Orange, United States – November 2022 - On Friday, November 25, 2022, at Don Bosco Residence in Orange, New Jersey, the Rector Major celebrated Mass with the men in initial formation, coadjutor brothers and priests in their quinquennium, and formators. After Mass and breakfast, the Rector Major met first with the men in initial formation, coadjutor brothers and priests in their quinquennium. He then met with the formators, the provincial delegate for formation, and Fr. Timothy Zak, the provincial. In his conversation with the formators, the Rector Major shared that he noticed the evident signs of joy and fraternity among the men in initial formation and among the confreres in the province. He encouraged all to continue to develop a deep sense of God who gives meaning and purpose to our lives and vocation.
He exhorted the province to be provocative in our vocation proposal to young people. He observed that during his visits to the two SUO and SUE Provinces of Canada and the USA, he met young people who expressed their desire to be Salesian religious. He added that we also must be present to accompany young people in their vocational journey.
After lunch, the Rector Major completed his visit to the Eastern United States and Canada Province.
don Dominic Tran, SDB