Dear Friends !
Salesian Communications Delegates from all of our Salesian Regions have made very important and innovative choices for communication through the communication plan for their Region.
Rome, RMG - February 2021 - The second phase of the annual meeting with the Youth Ministry Delegates of the Africa-Madagascar Region took place online on February 15 and 16. After the opening prayer, Fr Miguel Ángel García Morcuende, General Councilor for Youth Ministry, introduced the theme "Education in affection and love". Subsequently, the Delegates worked in groups and presented the results in the assembly. On the second day, the summary of the questionnaire was presented and dialogue was opened in the assembly. Subsequently, the roadmap of the Salesian Youth Movement in the different realities was presented, and the Delegates were encouraged to accompany the young. Once the information was communicated, the meeting ended with a Hail Mary.
Rome, RMG - February 2021 - The meeting of the Delegates for the Youth Ministry of America took place on 15 and 16 February. The appointment was organized by the Youth Ministry Department, led by Fr Miguel Ángel García Morcuende, General Councilor for Youth Ministry, and by Fr Rafael Bejarano Rivera, Coordinator for Social Works of the Interamerica and South American Regions The study theme - “Education in love: affectivity and sexuality. How to accompany young people” - is part of a process of reflection, already started in the Salesian Congregation, on the urgency of responding with courage and competence to young people's needs. In digital format, the meeting served to provide a consultation on this issue by the whole Region, which was called upon to contribute to the construction of a solid reflection by all. Practical suggestions were given to activate and strengthen the various pastoral educational environments of the Salesian works.
Rome, RMG - February 2021 - Chaired by Bro. Jean Paul Muller, Economer General of the Salesian Congregation, the course for 28 Provincial Bursars, appointed in the second half of 2019 and 2020, is taking place online from 15 to 18 February, a formation course that allows one to learn about the Economer General's Office and all his staff. It features interactive theoretical sessions, both in Italian and English, and with support in French and Spanish. The topics covered concern the identity and role of the Provincial Economer, the Administration of the Congregation's Assets and the Organization of Planning and Development Offices (PDO), transparency, preparation of financial statements and reports, and the presentation of the new Web Portal of the Economer General's Office. In the last two days, there will be a review and an in-depth study of the topics covered.
(ANS - Rome) - The meeting of the Salesian School of America of the Interprovincial Conference of Bolivarian Nations (CINAB) and the Andean Region took place online from 3 to 5 February 2021, and included the countries of: Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela.
(ANS – Rome) – On February 9th, Fr. Gildásio Mendes, the General Councillor for the Department of Communication met with the Coordinators of the Social Communication Delegates. The main objective of the meeting was to design together a training cum formation program for the Social Communication delegates under the banner “Salesian School of Social Communication” (SSSC). It is expected to commence online in August 2021.
Italy – Fr Bruno Bertolazzi's 100th anniversary, a life worth telling
(ANS - Potenza) - One hundred years well spent, with numerous successful paths and many anecdotes to be shared. But above all, a hundred years of life given to others. They are those experienced by the Salesian Fr Bruno Bertolazzi, who passed from the military uniform, worn during the Second World War against the Nazis, to the “Don Bosco uniform”, in the service of young people and the Salesian Congregation. Today he resides in Potenza, still concelebrates Mass and uses Facebook to keep in touch with the many past pupils who still seek him.
Spain – VII Salesian Communication Day: "From content to online communication"
(ANS - Madrid) - The Spanish National Communication Delegation presents the VII Salesian Communication Day, which will take place tomorrow, Wednesday 24 February, from 10:30 to 13:30 (UTC + 1), online. The event will develop the theme: "From content to online communication", and will see the participation of Fr Gildásio Mendes dos Santos, General Councilor for Social Communication of the Salesian Congregation.
France – Migrants and young people, Salesian network at the forefront
(ANS - Paris) - For many years, unaccompanied foreign minors (UASC) have been welcomed in the Homes of Children of a Social Character (MECS) of the “Don Bosco Action Social” network. But in the last five years this apostolate has received a clear acceleration, so much so that today there are almost a thousand UASCs accompanied by the Salesian network. Like? Where? Why? Here is the answer to all these questions.
MESSAGES OF THE RECTOR MAJOR
LORD, HELP ME NEVER STOP BEING AMAZED OR BECOME INURED TO REALITY
«This is my prayer after having visited over 100 nations around the world where there are Salesian presences... and where I came to know realities that are so incredible, fascinating, precious, and often times so painful».