The Dossier, where the list and status of each Cause is reported, presents the events that took place in 2020, among which the following deserve to be remembered: the extraordinary fact of the consenst given by Pope Francis to the opening of the Cause of Mons. Giuseppe Cognata, the closure of the diocesan Inquiry of Fr Rudolph Lunkenbein and Simão Bororo, the opening of the Diocesan Inquiry of Fr Silvio Galli, and the venerability of Fr Ignatius Stuchlý.
Then follows the presentation of some dimensions of Salesian holiness, with the offer of good practices.
Finally, the call to spread the knowledge, imitation and intercession of the members of the Salesian Family candidates for holiness, valuing and taking care of various aspects: liturgical-celebratory, spiritual, pastoral, ecclesial, educational, cultural, historical, social, missionary ...
The pastoral aspect touches on the effectiveness of the figures of Saints, Blessed, Venerable and Servants of God as successful examples of Christianity lived in the particular socio-cultural situations of the Church and the Salesian Family. The spiritual aspect implies the invitation to imitate their virtues as a source of inspiration and planning or life-project. The accompaniment and promotion of a Cause are an authentic form of the pedagogy of holiness, to which, by virtue of the charism, we are called to be especially sensitive and attentive.
The journey of holiness is a journey to be made together, in the company of the saints. Holiness is experienced together and achieved together. The saints are always in company: where there is one, we always find many others. The sanctity of everyday life makes communion flourish and is a “relational” generator. Holiness is nourished by relationships, trust, communion. Truly, as the Church's liturgy affirms in the preface of the saints: “In their life you offer us an example, in intercession a help, in the communion of grace a bond of brotherly love. Comforted by their testimony, we face the good fight of faith, to share the same crown of glory beyond death.”
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