新一輯「親愛的會士兄弟」系列影片:第28屆全會代表大會

八月 1, 2018

Fr Ángel Fernández Artime

 

【慈幼通訊社 2018 07 30 羅馬慈幼總部訊】 ─ 「慈幼會士」這個詞彙的意思,必須越形等同於「那些優先服務青少年,尤其最需要的一群的人士。」這是總會長范達民神父,在730日發放的「親愛的會士兄弟」系列影片中所說的話,這話完全表達了第28屆全會代表大會(GC28)的主題。

 

他的訊息時常以他的會士為優先對象,然而也表示是為整個慈幼家庭,以及投身於這個使命的在俗合作者的。總會長以GC28一條引導性問題作開始:「今日的青少年需要怎樣的慈幼會會士?」

 

因此,總會長強調說,無論青少年在任何的境況,「慈幼會士在心中常帶著他們:不管他們是有病、在庭院裡、在學校裡或在大學裡……」

 

在籌備GC28的過程中,總會長向慈幼會士團體提出兩個挑戰。第一,要直接詢問青年:「你們覺得我們怎樣?你們需要怎樣的慈幼會會士?」接著,不要忘記「成為一位偉大夢想者的孩子」,因此,「切莫停止夢想!」

 

「親愛的會士兄弟」系列影片,可於慈幼通訊社頻道收看,備有六種語言版文,並正翻譯成其他語言版本。

 

A new video of “Cari Confratelli” column – General Chapter 28

 

(ANS RomeRMG, 30 July 2018) – The term “Salesians” must be and become more and more synonymous with “those who have made a priority choice for children and young people, especially those most in need.” This is what Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, Rector Major, says in the video-message of the “Cari Confratelli”, or Dear Confreres, column released today, 30 July, and entirely dedicated to presenting the theme for the General Chapter 28 (GC28) of the Congregation.

 

In his message, as always addressed primarily to his confreres, but also indicative for the whole Salesian Family and the lay collaborators in the mission, the Rector Major starts from the guiding question of the GC28: “What kind of Salesians for today’s young people?”

 

This is why Fr Á.F. Artime underscores that wherever and in whatever situation, “the Salesian bring young people in their hearts: be they sick, in the courtyard, in the school, or in the university …”.

 

In this journey of preparation for the GC28, the Rector Major then gives the Salesian communities two challenges. The first, to ask the young directly: “what do you think of us, what kind of Salesian do you need?”; and then, never to forget “to be children of a great dreamer” and therefore, “never stop dreaming!”

 

The video “Dear Confreres” is available on ANSChannel already in six languages, and is currently being translated into other languages.