In these pages I would like to reflect on youth ministry with a special focus on family. I hope that, by the end of this reflection no one could say that most of the considerations made were on family ministry rather than on youth ministry.
Nevertheless, I think we cannot have a different approach to the subject – youth ministry – when as Church and as Congregation we have had recently at least three magisterial indications in that direction: the letter of the Holy Father on the bicentennial of the birth of St. John Bosco, his apostolic exhortation on love in the family, and the 2017 Strenna of the Rector Major. Moreover, I assume that this approach is justified not only for authoritative reasons, but also for practical ones.
- On love in the family
- Finding the young in the exhortation
Reference time period: 1994 – 2017
Institute of Salesian Studies