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Newsletter May 2013

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Newsletter no. 43 maggio 2013

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WYD RIO 2103

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 in your local Salesian websites.  

Religious and the Social Networks SDB & FMA in UPS

Religious and the Social Networks SDB & FMA in UPS

Salesians and Daughters of Mary Help of Christians in initial formation met to study the message giv ...

Meeting of Social Communications Delegates of Europe

Meeting of Social Communications Delegates of Europe

A meeting of Social Communications Delegates from the three regions of Europe took place at the Sale ...

Salesian publishers meet at Porto

Salesian publishers meet at Porto

On 13-14 May, Salesian Publishers from Europe met at Porto. The meeting was organized by those in ch ...

Kenya - Communications Professionals at work

Kenya - Communications Professionals at work

Two important social communications events took place last week at Nairobi in Kenya: the 12th Semina ...

From you

This is the book distributed to the young FMA and SDB who attened the two day encounter in UPS.
Tra Silencio e Parola was also the theme of last year's World Day of Social Communications.

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ARGENTINA: 16-22 September 2013, CS delegates meeting - America
INDIA: 15-18 October 2013, CS Delegates Meeting - South Asia
THAILAND: 21-24 October 2013 CS Delegates Meeting - AEO
ROME: Pisana 15-17 November 2013, Meeting of Editors of Europe

Animation - Letter from Fr Filiberto

Dear confreres and friends of SC,
Happy Feast of Mary Help of Christians! Like Don Bosco, we invoke her, imitate her, and celebrate her feast; and like true sons and daughters, we promote devotion to her.
From 24 April to 24 May we have been busy with many meetings. I invite all the Delegates and their teams to reflect on these.

On 3 and 4 May we had the annual get-together organized by the Departments of Social Communications of the SDB and FMA, with the cooperation of the Faculty of Social Communications of the UPS. There we reflected on the Pope’s message for World Communications Day, which is now celebrated in many provinces. I invite all the Delegates to promote this celebration in their respective provinces, so that, together with the young people, we may walk in harmony with the Church.

From 9 to 12 May we held the meeting of European Provincial Delegates for Social Communications. We reflected on the four themes of ongoing formation for Social Communications. As soon as these are translated they will be sent to all the Provincial Delegates so that they can study them together with their respective teams, and plan how to communicate them to confreres and collaborators. Ongoing formation in Social Communications is fundamental for Delegates, and even more important is to believe in Social Communications as one of the sectors that goes back to Don Bosco and is part of the Salesian mission. We have also spent time getting ready for 2015 – preparing the Salesian statistics, and the theme and articles for the Annual “Salesians 2014” and its promotion.

On 13 and 14 there was a meeting with the five European Salesian Publishers at Porto in Portugal. Reflecting, sharing and collaborating together is becoming the way to overcome the difficulties caused by the financial crisis, and by the rapid change from paper to digital communication. These factors have a great influence on culture, youth, education and evangelization. We cannot go forward without accepting that our Publishing Houses are a work of education and evangelization in the province in which they are found. I invite you to reflect upon and make known the letter written by Don Bosco on 19 March 1885 on “good books”.

We are waiting for the return by 30 May of the forms on Salesian Statistics sent out for the evaluation to be presented to GC27. All are encouraged to promote the World Youth Day and especially Salesian participation in it, and to continue to work hard in preparation for GC27 and 2015.
From myself and from all the members of the Department, greetings and prayers.

In Don Bosco,
Fr Filiberto González, Councillor for SC


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