Suva, Fiji Islands, 15 April 2021 -- The Salesian Family in Fiji gathered last week on Friday, 9 February 2021. This was the second gathering since the group was formed last year and was unable to meet again due to the pandemic restrictions and cyclones that passed over Fiji. There were about twenty participants of young people and adults. The program began with Evening Prayer and a shared meal contributed by all.
The first part of evening focused on – How do adults see young people today? How do young people see themselves today? The participants were divided into two groups, adults and the young with all the Salesian confreres joining in one of the groups. Initially, the sharing was tentative and then it took-off into a lively and honest sharing.
Both Don Bosco and Mary Mazzarello could not have helped the young without the help of many dedicate and generous lay people, benefactors and volunteers. From these many lay people, Don Bosco also founded the Association of Salesian Cooperators and the Past Pupils of Don Bosco. The response of the participants at the Salesian Family gathering is positive. The gathering concluded with the words of Don Bosco on 8 December 1841, when we meet again next month, “I would like you to come with some of your friends.”