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

The Rector Major sends his Easter greetings to all, wishing that the Lord fills everyone with joy and the power of his Resurrection. In February, the Team Visits commenced, marking the final year of the millennium. In Nairobi, the Superiors and Councillors of the English-speaking Circumscriptions of Africa gathered to assess the implementation of GC24 and evaluate the process of evangelization within our communities firsthand.


  • 1. Our poverty: Freedom and detachment
    • Investing in the community
    • Sign of the salesian mission
    • Work and temperance
    • Wise administration
  • 2. Today’s challenges
      • The divided world
      • Money
      • Complexity of administration
      • Individual management
  • 3. Icons of salesian poverty
    • The disciple, the follower of Jesus
    • Good news to the poor
    • The first christians
    • Don Bosco’s poverty
  • 4. Some suggestions for the present day: Intelligent responsibility
    • Apostolic application of goods
    • Solidarity
    • Educating to the use of goods
    • Loving the poor in Christ
  • Conclusion

Reference time period: 1999

J. Vecchi, Letter of the Recto Major, in «Acts of the General Council of the salesian society of St John Bosco», 80 (1999), 367, 3-38.

Reference institution:
Direzione Generale SDB
Direzione Generale SDB

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