Things Old and New
Things Old and New
Some world, Church, and Salesian events, determine the content of this year’s DMA. We dwell on what seems to be of particular significance. The UN has declared 2013 the "Year of Cooperation in the Water Sector" and an “International Forum of Cultures" will be held in Naples, Italy. As Church, we live the '"Year of Faith", reflecting the echo of the Synod celebrated last October on "The New Evangelization for the Transmission of the Christian faith."
At Rio de Janeiro and dioceses around the world preparation of the World Youth Day have been set in motion with the theme "Go therefore and make disciples of all nations." Other ecclesial days will focus on specific issues, almost as though to accompany believers along a path of ongoing formation from the perspective of the Gospel, and to listen to the cultural challenges of today: the World Day of Peace, that of Consecrated Life, Social Communications, to name but a few. In May we will be involved in the Plenary Assembly of the UISG on the theme "Let it not be so among you."
The second year of preparation for the bicentenary of the birth of Don Bosco's pedagogy of the Preventive System, and the Strenna for 2013: "Let us offer young people the gospel of joy through the teaching of kindness," help us to live the educational mission setting ourselves on open horizons, in tune with the Salesian Family. For us, FMA, the circular convening CG XXIII will give further impetus to live our identity as consecrated women for the mission today.
Last summer at Cesuna, we also sought to interpret the thoughts and desires of each FMA to maintain an open, lively dialogue. We were also inspired by the success of the survey that had been previously proposed on the Magazine. The responses that came to us were a gift that allowed us to gather good suggestions, such as that of giving voice to the different continents, to the laity and young people for the writing of some articles, of keeping the language close to that of practical life. The unanimous request for the return of Camilla urged us to invite her back, to tell us once again about her original analysis on the facts of daily and community life.
Evangelization is the basic theme of the Dossier, one that proposes as a subtitle a verse from the Gospel and contains a “bookmark” with a commentary on that Word. Some articles are re-confirmed. Others are new and deal with various themes, for example, A Glance on the World, In Motion (on the SYM in the world), Soul and Law, In Dialogue.
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