Italy - Meeting of Salesian Brothers from Central Italy
Rome, Italy - May 2019 - On 11 and 12 May, in the community of San Tarcisio, the first provincial meeting of the Salesian Brothers of the Salesian Central Italy Circumscription (ICC) took place, with about 30 participants. The first day was attended by: Br Gioacchino Passafari, who presented the international community for Salesian Coadjutors of Barcelona; Br Stefano Cartechini, who narrated his experience as Salesian Coadjutor football coach; Fr Pascual Chávez, who presented the global situation and highlighted a number of crisis points regarding vocations; four Salesian Brothers with more than 60 years of profession then offered their testimonies. On the second day, four young Salesian Brothers helped participants reflect on the vocation, on the professionalism of today and on the new fields of action in which the Salesian Coadjutors must fit in to be true pastors. Also present were Fr Stefano Aspettati, Provincial of the ICC District, and Fr Francesco Marcoccio, ICC Vicar, which organized the meeting.