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Newsletter for Salesian Missionary Animation September 2012

MISSIONS


 

     

counter with a missionary, to a missionary
video or a short summer missionary
experience, a journey without borders
is initiated. The motivations
in the written applications to Fr
Pascual Chávez - 'to be sent
anywhere in the world depending
to the needs of the congregation'
- shows that sometimes
there is a need to deepen the
motivations for the missionary life,
to understand better the meaning of
“missio ad gentes” in the style of Don
Bosco.
During the 25 days of the course (Rome - Colle Don Bosco)
the new missionaries are helped to deepen their motivations. The
giving of the missionary cross explains it all: '... Receive the sign
of the love of Christ the Redeemer. May it be for you support
and model of authentic and faithful love. Be the smile and the
presence of the tenderness of Jesus to young people to whom
you are sent. In your mission strive to be holy and you will find
the joy that fills your life. '
I invite everyone to pray that many Salesians may be open
to respond to the missionary call!
Fr. Václav Klement, SDB
Councillor for the Missions
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N. 45 - September 012
Newsletter for Salesian Missionary Animation
A Publication of the Mission Department for the Salesian Communities and Friends of the Salesian Mission
D ear Salesian missionaries
and friends of
the Salesian Missions!
Since “every call is an indication
that the Lord loves the Congregation”
(C22), the presence of 45 new
missionaries in the Basilica of Mary
Help of Christians for 143rd missionary
expedition manifests the love of
God to many young non-Christians,
who are waiting for the new messengers
of the Gospel. Like the majority
of 400-500 Salesian novices of every
year, the majority of missionaries
comes from the two continents of
Asia and Africa.
At Valdocco, on September
30, everyone gets the missionary
cross from the hands of the Rector
Major. But the process which started
since each wrote the application to
the Rector Major was the same until
each of them are sent. The initial
motivation to the missionary life
usually happens during the aspirantate
or novitiate. Thanks to an en-
“Be the smile and the presence of the tenderness
of Jesus to young people to whom you are sent”
Why an Orientation Course for New Missionaries ?
The Orientation Course for New Missionaries - from September 5 to 30, 2012 - is intended as an aid to the immediate
preparation of the new missionaries before their departure, in order to provide them with adequate
tools to enter into a new culture, become part of a new people and develop the personal attitudes of openness,
respect and trust so that their missionari presence may be effective, humble and discreet.
The course takes place in Rome-Pisana and at the Salesian holy places. It consists of three nuclei - anthropological-
cultural, missiological and Salesian - and is intended primarily as a formation experience (foster correct
attitudes and values for a missionary) and not information (acquisition of new knowledge or ideas); it is intended
to help the new missionary to verify, investigate and, sometimes, to discover the profound reasons for his
becoming a missionary; great importance is given, therefore, to personal reflection and prayer, the sharing of
experiences and listening to testimonies.
The giving of the missionary cross by the Rector Major in the Basilica of Mary Help of Christians - at Valdocco
on September 30th - is the highlight of the course.
Let us accompany our 45 new missionaries with our prayers ! Fr. Alfred Maravilla, SDB
Course Coordinator
From the time of Don Bosco about 11,000 Salesians were sent from the Basilica of Mary
Help of Christians in Valdocco, Turin. The majority of the Salesians discover their missionary
vocation ad gentes by meeting another Salesian missionary. The testimony of missionary
life shared with young people, with the confreres is the most important contribution to missionary promotion.
Let us pray that all Provinces may learn to use all the means of social communication to bring the experience
of their missionaries to the attention of all (Salesian Bulletin, Provincial News, visits of missionaries to
local communities, contribution to Cagliero11 or its distribution in the communities).
That the testimony of the new Salesian missionaries sent by the Rector Major
in 2012 may inspire and foster, especially in the young Provinces, a renewed
missionary impulse.
Salesian Missionary Intention
All previous issues of "Cagliero 11" are available at purl.org/sdb/sdl/Cagliero
Sallesiian Miissiionary Vocattiion:: tthe 143rrdd Sallesiian Miissiionary Expediittiion
Name Prov destination Name Prov destination
Dc. Samuel AMAGLO AFO Morocco (FRB) S Giuseppe NGUYEN QUANG VINH VIE Bolivia
S Giuseppe CAO DUY VU VIE Argentina (ARS) S Giuseppe NGUYEN VAN GIA CAT VIE AGL
P Roberto CAPPELLETTI INE Brazil (BPA) S Bartolomeo NGUYẾN QUANG LÂM SƠN VIE Brazil (BMA)
L Peter ČERVEŇ SLK Azerbaijan S Giuseppe NGUYEN XUAN PHUOC VIE Uruguay
L Giuseppe DAO DUC QUOC VIE GBR S Joseph Kunle OGUNDANA AFW Bangladesh (INC)
P Maria Jerald DAVID INK Siberia (SLK) P Marián ONDRIAŠ SLK Slovakia-Gypsies
P Laércio José DE LIMA BRE Japan L José Luis OROZCO GONZÁLEZ COM Cuba (ANT)
P Aurelio DI QUATTRO ISI Peru P Peter PAGÁČ SLK GBR
S Leo DHANRAJ INM Austria S Jou Agustinus POMA ITM Paraguay
Dc. Taras GALAIURA UKR Brazil (BPA) S Daniel RAFANOMEZANTSOA VIE Cambodia (THA)
L Giuseppe HA DUC LUYEN VIE Pakistan (FIS) S François de Paul RAKOTOMALALA MDG Zambia
S Donbor JYRWA INS Bulgaria (CEP) L Phero PHAM MINH TAM IND Delegation of Sudan
P Augustine KHARMUTI ING Kenya (AFE) S Giuseppe PHAM NGOC TOAN VIE Bolivia
P Solomon KOLANDAISWAMY INM AGL P Sony POTTENPLACKAL IND Delegation of Nigeria
P Enri Clemente LEIGMAN BPA SUO P Angel SANCHEZ INH Delegation of PNG-SI
S Giuseppe LE QUOC HUNG VIE Delegation of
Sudan
P David TULIMELLI VIE Delegation of Sudan
P Manel MORANCHO PERIS SBA Cuba (ANT) S Domenico TRAN ĐUC THANH VIE Uruguay
P Casimir Raj MOTCHAM INT Ireland S Pietro TRAN HONG TRIEU VUONG VIE Ecuador
S Joseph James NAKHOLI ZMB Delegation of
Sudan
S Giuseppe TRAN THIEN PHUC VIE China services
P Lukasz Benedykt NAWRAT PLS Ireland S Tomasso TRAN QUOC HUÂN VIE Delegation of Nigeria
S Giovanni Battista NGUYEN DUC
MINH TAM
VIE China services P Peter Ey Ryan VERGOUW ITM Delegation of PNG-SI
S Giovanni Battista NGUYEN DUY
TAN
VIE Brazil (BMA) P Stephen Jihun YU KOR Delegation of PNG-SI
S Pietro NGUYEN TRONG NGHIA VIE Nigeria (AFW)
Members of the 143rd Salesian Missionary Expedition
«The traditional, long-accepted model of a division of the world into "Christian countries" and "mission lands",
despite its conceptual clarity, is now seen as limited, overly simple and no longer applicable to the present situation,
and thus, unable to be used as a reference in building today's Christian communities».
(Synod on the New Evangelisation. Lineamenta, 9)