PrevPrev Article

NextNext Article

Larger Font Smaller Font Up Down Go comment Print Attachment
2019.04.22 05:23

5069_Jubilee Year 2020-2021

Views 206 Comment 0


150th anniversary of Don Bosco Past Pupils

By Mr Michael Hort, EXDB
President of the World Confederation of Don Bosco Past Pupils

Rome, Italy, 22 April 2019 -- Dear President and members of the National Presidency of Past Pupils,

I am writing to you with joy in my heart regarding the celebration of the 150th anniversary of our Association. On 24 June 1870, when the first group of past pupils visited Don Bosco to mark his name day and to thank him for the invaluable gift of education and friendship, the story of the past pupils began. Since that famous gift of coffee cups – the "tazzine" - now, after almost 150 years, we are called to reflect on the past, to enjoy the present and to plan for future challenges. I would like to invite all past pupils from around the world to get prepared and to celebrate this special anniversary. For the occasion of 150th anniversary in 2020, the World Presidency of Past Pupils decided to announce a Jubilee Year of Past Pupils of Don Bosco.

The Jubilee Year will start on the day of the anniversary itself on 24 June 2020 in Turin, Italy, with our current Don Bosco the Rector Major of the Salesian Family, during the celebration of Don Bosco's Name Day. The Jubilee Year is meant to be year of reflection, celebration and planning. We want to give our thanks to Don Bosco and our Mother, Mary Help of Christians, for all the blessings we have received over the last 150 years. We would like to bring and present what we have and what we are to the Salesian Family, the Church and to the World. New initiatives, projects and ideas will be shared and presented. At the same time, this 150th anniversary is a very important moment for us to rethink our identity and set standards and answer the question: What does it mean to be a past pupil of Don Bosco in the 21st century? What kind of Association we want to be for the next 150 years in order to grow, to build better networks, to bring new projects and to be the salt of the earth and light of the world of today?

The Jubilee Year will end at the World Assembly of Past Pupils which is scheduled for 2021, where we would like to bring all the results and outputs of the Jubilee Year and put it together in a manifesto on the past pupils of Don Bosco in the 21st century. I encourage you, my dear friends, to start your preparation for this extraordinary and blessed time of our Anniversary.

National celebrations on various opportunities, to join the world movement of past pupils and to let know about our joy and gratitude which we have in our hearts. Now even more than 150 years ago. The whole year of 2019 will be, among other activities, an important time of preparation for upcoming celebrations.

The World Presidency will be sharing with you new suggestions, proposals and ideas, and we will be asking you for your opinions and your ideas as well. We would like to reflect on the identity and mission of past pupil of today and for that process we would like to invite you all.

To create results, motivate each other and to bring all of this to life. We want to reflect on the scheme which we call the 3Ps of past pupils‘ identity and mission – P for Personal, P for Professional and P for Pastoral. All these bring different needs, challenges and approaches for us as past pupils, and futhermore as members of the Salesian Family, which see in the youth, specially the most needy, special beneficiaries of our attention and actions. Let´s rethink it at a personal, local, national but also worldwide level.

We, as a world presidency, will inform you soon about next steps in the issue of up coming Jubilee year and we will provide all necessary also in all of our official languages. Dear friends, I am very happy we are living in such times, that we witness the fruits of the dreams of Don Bosco, when we ourselves can be and become this fruit. As our story started with coffee cups, they now need to be filled with our love, gratitude and undying will to be good Christians and honest citizens.

In Don Bosco, Michael Hort, World President

NEWSFLASH of the Don Bosco Alumni (Easter 2019) is available:










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

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

0 file(s) attached ( / )

  1. 5073(II)_All formation roads lead to the 2019 EAO Salesian Cooperators Workshop

    By Ms Milagros Wurthrich, ASC Talamban, the Philippines, 24 April 2019 -- Also our FIS province is preparing for the upcoming EAO Formation Workshop in Cambodia (May 24-27). Last Wednesday, 24 April, three SDB Delegates and four senior Sale...
    Date2019.04.26 CategoryASC Reply0 Views239 file
    Read More
  2. 5073(I)_SME Volunteers activity

    By THA SC Hatyai, Thailand, 19 April 2019 -- On 19 April 2019, the Salesian Science Maths English Program of Saenthong Vittaya and Thidanukro schools organized the “SME Volunteers activity” run by Brother Thanad Anan, the director of Saenth...
    Date2019.04.26 CategoryTHA Reply0 Views192 file
    Read More
  3. 5072(II)_FIS Extraordinary Visitation concluded

    Journey towards the National Youth Day - Cebu 2019 By Fr Vaclav Klement, SDB Cebu, the Philippines, 24 April 2019 -- The three month Extraordinary Visititation of the Mary Help of Christiasn Province (FIS) - Philippines South and Pakistan, ...
    Date2019.04.25 CategoryFIS Reply0 Views331 file
    Read More
  4. 5072(I)_Gratitude to missionaries is the strongest inspiration for Vietnamese Salesians

    By Fr. Phat, SDB Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 24 April 2019 -- More than 44 Salesian Brothers and Priests were sent to Vietnam between 1941 and 1975 to established the Salesian mission in this country. Although a good number of them were of E...
    Date2019.04.25 CategoryVIE Reply0 Views216 file
    Read More
  5. 5071(II)_Six Bosconians baptized at Easter - ATS Hong Kong

    Young people in Hong Kong chose Jesus - Easter 2019 By Cl. Leo Leung, SDB Aberdeen Technical School, Hong Kong, 24 April 2019 -- During this Easter Triduum, the Aberdeen Technical School Religious Team held a spiritual camp for the students...
    Date2019.04.24 CategoryCIN Reply0 Views257 file
    Read More
  6. 5071(I)_PNG Salesian Cooperators are growing in their vocation

    Group interview with ASC Center in Kokopo - Rabaul, PNG. By Ms. Bellie Gutierrez, ASC Vunabosco, Papua New Guinea, 23 April 2019 -- What makes you happy as Salesian Cooperators? All members are happy because of the self-satisfaction that we...
    Date2019.04.24 CategoryASC Reply0 Views129 file
    Read More
  7. 5070(II)_Easter 2019 in Shuuwuu Mission (Ulaanbaatar)

    The Mongolian Way of celebrating Easter By Fr. Jaroslav Vracovsky, SDB Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, 22 April 2019 -- From the traditional Mongolian Lunar Year to the Christian celebration of Easter (April 21) there were many opportunities to cele...
    Date2019.04.22 CategoryMong. Reply1 Views186 file
    Read More
  8. 5070(I)_Bringing my family closer to God

    Interview with Ms Lellibeth Bustillo, ASC By Our Own Correspondent Negros Occidental, the Philippines, 22 April 2019 -- What makes you happy as a Salesian Cooperator? As a Salesian Cooperator, I am happy serving the Lord through the simple ...
    Date2019.04.22 CategoryASC Reply0 Views158 file
    Read More
  9. 5069_Jubilee Year 2020-2021

    150th anniversary of Don Bosco Past Pupils By Mr Michael Hort, EXDB President of the World Confederation of Don Bosco Past Pupils Rome, Italy, 22 April 2019 -- Dear President and members of the National Presidency of Past Pupils, I am writi...
    Date2019.04.22 CategoryWorld Reply0 Views206 file
    Read More

    Happy Easter 2019! By Our Own Correspondent He is in you, he is with you and he never abandons you. However far you may wander, he is always there, the Risen One. He calls you and he waits for you to return to him and start over again. When...
    Date2019.04.21 CategoryEAO Reply0 Views184 file
    Read More
Board Pagination Prev 1 ... 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 ... 380 Next
/ 380