DIRECTORATE-GENERAL FOR WORKS DON BOSCO
Via della Pisana 1111 - 00163 Rome
The General Councilor for Formation
Rome, 26 November 2012
I hope you are fine. I am writing to you about the specific formation of Salesian Brothers, with a view to enrolling in the "Saint Francis of Sales" community of Turin Valdocco.
For six years now we have begun the phase of specific formation for Salesian brothers in Turin Valdocco. It is a formative experience of a "world" character, like the specific formation communities for Salesian clerics of Rome Gerini and of Jerusalem.
The "Saint Francis of Sales" community of Valdocco, which is an apostolic community, has the responsibility for this phase and besides the director has a team of three confreres. It would be desirable for every Region to have a confrere present every year. I therefore ask for your availability and collaboration in identifying a suitable confrere.
An important aspect is the knowledge of the Italian language. For the Romance languages the presence in Turin is sufficient for the months of July and August; for the English language it would be appropriate at least for the months of May-August, if this is not possible before.
Don Francesco Cereda