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1. The name in the dream at the age of Nine Hearing a word that comes from outside. At the beginning of the dream, there is a theophany: a venerable man appears, in virile age, nobly clothed in a white mantle, with a luminous face that could not look at him. The voice that calls...
1. The name in the nine-year-old’s dream If we try to see the theme of the ‘name’ in the dream of the nine-year-old, we notice, first of all, the appearance of the venerable man with the shining face whom little John cannot look at because he is blinded. The man nobly dressed in white puts...
1. Vocation and mission: the presence of mystery. In the dream at 9, which lies at the origin of the entire Salesian mission, John experiences what the Bible attests to in all vocation stories, especially those of special consecration: a mixture of astonishment and disturbance because of the disproportion between human possibilities and what seems...
Dreams, vocations, dreams of vocations Certainly Don Bosco’s dream at the age of 9 “remained impressed on his mind for the whole of his life”! That dream was meant to enlighten and guide not only him but also many others. That dream is the founding myth of an entire spiritual family. In it, are condensed...
The fundamental characteristic of the oratorian mission is the pedagogy of joy and celebration. It is a load-bearing dimension of Don Bosco’s preventive system which will see in the many religious anniversaries of the year, the opportunity to offer children the opportunity to breathe deeply the joy of faith. Don Bosco knew how to enthusiastically...
For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not be lost, but have eternal life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through Him. (John 3: 16-17) The dream at the...
On the occasion of the recent ‘Spirituality Days’ of the Salesian Family, the 9th International Congress of Mary Help of Christians was presented. It is organized by the Association of Mary Help of Christians (ADMA) and open to all groups of the Salesian Family. It will be held in Fatima from 29th August to 1st...