The year 2009 was the 150th birthday of Salesian Congregation. John Cagliero (1838-1926) was amongst the first four who accepted Don Bosco's invitation in 1854 to form the Salesian Society, and he was chosen to lead the first missionary expedition on 11 November 1875 to Argentina. So the name of the monthly animation tool Cagliero 11.
Purpose: With Cagliero 11 we are aiming to reach every Salesian community in the world to remind ourselves at least once a month to pray for all our missionaries ad gentes. As we are thinking of them, we remind ourselves that we are all called to be ‘missionaries to the young’. In some provinces, on the 11 th of each month a Mass is celebrated for missionaries, and they are prayed for.
This little newsletter could be used for spiritual reading, or as a part of Vespers/Evening Prayer, says Fr Vàclav Klement, SDB Missions Councillor.