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.




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.

The President of the Fondazione Mediterraneo Michele Capasso spoke at the 30th interreligious meeting in Assisi organized by the Community of St. Egidio.
On this occasion he retraced the activities that in 27 years have characterized the Fondazione Mediterraneo on the theme of interreligious dialogue, recalling the Forums held in Naples in 1997, 2003, 2006 and 2009 organized by the Foundation.
President Capasso, in his capacity as Lead Partner of the Italian Network of the "Anna Lindh Foundation", explained the role and importance of the institution based in Alexandria, Egypt, and the activities of some members of the Italian Network on the theme of inter-religious dialogue, such as the ISA Academy and the Salesian University.

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The Italian Network of the Anna Lindh Foundation continues to support Syrian families.
Some of them are guests of the "House of prayer of San Biagio", where they have found love, welcome and - above all - peace: they come from Aleppo, today's "Sarajevo", where every day innocent victims die from the lack of justice and peace on the part of the rulers.

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After 28 years spent in the community of prayer of St. Biagio Sister Filomena leaves for the house of Colleferro.
Great feast in San Biagio with the participation of the Abbot of Subiaco Dom. Mauro Meacci.

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