Rector Major's Reflections

We must give priority to Young people

Fr Angel Fernandez Artime

Young people are an oppurutunity to learn, and thus are a priority

By Father Angel Fernandez Artime, Rector Major

The Synod is an opportunity to talk about young people and with young people, but the Church also has a lot to learn from them.

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Full Lives

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A reflection from the Rector Major on just what a "full life" is.

By Father Angel Fernandez Artime, Rector Major

I believe that this is what we have most at heart, dear readers – to feel that we are living a life that is full. It seems that this is a very human aspiration. It is with this thought that I must tell you that I have come to know in my life many persons who live and have lived full lives. I propose to follow this path myself.

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Let us celebrate life!

Finish

Each new day is a blank page presenting us with a host of possibilities on the horizons of our life. This is the incredible gift that we call time.

Fr Ángel Fernandez Artime SDB

In many countries, September marks the beginning of school, and families organize their life around this reality. In other places, the rhythm of life stays as it was because New Year is at the centre of the calendar and determines the changes.

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Lessons from the Forest

Who and how we are & how we develop and mature are in play

Fr Ángel Fernandez Artime SDB

Greetings to you all, dear readers and members of our Salesian Family. I wish to offer you a reflection that I made from a very concrete experience I had recently – a lesson from nature. I shall never forget the wise life lesson which the fir trees of the beautiful forest of Vallombrosa gave me.

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Like Pope Francis

Pope Francis

My dear young people: I trust in you and I pray for you. Have the courage to be counter-cultural

Fr Ángel Fernandez Artime

In a world where quite often we silence God and where He is pushed aside, we need the witness of young people for whom the Lord is truly the Lord of their lives and the path to happiness and authenticity.

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Message to the young on the feast of St John Bosco

Don Bosco

Fr Ángel Fernandez Artime

My dear young people of the entire Salesian world, dear girls and dear boys. I greet you as a friend, brother and father; I address you this greeting on behalf of Don Bosco as I come to you “knocking at the door of your life” on the occasion of the feast of our beloved Father.

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Families never go out of style

“We Are Family: Every Home a School of Life and Love.”

Fr Ángel Fernandez Artime SDB

Our family has been the most precious resource we have had in life. It was truly a cradle of life in which we felt loved, cared for, protected and accompanied so that we could manage on our own in life.

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