Italy – World Council of Salesian Family: synodality, holiness and spirituality

22 May 2019
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(ANS - Turin) - The traditional appointment of the World Council, aka Consulta, of the Salesian Family has been held for several years in Turin-Valdocco on the occasion of the feast of Mary Help of Christians. Around the Rector Major, representatives and leaders of the Groups of the Salesian Family gather to renew in trusting in Mary Help of Christians their belonging to the Salesian charism born of Don Bosco and which over time has developed into a plurality of forms and expressions.

Tuesday 21 and Wednesday 22 May were initially dedicated to the Salesian reception of the Synod of Bishops dedicated to young people, through several solicitations offered by Fr Rossano Sala, SDB, Special Secretary of the Synod: entering the synod path; opening oneself to the missionary spirit, allowing oneself to be shaped by the Eucharist and putting the grace of Baptism to good use; inhabiting the condition of young people with the compassion of Don Bosco; learning the humus of discernment.

Later, time was dedicated to the deepening of the 2019 Strenna, dedicated to holiness, through the interventions-provocations of Dr. Lodovica Maria Zanet, Postulation collaborator, who presented the theme of the anthropology of holiness and the principles and dynamics of life according to the Spirit: ability to love the poverty of one's own path; in agreement with other ecclesial spiritualities and sensibilities; animated by the principle of reality.

Fr Pierluigi Cameroni, Postulator General of the Causes of Saints of the Salesian Family, presented the holiness of the Salesian Family in the variety and richness of dimensions and in the beauty of incarnations that have flourished over time and in history. He also presented a theological-spiritual reading of the charismatic identity card, which deals with Salesian spirituality.

A much-appreciated moment was the presentation of some of the groups of the Salesian Family: the Institute of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians with a rich history of sanctity and educative-pastoral commitment; the Association of Mary Help of Christians celebrating their 150th anniversary this year; the Oblate Sisters of the Sacred Heart, founded by Msgr. Giuseppe Cognata, who incarnate the oblative dimension of the charism in a special way.


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