Italy - Final preparatory phase for departing missionaries

19 November 2021

Castelnuovo Don Bosco, Italy - November 19, 2021 - Yesterday, Thursday November 18, the third nucleus of the “Course for New Missionaries” ended at Colle Don Bosco, held with the aim of helping those departing to better understand the fundamental missiological concepts. The members of the Missions Sector team led the reflections and sharing on culture, culture shock, intercultural dialogue, missionary generosity, a renewed vision of missions and missionary activity, and the consequent renewed profile of missionaries. Today the new missionaries moved to Valdocco for the final preparatory phase before the Missionary Sending, and they will have some joint formative moments with the missionary departures of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians. The missionary sending will take place next Sunday, during the Eucharist at 12:30 (UTC + 1) presided over by the Rector Major, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, in the presence of the new Mother General of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians, Mother Chiara Cazzuola. They will hand over the missionary cross to the departing SDB and FMA missionaries. The missionary sending to the Basilica of Mary Help of Christians in Valdocco is a gesture with which the Congregation renews its missionary commitment before the Help of Christians. The distinctive Salesian Missionary Cross is given during the sending ceremony only to those who offer themselves to be missionaries "ad vitam". Their names are written in the special official register that is now in the Casa Don Bosco House Museum.


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