PrevPrev Article

NextNext Article

Larger Font Smaller Font Up Down Go comment Print Attachment


By Bro. Raymond Callo, SDB

Cebu, the Philippines, 22 Novmber 2017 -- Participants for the formation of Pre-Novice directors from EAO and South Asia Region started arriving last 17 November. There are 23 participants from 10 EAO provinces and 5 South Asia provinces in attendance. There are also 6 confreres from FIS province who are formators dropping in to attend some of the inputs together with the 7 novices. The EAO provinces decided to send not only their pre-novice directors but also team members. And for South Asia region, not everyone could come for the course because of difficulties in obtaining a visa. Nevertheless, we keep them updated. The venue for the formation meeting is in Don Bosco Retreat House, Cebu, Philippines. It situated in a compound together with the aspirantate, pre-novitiate and novitiate of the FIS province. Fr. Godo Atienza, the provincial of FIS, welcomed all the participants during dinner time together with the confreres of the house and novices who prepared a nice program. The 30 plus youth scholars of the Archdiocesan shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Punta Princesa making up a violin ensemble serenaded us with beautiful music.

There were 4 sessions per day with 1.5hours per session. The topics already covered during the first five days are:

    18 November (Saturday):

    • Session 1. Introduction to the rationale of the seminar by Bro. Mon Callo (FIN)
    • Session 2-4. Person of the formator – self-care and self-understanding by Fr. Philip Lazatin (FIN)

    19 November (Sunday):

    • Session 1: Formation of formation guides by Fr. Ivo Coelho (RMG)
    • Session 2 & 3: Identity of the formator from the latest Salesian documents – Fr. Silvio Roggia (RMG)
    • Session 4: Pre-Novitiate program from the revised Ratio 2009 – Bro. Mon Callo (FIN)

    20 November (Monday):

    • Session 1-3: Human dimension – Fr. Gerry Martin (FIN)
    • Session 4: Admission; Scrutinies; Criteria and norms – Fr. Gerry Martin (FIN)

    21 November (Tuesday):

    • Session 1-2: Personal reading; Small and big group sharing – Bro Mon Callo (FIN)
    • Session 3-4: Faith dimension – Fr. Mel Racelis (FIS)

    22 November (Wednesday):

    • Session 1-3: Salesian dimension: Consecration/2 forms – Fr. Silvio Roggia (RMG)
    • Session 4: Salesian consecration. Bro. Mon Callo (FIN)

The inputs have been very enriching for all the participants. There were also opportunities to learn from each other through group sharing as well as personal readings, the homilies and good nights given.

But it was not all learning and sharing of experiences. The five days were also opportunities to build fraternal communion among us as we live, pray and have fun together.

The participants are more than satisfied in the classroom, the chapel (with the liturgical animation of the novices), the playground and the dining hall! There were even some first time experiences for each one such as the first good night of Fr. Boonlert (THA) in English, first experience of service in authority every year for Fr. Adie (ITM), and the birthday of Fr. Simao (INP). We look forward to making more good memories the next five days as we prepare ourselves for the delicate task of being formators and of accompanying our pre-novices in their desire to discern their calling to Salesian consecrated life.




Maximum Attachments : 0Byte/ 5.00MB
Maximum File Size : 5.00MB (Allowed extentsions : *.*)

  1. 4581(II)_Strong appeal to the Salesian apostolic generosity

    Missionary Call of the Rector Major 2017 By Our Own Correspondent RMG, 8 December 2017 -- Three months after the 148th Salesian missionary expedition with 20 new missionaries, the 10th sucessor of Don Bosco does renew...
    Date2017.12.13 CategoryWorld Reply0 Views481 newfile
    Read More
  2. 4581(I)_Be the Salt of the Earth in Macau

    Youth serving the Youth - GEX of Macau (Young Alumni of Don Bosco) By Our Own Correspondent Macau, China, 13 December 2017 -- With an established tradition of helping our Salesian school students to taste the voluntee...
    Date2017.12.13 CategoryEXDB Reply0 Views111 newfile
    Read More
  3. 4580_Good chance to deepen our relationship with Mary Our Help

    How can we celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Valdocco Basilica of Mary Help of Christians? By Our Own Correspondent Turin, Italy, 12 December 2017 -- Next 9th June 2018 the whole Salesian Family will remember the...
    Date2017.12.12 CategoryWorld Reply0 Views174 file
    Read More
  4. 4579(II)_First Thanksgiving Mass at Maria Auxilium parish, Darkhan

    By Ms. Bolor-Uyanga Darkhan, Mongolia, 10 December 2017 -- Fr. Anton Werun, SDB, from Indonesia ordained two months ago at Ulaanbaatar, offered his first thanksgiving mass at Maria Auxilium Parish, Darkhan, the first Salesian ...
    Date2017.12.11 CategoryMong. Reply0 Views69 file
    Read More
  5. 4579(I)_Ninth Salesian Games with 3000 participants

    By Bro. Saraphan Kaeser Abraham, SDB Bangkok, Thailand, 9 December 2017 -- Salesians of Thai Province gathered together to celebrate the opening ceremony of the 9th Salesian Games at Hua Hin Vithayalai school. The ceremony was...
    Date2017.12.11 CategoryTHA Reply0 Views229 file
    Read More
  6. 4578(IV)_Called to Service

    Priestly Ordination of Fr. Bruce Kupi By Fr. Ambrose Pereira, SDB Port Moresby, PNG, 9 December 2017 -- The Priestly Ordination of Fr. Bruce Kupi (42) was held on 9th December, 2017 at St. Peter Chanel Parish, Erima...
    Date2017.12.10 CategoryPGS Reply0 Views71 file
    Read More
  7. 4578(III)_Feast of Immaculate Conception in Mongolia

    By Ms. Bolor-Uyanga Darkhan, Mongolia, 9 December 2017 -- A special program was held in Don Bosco Darkhan to observe the feast of Immaculate Conception and world Salesians’ day. It began with Holy mass at 17.30 in the evening ...
    Date2017.12.10 CategoryMong. Reply0 Views73 file
    Read More
  8. 4578(II)_One Day with Mary in Chieri

    The Marian Circle in Chieri 2017 By Our Own Correspondent Turin, Italy -- 8 December 2017 was celebrated all around the Salesian World as 'usual' - with Eucharistic celebration, Academy, special cultural and religious...
    Date2017.12.10 CategoryWorld Reply0 Views294 file
    Read More
  9. 4578(I)_Profession of First VDB in Cambodia

    By Sr. Maria Elena Estacio, FMA Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 5 December 2017 -- A most significant day for the Salesian Family in Cambodia. It marked not only the feast of Blessed Philip Rinaldi, third successor of Don Bosco and...
    Date2017.12.09 CategoryCamb. Reply0 Views146 file
    Read More
  10. 4577_Consistent history work of Brother Marino Bois

    Don Bosco Youth Center 50 Years publication By Br. Marino Bois, SDB Seoul, Korea, 8 December -- After two years of hard work, patient collection of materials, complilation, translation and helped by many Alumni and on...
    Date2017.12.09 CategoryKOR Reply0 Views110 file
    Read More
Board Pagination Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 ... 165 Next
/ 165