Dominican Republic – Salesians of the Antilles prepare "New Courtyards"

27 October 2021

(ANS - Santo Domingo) – From 22 to 24 October, the Salesians of the Province of the Antilles (ANT) – which includes the countries of the Dominican Republic, Cuba and Puerto Rico – celebrated their "Congress of Edu-communication", under the motto: "Preparing for the New Courtyards". The event, which gathered about 150 participants through the Zoom platform, constituted a space to educate on the proper use of the media from a technical, ethical and charismatic point of view, according to Salesian values, in the new digital culture, making the Salesian sacrament of presence in the "new courtyards" effective.

During the sessions both the Provincial of ANT, Fr José Pastor Ramírez, and the General Councillor for Social Communication, Fr Gildasio Mendes, presented their messages, rich in ideas, to the participants. Moreover, on the last day of the congress, some Salesians and some Salesian works received recognition for their evangelizing witness in living the Salesian sacrament of presence in the "new courtyards".

The congress began on Friday, October 22 with a session on the theme: "Evangelizing through networks" by Jay Vanessa Genco, the Coordinator of Digital Pastoral Care of the National Commission for the Pastoral Care of Communication of the Dominican Episcopal Conference, as well as Director of the "@CatolicoDigital" initiative.

On Saturday, October 23, Zaida Navarrete, Delegate for Social Communication of the Province of Central America, spoke of "How to enter the new courtyards"; while Madelin Arnaud, Director of the radio station "Exa FM 96.9" spoke about"Personal Branding" (how to develop a "brand" of oneself).

The workshop activities that accompanied the sessions were conducted by personal image specialist Katherine Mercedes, regarding "How to create a network plan"; and by the head of digital communities and content publisher Danielis Fermín, about "Tools and applications to manage social networks".


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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