Spain – "Let us open paths," motto of Salesians' new pastoral campaign

02 September 2022

(ANS - Madrid) - Salesians in Spain have launched their pastoral campaign for the academic year 2022-2023, under the motto: "Abrimos Caminos" (Let's open paths). This is the first joint campaign of the country's two Salesian Provinces, the Spain-Mary Help of Christians (SMX) and "Spain-St. James Greater" (SSM) Provinces.

"We open paths to grow as persons and as believers, to strengthen our communities through the experience of faith and fraternity, to meet with Jesus and proclaim Him," the Salesians say in the document presenting the new pastoral campaign. The goal is to open new pathways to self, to others and to God.

First of all, the campaign invites each person to look within, to recognize his or her own identity. It is about discovering, with surprise and joy, the qualities that God has given to each person.

A second point is about strengthening the spirit of family. Through the commitment to building fraternity, the importance of community is emphasized.

A third key point refers to the first proclamation: one is invited to recognize the newness, proclamation and mission of Jesus, the Lord. In this way one discovers that one is loved and called by God.

The pastoral campaign is aimed at all those who attend, animate and live in Salesian houses (youth, animators, educators, Salesians, etc.). For this reason, it is channeled through the work of pastoral workers.

As usual, the campaign offers a wide variety of resources, such as videos, dossiers and activities to be implemented. For the occasion, a national website has been created to host all these materials.

The main document is a celebratory itinerary, which contains highlights of the campaign for each month of the pastoral year, and which, taking into account the diversity of Salesian houses, also includes a section for interfaith celebrations.

School educators can find a section on the website to make the most of the campaign within classrooms. Included in this section are a proposal for each age group to organize a Christian community. And there is also no shortage of leisure activities, organized by educational stages.

Each month a video will present campaign orientations specific to that period. The one for September-October is already available on Salesian Spain's YouTube channel.



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