Rivista DMA

2007


Editorial

Yearning for the future

An eastern sage once said: “If I would have the omnipotence of God for a moment, the only miracle I would work would be that of giving words their original meaning”. In reality, noted Tonino Bello, words today have acquired a multi-use. The same term frequently holds meanings that are diametrically opposed. It seems to me that one of these multi-use words is future. Those among us who are older and more experienced think of young people as the ...
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September - October 2007

Editorial

Growing in Reciprocity

A Sister who had been experiencing a period of restlessness confided to me: “Since the time I decided to think about acting in passing from I to we, I have rediscovered what it means to be free and happy”.She succeeded by taking the high road.This daily challenge touches all of us in our personal life and in the community reality.It is probably the preferred way to realize ourselves as consecrated women who live together.

In this ...
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July - August 2007

Editorial

The Person: Top Priority

Making investments is the strategy of one who is aware of possessing values that can increase and spread in an exponential way. We, who have the entrustment of an educational charism, invest energy, time, and resources in a precise direction: young people. It does not matter if we are always among them or if we dedicate ourselves to other services, or if we are not able to be on the playground, in a classroom or in a youth group. As Salesian educators we invest ...
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May - June 2007

Editorial

The Colors of Joy

Recently, as I was leafing through a few of the magazines that we frequently find on our bookshelves and in community rooms, I was particularly struck by photos. One image spoke to me more than others: the radiant smile of a very poor child who held a piece of wood to her ear pretending that it was a cell phone. What a happy child!

I allowed myself to be caught up by a conviction that we frequently share and that could surprise us by its immediacy: it is not ...
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March - April 2007

Editorial

Speaking informally to God

The great French painter, Henri Matisse, wrote to a friend: “As I do every morning, I am now going to say my prayers , with a pencil in my hand, before a pomegranate tree I am filled permeated with admiration...Is this not a way to pray? In those moments it is God who guides my hand in the drawing”. Having discovered the mystery of God in the miracle of nature, an artist who was apparently far from the faith, understood how ...
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January - February 2007

Editorial

Together

A weeklong stay in Cesuna, a mountain village at 1000 meters of altitude, surrounded by vast fields of pine trees and with a panorama of the Venetian Dolomites…For a few years now the editorial group of the DMA has met here for a time of evaluation and programming. The community environment and the climate of the group have provided the best support for the research and meeting. Even the meetings of August, 2006 demonstrated intense reflection and ...
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