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Newsletter no. 40, February 2013
At a glance
WYD RIO 2103
Request from the joint YM and SC Commission at national level in Brazil - Could you please include this banner (and its link to their site at www.mjs.org.br) in your local Salesian websites.
communication, Internet, social networks and use of such tools for an
improved evangelisation were topics tackled during the meeting of
Salesians information in Venezuela, held from 8-12 February at Sacred
Heart Novitiate, in San Antonio de los Altos.
Don Bosco’s feast day with media professionals
Institute for Culture and Rural Development (I-CARD), based in Jorhat,
Assam, India, organised a special event for Don Bosco's feast day on 31
January for media agencies in the north east.
Ecuador - 125 years
Monday 28 January, Ecuador celebrated the 125th anniversary of the
arrival of the Salesians in the country. The first missionaries
disembarked at Guayaquil on 12 January 1888 and reached Quito on the
28th of the same month. Don Bosco, who died three days later, on 31
January 1888, found out about their arrival and sent them his blessing.
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BRAZIL: animation visit to 6 Provinces: 16 Feb - 9 March
My dear confreres and friends of SC,
It is a pleasure as always to greet you - this time from Recife. I am making an animation visit to the Provinces in Brazil. I have already visited Sao Paulo, Fortalezza, currently Recife and then I leave for Campo Grande.
You know that one of the principal concerns of our sector has always been to foster joint effort and unity amongst sectors so that we can carry out the Salesian mission to the young all together.
Recife Province, in order to achieve this new way of thinking, brings all local coordinators of sectors together every six months. They are called together by the Provincial and the meeting is organised by Delegates of each sector: youth ministry, vocations, missions, communication, administration and the schools network, parishes, social welfare activity...
I have been asked to present the SSCS to 70 people here, all from these local sectors. I have to say that while the fact is in itself remarkable, the process that is involved and the change of mindset that it is generating is even better.
Good experiences like this are to be praised and imitated, since it is an investment in the future and for the good of the charism, youth and the Salesian institution. We have to change along with the young people and the times, but always at the service of God and these young people, as Don Bosco did.
Greetings from members of the team both at the Pisana and in Recife,
Data concerning Social Communications in the Province.
If we are prepared to assert the theological import of communications per se,
then it makes sense to seek out appropriate guides who are both
knowledgeable and perceptive about communications, and open to its
intrinsic fides querens intellectum possibilities.
30th January the new headquarters of Elledici were
opened. The speakers at the event were the Rector Major Fr Pascual
Chávez, the Mayor of Turin, Hon. Piero Fassino, and Dr. Giampiero Leo,
representing the President of the Regional Council of Piedmont.
The Salesian Family in France-South Belgium Province has a new website. It is conceived as a virtual space for exchanging information, but also as a window on Salesian pedagogy and spirituality. The site has been 'baptised' as Don Bosco Aujourd’hui, that is, bearing the same name as the French language Salesian Bulletin. The official launch took place on 24 January, Feast of St Francis de Sales, patron saint of Catholic publishers.
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