Best wishes is your contribution to AustraLasia!
EAO, 7 November 2017 -- Twenty years ago (exactly on November 7,1997) during the Regional meeting of the Provincials and Soc.Com. Delegates of the EAO provinces with Fr. Martinelli (General Councilor for the SC and Salesian Family) was born the 'Email news-service AustraLasia' from a simple collection of few email addresses and invitation to share. From 1997 until November 2017 not less than 4500 news items were shared by email and recently also via SNS among the EAO Salesian Family members.
During the incoming EAO regional meeting of the Social Communication Delegates (November 10-14) will be present also the General Councilor for SC, Fr. Filiberto Gonzalez and 20 provincial delegates SDB with some Lay Mission Partners. On this occasion will be celebrated also the 20th Birthday of the regional news service - ministry of communion - AustraLasia & Boscolink - will be distributed 200 Certificates of Appreciation to all SDB and Salesian Family members who supported and contribute over the years!
The Rector Major Fr. Angel appreciated on different occasions the growth in communion amongst the provinces of EAO region: "It is highly valued, the effort that the EAO Region is making in print and video translations. These are modes of communication that bring the reality of the Congregation and the Rector Major closer to the brothers, allowing us to grow in a sense of belonging and participation. Likewise continue to push AustraLasia - Don Bosco Link, which unites and makes the Congregation visible in the Region..." (EAO Team Visit 2017, Hua Hin).
One of the translators of AustraLasia in his own language shares his conviction: "Happy to celebrate the 20th Birthday! I will continue to try my best to spread out Salesian charism to everyone, especially to the young. From the time I began post the Salesian news in Facebook, many readers con contact these news, also Salesian Cooperators and Don Bosco Past pupils." (Fr. John Baptist)
Since the launch of the new BOSCOLINK website (www.bosco.link) on Feb 3, 2015 were shared more than 1550 news items. Daily news service in English is further picked up by the Salesian Central News Agency (ANS: http://www.infoans.org) in 7 languages and many news are translated into Vietnamese, Japanese and Chinese.
Thanks and congratulations to all who did contribute over past 20 years to this communion tool and EAO regional 'digital sharing playground' - with their news text and photos, with translation and simply passing the good news to other Salesian family members. The best way to celebrate is simply to contribute (firstname.lastname@example.org)!
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