Juan Edmundo Vecchi – “Letter of the Rector Major” in ” Acts of the General Council of the salesian society of St John Bosco”

At the time of writing this letter, the GC24 has been distributed to all the Provinces. Following the initial communication during the Chapter and subsequent transmissions by participants, the official edition has been disseminated through Acts in various languages. This edition includes documents in line with the Constitutions, as well as supplementary texts for a deeper understanding of the event and the guidelines provided.

The Rector Major envisions that the Provinces and local communities are actively engaging with and assimilating the motivations outlined in the documents, particularly regarding the involvement of lay people in the spirit and mission of Don Bosco. They are likely already exploring potential applications in relationships, organizational structures, work dynamics, and ongoing training programs.


  • 1. In the movement of the Church
  • 2. Our reading of the Exhortation
  • 3. The gift of our consecrated life
  • 4. Spirituality: a primary requirement:
    • Programme and process
    • A pastoral spirituality
  • 5. The many areas of communion
    • Experts of communion
    • A mission field (‘areopagus’) for us: education
  • 6. Our ‘areopagus’: education
  • Conclusion

Reference time period: 1996

J. E. Vecchi, Letter of the Rector Major, in «Acts of the General Council of the Salesian Society of St John Bosco», 77 (1996), 357, 3-33.

Reference institution:
Direzione Generale SDB
Direzione Generale SDB

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