【慈幼通訊社 ─ 2019 年 11月 16 日香港訊】 ─ 東亞澳區各位培育委員及社會傳播委員，於香港慈幼會修院聖母樓，進行了一整天的聯合聚會。
慈幼會培育議員Ivo Coelho神父、社會傳播議員Filiberto Gonzales神父、東亞澳區議員賢明漢神父、37名來自東亞澳區12個會省的委員，以及5個代理區的培育及社會傳播的代表，在兄弟友愛的氣氛中，共同討論第28屆全代會所提出的重要問題：為今天的青少年需要怎樣的慈幼會會士？這次聯合聚會把問題修改為：為今天數碼世界的青少年需要怎樣的慈幼會傳播者？
2. 慈幼會會憲及會規第C 6、C 43、 R 31-34及 R 41條；
3. 《生活的基督》(Christus Vivit) 宗座勸諭；
處身於現代不同傳播媒體的挑戰之中，他們繼續運用鮑思高神父所使用，最有效力的傳播方式 ─ 心 ─ 那聆聽、關顧的心，帶領人們到達天主無條件的愛中。
EAO joint meeting of Formation and Social Communication Commissions
(ANS – Hong Kong, 16 November 2019) – The East Asia-Oceania delegates of the Commission on Formation and of the Commission on Social Cmmunications spent the whole of 16 November for this joint meeting in the Casa Maria of the Salesian Missionary House in Hong Kong.
Together with Fr. Ivo Coelho, SDB, the General Councillor for Formation, Fr Filiberto Gonzales, SDB, the General Councillor for Social Communications, and Fr Vaclav Klement, SDB, the EAO Regional Councillor, the 37 delegates from the 12 EAO Provinces and 5 Delegations of both commissions were in fraternal spirit while discussing the predominant question that the General Chapter 28 posed: What kind of Salesians for the young people of today? This joint assembly reworded it as: What kind of Salesian communicators for the youth in the digital world?
Seeking a profile of the Salesian communicator with the four inseparable and complementary aspects: learning to live, to be, to know, and to do, the assembly was divided into six small groups to facilitate arriving at a meaningful attempt at this Salesian profile.
They were guided by the following reading materials:
1. The Letter of Don Bosco on spreading good books;
2. SDB Constitutions and Regulations article C 6, C 43, R 31-34, R 41;
3. The Apostolic Exhortation Christus Vivit;
4. The World Communications Day Messages of Pope Benedict and Pope Francis.
The six groups spent the whole morning sharing their personal insights and reflections. In the afternoon, everybody gathered in a plenary session. The six groups reported to the assembly the results of their morning group sessions. With the help of Fr. Ambrose Pereira, SDB, the Social Cmmunications Delegate for Papua New Guinea-Solomon Island Province (PGS), the following is the synthesis of this day’s joint meeting.
“The richness of the synodal process drove home valuable insights to discover the profile of the Salesian communicator. The Salesian is evangelizer, educator and communicator, immersed in the digital world yet striking a sublime balance of his physical presence, creative animation, transparent and authentic witness. He has at heart the evangelization of the young, while he is open to his own ongoing formation. He is constantly updating himself and learning from the young, while being aware of the dangers and pitfalls of the digital revolution. He strives to communicate with dignity, respect and truth using both the digital and traditional media, conscious of the fact that all content is created timeless and lasts for generations. With the heart of the ‘Good Shepherd,’ and understanding the language, culture and issues facing young people, he journeys with the young, educating them to be critical and creative of the media. They in turn reach out to evangelize the ones who are most vulnerable.”
It was indeed a very fruitful interaction between the two commissions whose members believe that only in working together can they continue to be the Don Boscos to the young people of today.
Amidst all the contemporary means of communication, they are challenged to continue to use the most powerful means of communication which Don Bosco used – the heart – that listens, that cares, and that leads to the unconditional love of God.