January - February 2011
A Year Rich in Events
The Chapter theme continues to guide us as a connecting thread during this year’s magazine. The commitment to “be sign and expression of the foreseeing love of God” is spelled out in the view of “being witnesses”
of an encounter, of listening, of gratuity, and of hope. Being Witnesses is today’s response of our charismatic identity, being “sentinels” that watch in the night in expectation of the coming dawn. Read more
November - December 2011
Going A Step Beyond
Going beyond, taking an extra step this is how we may paint hope. That which is based on a certainty: Jesus, the Lord, is risen. This is a great hope.
It is the view by which this issue of the magazine proposes the reflection of the call to be Witnesses of Hope, witnesses of the Resurrected One. It is not a hope that rests on mere emotion or on the expectation of something or of someone. Because we follow Christ and believe in the Good News that has been ...
September - October 2011
When I was a young student I was struck by a fascinating expression that a teacher often said: “A person does not live here or there of the limits. She lives in the limits”. It is a truth fraught with meaning, and a guideline for a lifestyle.
To go beyond the myth of the “superman”, to be aware of one’s creature hood.
Limits. Borders. Outskirts… From the confines of his native Poland a reporter-writer of the 1900’s, ...
July - August 2011
The Choice of Non-Possession
There is a fundamental reason, almost a common thread - we can call it non-possession - that runs through various articles in this issue of the DMA. It is a reminder that is all Salesian, and has even a Franciscan flavor, if we refer to the words of a famous recital on St. Francis of Assisi: "Rule 1 - We ask permission to
never have any possession."
It is a connotation of generosity which, if it becomes a lifestyle, can " make ...
May - June 2011
A New Way of Communicating
On June 5 the 45th World Day of Social Communications will be celebrated. It will have as its theme “Truth, proclamation, and authenticity of life in the digital era.” From the commentary of Benedict XVI there emerges a positive vision on the possibility offered by the new technologies to communicate the Gospel today. The Holy Father invites us to make use of the social networks and considers them to be “a great opportunity for believers, inviting ...Read more
March - April 2011
Spending time with…
“When I have a strong experience of dialogue with God in prayer, especially in the Eucharist, I feel a renewed strength to talk with and treat the people with whom I live with kindness and openness.” This is what a Sister said to me just a few days ago.
An in-depth meeting - we are all convinced - is at the root of all our interpersonal relationships; it is the premise, the condition for the actual meeting with people at various levels.