Philippines – Visible sign of Don Bosco Alumni: Bosconian car-plate and “Exallievi@40”

10 January 2020

(ANS – Manila) – St. John Bosco considered his boys as part of his Salesian Family. Now the Boys of Don Bosco are the Past Pupils. The Past Pupils are a fruit of the Salesian Mission, a gift of richness to humanity and a powerful force acting like leaven within the world. Entering the 150th Anniversary Year of the Don Bosco Past Pupils 1870-2020, we might be inspired by some creative initiatives of our Past Pupils. The first inspiring story is from the Philippines.

All over the world is it possible to recognize four types of commitment of Don Bosco Past Pupils

  • Those who live their Past Pupil identity as a FACT OF LIFE. These are Past Pupils, who build their identity only around this fact.
  • Those who live their Past Pupil identity as a GRACE. These are Alumni, who have been touched by the education of Don Bosco, live with a sense of gratitude.
  • Those who live their Past Pupil identity as a MISSION. These are the Alumni, who participate in the activities of the Past Pupils in their Alma Mater or Federation.
  • Those who live their Past Pupil identity as LIFE PROJECT, by committing their talents, time and even resources in the mission of Don Bosco.

For the 40th anniversary of the National Federation, the Filipino Alumni prepared not only the charity and celebration events, but also a nation-wide action, through issuing BOSCONIAN PRIDE COMMEMORATIVE (CAR) PLATE to the 40th Federation Anniversary: the Plate was issued with the official permission of the authorities, to be attached on Top of the original plate. Together was released also a commemorative sticker (EXALLIEVI@40).

The 40th-anniversary commemoration culminates in 2020 with the 150th Anniversary of Don Bosco Past Pupils Foundation on June 24, 1870, and, on the regional level, with the East Asia - Oceania (EAO) Congress of Don Bosco Past Pupils in Tokyo, Japan, on 4-6 December 2020.

Source: AustraLasia


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