Message of the Provincial | February 25, 2021

25 Feb 2021

Dear Confreres, Today is the Feast of St. Luigi Versiglia and St. Callistus Caravario, Salesian missionaries and martyrs in China. It is a good occasion to reflect on the missionary dimension of our Salesian vocation. At the General Chapter last year, the Hong Kong province gave everyone a postcard with
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Message of the Provincial | February 18, 2021

18 Feb 2021

“Let the earth bless the Lord, praise and exalt him above all forever. Mountains and hills, bless the Lord; praise and exalt him above all forever. Everything growing on earth, bless the Lord; praise and exalt him above all forever.” – Daniel 3:74-76 Dear Confreres, We are still in the
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Message of the Provincial | February 11, 2021

11 Feb 2021

Dear Confreres, Last week was full of virtual meetings, especially related to formation. On Tuesday, there was the post-novitiate curatorium and on Wednesday, the pre-novitiate curatorium. The curatorium for the Salesian Ratisbonne Monastery in Jerusalem was Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, from 7:00 -9:00 AM. There was also a three-hour meeting
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Message of the Provincial | January 28, 2021

28 Jan 2021

Dear Confreres, Happy Feast of St. John Bosco! The Apostolate of Accompaniment When Salesians hear the word “apostolate,” we almost immediately think of the specific work we perform: teaching, pastoral ministry in a parish, supervising in the youth center, running summer camp, etc. This perspective reflects our pragmatism and a
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Message of the Provincial | January 14, 2021

14 Jan 2021

Dear Confreres, As we enter into Ordinary Time in the liturgical calendar, our attention as Salesians turns toward the celebration of St. John Bosco, “a giant of sanctity.” January: A Month Full of Examples of Salesian Holiness The Salesian Saints and Blesseds that we celebrate this month show the remarkable
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Message of the Provincial | January 7, 2021

07 Jan 2021

Dear Confreres, I wish you all a very Happy New Year, one filled with hope and holiness. January is not only the beginning of the new year, but it is also the Month of Don Bosco. I’m sure every Salesian presence already has some special activities being planned, maybe connected
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Message of the Provincial | December 23, 2020

23 Dec 2020

Dear Confreres, In October, politicians and journalists reported that we were heading into a long, dark winter. With many people not following the safety protocols to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, increasing hospitalizations, anticipating holiday travel, and large in-person gatherings, the end of 2020 looked grim. If that were
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Message of the Provincial | December 17, 2020

17 Dec 2020

Dear Confreres, I wish you all a spiritually fruitful Christmas Novena. These days of more intense spiritual preparation for the Nativity of Our Lord help us realize how Jesus fulfilled the prophecies of old and usually in an unexpected, surprising way. The desires of the People of God for the
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Message of the Provincial | December 10, 2020

10 Dec 2020

Dear Confreres, Just two days ago, we celebrated the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception. In two days, we will celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. These liturgical celebrations help us to more fully “entrust ourselves to her, the humble servant in whom the Lord has done great things,
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Message of the Provincial | November 24, 2020

24 Nov 2020

“This poor one cried out and the Lord heard, and from all his distress he saved him.” (Psalm 34:7) Dear Confreres, One of the goals of the Special Laudato Si’ Anniversary Year (May 24, 2020 – May 24, 2021) is a response to the cry of the poor. This includes
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