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RM's visit to Japan (2)


By Fr Michael Lap, SDB


Tokyo, Japan, 8 November 2018 -- Today is the second day of the Rector Major Fr Angel Fernandez Artime's visit to Japan. We are happy to have him in Japan as the presence of our founder Don Bosco.


Today the Rector Major visited the Cimatti Museum in Chofu seminary, Tokyo. The museum stores various items related to Fr Cimatti: documents, publications, collection of minerals and plants, musical works, photos, everyday objects he used, etc. It is a place that tells us of the 92 year history of the Japanese Province, especially the activities of Fr Cimatti and the first missionaries and Fr Cimatti’s spiritual life. The photos and documents here help the visitors to understand how much the Salesians have dedicated their hard work to serve the young tirelessly, in the past and also today.


TheRector Major listened intently as Fr Compri, the Curator of the Museum, showed him around and explained the story behind the exhibited items. After visiting the museum, the Rector Major went to the tomb of Fr Cimatti in the chapel below the Seminary and prayed. He prayed for the Japanese Province and the Salesian mission in this country.


In the afternoon, the Rector Major has flown to Miyazaki. Miyazaki, in southwest Japan, was the first mission territory of the Salesians in Japan.




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