Rector Major's visit to Japan (7)
Tokyo, Japan, 13 November 2018 -- On Monday 12 November, in the morning, the Rector Major had a time of encounter with Salesians of Japan at the Chofu Seminariate. Around 45 confreres participated.
In his talk, Fr Fernandez referred to real issues and crises in the Church and in the Congregation, showing data and statistics with concrete examples, and made an earnest call on the confreres to become mature Salesians in order to serve the young.
He also urged and encouraged the confreres to have a vision for the future and make responsible and decisive choices as a Province.
Later that day the Rector Major visited Salesio Gakuin (Salesian High-school) in Yokohama. About 900 junior and senior-high-school students and about 50 teaching staff welcomed him.
In the meeting hall, the students gave presentations: the musical performance by the brass band; the juggling club “Giocoliere” performed their tricks; a performance on a Japanese banjo “Tsugaru-jamisen” by one of the teachers.
This was followed by a Q&A session of the Rector Major with the students. Fr Fernandez answered each question of the four representatives in a sincere manner and the students listened attentively.
The Rector Major then visited a sick confrere in a hospital and gave encouragement.