【慈幼通訊社 ─ 2018 年 07月 30 日羅馬慈幼總部訊】 ─ 「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7月30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。
A new video of “Cari Confratelli” column – General Chapter 28
(ANS – Rome –RMG, 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.