PrevPrev Article

NextNext Article

Larger Font Smaller Font Up Down Go comment Print Attachment


By Fr. Joseph Phuoc

Vietnam, 12 October 2020 -- The Salesian Cooperators in the Province of Vietnam celebrated their 25th anniversary of foundation [1995-2020] over two days (3-4 October 2020), in the K'Long Salesian Retreat Centre, 300 km from Ho Chi Minh City. Being aware that people in the world are still struggling with the Pandemic the Salesian Cooperators of Vietnam were grateful that they could hold their physical gathering of more than 450 people in a rather large open-air compound where they could still practise social distancing.

The theme of the Congress was in line with the new Strenna given by our Rector Major: Moved by hope: 'See, I am making all things new' (Rev 21:5). It was translated into the Vietnamese context with the three keynote talks given by Brother Dominic Nguyen Duc Nam, ASC World Delegate, Fr Joseph Nguyen Thinh Phuoc, SDB EAO regional councillor and Fr Joseph Nguyen Van Quang, SDB provincial of Vietnam-Mongolia. Each talk focused on one of the main aspects of the Salesian Cooperators’ vocation: Salesian charism, Formation and Opening to the future in the changing world of the young of today.

25 years have passed and the Salesian Cooperators reminded one another of those early days which implied various uncertainties yet also hopes for future growth. Initially as a tiny group with a handful members in one centre, it has grown into 17 local centres with more than 500 active members. They shared with one another how they came to know the Salesian charism, how they grouped together, how they are living their charismatic mission as educators and evangelizers, starting from their own families. Also their more extensive apostolate to circles of people, in particular, the young in their parishes, schools and neighbourhoods was highlighted in group sharing.

Last but not the least, during the Congress 47 new members of the Association of Salesian Cooperators made their promise, coming from various centres. It was also a good chance to introduce the recently elected new Provincial Council (2020-2023) with their new Coordinator: Mr Daminh Vu Quang Ninh, Vice-coordinator: Mr. Roco Le Huu Phuoc, Secretary: Ms. Cecilia Nguyen Thi Tuy Hoa, Administrator: Ms. Maria Nguyen Thi Huyen Chau, Formation: Mr. Joseph Van Thất, Youth Apostolate Ms. Maria Nguyen Thi Hien and Service Councillor: Ms. Maria Vu Thi Nguyet.

While celebrating their Silver Jubilee, there was also a great leap forward: the Vietnamese Salesian Cooperators want to transform their Association into a high level of commitment and attract more and more young people to the Salesian Cooperator Vocation. This is not just for the sake of greater numbers in the Association, but for a more effective service to poor youth in need whom they see every day in every corner of society. The ASC Vietnam are targeting the College Past Pupil groups who are good potential apostles for the young, since they have grown up in Salesian settings and have received a Salesian education in our technical schools, hostels or youth groups. Nearly half of the new 47 members who made the promise in this celebration are rather young. It is clearly a visible sign that the vocation of “Salesians in the world” is very attractive in Vietnam today!






















Maximum Attachments : 0Byte/ 15.00MB
Maximum File Size : 15.00MB (Allowed extentsions : *.*)

  1. 5484(II)_Youth Perspective For a Better world

    ALA_5484 By Mr. Alwin Ingua Legazpi, Philippines, 12 October 2020 -- Economy of Francesco is a global gathering of young people, entrepreneurs, and economists. It was called for by Pope Francis in 2019 inspired by an ideal of fraternity at...
    Date2020.10.12 CategoryFIN Reply0 Views34 file
    Read More
  2. 5484(I)_Vietnam Salesian Cooperators celebrate 25th anniversary

    ALA_5484 By Fr. Joseph Phuoc Vietnam, 12 October 2020 -- The Salesian Cooperators in the Province of Vietnam celebrated their 25th anniversary of foundation [1995-2020] over two days (3-4 October 2020), in the K'Long Salesian Retreat Centr...
    Date2020.10.12 CategoryASC Reply0 Views136 file
    Read More
  3. 5483_ Prayer, Sacrifice and Solidarity

    ALA_5483 A Missionary Thought for the 11th of the Month By Fr. Alfred Maravilla, SDB General Councilor for Missions Sacro Cuore, Italy, 10 October 2020 -- October is the missionary month for the whole Catholic Church. Its high point is the...
    Date2020.10.10 CategoryRMG Reply0 Views79 file
    Read More
  4. 5482(II)_How do our novices speak about their Salesian Vocation?

    ALA_5482 Vocation in Timor? - Saida mak vocasaun? By our own correspondent Fatumaca - Timor Leste, 9 October 2020 -- The National Shrine of Mary Help of Christians is at the heart of the large Timor Leste Motherhouse of Fatumaca, quite far...
    Date2020.10.09 CategoryTLS Reply0 Views129 file
    Read More
  5. 5482(I)_Rosary more frequent during Pandemic times

    ALA_5482 By our own correspondent EAO Region, 8 October 2020 -- Yesterday was the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary (7 October), one of the most visible days during the Month of the Rosary and Month of the Missions - a good invitation 'to pr...
    Date2020.10.09 CategoryEAO Reply0 Views77 file
    Read More
  6. 5481_Past pupils of Don Bosco welcome to Br Dominic Nam!

    ALA_5481 By World Confederation of Past Pupils of Don Bosco World, 7 October 2020 -- The quarterly digital newsletter (magazine) 'Newsflash' (no. 39) of the World Confederation of Past Pupils of Don Bosco is again with us in 5 languages (E...
    Date2020.10.07 CategoryEXDB Reply1 Views85 file
    Read More
  7. 5480(III)_TLS: A monument: silent testimony of an expression of gratitude

    ALA_5480 By Fr. J Mota, SDB Quelicai, Timor Leste, 3 October 2020 -- On the first Saturday of October the Salesian parish community in Quelicai celebrated the belated feast day of their patroness saint, St. Therese of the Child Jesus. The ...
    Date2020.10.06 CategoryTLS Reply0 Views128 file
    Read More
  8. 5480(II)_Hamamatsu Catholics celebrate St Francis of Assisi

    ALA_5480 By Brazilian community Hamamatsu Parish Yokohama diocese, Japan, 6 October 2020 -- The Catholic Parish of Hamamatsu (Shizuoka Prefecture, Yokohama diocese) is famous for its well-integrated and inter-twined language and cultural c...
    Date2020.10.06 CategoryGIA Reply0 Views113 file
    Read More
  9. 5480(I)_Celebrating Alberto Marvelli - a genuine icon of the Past Pupil of DB

    ALA_5480 By our own correspondent Malta (Past Pupils of Don Bosco World Confederation), 5 October 2020 -- Between 24 June 2020 and 24 June 2021 the World Confederation of Don Bosco Past Pupils have been celebrating their 150th anniversary....
    Date2020.10.06 CategoryEXDB Reply0 Views56 file
    Read More
  10. 5479(IV)_A beautiful place for us

    ALA_5479 Personal sharing of Harold Womosa 3rd year Instrumentation Technology DBTI, Port Moresby, PNG, 5 October 2020 -- I’ve received four sacraments out of the seven sacraments. I have grown up in a prayerful Catholic family in Wevak Ea...
    Date2020.10.05 CategoryPGS Reply0 Views51 file
    Read More
Board Pagination Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 ... 365 Next
/ 365