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

The letter reflects on the approaching year 2000 and the significance of the extraordinary Jubilee. It emphasizes the importance of adapting to the evolving landscape of social communication, inspired by Don Bosco’s example of connecting with young people. The speaker highlights the need for Salesians to bridge the gap between traditional and modern communication methods to effectively fulfill their vocation as educators and evangelizers.


  • 1. Let us get on the air
    • …with the church
    • …and with the charism
    • Interpersonal communication
    • Social communication
  • 2. “He makes the deaf hear and the dumb speak”
      • Change of mentality
      • Conditions for communication
      • The need of the moment: becoming qualified
      • A communal competence
  • 3. Practical guidelines
    • Community commitments
    • Provincial commitments
  • Conclusion

Reference time period: 2000

J. Vecchi, Letter of the Rector Major, in «Acts of the General Council of the salesian society of St John Bosco», 81 (2000), 370, 3-46.

Reference institution:
Direzione Generale SDB
Direzione Generale SDB

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