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.

 

 

 

On the occasion of the ceremony of the academic year 2016-2017 of the Pontifical Salesian University, President Capasso was able to inaugurate, with the president of the Senate Pietro Grasso, the 2nd Volume of the "ALBO d'oro" of the Pontifical Salesian University.
Thanks to Don Mauro Mantovani, magnificent rector, to the rector major Don Angel Fernandez Artime and to all the Salesians in the world for their commitment to the education of young people and peace.
Before the ceremony the rector major D. Angel Fernandez Artime celebrated the mass in the Church of St. Mary of Hope.
The President Grasso held the inaugural titled "Educating the Legality and active and responsible citizenship".

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Mario Molinari's "Totem of peace" becomes the symbol of the Salesians of Don Bosco.
The rector major, Don Angel Fernandez Artime, in receiving the work of the sculptor Molinari on the occasion of the "Mediterranean Prize special edition 2016" attributed to him, emphasizes the importance of "positive", of living life with the "colors of hope, of Faith and Joy ".
In front of an audience of over 400 students of the Pontifical Salesian University confirms the topicality of the educational method of Don Bosco especially in the face of the great challenges of today's world.

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On the occasion of the twentieth anniversary of the "Mediterranean Prize" was held the ceremony of the award of the "Mediterranean Prize 2016 – Special Edition for the Education of Peace", attributed to the major rector of the Salesians, Don Ángel Fernández Artime, Grand Chancellor Of the UPS, in the presence of the President of the Senate Pietro Grasso.

Considered among the most significant internationally, the prize of the "Fondazione Mediterraneo" was awarded in previous editions to important personalities such as King Juan Carlos of Spain, King Hussein of Jordan, Presidents Anibal Cavao Silva and Abu Mazen, Leah Rabin, the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem FouadTwal, Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini, Cardinal Roger Etchegaray, and others.
In the motivations read by the president of the Fondazione Mediterraneo Prof. Michele Capasso-who with Pia Molinari delivered the prize-reads:

"For the activity in favour of peace and concord among the peoples of the world, carried out by the Salesian family, especially in the places where the war rages: Here the Salesians are often the only point of reference for men and women belonging to different faiths. The rector major Don Ángel Fernández Artime is a true ' peacemaker '; With his role as guide and master of the entire Salesian family-the Salesians, the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians and the cooperators-nourishes and spreads with humility and complicity the hope in the young people who have to confront life as ' hunters of the positive ' and Spreading the ' true ', the ' beautiful ' and the ' good ' as the foundation of civil, religious and social life. "

The major Rector expressed his gratitude on behalf of the whole Salesian family and Don Bosco for the prestigious recognition, considering it a "prize for the Future": even more imbued with the "Paul" for the Young, "Hunters of the positive".
The ceremony took place during the inauguration of the new academic year (2016-2017) of the Pontifical Salesian University (UPS), in the presence of a delegation of approximately 2000 students from 100 nations and ambassadors from various countries.
The prize awarded is the "Totem of Peace" by sculptor Mario Molinari.

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Was assigned to the Magnificent Rector of the Pontifical Salesian University, Don Mauro Mantovani, the Mediterranean Prize "bearer of Peace" 2016 for the role taken by the entire Pontifical Salesian University for the education of young people to peace and Coexistence among different peoples, in the perspective – according to the expressions of Pope Paul VI – of the "new humanism" and of the "Civilization of Love".

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It was held in Rome at the Salesians' Directorate General, a cordial meeting between the President Capasso - accompanied by Pia Molinari - and the rector major of the Salesians D. Angel Fernández Artime.
On this occasion, joint initiatives have been agreed to spread the teaching of Don Bosco and promote the education of young people to peace.
At the meeting he participated by telephone (from Subiaco) sister Maria Pia Giudici (FMA-House of Prayer "San Biagio").

(ANS – Roma) On the occasion of the Inauguration of the new academic year of the Salesian Pontifical University (UPS), on Wednesday 19 October, the "Mediterranean 2016 Award - Special Edition for Peace Education", attended by the President of the Senate Pietro Grasso, will be presented to the Rector Major of the Salesians, Don Ángel Fernández Artime, Grand Chancellor of UPS.
Considered one of the most significant on an international level, the prize of the "Fondazione Mediterraneo" has been awarded in previous editions to important personalities such as King Juan Carlos of Spain, King Hussein of Jordan, Presidents Anibal Cavaco Silva and Abu Mazen, Leah Rabin, the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem Fouad Twal, Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini, Cardinal Roger Etchegaray, and others.
The motivations communicated by the President of the Fondazione Mediterraneo, Prof. Michele Capasso, who will present the Award, reads:

For the activity in favour of peace and harmony among the peoples of the world, carried out by the Salesian Family, particularly in places where war is raging: here the Salesians are often the only point of reference for men and women of different faiths. The Rector Major Don Ángel Fernández Artime is a true' builder of Peace'; with his role as a Guide and Master of the entire Salesian Family - the Salesians, the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians and Cooperators - he nurtures and spreads with humility and complicity hope in the young people who have to place themselves towards life as' Hunters of the Positive' and spread the' True'.

It should also be noted that during the Academic Act of 19 October also the Rector of UPS, Prof. Mauro Mantovani, will receive from the Fondazione Mediterraneo, on behalf of the University, the Prize "Bearer of Peace" 2016,"recognition of the role taken on by the entire Salesian Pontifical University for the education of young people in peace and coexistence among different peoples, in the perspective - according to the expressions of Pope Paul VI - of the new'.
In its main headquarters of the "Museum of Peace" in Naples, the Fondazione Mediterraneo has also set up 107 large videowalls through which it tells the history and actions of Salesians around the world.
Finally, it should be noted that the Mediterranean Award - in its "special edition" for the twentieth anniversary - consists of the original work "Totem della Pace" by the sculptor Mario Molinari, from Turin, very much linked to the figure of Don Bosco, a detail that reinforces even more the symbolic meaning of the Prize.

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Sister Maria Pia Giudici and President Michele Capasso held a "Lectio divina" on the theme "Justice and Mercy". Representatives of associations and organizations dedicated to social solidarity.

Don Mario Maritano - professor at the Salesian Pontifical University - celebrated Holy Mass at the House of Prayer "San Biagio".
Sister Maria Pia Giudici commented on the pages of the Gospel.