PrevPrev Article

NextNext Article

Larger Font Smaller Font Up Down Go comment Print Attachment


By Our Own Correspondent

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, 28 April 2019 -- Hopefully in record time, just a few weeks after the publication of the Apostolic Exhortation of Pope Francis 'Christus Vivit!' (Christ is Alive) on 'Youth - Faith - Vocation Discernment', the Manila-based "Word and Life Publications' will release their 'Study edition' - a precious gift for all members of the Salesian Family around the English-speaking world. In the meantime, the text with subject index is already published.

After the first 'browsing' of the Exhortation (AustraLasia 5057 (II) on April 6 we 'discover' other East Asia - Oceania Catholic community related passages in this Magisterium text:

no. 178 (Korean bishops quoted)

Don’t think that this mission is soft and easy. Some young people have given their lives for the sake of missionary outreach. As the Korean bishops put it: “we hope that we can be grains of wheat and instruments for the salvation of humanity, following upon the example of the martyrs. Though our faith is as small as a mustard seed, God will give it growth and use it as an instrument for his work of salvation”. Young friends, don’t wait until tomorrow to contribute your energy, your audacity and your creativity to changing our world. Your youth is not an “in-between time”. You are the now of God, and he wants you to bear fruit. For “it is in giving that we receive”. The best way to prepare a bright future is to experience the present as best we can, with commitment and generosity.

(Pastoral Letter on the 150th Anniversary of the Martyrdom during the Byeong-in Persecution (Seoul, 30 March 2016)

no. 201 (Samoan youth quoted)

During the Synod, one of the young auditors from the Samoan Islands spoke of the Church as a canoe, in which the elderly help to keep on course by judging the position of the stars, while the young keep rowing, imagining what waits for them ahead. Let us steer clear of young people who think that adults represent a meaningless past, and those adults who always think they know how young people should act. Instead, let us all climb aboard the same canoe and together seek a better world, with the constantly renewed momentum of the Holy Spirit.

On Boscolink in the meantime, you can get the valuable introduction published by two Special Secretaries of the 2018 Synod, Fr Rosanno Sala (SDB) and Fr Giacomo Costa (SJ) -- this will be part of the Study edition of the 'Christus Vivit!'

Full index text of the Exhortation published by Word & Life with other useful tools for download:

Related article:



Drag and drop your files here, or Click attach files button.

Maximum File Size : 0MB (Allowed extentsions : *.*)

0 file(s) attached ( / )

  1. 5446(II)_Three Successive Days of God’s Grace for the Vietnam Province

    ALA_5446 Admission of new novices, First and Final Professions By Br. Pham Hong Phuoc, SDB Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, 16 August 2020 – August is the month of God’s grace for many provinces of our Congregation around the world including the Viet...
    Date2020.08.17 CategoryVIE Reply0 Views112 file
    Read More
  2. 5446(I)_How to foster more Salesian Family Journalism

    ALA_5446 Two Salesian Journalist Manuals published in India By our own correspondent RMG, 17 August 2020 -- Yesterday we greeted each other - Happy Birthday to you - while celebrating the 205th Birthday of our Father and Founder Don Bosco!...
    Date2020.08.17 CategoryRMG Reply0 Views52 file
    Read More
  3. 5445(IV)_A short reflection on my perpetual profession

    ALA_5445 By Cl. Peter Minh Duc Nguyen, SDB from Fiji Islands Don Bosco House, Nakasi (Suva), Fiji Islands, 15 August 2020 -- The first days of joining with the vocation center as an aspirant in Vietnam, I was very impressed with the words ...
    Date2020.08.16 CategoryAUL Reply0 Views81 file
    Read More
  4. 5445(III)_Three first professions and two special funerals - Slovakiaand, and Interview with new Salesian Brother Michal Zak (Slovakia)

    ALA_5445 By our own correspondent Bratislava, Slovakia, 14 august 2020 -- Among the 30 SDB provinces in Europe, Slovakia is probably the only one that still operates its own novitiate in Poprad (in some years with Czech or other East Europ...
    Date2020.08.16 CategoryWorld Reply0 Views111 file
    Read More
  5. 5445(II)_Covid19 Solidarity from Chofu reaches Hamamatsu parish

    ALA_5445 By Fr. Tamura Nobyuki, SDB Chofu, Tokyo and Hamamatsu, Japan, 14 August 2020 -- Thank you for your continuous support for our solidarity with the people in need! From August 7th to 8th, we went to the Catholic Church in Hamamatsu ...
    Date2020.08.16 CategoryGIA Reply0 Views109 file
    Read More
  6. 5445(I)_Annual Retreat 2020 for Hong Kong - Macau SDBs

    ALA_5445 By CIN provincial secretary Hong Kong, China, 13 August 2020 -- Between August 2 - 8, 2020, some forty Salesians of China Province held the second batch of annual retreat with the theme of GC28: "What Kind of Salesians for the You...
    Date2020.08.16 CategoryCIN Reply0 Views78 file
    Read More
  7. 5444(I)_The Feeding of 5,000 Continues in DB Calauan

    ALA_5444 By Mr. Charles O. Armario Calauan, Laguna, the Philippines, 13 August 2020 -- Matthew, a 7-year-old boy, gained two kilos after joining the feeding program a year ago. His father, who undergoes monthly dialysis, cannot provide for...
    Date2020.08.14 CategoryFIN Reply0 Views71 file
    Read More
  8. 5443(II)_Inspiring people through Media Education

    ALA_5443 Personal sharing of Fr. Ambrose Pereira, SDB Part 2 Vice Province of Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands, 13 August 2020 -- Involving young people ‘They say, ‘Young people are a strange lot, you ask them for little and they wi...
    Date2020.08.13 CategoryPGS Reply0 Views67 file
    Read More
  9. 5443(I)_Final Profession in Fiji

    ALA_5443 “You received without cost, give without cost.” (Matt 10:8) By Fr. James Kyaw Hoe, SDB Don Bosco House, Nakasi (Suva), Fiji Islands, 12 August 2020 -- Brother Peter Minh Duc Nguyen had been preparing for his Final Profession for a...
    Date2020.08.13 CategoryAUL Reply0 Views103 file
    Read More
  10. 5442_Strenna 2021 Presentation: Moved by Hope

    ALA_5442 RMG, Rome, 11 August 2020 -- The annual 'Strenna' (life and pastoral direction for the whole Salesian Family) for next year 2021 was presented in the message of the Rector Major posted on the web, dated 2 August 2020: MOVED BY HOP...
    Date2020.08.11 CategoryRMG Reply0 Views211 file
    Read More
Board Pagination Prev 1 ... 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 ... 394 Next
/ 394