Salesian Holiness

Manifesto Postulation 01-04-2018

Poster Salesian Holiness 2018

The Salesian Holiness Poster was updated for the second seminar promoting causes of beatification and canonisation in the Salesian Family, held in Rome from 10 to 14 April 2018. Compared to the previous edition in 2014 there have been some additions over these years: the beatification of Titus Zeman, Fr Joseph Arribat, Bishop Stephen Ferrando, Fr Francesco Convertini, Fr José Vandor and Bishop Ottavio Ortiz Arrieta all declared Venerable, and new Servants of God Fr Rodolfo Lunkenbein and layman Simão Bororo.
In total, the Postulation is dealing with 169 individuals of whom 9 are Saints, 118 Blesseds, 16 Venerables and 26 are Servants of God. The number of causes being followed overall is 51.
The graphics were seen to by Mr Andrea Cugini from the Scuola Grafica Salesiana in Milan, with the assistance of Fr Erino Leoni, the Rector of the Postnovitiate at Nave (BS).
The Poster with its images of our Saints, Blesseds, Venerables and Servants of God, involve original photos that speak of the circumstances within which these men and women said 'yes' to God and to humankind. To see their faces is to go beyond the forms of a certain traditional iconography in order to recover the universal vocation to holiness in the ups and downs of daily life.
Seeing them side by side shows how much our brief history is already dotted with a large number of saints and candidates for holiness. Their closeness and visibility provoke wonder and gratitude and encourage their emulation, as Pope Francis recalled on the occasion of the Solemnity of All Saints in 2017: “The Saints are not perfect models, but people through whom God has passed. We can compare them to the Church windows which allow light to enter in different shades of colour. The saints are our brothers and sisters who have welcomed the light of God in their heart and have passed it on to the world, each according to his or her own 'hue'. But they were all transparent; they fought to remove the stains and the darkness of sin, so as to enable the gentle light of God to pass through. This is life’s purpose: to enable God’s light to pass through; it is the purpose of our life too.”

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