PrevPrev Article

NextNext Article

Larger Font Smaller Font Up Down Go comment Print Attachment


By Fr. Jolino Vieira, SDB

       Dili, Timor Leste, 16 October 2021 -- Two months ago the Rector Major, Fr Ángel F. Artime, launched the Don Bosco Global Youth Film Festival. The Salesian world has been participating actively in preparing their own video to be submitted before 15 October. This film festival gives an opportunity to young people to move on amidst the pandemic crisis and calamity. It is true that the pandemic crisis and natural calamities and other current problems have devastated the world but people must move on. Each province will produce their video based on the title of the Strenna for 2021 which is none other than “moved by hope.”

       The Salesians and the young people in TLS vice-province are very happy to take part in this festival. This is a good opportunity for them to increase the talents of young people's videography and cinematography. There are challenges and difficulties during the process of producing the videos but this is a milestone to be grateful for. This would be a great experience for each province in order to be present in the digital world. In particular, on this occasion all the videos are trying to infuse hope and encourage one another as life is being threatened due to the pandemic crisis and other calamities. This is a great moment for human being to be an ambassador of hope to each other to endure in these trying times.

       In Timor-Leste, the provincial Fr. Apolinário Maria Ornai Neto,SDB encourages the social communication team to participate in this opportunity to be active in the digital arena to infuse hope in the young people around the world but especially in Timor-Leste. Below we will present to you a little clue on the short film we have produced for this festival film in order to infuse hope and be ambassadors of hope. Let us be “moved by hope.”

       “The emissary of hope”

       “The world has been devastated by the pandemic crisis and calamities. Experiencing calamities, one may lose hope and faith in God. Furthermore, one may lose the sense of living in the world. In this time of fear, human beings must be an emissary of hope for others. This is the only way to remain strong in the current world with so much uncertainty.

       Timor-Leste is one of the countries suffering different types of calamities including Covid-19. This has led many people to unending suffering such as hunger, death, unemployment and injustices. However, the government is tirelessly working to lessen the burden of the people by offering vaccines and provisions for their survival.

       Maria is a good young 16-year-old who lives in a simple family. They sought God's protection amidst all these uncertainties. She has put all her trust in her parents who provide herwith everything she needs. With the death of her parents in confinement due to Covid-19, she accuses God of being unjust. They died without leaving her any farewell message. All her dreams have been blurred.

       But God comforts Maria through her friends, teachers, families to be hopeful amid the darkest situation she has faced as a teenager. They helped her change her perception of God. Indeed, they become the bearers of hope to Maria. Hence, she remains firm in her faith in God and goes back to school to fight for a brighter future.

       Let us be ambassadors of hope by caring for others and sharing whatever we have with them in the best possible way for a better world. This will make us become true ambassadors of hope. Through solidarity human beings could survive in this present juncture. God is our hope and he is the surest answer.”

       We would like to thank the Rector Major and his Council for giving us this opportunity to participate in this DON BOSCO GLOBAL YOUTH FILM FESTIVAL. This is really the time to evangelize through social media and Christianize the internet.

       We would like to express our gratitude to those who have been participating in the process of making this video. Truly, without your contribution we would not have reached the point of producing the video. There were many things lacking here and there but with God’s help and your collaboration we were able to produce this film with much satisfaction.



























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

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

0 file(s) attached ( / )

  1. 5713(I)_Don Bosco Tam Hai Parish Youth Group Participates In Don Bosco Global Youth Film Festival

    By Augustine DoPhuc, SDB Vietnam, 18 October 2021 -- The Salesian Congregation is organizing the Don Bosco Global Youth Film Festival for young people aged 15 to 30 years around the world, with the theme: Moved by Hope, based on the Rector ...
    Date2021.10.18 CategoryVIE Reply0 Views107 file
    Read More
  2. 5712(II)_Timore Leste: Don Bosco Global Youth Film Festival

    By Fr. Jolino Vieira, SDB Dili, Timor Leste, 16 October 2021 -- Two months ago the Rector Major, Fr Ángel F. Artime, launched the Don Bosco Global Youth Film Festival. The Salesian world has been participating actively in preparing t...
    Date2021.10.16 CategoryTLS Reply0 Views257 file
    Read More
  3. 5712(I)_Caritas Sisters of Jesus elect new Superior General

    By Sr Maria Letizia Yoko Ono CSJ 18th GC, Ariccia, Italy, 15 October 2021 -- The Caritas Sisters of Jesus have elected their new Superior General, Sr. Emiliana PARK, during their 18th General Chapter, on 14 October (Ariccia, Italy) . She su...
    Date2021.10.16 CategoryWorld Reply2 Views934 file
    Read More
  4. 5711(II)_Diocesan Seminarians’ experience a Salesian Mission Parish

    By Seminarian RAPHAEL GOBI Archdiocese of Port Moresby Bomana, Port Moresby, PNG, 14 October 2021 -- Last August 2021, eight of us, seminarians from the Holy Spirit Seminary in Bomana, went for a holiday experience in West Kerema, Gulf prov...
    Date2021.10.14 CategoryPGS Reply0 Views129 file
    Read More
  5. 5711(I)_EAO SocCom School of Formation: Salesian Dimension of Communication

    By EAO Social Communications Group Online Zoom Conference, 13 October 2021 -- The EAO Delegates for Social Communication and other Salesian Communicators gathered virtually in Zoom for the third conference of the Social Communications Schoo...
    Date2021.10.14 CategoryEAO Reply0 Views88 file
    Read More
  6. 5710(III)_Mission of love

    Reflection of a Volunteer By Emilie Novotna Gabutu, Port Moresby, PNG, 13 October 2021 -- "Don't go there to save anybody, don't go there to change anybody. Remember, you go there to love them!" That was a simple description of volu...
    Date2021.10.13 CategoryPGS Reply0 Views141 file
    Read More
  7. 5710(II)_Welcome Back Home

    By Afia Enosa, SDB Suva, Fiji Islands, 13 October 2021 -- After six months battling the spread of Covid-19 in Fiji, the government has lifted some restrictions and allowed religious services to resume at 70% capacity. For those who were sti...
    Date2021.10.13 CategoryPac. Reply0 Views187 file
    Read More
  8. 5710(I)_South Asia and EAO Publishing Houses Meet

    By Bosco Information Service (S. Asia) EAO/SA, Online, 13 October 2021 -- Persons responsible for publishing houses in the South Asia and East Asia Oceania Region met online on 7 October at 8 am Rome time. The meet has helped the publishers...
    Date2021.10.13 CategoryWorld Reply0 Views95 file
    Read More
  9. 5709(II)_The Preventive System of Don Bosco

    The Don Bosco Educational System of Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands By Isabella Saleu PNG/SI, 12 October 2021 -- Ever since the establishment of the first Don Bosco School in Papua New Guinea 42 years ago and 25 years ago for Solomon I...
    Date2021.10.12 CategoryPGS Reply0 Views169 file
    Read More
  10. 5709(I)_Understanding the Synodal Dimension of Communication

    By Jennifer M. Cordova, Philipines EAO, ZOOM Platform: 12 October 2021 -- The second installment of the Social Communication Department School of Formation was held on 29 September via Zoom involving representatives from the different count...
    Date2021.10.12 CategoryEAO Reply0 Views98 file
    Read More
Board Pagination Prev 1 ... 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 ... 425 Next
/ 425