Mexico - Rector Major's Delegate for Salesian Family: "Believe and continue to believe in the Salesian Family"

27 October 2020

(ANS - Guadalajara) - The gift of the Salesian Family for the Church and the youth of today was the guiding theme that brought together, in digital mode, over 250 members of the various groups of the Salesian Family of the Interamerica Region. The online meeting took place as part of the "We are in the same boat" project, a project inspired by the Preventive System and promoted by the Association of Salesian Cooperators even before the arrival of Covid-19, aimed at saving lives and souls through health care and the putting into practice of evangelical values.

Taking part were the Rector Major's Delegate for the Salesian Family, Fr Joan Lluís Playá, the Regional Councilor for Interamerica of the Salesians of Don Bosco, Fr Hugo Orozco, several delegates of the Salesian Family, and members of each of the 15 groups that make up the Region.

During the meeting, the World Councilor of the Association of Salesian Cooperators for the Interamerica Region, Francisco Burciaga, in addition to thanking the presence of the special guest and the Delegates for the many Salesian Cooperators, emphasized that “the most important mission of the Salesian Family has always been to preserve and strengthen the family spirit. This is why it is important to know each other, to form oneself, to pray and to work together.”

Subsequently, the Delegate of the Rector Major for the Salesian Family invited the audience to reflect on the current situation of the Salesian Family in the world, highlighted various elements of the Charismatic Identity Card and the new version of the book of the Salesian Family, which he added, it calls on everyone to “not remain in a position of maintaining what it already has, but to go further, being as it is an outgoing Church, and to meet our recipients.”

The Salesian Cooperators Alejandra Salazar and Elizabeth Gamarra, Delegates for the Salesian Family respectively in the Provinces of Mexico-Guadalajara and the West United States, then animated a fraternal dialogue to develop the points raised by Fr Playá, highlighting the richness of the Salesian Family for the Church and for young people.

At the end of this fraternal moment, Fr Playá invited the Salesian Family present to “grow in identity, take care of the quality of the presence, act with a vision of transformation and animate the life of communion: all things that I summarize in the phrase 'believe and continue to believe in the Salesian Family'.”


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