A Formative Missionary Experience for Aspirants PGS
Port Moresby, PNG -- On 5 November, 2018 the Solemnity of Christ the King, 4 aspirants received their missionary cross from the PGS Provincial, Fr Alfred Maravilla, at the Holy Name of Jesus mission Parish in Bomana, on the outskirts of Port Moresby. It was a fitting setting because the aspirants come here to animate the Sunday liturgy.
The Namuncurá Experience is an integral part of the formation program for first year college aspirants from PGS. They give up their Christmas holidays to spend six weeks in the Salesian missions in Araimiri, Gulf Province where they will be inserted into the life and activities of the Salesian community, particularly in animating the oratory and catechising the children in the mission stations. Through the Namuncura Experience aspirants get a first-hand experience of Don Bosco’s missionary work as well as discern if their initial attraction to Salesian life is indeed a Salesian vocation.