The year 2016 which is about to begin, is – for the Salesian Family – a year dedicated to make a journey together, to walk together on the way that is shown to us by the Holy Spirit. The Rector Major, Fr. Ángel Fernández Artime, presented officially the Strenna at the Generalate of the Daughters of Mary help of Christians, accompanied by Fr. Filiberto González, Councillor for Social Communication and by Fr. Américo Chaquisse, Regional Councillor for Africa-Madagascar
In A Joyful Family Atmosphere, Fr. Ángel Fernández Artime met in the auditorium of the Generalate Mother Yvonne Reungoat, a large number of FMAs, and some members of the Salesian Family. To all those present, the successor of Don Bosco briefly presented the theme and structure of the Strenna 2016, expressed in the by now well-known slogan: “With Jesus, let us adventure in the Spirit together!”
When explaining the choice of his second Strenna, Fr Á.F. Artime drew attention to several aspects: first, the power of the Spirit who acts in freedom and knocks on the door of every human being; secondly, the experience of the journey that all must do as they go through life: then the sense of adventure, because often in the journey we reach a point where “there are no certainties,” but we carry on in the knowledge that the Spirit will surprise us and lead us beyond all our expectations.
After a short time dedicated to the echoes of the audience and to the questions addressed to Fr. Á.F. Artime, the evening was concluded with a greeting of Mother Reungoat and a moment of Salesian conviviality.
The full text of the commentary on the Strenna (Italian, Spanish and French) is available on sdb.org. This year’s video, prepared by Agenzia info Salesiana upon mandate from the Dicastery for Social Communication, can be seen as from today on ANSChannelin YouTube, in various languages (5 dubbed). The text of the presentation in Italian, Spanish and French is available at the following link.