Pascual Chavez Villanueva – Inculturation of the salesian charism. “So though I am not a slave of any man I have made myself the slave of everyone so as to win as many as I could” (1Cor 9,19)

Contents:

  • 1. “The Law of all evangelisation”
  • 2. Changing cultural paradigms

    • Globalisation
    • Interreligious dialogue
    • The youth situation
    • The digital world, a continent to be leavened
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  • 3. The early Church, a model and norm for inculturated evangelisation
    • A mission which succeeds because it is well inculturated
    • Unity in faith, diversity the way it is lived
    • Remembering the poor
    • A living together that brings problems with it
    • The fact and the principte
  • 4. Looking at Don Bosco
    • A gesture very much to the point
    • “Some special souvenirs”
    • “We want souls and nothing else”
    • “Always remember that God wants us to exert all of energies for poor and abandoned children”
    • “A mission having been started efforts should always be made to set up and consolidate schools”
    • “God called the poor Salesian Congregation to promote ecclesiastical vocations among poor youth”
    • “Absolutely all of you can become true evangelical labourers”
    • “Let the world know that you are poor”
    • “With the gentlenesss of Saint Francis of Sales the Salesians will draw to Jesus Christ the peoples of America”
    • “Constantly promote devotion to Mary Help of Christians and to the Blessed Sacrament”
  • Conclusion

Reference time period: 2011

P. C. Villanueva, Inculturation of the salesian charism. “So though I am not a slave of any man I have made myself the slave of everyone so as to win as many as I could” (1Cor 9,19), in «Acts of the General Council of the Salesian Society of St John Bosco» 92 (2011) 411, 3-56.

Reference institution:
Direzione Generale SDB
Direzione Generale SDB

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