Brazil - Meeting of Salesian Directors of São Paulo Province
Campos do Jordão, Brazil - March 2023 - With the aim of giving continuity to their formative process and to improve their understanding of service, a meeting of Salesian Directors of the São Paulo Province (BSP) was held at "Vila Dom Bosco" in Campos do Jordão in early March on the theme "Community Animation and Governance: the Service of the Salesian Director." On the first day, the Salesians highlighted the importance of the Director in the Salesian community and mission. The sessions, led by Fr João Mendonça and Fr Sérgio Baldin, also addressed the theme of Salesian identity. The second day, led by Fr. Cássio Rodrigo de Oliveira, Vicar of the BSP Province, Fr. Rafael Galvão and Fr. Paulo Manoel Profilo, covered topics such as Salesian Youth Ministry and the Code of Canon Law. In the afternoon, the lawyer Ingrid Brabes highlighted the Protocol for the Prevention and Protection of Children, Adolescents and Vulnerable Persons. The meeting concluded with a talk by Fr. Narciso Ferreira who addressed practical issues. During the two days of formation, Salesians were able to share daily life in their communities as well as good practices, in addition to their own experiences at the end of each session.