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Corso di Orientamento per Nuovi Missionari 2017

Orientation Course  for New Missionaries

148 th Missionary Expedition 
  
Settore per le Missioni 2017
ORIENTATION COURSE FOR NEW MISSIONARIES - 2017  

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148th Salesian Missionary Expedition - God is always with his missionaries

Among the 22 Salesians - members of the 148th missionary expedition is also one Chinese Salesian from Hong Kong. His destination is 'Project Europe' - Great Britain Province (GBR). Cl. Anthony share his experience after two weeks of the new missionary course:

"Immediately after my perpetual profession in Hong Kong last 16 August 2017, I prepared for my journey to Rome for the course for missionaries ad gentes. I am part of 148th Salesian Missionary expedition. I feel truly blessed! I thank God for calling me to be a missionary and for making me as one of His instruments to proclaim the good news—sharing His love and joy to those who have not yet known Him, most especially the young people.

As I go on with our missionary course, I realize all the more how amazing this Salesian Missionary vocation is! We are all from different continents, different countries, and with different culture-background and languages. The fact that we are all different does not prevent us to gather together as a family. There is marked closeness to each other. I believe this is because of the love of God. We were all called by Him to be Salesians. We are living the same vocation in different beautiful ways or styles.

Last two years, I had a chance to spent my practical training in West Africa (AFW Province: Ghana-Nigeria-Sierra Leone-Liberia) to experience missionary life. I realized how blessed are the missionaries because God is always with them, and He grants them abundant graces, He accompanies them on their missionary vocation journey. Surely, I had encounter a lot of difficulties and challenges which I have not experienced before but I felt that God was always with me. His presence gave me strength and courage to overcome the trials along the way. As our Salesian priest, missionary - protomartyr, Saint Calistus Caravario said, “without the grace of God, I cannot do anything; and what I have done is done by God.”

We are now half-way in this month-long missionary course. Through the formation given by experienced missionaries and their sharing about cultures, inculturation, missiology, etc., I am equipped to become a Salesian missionary. Aside from the discussions and sharing, we also have pilgrimages to Holy Places in Rome such as the Basilicas of St. Peter and St. Paul. These where were the historical places where they proclaimed the Gospel, buried or killed.

The pilgrimage allowed me to have a deeper personal reflections on their lives as great followers of Jesus. I gained insight on how they offered their lives for His Kingdom and the salvation of all people. They are really the great models for missionaries. I learned a lot from them. This particular verse in Saint Paul’s letter to the Romans comes to me as an encouragement and inspiration, “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!” (Romans 10:15).

As Salesian Missionaries, we also need to heighten our missionary enthusiasm and determination. We visited the places that are dear to Don Bosco (from his childhood to his death) to understand more about his missionary motivation and spirit. I enjoy so much the sharing sessions we have everyday. With faith and humility, we are learning from each other, and we are growing in faith together in the presence of God. The Word of God inspires us and disposes us to meditate on the missionary life. Its truly a wonderful experience to be part of and live as a community with this beautiful 148th missionary expedition. The love of God is the greatest key for such closeness and encounter. As a missionary, I deeply realized that I am not going to the new culture, new country to changes, transform or convert them. I am just a human being a mere instrument. It is only God who can transform and convert them. The most important thing for the missionary to do is to let the people experience His Love and guide them towards a closer relationship with God… to make Him known. But before that, I, myself, must have this beautiful experience with God, so that I will be able to accompany them in their own journey towards finding Him in their lives. 

The 148th expedition of Salesian Missionaries will be receiving the missionary cross from the hands of the 10th successor of Don Bosco on 24th September in the Mary Help of Christians Basilica. From there, each and everyone of us will go to our destinations to proclaim His Good news to the world. 
I will be sent to United Kingdom (GBR province), as a missionary for Project Europe. We need more prayers to strengthen and support us, please pray for us that we may be holy and strong missionaries.

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Purpose of the Course: The enthusiasm and faith of the missionary who goes to
the missions are not enough, even if they remain fundamental criteria. It is essential
that the missionary, even if he goes only for a few years, makes a careful examination
of the reasons for his going to the missions. On the other hand, it is important that the
departing missionary is provided the necessary tools to encounter a new people and
take on the personal attitude of openness, which is respectful and trusting towards the
‘other’ in order to foster a pleasant, efficient, humble and discreet presence. Certainly
the missionary is a gift and a blessing, he brings new strength and vitality to the
Province and the local Church; the richness of his faith and culture and his own
personal gifts enrich the Province and the local Church, but without adequate
preparation the newcomer could actually become a disturbance or un uncomfortable
presence because he is incapable of fostering mutual dialogue with the new reality.

The Orientation Course for New Missionaries is envisioned as an immediate
preparation of the departing missionaries. It is through prayer, witness of life, sharing
of experiences, personal reflections and through a joyful life with other course
participants that the new missionary is helped in verifying, deepening and sometimes
even discovering the fundamental reasons for his going to the missions.
The orientation course for new missionaries is intended primarily to be formation
(foster values and attitudes necessary for a missionary) not information (acquisition
of new knowledge or ideas)!

Presuppositions: The preparation for missionary life begins years before in the
home Province of the missionary, where the candidate is accompanied in discerning
his suitability and the necessary qualities leading to the option for missionary life.
The home Province of the missionary has the commitment to provide the departing
missionary an opportunity to take part in meetings or courses for departing
missionaries, if they are organised in the country of origin.

The Missions Department has published the Missionary Formation of the Salesians
of Don Bosco as essential guidelines on the path leading to the choice of candidate
for the missions. A confrere who has difficulty in integrating in the ordinary life of
the community in his home Province is not meant to be a missionary for the culture
shock and the new and more challenging environment in the missions will not only
not help solve these problems, they might even aggravate it.

The Province which receives the new missionary has also the commitment to guide
and foster the integration of the new missionary in his new cultural social and
ecclesial context. This requires an assiduous initial accompaniment. This means,
above all, ensure that he has a spiritual guide and, during the early years, a
missionary who could accompany him on his first steps in missions. It is also
essential that within a year in the missions the new missionary is given the 
opportunity to participate in courses organised by local church or conference of
religious to better understand the local culture and promote a proper inculturation.

Prerequisites: To benefit from the course, each participant needs to make the
necessary preparation before coming to the orientation course, and in particular to
prepare the following written work:
1) A brief presentation of the essential elements and characteristics of one’s own
culture, including those which need to be healed, ennobled and perfected;
2) A brief presentation of the country where he will work as a missionary
(geography, culture, social and political situation);
3) A brief presentation of the Salesian Province and of the local Church of his
new mission.
The easy access to the internet makes these preliminary work indispensable
prerequisites in order to participate in this course to ensure that it becomes a truly
educative experience.

Methodology: The course will use the modular approach
1
and the workshop
method
2
. Each module will have four components: a) the personal experience b)
listening and evaluating through the input, c) personal reflection and sharing d) the
re-formulation of one’s own personal understanding on the topic. As components of
the methodology great importance is also given to the sharing the Word and the
preparation of their daily journal that which helps each participant to reread his
personal experiences in the light of the topic(s) of the day. Several other activities
will be organised (e.g. sports, visits, programmes, meetings with other Salesians in
initial formation, etc..) to foster interaction and inter-cultural exchange among
participants.

Recipients : The participants are the new missionaries, the majority of whom are
young postnovices who have little or no theological training and pastoral experience.
A few will have a previous missionary experience. The vast majority has no
command of Italian thus translations will have to be made.

Human Resources: Fr. Guillermo Basañes (Councillor for the missions), Fr.
Gianni Rolandi (course coordinator), Fr. Martín Lasarte, Fr. George

1
A module is a self-contained unit of learning whose expected result is set out as a number of learning outcomes
which are described in terms of a series of measurable achievements in the form of personal reflections, practical
reports, illustrations, and so on.

2
The «workshop method» is an active teaching method where the primary role of educator is to motivate students
to learn on their own methods and techniques for finding, discovering and mastering pre-determined knowledge
that is deemed important. It focuses on participatory, hands-on learning; small-group activity; pair and small-
group discussions. It does not focus on the Lecturer telling students information but in essentially creating
learning experiences that guide, direct, and facilitate the acquisition of new knowledge by the learner. 
 
  Menamparampil, Fr. Alfred Maravilla (Missions Sector), Br. Jose Luis Muñoz
(Social Communications Sector), Fr. Jean Claude Ngoy (Casa Generalizia), Fr. Luigi
Cei (Archivio Centrale Salesiano), Fr. Peter Gonsalves (Università Pontificia
Salesiana), Fr. Pierluigi Cameroni (Postulator for the Causes of Saints), Fr. Luigi
Dobravec (catacombs); Br. Cosimo Cossu (camerette - Sacro Cuore), Fr. Maurizio
Verlezza (Genoa), Sr. Assunta Quaglia, Sr. Luigina Silvestrin (Mornese), Luca
Barone (Colle Don Bosco), Fr. Eligio Caprioglio (Chieri), Fr. Rafael Gasol
(Valdocco), Fr. Andre Belo (cultural mediator).

The Councillor for the Missions: Fr. Guillermo Basañes will have a personal
talk with every member of the 148
th
missionary expeditions and will be available for
other personal talks during the entire course. During the pilgrimage to the Salesian
Holy Places Fr. Guillermo will have a second round of personal talk with every
missionary.

Duration: twenty-five days 28 August – 24 September 2017.
Arrival before 5.00 pm on August 28. Departure is after 3.00 pm on September 24 if
you are departing from Turin or September 25 if you are departing from Rome.

Venue: Rome (Generalate) and Piedmont (Salesian places)
General Objectives:
The orientation course for new missionaries is envisioned as an aid to the immediate
preparation of new missionaries before their departure for the missions in order to
provide them with the necessary tools as they encounter a new culture by having the
correct personal attitude which fosters a pleasant, efficient, humble and discreet presence
through the four nuclei: introductory, anthropo-cultural, missiological and Salesian.
At the end of the course each participant
 Deepens his own missionary motivations and the purpose of his going to the missions;
 Is prepared to respond to a new situation and a new culture at the start of his
missionary life;
 Acquires a style of relating with the other which is respectful of the other’s culture and
values in order to foster a relationship which is mutually enriching;
 Visits important Christian shrines in Rome in order to foster a profound sense of
Church;
 Visits the places of Don Bosco to foster a deepening of one’s own charismatic identity
as a Salesian missionary;
 Evaluate one’s own experiences in order to make a Christian and Salesian rereading
of one’s own life. 
   
28 August (Monday) - Arrival - Day 1

 Eucharist (18.45)

29 August (Tuesday) - Day 2

Fixing of Italian visa (Fr. Martín)

 Eucharist (18.45)

30 August (Wednesday) - Day 3
 7.30 breakfast

08.15
 Prayer service
 Welcome of the Councillor for the Missions
 presentation of the animating team

General Schedule

6.45 Sharing of the Word / Lauds (animation by groups)

7.30 breakfast

8.15 workshop method (introduction)
8.30 session

10.00 break

10.30 session

12.00 personal reflection and / or personal work

13.00 lunch

15.00 session

16.15 workshop method (conclusion)
16.30 snacks / recreation / community games on Tuesdays and Saturdays

18.20 Eucharist with Vespers

19.20 Journaling

19.40 dinner
rosary / good night / presentation (video or power point) of one’s own country
or culture or occasionally a short film about the missions (optional)  
 
09.30
 Module 1: INTRODUCTION / CULTURAL ORIENTATION (Fr. Alfred)
Objective: The participants are introduced to the dynamics of the course and are
oriented regarding Italian culture.

 Module 2: MISSIONARY MOTIVATIONS (Fr. Guillermo)
Module Objective: At the end of the module each participant is able to enumerate
the indicators of correct motivations in going to the missions.

 Community games
 18.20 Eucharist with Vespers

31 August (Thursday) – Day 4

 6.45 Sharing of the Word / Lauds
 7.30 breakfast

 08.30 departure for a guided pilgrimage to the places of St. Paul in Rome
(rosary in the bus)

PILGRIMAGE TO PLACES OF ST PAUL IN ROME
Objective: The pilgrimage aims at giving each participant the possibility of
visiting and praying at the tomb of St Paul and at places in Rome connected with
St. Paul.

09.30 visit tre fontane
10.00 Eucharist: (presided by Fr. Guillermo)
time for reflection and personal prayer

11.30 departure for the Basilica of St. Paul outside the walls
12.00 visit of the Basilica of St. Paul outside the walls
time for reflection and personal prayer

13.00 packed lunch
14.00 departure for centro storico
14.30 visit to the Marmentime prison (outside only),
16.00 Santa Maria in via Lata (second residence of St. Paul in Rome),
17.30 San Paolo in Regola (first residence of St. Paul in Rome);
time for reflection and personal prayer

18.30 departure for Pisana
Introductory Nucleus
Specific Objective:
The introductory nucleus aims at providing departing missionaries with basic and
necessary skills for the positive outcome of the course.


 19.40 dinner / good night

01 September (Friday) Day 5

 Module 3: THE PROJECT OF MISSIONARY LIFE (Fr. Guillermo)
Module Objective: At the end of the module each participant is able to discuss in
a group the necessity of the project of life especially in Salesian missionary life
and draw up a Project of Life which will be periodically revised during the course
in view of drawing up its final version at the conclusion of the course in Turin.

 Module 4: JOURNALING (Fr. Alfred)
Module Objective: At the end of the module each participant is able to explain
the role of journaling in rereading one’s own experience and is able to show the
capacity to write a daily spiritual journal.

15.00 – 17.00 community service
17.00 snacks

02 September (Saturday) Day 6
 Module 5: MISSIONARY FORMATION OF THE SALESIANS OF DON BOSCO
(Fr. Gianni)
Module Objective: At the end of the module each participant is able to explain
the importance of the missionary formation of every Salesian in order to keep
alive the missionary spirit in the congregation.

 singing practice / preparation for the liturgy
 12.00 Eucharist with the community of the Casa Generalizia
 13.00 lunch with the community of the Casa Generalizia

 15.00 community evaluation of the introductory nucleus
 16.15 snacks / community games
 17.15 eucharistic adoration with vespers
 17.45 Journaling
 18.00 Concert
 19.40 dinner / rosary / good night / serata

03 September (Sunday) Day 7
6.20 breakfast
6.40 departure / lauds in the bus
8.00 Eucharist in the Vatican Grottoes
Packed lunch / free day for tourism

 19.40 supper / Rosary / Goodnight 
4 September (Monday) - Day 8
 Module 1: WHAT IS CULTURE? (Fr. Alfred)
Module Objective: At the end of the module each participant is able to provide a
definition of culture which rejects either cultural superiority, cultural inferiority or
cultural relativism.

5 September (Tuesday) - Day 9
 Module 2: ELEMENTS OF CULTURE (Fr. Alfred)
Module Objective: At the end of the module each participant is able to draw an
illustration to show the elements of his own culture and explain how they interact.

6 September (Wednesday) - Day 10
 Module 3: CULTURE SHOCK (Fr. Alfred)
Module Objective: At the end of the module each participant is able to narrate his
own experience of cultural shock and explain what he has learnt today that could
help him cope up with it in a similar situation in the future.

7 settembre (Thursday) - Day 11
 Module 4 INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION (Fr. Peter Gonsalves)
Modules Objective: At the end of the module each participant is able to draw out
the important attitudes to foster and effective intercultural communication.

 14.30 - 15.30 visit to the Salesian Central Archives (Fr. Cei)
Objective of the Visit: Have the possibility to see the original copy of Don
Bosco’s Memoirs and Souvenir to the first missionaries and the more important
letters of Sts. Luigi Versiglia and Callixtus Caravario.

8 September (Friday) - Day 12
 Module 5: INCULTURATION (Fr. Alfred)
Module Objective: At the end of the module each participant is able to explain
what is inculturation and illustrate what is a real inculturation and how to foster it
among missionaries.

15.00 – 17.00 community service
17.00 snacks
Antropo-Cultural Nucleus
Specific Objective:
The anthropo-cultural nucleus aims at providing the departing missionaries with
instruments that would help them better understand the dynamics of culture and
foster their inculturation. 


9 September (Saturday) - Day 13
 Module 6: A GLANCE AT THE WESTERN CULTURE (Fr. Alfred)
Module Objective: At the end of the module each participant, particularly those
destined for Europe, is able to draw out the important elements of the western
culture and the challenges and opportunities these offer.

10.30-11.30
 Module 7: COUNTER-CULTURALISM & LANGUAGE LEARNING (Fr. Alfred)
Module Objective: At the end of the module each participant is able to explain
the importance of a healthy counter-culturalism and language learning as
necessary dimension in the process of inculturation in the missions.

11.30-12.30
Module 7: CONTINENTAL ENCOUNTER
Module Objective: At the end of the module each participant is able to explain
the challenges and possibilities that await them in their mission field.
Missionaries for Europe - moderator: Fr. Guillermo
Missionaries for Asia / Oceania - moderator: Fr. Alfred
Missionaries for Africa - moderator: Fr. Gianni
Missionaries for America - moderator: Fr. Martín

 15.00 community evaluation of the introductory nucleus
 16.00 revision of personal Project of Missionary Life
 16.30 snacks / community games
 18.00 eucharistic adoration with vespers
 18.45 Journaling
 19.00 dinner / rosary
 20.00 cultural evening / Good night

10 September (Sunday) - Day 14
 PILGRIMAGE TO THE CATACOMBS (Fr. Alfred)
Objective: The pilgrimage aims at giving every participant the possibility to visit
and pray in the catacombs, one of the important places for the early Christians.

 7.00 breakfast
 7.30 departure / Lauds in Bus
 8.10 visit San Giovanni Laterano
 8.40 departure for catacombs
 11.00 departure for St. Mary Majors

free afternoon for tourism

 19.40 supper / Rosary / Goodnight 


11 September (Monday) Day 15
 Module 1: INTRODUCTION TO THE THEOLOGY OF MISSION (Fr. Guillermo)
Module Objective: At the end of the module each participant is able to make a
short and simple explanation of the theological foundations of mission, what is
evangelisation.

 Module 2: THE MISSIONARY SPIRIT OF ST. PAUL (Fr. Martín)
Module Objective: At the end of the module each participant is able to explain
the characteristics of the missionary spirit of St. Paul.

 14.30 – 15.00 visit to ANS (Br. Jose Luis & staff)
Objective of the visit: Have the possibility to see and understand how the
diffusion of missionary news in the Congregation takes place (ANS, sdb.org,
regional and provincial network).

15.00 – 17.00 community service
17.00 snacks

12 September (Tuesday) - Day 16
 Module 3: EDUCATION AND EVANGELISATION IN THE FRAMEWORK FOR
YOUTH MINISTRY (Fr. Martín)
Module Objective: At the end of the module each participant is able to explain
the main outline of the Framework for Youth Ministry and list down practical
initiatives to ensure that, faithful to the intentions of Don Bosco, we evangelise
by educating and educate by evangelising.

 Module 4: THE SALESIAN SYSTEM OF SOCIAL COMMUNICATION (Br.
Ephrem)
Module Objective: At the end of the module each participant is able to explain
the main outline of the Salesian System of Social Communication and explain the
role of social communication in evangelisation and in the diffusion of missionary
news in the Congregation (ANS, sdb.org, regional and provincial network).

Missiological Nucleus
Specific Objective:
The missiological nucleus aims at helping the departing missionaries to better
understand fundamental missiological concepts. 


14.30-16.00
 Module 5: THE SPIRITUAL TRAITS OF HOLY SALESIAN MISSIONARIES (Fr.
Pierluigi)
Objective: At the end of the module each participant is able to explain that the
real missionary is a saint as shown by the spiritual traits of holy Salesian
missionaries. The meeting concludes with a visit to the library of the Office for
Causes of Saints.

13 September (Wednesday) - Day 17
MEET THE SUCCESSOR OF PETER (Papal General Audience)
Objective: At the end of the morning each participant will have the possibility to
meet the successor of Peter in order to be strengthened in his own sense of
Church.

VISIT TO THE HISTORICAL ARCHIVES OF THE PROPAGANDA FIDE
Objective: Each participant is able to visit the historical achieves of the
Propaganda Fide which coordinates the mission of the universal Church.
 11.00 walk to the Historical Archives
 11.30-12.30 visit to the Historical Archives (Pontifical Urbanian University)

 13.30 lunch at Sacro Cuore

PILGRIMAGE TO SOME PLACES OF DON BOSCO IN ROME (Fr. Alfred)
Objective: The pilgrimage aims at giving every participant the possibility of
visiting and praying in important places in Rome connected with Don Bosco.

15.00 Mass altar of MHC
16.00 visit of the room of Don Bosco / Basilica of the Sacred Heart
18.30 departure for Pisana / vespers in the bus

 19.40 dinner / rosary / Good Night

14 September (Thursday) - Day 18

 Module 6: EVANGELISATION AND HUMAN PROMOTION (Fr. George)
Module Objective: At the end of the module each participant is able to make a
short and simple explanations of the connection of evangelisation with human
promotion.

 10.30 preparations
 11.00 Meeting with the 10
th
successor of Don Bosco: Fr. Ángel Fernández
Artime 
 
   15.00
 Module 7: INITIAL PROCLAMATION (Fr. Alfred)
Module Objective: At the end of the module each participant is able to explain
the importance and urgency of initial proclamation in the mission of the Church.

 15.30 community evaluation of the missiological nucleus
 16.00 personal review of the draft of the Project of Missionary Life
 16.30 snacks / community games

 18.00 eucharist with vespers
 19.30 Journaling
 19.40 dinner / rosary / good night

A SPIRITUAL JOURNEY WITH DON BOSCO
THROUGH HIS LIFE AND TIMES
(SEPTEMBER 15-24)
15 September (Friday) - Day 19

 05.15 departure for Termini
 6.15 departure for Genoa (10.21)

 11.00 visit of Don Bosco’s room
 12.30 lunch with the Salesian community
 14.00 departure for Mornese (rosary in the bus)

 Module 1: MOTHER MAZZARELLO: THE FEMININE DIMENSION OF THE
SALESIAN CHARISM
Module Objective: At the end of the module each participant is able to make a
short and brief explanation how St. Mary Domenica Mazzarello lived and
transmitted the Salesian charism.
16:00 MORNESE – arrival, general orientation
16.30 Eucharist at Valponasca, meeting with FMA missionaries
18.45 departure for Mazzarelli / supper
Salesian Nucleus
Specific Objective:
The Salesian nucleus aims at giving the departing missionaries the possibility to follow
the footsteps of the Founder as the source of identity of their Salesian vocation through
a personal contact with places connected with the origins of the Salesian charism and
evaluate their own personal experience in the light of Don Bosco’s charismatic
experience in order to continue his mission in their new field of work. 


20.30 community evaluation
20.15 Journaling / Goodnight

16 September (Saturday) - Day 20
7.00 Eucharist with lauds in the Basilica / breakfast
8.30 introduction about the day’s activities
8.45 Eucharist followed by guided visit to the places of Mother Mazzarello:
Mazzarelli – walk through Mornese - Collegio
11.00 departure for Mazzarelli
Visit to the museum
13.00 lunch
14.00 departure for Colle Don Bosco
15.30 arrival at Colle Don Bosco / lodging
16.00 departure for Capriglio
tempo per la riflessione e la preghiera personale
17.00 departure for Becchi

18.30 vespers – Chapel
19.25 supper (2 volunteers to wash the plates)
20.10 rosary
20.30 community evaluation
20.45 Journaling / Good night

17 September (Sunday) - Day 21

 6.45 lauds / personal meditation
 7.30 breakfast
 8.15 introduction about the day’s activities

 Module 2: HISTORICAL OUTLINE OF THE SALESIAN MISSIONS (Fr. Gianni)
Module Objective: At the end of the module each participant is able to narrate
important events in the history and development of the Salesian missions.

 Module 3: SALESIAN MISSIONARY SPIRITUALITY (Fr. Guillermo)
Module Objective: At the end of the module each participant is able to make a
brief and simple explanation about the fundamental elements of Salesian
missionary spirituality.

8.00 Mass with the people in the Basilica

13.00 lunch with the community 
 
 
 Module 4: COLLE DON BOSCO: CHILDHOOD AND ADOLESCENCE OF
JOHNNY BOSCO
Module Objective: At the end of the module each participant is able to make a
brief and simple narration about the childhood and adolescence of Don Bosco and
reread the events in one’s life which have helped him in his human and spiritual
maturity.

15.00 visit at Becchi (casetta, field of the dream, house of Giuseppe Bosco) –
Basilica of Don Bosco
moment for reflection and personal prayer

18 Septembre (Monday) - Day 22
 6.45 lauds / personal meditation
 7.30 breakfast
 8.15 introduction about the day’s activities

 Module 5: CASTELNUOVO D’A STI: THE YOUNG BOSCO AND HIS
FORMATION
Module Objective: At the end of the module each participant is able to make a
short and simple narration of Don Bosco’s human and spiritual formation and see
the personal gifts he has received from God and how these can help him in his
radical gift of self to God.
08.30 walk to Castelnuovo
Visit the parish of Saint Andrew
11.15 walk back to Colle

14.00 departure for Moncucco (Moglia Farm)
16.30 departure Morialdo
visit and Eucharist in the Church of Morialdo
visit the house of Domenic Savio
walk back to Colle (rosary spontaneous groups)

19 Septembre (Tuesday) - Day 23
 6.45 lauds / personal meditation
 7.30 breakfast
 8.15 introduction about the day’s activities

 Module 6: THE PLACES OF DOMINIC SAVIO: THE EDUCATIVE PROPOSAL
OF HOLINESS
Module Objective: At the end of the module each participant is able to make a
brief and simple explanation of Don Bosco’s concept of holiness as shown by  
Domenic Savio’s spiritual experience and in this light evaluate how he has lived
Salesian holiness.

8.30 departure for San Giovanni da Riva
09.00 visit to Dominic Savio’s house
9.30 Eucharist
10.30 departure for Mondonio
11.00 visit to Dominic Savio’s house and school
brief stop at Mondonio’s cemetery chapel

12.15 departure for Colle
13.00 lunch Colle (2 volunteers to wash plates)

14.30 visit to the Ethnological Museum
15.00 personal time
16.00 revision of personal Missionary Project of Life
17.00 optional games

 18.30 Eucharistic adoration / vespers
 19.25 supper (2 volunteers to wash plates) / gratitude to the community
 20.10 rosary
 20.30 community evaluation
 20.45 Journaling / Good night

20 September (Wednesday) - Day 24
 6.45 lauds / hill of the 5
th
missionary dream
Reading of Don Bosco’s missionary dream / group sharing
 7.30 breakfast
 8.15 introduction about the day’s activities

 Module 7: CHIERI: THE YOUNG BOSCO AND HIS FORMATION
Module Objective: At the end of the module each participant is able to make a
short and simple narration of Don Bosco’s human and spiritual formation and see
the personal gifts he has received from God and how these can help him in his
radical gift of self to God.
8.30 load bags into the bus
8.40 departure for Chieri
9.00 arrival at Chieri / arrival of missionaries participants of the course at UPS
9.15 visit and Eucharist in the Cathedral of Chieri
moment for reflection and personal prayer

12.00 missionary animation of the students of Istituto Salesiano, Chieri
13.00 lunch 
14.30 visit of the Jewish Ghetto, old seminary and the Church of St. Philip
Neri, Church of the Holy Rosary
16.45 departure for Valdocco (vespers in the bus)
18.30 arrival / lodging
19.00 supper (self service) / meeting with other missionaries
20.10 rosary / Good night
20.30 community evaluation
20.45 Journaling

21 September (Thursday) - Day 25
 6.45 lauds / personal meditation
 7.30 breakfast
 8.15 introduction about the day’s activities

 Module 8: CITY OF TURIN: THE PRIEST DON BOSCO AND THE BEGINNINGS
OF HIS WORK
Module Objective: At the end of the module each participant is able to make a
brief and simple explanation of the expressions of the oratorian heart of Don
Bosco and evaluate how one has lived Don Bosco’s Da Mihi Animas.
08.30 walk to porta palazzo then to the Cathedral (Chapel of the Shroud)
time for reflection and personal prayer

walk to the Vincentian Church of the Visitation
time for reflection and personal prayer

visit to the Church of St. Francis of Assisi
moment for reflection and personal prayer

visit to the Shrine of the Consolata
moment for reflection and personal prayer

return to Valdocco passing by the ‘mental hospital’
12.15 Eucharist Pinardi Chapel

 Module 9: VALDOCCO: CHARACTERISTICS OF DON BOSCO ’ S SPIRITUALITY
Module Objective: At the end of the module each participant is able to make a
brief and simple explanation of the characteristics of the spirituality of Don Bosco
and evaluate how he has lived it in his own life.

14.00 video & visit to the rooms of Don Bosco
15.00 visit of the Refugio
16.00 trace the wondering Oratory, St. Peter in chains,
17.00 visit of the Pinardi chapel, Church of St. Francis de Sales
moment for reflection and personal prayer
18.30 vespers
19.00 supper (self service)
20.00 rosary / Good night
20.40 community evaluation
21.00 Journaling

22 September (Friday) - Day 26
 6.45 lauds / personal meditation
 7.30 breakfast
 8.15 introduction about the day’s activities

8.30 departure for Valsalice
8.50 arrival / visit of the tomb of Don Bosco and the Chapel of the Institute
10.00 departure for Ivrea
 Module 10: BASILICA OF MHC: THE MARIAN DIMENSION OF THE
SALESIAN CHARISM
Module Objective: At the end of the afternoon each participant is able to make a
short and simple explanation on the concrete expressions of the marian dimension of
the charism of Don Bosco
15.00 visit of the Basilica MHC, Chapel of relics
time for reflection and personal prayer

17.30 Eucharist with vespers in the Church of St. Francis de Sales
time for reflection and personal prayer
19.00 supper (self service)
20.00 rosary / Good night
20.40 community evaluation
21.00 Journaling

23 September (Saturday) - Day 27
 6.45 lauds / personal meditation
 7.30 breakfast
 8.15 introduction about the day’s activities

 Module 11: TOWARDS A PROJECT OF MISSIONARY LIFE
Module Objective: At the end of the module each participant is able to reread his
journal and draw out from it important elements for his spiritual life in order to
draw up the final version of his Project of Salesian Missionary Life.
8.30 points for reflection
- time for reflection and personal prayer
- possibility for personal Eucharistic adoration in the Tempietto
- final version of the personal Project of Missionary Life 
 
10.30 Penitential celebration and possibility for confession in the Basilica
12.00 Eucharist MHC Basilica with new FMA missionaries
13.00 lunch (self service)

14.00 meeting of new missionaries SDB & FMA (SDB community room)
16.00 HARAMBÉE
Around 300 young people from Italian Provinces, VIS + Missionaries
(testimonies - sharing)
complete list of missionaries – SDB, FMA, etc.

24 September (Sunday) - Day 28
 6.45 lauds / personal meditation
 7.30 breakfast
9.00 Valdocco: DB Theatre – meeting with young people of VIS-Italia and
Vicar of the Rector Major - presentation of departing missionaries and
volunteers

12:00 Basilica of Mary Help of Christians – Eucharist presided by the
Rector Major and giving of the missionary cross to missionaries of
146
th
Salesian missionary expedition

15.00 departure for Porta Susa
16:30 departure from Porta Susa for Rome and other destinations, estimated
time of arrival in Rome 20.55

Casella di testo:    Casella di testo:

ORIENTATION COURSE FOR NEW MISSIONARIES - 2017
Liturgical Animation and Celebrations

 

date celebration place Presider of the Eucharist (+ homily) Animator
Linguistic group
(liturgy, rosary, prayers)
29 Aug     Fr. Gianni  
30 Aug   San Paolo 3 fontane Fr. Guillermo Multicultural
31 Aug     Fr. MC George Vietnamese Group
1 Sept     Fr. Martin Español Group

2 Sept

Vespers + eucharistic adoration

with the Generalate
community

Fr. Jean-Claude

 

3 Sept

XXII Sunday

Vatican

Fr. MC George

Multicultural

4 Sept

 

 

Fr. Andre

Français Group

5 Sept

 

 

Fr. Joaquim

Español Group

6 Sept

 

 

Fr. Ramon

English Group

7 Sept

 

 

Fr. Eugene

Vietnamese Group

8 Sept

Nativity of Mary

 

Fr. Mario

English Group

9 Sept

Vespers + eucharistic adoration

 

Fr. Alfred

Français Group

10 Sept

XXIII Sunday

Catacombs S. Callixtus

Fr. Gianni

Multicultural

11 Sept

 

 

Fr. Joaquim

Español Group

12 Sept

 

 

Fr. MC George

Vietnamese Group

13 Sept

St. John Chrysostom

Sacro Cuore

Fr. Guillermo

English Group

14 Sept

Exhaltation of the Cross

 

Fr. Cereda

Vietnamese Group

15 Sept

Mater Dolorosa

Mornese

Fr. Ramon

English Group

16 Sept

S. Cornelius & Cyprian

Valponasca

Fr. Mario

Français Group

17 Sept

XXIV Sunday

Basilica Don Bosco

 

Parish choir

18 Sept

 

Morialdo

Fr. Gianni

English Group

19 Sept

 

San Giovanni da Riva

Fr. Joaquim

Español Group

20 Sept

S. Kim Taegon & Co.

Chieri Duomo

Fr. Andre

Vietnamese Group

21 Sept

S. Matthew

Pinardi Chapel

Fr. Eugene

English Group

22 Sept

B. J. Calasanz & Co.

St. Francis de Sales

Fr. Alfred

Français Group

23 Sept

S. Pio of Pietrelcina

MHC Basilica

Fr. Guillermo

FMA & SDB

24 Sept

XXV Sunday

MHC Basilica

Rector Major

Parish choir

Good Night

 

 

date

 

date

 

date

 

date

 

Aug 30

Fr. Guillermo

Sept 5

Gen Councilor

Sept 11

Gen Councilor

Sept 17

Fr. Guillermo

Aug 31

Fr. Jean-Claude

Sept 6

Peter Vu

Sept 12

Norbert

Sept 18

Jacques

Sept 1

Gen Councilor

Sept 7

Anthony

Sept 13

Joseph Tan

Sept 19

Martin Paul

Sept 2

Jeswin

Sept 8

Joseph R.

Sept 14

Jeevan

Sept 20

Joseph A.

Sept 3

Fr. Guillermo

Sept 9

Isrrael

Sept 15

Fr. Guillermo

Sept 21

Manuel

Sept 4

Jorge

Sept 10

Fr. Guillermo

Sept 16

Peter Lai

Sept 22

Fr. Guillermo

 


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