RMG - Meeting of formators of Interamerica Regions and America South Cone
Rome, RMG - August 2021 - The Salesians responsible for formative accompaniment in America met online to explore the theme "Formation at the present time, challenges and exercise of Salesian discernment". On 26 August the formators from the Interamerica Region and America South Cone were able to share their experiences in these pandemic times. Subsequently, Fr Manuel Pérez and Fr Luis Timossi, of the Salesian Center for Ongoing Formation of America (CSFPA), in Ecuador, motivated the reflection on "Formation in Mission: From history to Don Bosco's options" and "Formation in the Spirit and the grace of Unity, from the Salesian Constitutions”. The 50 Salesians who met online thanked the enlightenment and experience of those who animated the formative moment. On 27 August only the formators from America South Cone met to continue the reflection on the reality of formation houses. Fr Francisco Santos, a member of the Department for Formation, encouraged formators to commit themselves to the process of renewing the Ratio and to explore further the identity of the Salesian for the young people of today. The meeting was coordinated by the South Cone Permanent Formation Team (EFOSUR) in the context of annual training for formators.