Youth and Choices of Life in pedagogical perspective
International Congress (UPS)
Rome, Italy 23 September 2018 -- One of the events preparing the Synod of Bishops 2018 about 'Young People - Faith and Vocation Discernment' was held at the UPS (Salesian Pontifical University) during last 4 days, September 20-23, 2018.
Most of the 200+ participants were the SDB and FMA sisters coming from four continents. The Congress was opened with the Message of Pope Francis and brought together many famous Salesian and non Salesian speakers - Cardinal Baldisseri (Bishop Synod 2018), Salesian Bishop Raul Biord (Venezuela), Fr. Fabio Attard (General Councilor for Youth Ministry) and many others.
We are glad to see also few EAO province members - some current students at the Salesian University (TLS, CIN, KOR, THA, VIE) or Youth Ministry delegates (FIN-FIS) and few other confreres.
Among the many conferences, sharing of good practices and magisterial talks is shining one 'very Salesian and very practical' reflection by UPS Professor, Fr. Michal Vojtas about 'Salesian Pedagogy of Vocation and Choice'. Fr. Vojtas helps us understand the dynamics and values of the classical Salesian Aspirantes of the past and the modern ways of more personalized ways of Salesian creative fidelity today. The sharp and charismatically rich reflection offers much food for evaluation and practical application in our EAO aspirantates in Vietnam, Timor Leste, Indonesia, Japan, Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar and in the Philippines.
- UPS - Congress on Vocation Accompaniment (Rome, Sept 21-23): Prof. Vojtas Michal: Salesian Aspirantate and Vocation Accompaniment
- AustraLasia 4717 (IV) The largest junior aspirantate in the EAO region (Timor Leste)
- AustraLasia 4856 (II) Consistent accompaniment of university students - Vietnam
- AustraLasia 4134 How to become Salesian Aspirant in Japan?