Over the years the Social Communications Commission (SOCOM) of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands, together with several other animators have been organizing and conducting Media Education Seminars for teachers, young people, students, priests, and lay persons. Participants at the seminars constantly request for additional handouts and material for personal reference and for community use.
This book, authored by Father Lawrence Susai, a Salesian Priest of Chennai Province and Secretary of Don Bosco Polytechnic College, Thirukazhikundram, was released by the Provincial of Chennai Province Father K M Jose on 17 April 2021. Father Stanislaus Swaminathan, a mentor and friend who inspired the author, received the first copy. The book could ignite the minds of management students and Salesian Educators in India towards upward mobility in knowledge building.
This is a spiritual handbook, aimed at providing guidance and spiritual nourishment for all those who find the Catholic media to be their vocation. The handbook, which features the patron saint of Journalists, St Francis De Sales on the front cover, seeks to explain to everyone who works in the Catholic media the dignity of their vocation and their own special spirituality. It helps share some of the background of the patrons of Catholic Media and includes suitable prayers relevant to this profession and gives a special emphasis to the patron saint of publishers & editors, Don Bosco.
Read about Isaac, who survived life in the slums of Nairobi and post-election violence during 2007/2008 to become owner of his own travel agency and volunteer and benefactor at CompassionHeart charity. Or Suntia, who was rescued from abuse by missionaries at the Girls' Shelter of Don Bosco in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Suntia is now studying to be a social worker and help girls who have experienced violence. All these moving and inspiring stories highlight the importance of our Salesian missionaries, who work tirelessly to help young people who are suffering and need guidance.