Fr Fransesco Cereda, General Councillor for Formation of the Salesian Society and his loyal deputy, Fr Chrys Saldanha from the Formation Department visited the formation house in Clifton Hill on Monday 8th March.
After touring both Collingwood and Clifton Hill premises including the new student block and new chapel at Clifton Hill, Frs Cereda and Saldanha spent close to ninety minutes with the students of Salesian Theological College.
There was mutual sharing and exchange of information between the visitors and the students. They were impressed by the preparedness of the students to freely express their thoughts on their own experience of formation. Frs Cereda and Saldanha also met with the Formators of the House.
After evening prayer, Fr Cereda gave the traditional goodnight. An enjoyable meal followed with the company of our special guests along with Fr Moloney, Bishop Tim Costelloe and the Provincial from Korea, Fr Stephen Nam.
A photograph was taken for this important and memorable visit, and is now framed and placed in the community dining-room. It was a real buzz for all concerned to have the General Councillor for Formation amongst us.