Don Bosco||The Power of Love

The spirit of Don Bosco and the Salesians present in 132 countries of the world is renewed in the "Virtual Salesian Oratory" of the Museum of Peace - Mamt: a unique and fascinating experience through 12 emotional itineraries and a visit to the Chapel with the relic of the "Saint of Young People" At a difficult time in our history Don Bosco's message for young people and with young people is more relevant than ever and constitutes the antidote against all forms of radicalism and fundamentalism, helping young people to become "Producers of the future" and "Hunters of the positive". The virtual Salesian Oratory and the emotional paths "Don Bosco, Power of Love" are realized by the Fondazione Mediterraneo and the General Direction Opere Don Bosco in collaboration with the South Salesian Province and the Salesians from all over the world.

 

 

 

Immediately after the Neapolitan day for the inauguration of the virtual Salesian Oratory, the Rector Major of the Salesians Don Ángel Fernández Artime, accompanied by Don Václav Klement, councillor for the region of East Asia-Oceania, and by his Secretary, Don Horacio López, embarked on a multi-stage journey with final destination in Dalat.
First Don Á. F. Artime met the Daughters of Maria Ausiliatrice in Tam Ha; he greeted the migrant students of the school and spoke with the religious about the richness of communion in the Salesian Family. Then, after a brief flight, he reached the parish "Maria Ausiliatrice" in Lien Khuong, where he met with more than 500 members of the Salesian Family, in a festive animated encounter with dances, songs and cultural events. Only in the evening did the Rector Major reach the "Don Rua" community in Dalat, where he offered the thought of the Salesian "good night".
On the morning of Friday 24 February, the 10th Successor of Don Bosco had the second meeting with the Salesians. According to Don Á. F. Artime are these are the most important moments of his animation visits, and it can be calculated that in the first 3 years of the sexennium he met face to face already 7,200 Salesians.
There are many ideas offered during the meeting. On the theme of communication, the Rector Major recalled that "the Church in the world needs visibility, and we too, as a Congregation, need to make known the so much good that we do. It is important to give a hand to the action of Providence, but always with great humility ".
He then expressed great appreciation for the charismatic rooting of the Salesians of the province, with the presence of many Salesians Coaddiutors and many missionaries ad gentes.
From a future perspective, he said:"The most dangerous thing is to be satisfied with what has always been done in the past. (....) As Pope Francis repeats, attentive to the temptations of clericalism: grow as Salesians, generous and committed! (....) For the future it is necessary to think about new works in the North and different expressions of the educational mission ".
Finally, a special mention addressed it to the various Salesian parish priests present:"Do not be afraid that your parish may be profoundly Salesian - it is the desire of the Bishops and the Church! (....) Each of the more than 2200 Salesian parishes is entrusted to the Congregation and the local community, not personally to the parish priest. This Community responsibility is a guarantee of Salesian identity.
The Rector Major met about 1200 young people from Salesian works in the area.

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Don Ángel Fernández Artime, Don Bosco's Rector Major of the Salesians - accompanied by Don Horacio Lopez and the Ambassadors to the Holy See of Panama, Miroslava Rosas Vargas, and Guatemala, Alfredo Vàsquez Rivera, visited the Museum of Peace - MAMT and the emotional paths dedicated to "DON BOSCO THE POWER OF LOVE".
To welcome the Rector Major and the guests, the president Michele Capasso, the Hon. Claudio Azzolini and Pia Molinari.
Serena Angioli,
councillor for the Mediterranean, participated in the visit to the European funds and young people of the Campania Region.
The Rector Major expressed his appreciation and thanks, on behalf of Don Bosco, for this unique place that will spread, even more, the message of Don Bosco in the world. Particular emotion was expressed during the itineraries dedicated to Don Peppe Diana, Pino Daniele and Raffaele Capasso.
The Ambassadors of Panama and Guatemala have assured the involvement of their respective countries in peace initiatives to be held with the Fondazione Mediterraneo.

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The Rector Major of the Salesians of Don Bosco Don Ángel Fernández Artime - accompanied by Don Horacio Lopez and the Ambassadors to the Holy See of Panama, Miroslava Rosas Vargas, and Guatemala, Alfredo Vàsquez Rivera - inaugurated the "DON BOSCO HALL" of the Museum of Peace: twelve videowalls connected with the Salesian Family all over the world that constitute a multimedia hub comprising videos, images, music, real-time connections and other hypertext instruments with 4k high technology: the aim is to spread Don Bosco's work throughout the world, appreciated on several occasions by Pope Francis and unanimously recognized, especially by those who have lived the educational, human and social experience of the "Saint of young people".

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The Rector Major of the Salesians of Don Bosco, Don Ángel Fernández Artime, with representatives of the Salesian Family - from the Magnificent Rector of the Salesian Pontifical University Don Mauro Mantovani to the Inspector IME Don Pasquale Cristiani to the Daughters of Maria Ausiliatrice- gathered around the "Totem of Peace" by sculptor Mario Molinari: The symbol that the Fondazione Mediterraneo is spreading throughout the world.
On this occasion the Rector Major paid homage to the monumental work, symbol of migrants and solidarity.

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Hundreds of young people from the Don Bosco schools and immigrants welcomed in the Family Houses have inaugurated, with the Rector Major Don Ángel Fernández Artime, the emotional path dedicated to "Don Bosco and young people" in the premises on the ground floor of the Museum of Peace - MAMT, overlooking Piazza Municipio.
After writing their names and various messages on the digital boards, young people and migrants gathered around the tenth successor of Don Bosco in a warm embrace of sharing and love.

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During a solemn ceremony, the Rector Major of the Salesians of Don Bosco - Don Ángel Fernández Artime with the Inspector of the Salesians of the South Don Pasquale Cristiani, the Magnificent Rector of the Salesian Pontifical University and other representatives of the Salesian Family (Salesian Daughters of Mary Help of Christians, Cooperators, etc.) blessed the Chapel of the Museum of Peace dedicated to Don Bosco, which houses the relic of the "Saint of the Youth".
"A moment of great emotion - declared the President of the Fondazione Mediterraneo Michele Capasso - that has made an immense space thanks to the heart and charisma of Don Bosco".

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The Rector Major of the Salesians of Don Bosco Don Ángel Fernández Artime - accompanied by Don Horacio Lopez and the Ambassadors to the Holy See of Panama, Miroslava Rosas Vargas, and of Guatemala, Alfredo Vàsquez Rivera - inaugurated the Museum of Peace dedicated to "DON BOSCO THE POWER OF LOVE ": twelve emotional journeys through the 5 floors of the Museum where the messages of Don Bosco and the essential moments of the Salesian Family's action in 132 countries of the world are gathered with videos and hypertextual tools.
To welcome the Rector Major and many representatives of the Salesian Family - from the Magnificent Rector of the Salesian Pontifical University Don Mauro Mantovani to the inspector of Southern Italy Don Pasquale Cristiani up to the representatives of the Daughters of Maria Ausiliatrice and the cooperators - Michele Capasso president of Fondazione Mediterraneo, Pia molinari and Claudio Azzolini.
Present at the ceremony were the delegate of the Rector of the Federico II University Gilberto Sammartino, the Councilor for the Campania Region Serena Angioli, the Councilor for the City of Naples, Annamaria Palmieri and the representatives of military, civil and religious institutions.

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The Rector Major of the Salesians of Don Bosco Don Ángel Fernández Artime accompanied by Don Horacio Lopez and the Ambassadors to the Holy See of Panama, Miroslava Rosas Vargas, and Guatemala, Alfredo Vàsquez Rivera - took part in the press conference presenting the virtual Salesian Oratory: a space with videowall and multimedia communication systems that tells the educational path of Don Bosco and interacts with Salesians from all over the world.
To welcome the Rector Major and many representatives of the Salesian Family - from the Magnificent Rector of the Salesian Pontifical University Don Mauro Mantovani to the Inspector of Southern Italy Don Pasquale Cristiani, to the representatives of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians and cooperators - the President of the Foundation Michele Capasso, Pia Molinari and Claudio Azzolini.
Present at the press conference were the delegate of the Magnificent Rector of the University Federico II Gilberto Sammartino, the councillor to the Campania Region Serena Angioli, the councillor to the Municipality of Naples Annamaria Palmieri and the representatives of newspapers and television.

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