articles of the Salesian Constitutions states: "Our vocation has the seal of a special gift of God: the predilection for young people."
(ANS – San Francisco) – According to the well-known American anthropologist and writer Gary Chapman, the languages of love are five. Expressing love through words is just one of these languages, and it is not always the most effective. In many circumstances it is indeed appropriate to resort to other forms. Here is a testimony to that effect.
(ANS - Rome) - Caterina Pezzi, 26, grew up in the neighborhood and in the Don Bosco oratory of Cinecittà, Rome, which she has always attended. For ten years, she was animator at the Summer Camp for boys and catechists. She attended the course of Professional Community Educator at the Roma Tre University, and then a specialist course in Social Pedagogy at the UPS. We report her experience of service to others in the "XteStudio" project.