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Last Message of Fr. Pascual Chavez as Rector Major, to Salesians
27/03/2014.  INC #N.7017
Posted by Antony EARATHARA , Kolkata
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(ANS - Rome) - ''I like your job!'' Fr Pascual Chávez took a cue from this statement that was conveyed to him in 2006 by a student in New Rochelle for the ''Good Night'' yesterday, Monday, March 24. Fr Chávez wrote a message to express his joy and gratitude at being called on April 2, 2002 as the successor of Don Bosco. ''It's a nice job, it is a wonderful to be the successor of Don Bosco! (...) to embody his fatherliness, to embody the tenderness with which God loves young people, to have a far-sighted vision, to be dreamers and to live to fulfil these dreams.'' Below is the full text of his message.. Read More »

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GC 27: Ringside Views and News - 13: FR. PASCUAL CHAVEZ' LAST ADDRESS TO THE GC 27 MEMBERS AS RECTOR MAJOR
27/03/2014.  INC #N.7014
Posted by Antony EARATHARA , Kolkata
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. ROME: 22nd March marked one month since the Chapter began (including the Pilgrimage to the Salesian Holy Places). It marked the end of one phase of the Chapter. The whole of the following week would be dedicated to discernment and election of the new Rector Major and the Members of the General Council. Hence Fr. Pascual Chavez would not be presiding over the Chapter from following Monday. The last event in the Assembly today was an address by the Rector Major, summing up of the work of the Chapter so far. . Read More »

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Rev. Fr. FRANCESCO CEREDA is the new Vicar of the Rector Major
26/03/2014.  INC #N.7013
Posted by Anil Kumar TOPPO, Kolkata
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The27th General Chapter elected Fr Francesco Cereda as the new Vicar of the Rector Major. Fr Cereda has been Councillor for Formation until now and is currently Moderator of GC27. Read More »

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Rev. Fr. ANGEL FERNANDEZ ARTIME is the 10th Successor of Don Bosco!
25/03/2014.  INC #N.7011
Posted by Anil Kumar TOPPO, Kolkata
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The 27th General Chapter has elected Fr Angel Fernandez Artime, Provincial of Argentina South, as tenth Successor of Don Bosco. The election took place at 10:20 on the first ballot. . Read More »

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GC 27: Ringside Views and News - 12: PROJECT EUROPE - CRISIS AND SOLUTION!
25/03/2014.  INC #N.7008
Posted by Antony EARATHARA , Kolkata
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One of the issues that was much discussed but thank God, not for too long was the reconstitution of the European Regions with a view to revitalise Project Europe. On the 20th The Judicial Commission presented the proposal on the Reconstitution of the Region of Europe. . Read More »

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GC - 27: Ringside Views and News - 11: THE VOTING HAS BEGUN!
22/03/2014.  INC #N.7005
Posted by Antony EARATHARA , Kolkata
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Today (20/3) some definitive votes were taken. The Juridical Commission had been presenting several times in the past few days a number of proposals for straw votes and ''Iuxta Modum'' voting, to discern the mind of the Assembly on some issues. These were related mostly to the structure, duration and mode of election of Rector Major and the General Council. . Read More »

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GC 27: Ringside Views and News - 10: FEAST OF ST JOSEPH AND CONCERT AT THE SISTINE CHAPEL
20/03/2014.  INC #N.7003
Posted by Antony EARATHARA , Kolkata
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. ROME: Today, 19th March being the feast of St. Joseph we had a shorter working day. Thank God! Lauds began half an hour later than usual at 7.00 A.M. It was conducted by the New Delhi Province. We tried to give the Lauds a bit of Indian touch by beginning with the Sanskrit chant - OM Shanti! And we introduced Hindi, Bengali and Malayalam in the psalms and prayers (The liturgy here is decidedly Roman!) . Read More »

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GC 27: Ringside Views & News - 9: THE SECOND WEEK AT THE GENERAL CHAPTER
18/03/2014.  INC #N.7000
Posted by Antony EARATHARA , Kolkata  - 1 Comments
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- ROME: At the beginning of the second week (10-15 March), the Rector Major gave a synthesis of the work done in the previous week. He said the Assembly had discussed the challenges that came up from the reports of the Rector Major and the General Councillors; these were clarified through the discussion in the commissions and the General Assembly; as a result we were able to identify priority areas for renewal of the Congregation.. Read More »

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GC 27: Ringside Views & News - 8 : Life at the Generalate and the GC27 - SOME PERSONAL IMPRESSIONS
15/03/2014.  INC #N.6999
Posted by Antony EARATHARA , Kolkata
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. Rome: Life at the Generalate and the GC27: SOME PERSONAL IMPRESSIONS: What struck me at the start of my stay here in Rome was the ''hugeness'' of the Generalate - A huge, complicated building with empty spaces that could house a large number of families. . Read More »

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''Radical Love, a Path of Light'' by Joe Mannath is becoming a Best Seller
12/03/2014.  INC #N.6994
Posted by Antony EARATHARA , Kolkata
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Fr Joe Mannath's new book, ''A Radical Love, A Path of Light: The Beauty and Burden of Religious Life'', is becoming a best seller very fast, and getting many positive responses. . Read More »

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