austraLasia

?

Shortcut

PrevPrev Article

NextNext Article

Larger Font Smaller Font Up Down Go comment Print Attachment
Views 158 Comment 0

20171201_PGS.jpg


Vocation story of Aspirant Joshua Tarare


By Asp. Joshua Tarere


Port Moresby, PNG, 1 December 2017 -- My name is Joshua Tarere (25). I was born on 27th January, 1993 and am from East New Britain. I am the eldest boy in a family of two brothers and three sisters. I have just completed my Bachelor degree in Technical Education in Computers.


In my younger days, I followed my father everywhere he went, especially when he went to visit his many priests and brother friends. I loved to stay with the diocesans seminarians as the Rector was a close friend of my father. Some would tell me that I must become a priest. Every weekend, since grade 4, I would spend my weekend with the seminarians. I admired the way they played music and sang. Most of all I was attracted to the white cassock they wore. This stirred in me the interest to become one like them.


My interest to join the Aspirantate grew as I witnessed the ordination of the first salesian of Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands, Fr. Isidor Maramun. It was the first time for me to participate in such an occasion. The mass was beautiful and alive and the students of Vunabosco led the choir. The students sang very well and made the day a memorable one. This boosted my interest to become a salesian of Don Bosco one day.


Without knowing the system and the style of this great saint Fr. Bosco, I showed great interest by writing to Fr. Roger Miranda sdb, the Rector of Vunabosco. During my short stay, I was moved by his simple lifestyle. He was so gentle, full of fun, loving, easy-going, yet hardworking and always concerned about me and the other boys. I felt that he was not only a priest but truly a father that cares for children as parents in a family would do.


After my short staying at Vunabosco, I was then sent to Savio Haus Aspirantate and took up courses at DBTI, Boroko. Life now began to change from my ordinary way of living. I have a fixed schedule and have ample time for everything, i.e. a time to play, to pray, to study and to meet with the youths during the Sunday’s oratory. I considered being with the Salesians like being together in a big happy family. There is life and joy among every one.


I have learnt a lot from the life of the Salesians. One thing that I always treasure is that; no matter how busy or important a position of office they hold; they always have time to spend with young people.




20171201_PGS0.jpg


20171201_PGS1.jpg


Maximum Attachments : 0Byte/ 15.00MB
Maximum File Size : 15.00MB (Allowed extentsions : *.*)

  1. 4917(III)_Word and Life Magazine receives the CMMA Hall of Fame Award

    By Fr. Drans Nolasco, SDB Pasay City, the Philippines, November 14, 2018 -- Word & Life Magazine, the youth magazine published by Word and Life Publications, received the Catholic Mass Media Awards (CMMA) Hall of Fame Award fo...
    Date2018.11.15 CategoryFIN Reply0 Views25 newfile
    Read More
  2. 4917(II)_Mission animation visit of Fr Guillermo Basanes in Thailand

    By THA SC Bangkok, Thailand, 15 November 2018 -- From 12 to 17 November the General Councillor for the Missions, Fr Guillermo Basanes, is visiting the SDBs and Salesian Family in Thailand, followed by 2 days in Laos and 4 days in ...
    Date2018.11.15 CategoryTHA Reply0 Views17 newfile
    Read More
  3. 4917(I)_Inter-cultural Catholic community of Saitama open to the poor

    Missionary communion of Saitama diocese By Dcn Sadato Yabuki, Saitama Diocese Saitama, Japan, 15 November 2018 -- The Tokyo metropolitan area has 11 vicariates with 60 parishes scattered over the large area of 4 prefectu...
    Date2018.11.15 CategoryGIA Reply0 Views21 newfile
    Read More
  4. 4916(III)_"I truly believe that our Father Don Bosco is there in your hearts now"

    Rector Major visit Don Bosco Youth Centre, Oratory in Seoul (4) By KOR SC Seoul, Korea, 14 November 2018 -- In the afternoon of 14 November, the Rector Major visited the Don Bosco Youth Centre with the only vocational tr...
    Date2018.11.15 CategoryKOR Reply0 Views82 newfile
    Read More
  5. 4916(II)_Rector Major prays for unification in Korea

    Second day of the Rector Major's visit to Korea (3) By KOR SC Mt O-Du-san, Korea, 14 November 2018 -- Along with 45 Korean Salesians, the Rector Major has visited the observatory centre at Mt Odu, where the real situatio...
    Date2018.11.15 CategoryKOR Reply0 Views77 newfile
    Read More
  6. 4916(I)_Three Celebrations In One Day

    By Pre-novice Antonio Rodriguez Canlubang, the Philippines, 10 November 2018 -- A mild, overcast sky enveloped Don Bosco-Canlubang on November 10, 2018 as the Salesians from the different settings of the Philippine North Province ...
    Date2018.11.15 CategoryFIN Reply0 Views61 newfile
    Read More
  7. 4915_RM enjoyed autumn concert at Salesian Youth Centre

    The Rector Major visits Daerim-dong community in Seoul (2) By KOR SC Seoul, Korea, 13 November 2018 -- Following his interview with reporters, the Rector Major visited Daerim-dong Youth Centre which is known as the Korea...
    Date2018.11.14 CategoryKOR Reply0 Views112 file
    Read More
  8. 4914_Eleven videos of past EAO Brothers Congress now available

    Interview with the Salesian Brothers - EAO 2018 By Fr. Peter Chinh, SDB HCM City, Vietnam, 13 November 2018 -- Dear Salesian Brothers of our East Asia-Oceania Region, we are happy to share the 'missing' video interviews ...
    Date2018.11.14 CategoryEAO Reply0 Views73 file
    Read More
  9. 4913(II)_The Rector Major's official visit to Korea 2018 has begun

    Rector Major's visit to Korea (1) By KOR SC Center Seoul, South Korea, 13 November 2018 -- The Rector Major, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, SDB and his companions Fr Vaclav Klement (the Regional Councillor EAO), and Fr Horac...
    Date2018.11.13 CategoryKOR Reply0 Views217 file
    Read More
  10. 4913(I)_The Salesian Family in Japan Say Good-bye to the Rector Major

    Rector Major's visit to Japan (8) By Chihiro Okawa, EXDB Tokyo, Japan, 13 November 2018 -- Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, the Rector Major of the Salesians successfully finished his visit to Japan early on the morning of 13 ...
    Date2018.11.13 CategoryGIA Reply0 Views126 file
    Read More
List
Board Pagination Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 ... 238 Next
/ 238