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Newsletter no. 83 January 2017
At a glance
RMG – GSFS2017, The Rector Major: “We can return home with the feeling we are sent on a true mission: the family”
Rome) – The 35th edition of the Days of Spirituality of the Salesian Family has come to an end. These days were held from January 19th to 22nd, under the responsibility of Fr. Eusebio Muñoz, Delegate of the Rector Major for the Salesian Family. The first activity of the last day was the celebration of the Eucharist, that was presided over by Fr. Ángel Fernández Artime, who said, “We, as Salesian Family, are in this world, in our society, to witness to the light!”
RMG – The Videos of Salesian Mission Day 2017
Rome) – Renewing the attention of the urgency to announce the Lord and to care for our poorest brethren: this is the aim of World Mission Day. Since 1988 also the Salesian Congregation proposes every year a specific missionary theme, which aims at promoting missionary animation: it is Salesian Mission Day, which for 2017 deals with the theme of First Announcement in the American continent. As of today, some videos on the Salesian Missionary experiences among the Indigenous peoples of Latin America are available online.
France – “ALIVE: Death Does Not Stop Life”. A Multi-award Winning Short Film by a Young Salesian Missionary
Paris) – John Paul Swaminathan is a young Salesian missionary in France, who pursues masters in film direction and producing movies for European televisions at the “EICAR” (École Internationale de Création Audiovisuelle et de Réalisation), the International Film School of Paris. His short film project “ALIVE: Death Does Not Stop Life” received three main awards last December: the Albert R. Broccoli Award, the Best Student Short Film and the Best Sound Awards, at the film fest organized by EICAR, in collaboration with “La Cinématheque Française” and the Ministry of Culture and Development in France.
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Letter from Fr Filiberto
Dear Provincial Delegates for SC:
Italy - Course of Superior Formation on the Theory and Technology of Social Communication
Bari, Italy – January 13th, 2017 – On January 13th, the “Course of Superior Formation on the Theory and Technology of Social Communication” commenced in Bari. This is formative path organised at the Salesian House of “Redentore (Redeemer)” in Bari by the “Don Bosco Today Workshop”, together with the Provincial Library of the Capuchins of “Santa Fara”, under the patronage of the Salesian Pontifical University (UPS), of the Faculty of Theology of Puglia, of the Archdiocese of Bari – Bitonto, of CISM and of Tele Radio Padre Pio. The course comprises five theoretical modules, and a sixth practical one, and will be held in San Giovanni Rotondo, in the headquarters of Tele Radio Padre Pio, from June 30th to July 2nd". For further information refer to informazioni.
Italy – What if Don Bosco wrote to you on WhatsApp? The first e-book of Salesians for Civil Society
Rome) – “Father, Teacher and Friend” is the trinomial that in the Salesians world immediately brings one’s thought to Don Bosco. Too often today there is a lack of paternity, of guidelines of reference, of true and real friendship. This is where even today Don Bosco can come to our help with his educative and benevolent word and his experience with the young. Being fully aware of this, the “Salesians for Civil Society - Federation SCS-CNOS” has launched its first: “Cosa ti direbbe lui? 30 cit.Azioni alla #DonBosco maniera” (What would he tell you? 3o Quotes in the #DonBosco way), 30 pieces of advice of Don Bosco in a modern key.
Philippines – Third Don Bosco Film Festival 2017
Mandaluyong, Philippines – January 2017 – The Salesian of the Province of Philippines North (FIN), through the Commission for Social Communications, organised the prize award ceremony of the Third Don Bosco Film Festival 2017, on January 14th at the Auditorium Saint Dominic Savio of the Don Bosco Technical College of Mandaluyong City. The theme of the festival this year was: How to strengthen the Filipino Family with Christian Values”.
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