The accompanying photo of young Salesian lay missionaries could well be a candidate for Salesians 2011, but hopefully there will be many photos to choose from. It all depends on the Salesian Regions.
Following the success of Salesians 2010 (only archive copies remain of the 25,000 printed this year), the Rector Major and his Council have approved the production of its successor.
Salesians 2011, as Fr Filiberto recently explained to the Regional Councillors who are being asked to play an active part in producing this year’s edition, will be based on the eight Salesian Regions.
In his letter he goes on to talk about an “international, real, positive and lively image of our Congregation that we need to project in these difficult times”.
The theme running through it all will be evangelisation, and how we bring the young and the poor to see Jesus in various experiences, works, projects.
Salesians 2011 is not intended to be a magazine for Salesians, but for the thousands, indeed hundreds of thousands of people who are part of the Salesian movement at every level. Hence it is important to ensure that this fine gift (potentially) can be made available to as many as possible this coming year. We begin by urging Communications Delegates and other readers of this Newsletter to play their part, certainly by encouraging their communities to order copies but perhaps also by responding to the inevitable appeal of the Regional Councillor to write articles, offer photos, help with translation.