Frequently enough the Department receives interesting news items. This week past was no exception. Amongst many other items I received an email from the Prenovitiate at Manaus, Brasile (BMA), inviting me to get to know their web page, developed and updated by the prenovices themselves. This initiative is the result of introductory classes in social communications given by Fr Benè, their Rector.
Their purpose in creating “Parabólica” (http://parabolica2010.wordpress.com/), which is the site’s name, is twofold: on the one hand they want to provide information on events and activities going on around the communities in the Province, and on the other they want to provide some room for discussion on topics that interest young people: their dreams, education, politics, their vocation, youth ministry etc.
For my part I have congratulated them and encouraged them to stay with these new digital playgrounds making the Preventive System work there by accompanying other young people they know, building up their communities, living in their own style and enjoying themselves; but I also invited them to be witnesses of God’s call to Salesian life. These things, taken together, call for a deep and holistic formation experience marked by its quality of prayer, study and community life on a daily basis.
There will be many experiences of this kind, and I invite you to share them as a way of helping us to mature in our educative and evangelising mission in digital playgrounds.
My prayer and best wishes,
Fr Filiberto González Plasencia sdb
General Councillor for SC