WYD RIO 2103
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Good readers and friends of the Boletín Salesiano, Colombia
Warm greetings, hope all is going well.
We are letting you know that for this edition, no. 261 of our Boletín,
we have decided to publish only online and not in paper, partly because
it is end of year with other things happening but also to try out a way
of greater coverage and wider circulation amongst past pupils, current
ones, parents and the broad Salesian Movement as part of our Family,
here and eslewhere in the world.
ask you to let us know of other possible beneficiaries or just spread
the word to others of your choice. Likewise, we ask you for feed-back
and observations which can help us.
The next edition will be printed but also virtual. A thousand thanks for your understanding.
P. Mario Restrepo Botero
Director Boletín Salesiano de Colombia
A Comissão de Comunicação Social de Moçambique preparing
its SC Province Plan 2013. On 29 and 30 October in the Salesian
Matola the Provincial Social Communication Commission met. As part of
it we have a practical trainee ângelo Nhantumbo from Moamba; Elias
Chivale, layman looking after Province projects; Fr Miguel Angel, from
Lhanguene and Fr Rogelio
Arenal, from Matola and Provincial SC Delegate.
topic for the 2 day meeting was early preparation of the Province SC
Plan in the light of the SSCS (Salesian System of SC). There was also
an opportunity for the Missions Delegate to talk about combined
activity with Social Communications...
A meeting bringing together Diocesan Communications Coordinators and
Catholic affiliated media experts took place at the Don Bosco Youth
Educational Centre in Karen. The three day meeting opened on 30th
October 2012 and finished on 3rd November 2012. It was officially
opened by the Bishop Chairman of the KEC-Commission for Social
Communications, Rt. Rev. Martin Kivuva. It was also graced by the Vice
Chairman, Rt. Rev. David Kamau.
Sebastian K. sdb
Inspetoria Salesiana São Domingos Sávio do norte do Brasil lançou no 11/11/2012 o novo portal institucional. O evento
ocorreu no dia em que a Inspetoria celebrava a Festa da Comunidade
Inspetorial, momento de júbilo, confraternizaçao e alegria pela datas
jubilares de salesianos.
ocasião, os Salesianos da AmazÔnia e alguns convidados acompanharam o
lançamento do novo portal que passa a ser acessado no novo endereço
Inspetoria estava com seu primeiro site no ar desde 2004. Sua navegação
era muito limitada e implicava em pouca navegabilidade e interaçao.
novo formato é multifunctional, interativo e dinâmico. Foi projetado
visando explorar os diversos trabalhos que os Salesianos da
AmazÔnia desenvolvem, favorecendo uma visão global e unitária do
pedido do Pe. Daniel Cunha (Delegado Inspetorial de Comunicação) o
Conselheiro Geral para a Comunicaçao Social, Pe. Filiberto Gonzàlez,
enviou uma mensagem de parabenização e incentivo pela nova página
institucional destinado aos salesianos e leigos estimulando a urgÊncia
da comunicação em tempos digitais. A mensagem pode ser conferida na
página da Inspetoria.
lançamento marca também a novidade da Identidade visual da Inspetoria
que traz como patrono São Domingos Sávio, sendo assim, foi criado pelo
designer Felipe Cumaru uma identidade inculturada a partir do rosto do
jovem adolescente de modo a aproximar a jovialidade do santo no
contexto amazÔnico a partir das cores predominantes da região: o verde.
que esta fronteira da comunicação entendida como uma dimensão
prioritária do carisma salesiano (C43) esteja à disposição da Família
Salesiana para tornar presente o sonho de Dom Bosco na AmazÔnia com um
único objetivo: promover o bem aos nossos destinatários - os jovens.
Para contato, informações e sugestões sobre o novo portal favor enviar e-mail para firstname.lastname@example.org
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ROME: Pisana-Salesianum, 11-14 April 2013, the SC World Advisory Council (aka Consulta).
ROME: UPS, 3-4 May 2013 Formators and formandi, initial formation Italy for study of World Communications Day Message 2013.
ROME: Pisana-Salesianum, 9-12 May 2012, all SC Delegates Europe.
THAILAND: 21-24 October 2013 all SC Delegates EAO (precise location t.b.a).
Animation - Letter from Fr Filiberto
time I am greeting you from the airport in New Delhi. I am making an
animation visit to six of the Indian Provinces, a country with enormous
potential for communication from the SSCS perspective. From these
visits and from the reality we find in our Congregation, I confirm the
need for organisation and planning at province level that always keeps
in mind the four areas we all know about and then applies them in a
coordinated and decisive fashion: animation, formation, information and
production. We must not overlook what lies behind these - passion for
God and the salvation of the young and ordinary people, the authenticty
of life of the communicator, coordination of sectors involved in the
mission. We are not merely communications professionals, we are men and
women of God and in the case of the SDB, religious called and sent to a
mission as an institution.
Elsewhere, over this time you are aware that
we are involved in decisiions affecting the Gerini Foundation and its
guarantor, the 'Direzione Generale'. We need to see that we provide
both prudent and professional information in this regard. Here again we
see the relevance and importance of Institutional communication and the
need for communication at Province level. We need to be strong in
organisational terms with a Province Press Office and Spokesperson,
which are items by no means of casual import but a valid and constant
part of a Province communications system. If you need precise
information, then maintain direct contact with ANS, since in an
institution it is not up to just anyone to provide information to the confreres, the
Salesian Family or the media. We need to be truthful, prudent and
professional at the same time.
The Provinces in Brazil have set up an
appropriate and professional form of communication regarding the
upcoming World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro in 2013. I invite you to use
their banner on your websites and promote the WYD logo and official
hymn through a link. When it is a matter of the good of the Church and
the young we need to give of our best.
I conclude by wishing you well and the promise of my prayer and that of each of the Department members.
In Don Bosco,
Fr Filiberto González, Councillor for SC
Information: Upcoming meetings of SC Delegates
Filiberto has just concluded a lengthy animation visit to a number of
Provinces in India. There was no combined meeting of SC Delegates
from all India on this occasion due to lack of ability to find a common
date -a date will soon be set for such a meeting in 2013. In this
newsletter, in the section below indicating upcoming meetings, readers
will note that a number of major gatherings of delegates for 2013 have
already been listed.
It would be good to indicate here what the overall
content of the 2013 meetings will be about (other than dealing with
issues particular to each region):
1. Animation: knowledge of the
SSCS, animation style, team meetings and meetings with other
Salesians, the Province SC plan, teamwork and coordination with other
Sectors, national coordination among SC delegates, where this is
2. Formation, especially to SC each year in the province.
3. Information: includes
internal and external. In the Province, information for the local
Church, the nation(s) and within the Congregation: ANS, the press
office, the Salesian Bulletin. We are interested this time in also including translators in the meeting to look at the all-important task of translation of Salesian and other material.
4. Production, including media,
other communications enterpises, coordination, finance, Salesian
religious identity, contribution to and possible local production of
the Salesians 2014 Magazine (to be prepared in 2013).
Formation: Theology and Communication
we so simply assert an intimate link between theology and
communications? Could the Salesian 'gift of the Spirit' exist without
this dimension? Is communications yet another subject that has to be
taught in our Salesian context, and at what level or levels,
specifically? And assuming it has a place in theological studies, where
does it fit most appropriately — under Moral theology? Fundamental?
Christology? Of course we can point to our Ratio, to the SSCS and other
documents for responses to these questions, but they are questions, or
at least some of them are, that go much wider than our Salesian
context, and we cannot be so sure we have the right answers anyway!
What will follow in coming issues will be an
attempt to clarify the issue for ourselves and, if not to answer the
questions raised here and others we may have, at least to provide some
direction for dialogue. It will offer guidelines for re-orienting
certain aspects of formation in the light of some of Marshall Mcluhan's
insights or from the emerging discipline called digital humanities.
There will be some hints as to how to locate these elements in the
formation curriculum. It will recommend especially that we avoid
communications being subsumed into some general notion in the Salesian
context today, and that it should be given attention and clear
direction from those responsible for government and animation in the
If the above is sufficient to encourage some
thinking and response on the kinds of issues raised above, why not get
in touch and let us know?
Production: an online invitation to pray
Congregation's website is about to unveil a new feature to replace the
FOCUS format which has presented Salesian provinces and activities over
a good number of years. The replacement feature, however, heads in quite a different direction. It will be called 'e-devotion' and is effectively an online invitation to pray.
When we looked not only at our Congregational
website, but at just about every other Salesian website around the
world for which we have links, one thing became very obvious: we are
excellent at providing information, but there is minimal effort to
actually engage people in an experience of prayer or evangelisation
online! Good lay people have written to us over the years pointing this
out - they want to pray with us through our websites but we do not give
them the opportunity.
This will take some time to develop properly
but we wish to make a start. We will want to invite people from around
the Salesian world to help us with this. If you have a website that
does precisely what we wish to do, a kind of 'online Salesian chapel'
if you wish, please let us know - we have not found too many so far!
If one could make a distinction between 'Religion online' and
'Online Religion' (in other words, the difference between offering all
kinds of information about religion but not actually engaging people in
religious practice online (this is not a discussion about online
sacraments!), then it is the latter we would like to do - invite people
to be active in at least one element very dear to Don Bosco which he
might have simply termed 'piety' but which these days we like to call
The site is not ready yet, and right at the moment is only in Italian
in broad outline - we hope to have English ready also for 1st December.
But you could take a sneek peak at the kind of structure we have in mind and if you have ideas, resources to suggest, get them to us immediately.