Dear Provincials, we greet you from Valdocco where we inaugurated a series of events for the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the consecration of the Basilica of Mary Help of Christians: June 9, 1868/2018.
Here, all our confreres feel at home and all the members of the Salesian Family feel being part of a history of educational holiness initiated by Don Bosco.
Here, young people of all backgrounds, who come to visit our Father, are continually directed by him to place themselves under the mantle of Mary Help of Christians.
For these reasons, we wish that your Province also participate in this celebration of gratitude to Mary Help of Christians, and feel represented in the prayer that will be offered in our Basilica.
Every day we will pray for the intentions and needs of a Province of the Congregation and for the needs of the Salesian Family present in that territory.
The Rector Major, informed of this initiative, hopes that this new chain of prayer, which will cross our Congregation starting from Valdocco, will help the whole Salesian Family to offer our particular contribution in view of the upcoming Synod of Bishops on young people, the faith and vocational discernment.