Italy - Beginning of new educational-pastoral year
Messina, Italy - September 2020 - The community of the Messina Theology studentate, directed by Fr Giuseppe Cassaro, SDB, experienced various intense days of discussions and fraternity in a Sicilian town, by the Tyrrhenian sea. Salesians from different parts of the world were able to plan the pastoral year 2020-2021, update the community project and draw up new guidelines of the apostolate; they also had opportunities to improve their mutual knowledge. The first year of Theology is made up of eight Salesians, the second year of three, and the third year of eleven; the latter will make their Perpetual Professions next October 17. A pilgrimage to the Marian Shrine of Tindari (Patti, Messina) concluded these days of Grace, asking the Heavenly Mother to protect the young Salesians and the formation team along the path of discernment and formation that awaits them.