Italy - Missionary dream of Don Bosco and Mother Mazzarello continues: on Sunday, September 25, 153rd Salesian Missionary Expedition takes place
(ANS – Turin) – On Sunday, Sept. 25, the Missionary Cross will be handed over to the Salesians of the 153rd Salesian Missionary Expedition at the hands of the Rector Major, Fr. Ángel Fernández Artime, and to the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians of the 145th Missionary Expedition, at the hands of Sister Ruth del Pilar Mora, FMA Missions Councilor.
The solemn and evocative rite of sending off the departing members of the Salesian Missionary Expedition shall take place within the Eucharistic Celebration, which will be presided over by the Rector Major in Valdocco, in the Basilica of Mary Help of Christians in Turin at 12:30 p.m. (UTC+1).
In the attached map, it is possible to read the names, origins and destination Provinces of the missionaries: according to the new Salesian missionary paradigm, missions today “cannot be understood only in geographical terms, of movement to ‘mission lands’ as in the past, but also in sociological, cultural terms, and even in a presence in the digital continent; today, missionaries come from and are sent to the five continents,” as Fr. Alfred Maravilla, General Councilor for Missions, reminds us.
With this new Missionary Expedition, therefore, the great dream of Don Bosco and Mother Mazzarello continues.