Italy – VII Don Bosco Conference: "Educating ... A choice that is a sign and bearer of hope"

19 January 2021

(ANS - Sesto San Giovanni) - As usual, in view of the Feast Day of Don Bosco, the “Don Bosco” Social Works of Sesto San Giovanni are promoting a high-level educational conference. This year the organizers have chosen a theme that combines education, at the center of the Salesian charism, with the theme of hope, delivered by the Rector Major to the Salesian Family through the Strenna for 2021. Title of this seventh edition of the conference - which this year will not be in attendance, but in live streaming - is in fact: “Educating… A choice that is a sign and bearer of hope”. Leading the work sessions, on January 20, from 14:30 to 17:00 (UTC + 1), will be Fr Fabio Attard.

In his report, Fr Attard, starting from this unprecedented current situation with which adults find themselves teaching and educating young people, will outline the new formative maps that are emerging, and which require discernment, reflection, but also audacity and courage, in the awareness that it is the young people themselves who ask not to be abandoned and to stay and be with them.

The conference, which will be coordinated by Fr Elio Cesari, Rector of the "Don Bosco" Social Works, is open to all interested parties and will be broadcast live on the "Salesiani Sesto" YouTube channel.

Fr Fabio Attard, born in Malta in 1959, became a Salesian in 1980. A graduate in Moral Theology, he was ordained a priest in 1987. He has worked and studied in Malta, Rome, Ireland and Tunisia. From 2008 to 2020 he was General Councilor of the Salesian Congregation with responsibility for Youth Ministry, a period during which he published the volume “Salesian Youth Ministry. Reference Framework". At the end of the 28th General Chapter of the Salesian Congregation last year, the Rector Major of the Salesians, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, entrusted him with the coordination of Salesian and Laity Formation in Europe.

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