24 Jan 2021
DB Novena Day 3
Day 3: Salesian Sacrament of Presence
Pope Francis wrote to the Salesians on the occasion of GC 28, “Even before things that need to be done, the Salesian is a living reminder of a presence in which availability, listening, joy and dedication are the essential features which give rise to processes. The first call is to be a joyful and gratuitous presence among young people.” Thus, Fr. Ángel interpreted, “Our being disciples of the Lord, our profound and authentic way of being apostles of the young first of all passes through our being among the people and, in a special way, among the kids, among the young… Salesian presence is not possible if one is distant from young people: far from them physically and far from their psychology and cultural world.”
St. John Bosco, pray for us!
The readings of the day are taken from The Post General Chapter 28 Reflections by the Rector Major, Fr. Ángel Fernández Artime, SDB.