Italy – SYM Day in Valdocco: art and the impossible

11 April 2024

Turin, Italy – April 2024 - "Take your life in hand and make a masterpiece of it". This phrase of John Paul II drove the theme of the SYM Day held on 7 April 2024 in Valdocco: "Impossible things – thief of souls". And the approximately 500 young people and entertainers saw many impossible things: fire-eating men, works of art, incredible acrobatics... but how does God speak to us through passion, art, creativity and how can we use it to reach others, as Don Bosco did? To try to answer these questions, there was the testimony of three guests: Silvia, a painter formed in the Salesian Youth Movement who is establishing herself as a decorator of churches; Fr Gianmarco, a Salesian very skilled in juggling; Rocco, founder of the Giullari di Dio Association who through magic and clowning gives consolation to youngsters hospitalised in Piedmont hospitals. The participants experienced together another important moment of the day, the Eucharistic celebration with the delivery of the Missionary Mandate.




ANS - “Agenzia iNfo Salesiana” is a on-line almost daily publication, the communication agency of the Salesian Congregation enrolled in the Press Register of the Tibunal of Rome as n 153/2007.

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