The conference was attended by Giovanna Coccioli, lay manager of the Corigliano d’Otranto work; the aforementioned Fr Pérez Godoy; Fr Angelo Santorsola, Superior of the Southern Italy Province (IME); and Francesco Cicione, President of the company “Entopan”, all introduced by the institutional greetings of the Mayor of Corigliano, Dina Manti.
Emotions and communion of values, visions and perspectives characterized the dialogue with several voices of an inspired conversation on how the Christian renewal of society passes through the concrete implementation of the teachings of Don Bosco, placing at the center education, inclusion, the realization and authentic desires of young people, objectives highlighted and supported also in the Mission and Vision document of the Corigliano d'Otranto work, approved by the Provincial Council chaired by Fr Santorsola.
Fr Pérez Godoy also dealt with the theme of educational co-responsibility of Salesians and laity in the world and in Corigliano, underlining the importance of collaboration and the richness of educational environments where Salesians and laity walk together sharing values and consistency in the journey.
The conference came to the end of an intense day of events in which the spirit of family, the taste and flavor of home and the presence of God was deeply felt, transmitted by many educators, in every area. The whole day was a celebration of gratitude for what was done in the past, but above all for what is being lived and experienced today for the benefit of young people.
Don Bosco rejoices today for all the "memory of the heart" which is still alive and tangible today.