Hajja Salesjana March April 2017

The Logo of the Salesians of Don Bosco is made up of two superimposed images: in the background a stylised “S” (Salesians) in white marked to the right and left by two cuttings between the hills (a road). The second image is in the centre of the globe: an arrow pointing upwards resting on three perpendicular legs on top of which are three closed circles making a stylised image of three people: the first of these in the midde and taller (the Salesian) appears as if embracing the side figures (the young). The three stylised figures can also be viewed as an arrow pointing upwards (education / formation) or simply as a dwelling (Salesian house) with three pillars holding it up (reason, religion, loving kindness). The coat of arms of the Salesian Congregation shows the shining star, the large anchor, the heart on fire symbolizing faith, hope and charity; the figure of St. Francis de Sales recalling the Patron of the Society; the small wood in the lower part reminds us of the Founder (Bosco) the high mountains signify the heights of perfection towards which members strive; the interwoven palm and laurel that enfold the shield either side are emblematic of the prize reserved for a sacrificial and virtuous life. The motto Da mihi animas, caetera tolle (give me souls, take the rest) expresses every Salesian’s ideal. Fuqiex se naqraw 3 Editorjal 5 Rector Major’s Strenna 6 B˙al Dun Bosco 12 9 Quest for the roof of Africa 5 10 Be still and know... 12 Pedago©ija tal-Óniena 5 14 Mill-Album tal-Familja Salesjana 16 Oliver! 20 The Power of the Couple 23 Love - ticket to Heaven 24 The Door of Mercy 26 Do It Anyway 27 How to Grow Strong... 30 Ikla tal-Familja b’Differenza 32 O Cross of Christ Front Cover: Ûag˙Ωug˙a mill-Oratorju Salesjan f’ Tas-Sliema. Ritratt me˙ud minn Vincienne Bezzina. St. Patrick’s School, Triq San Ìwann Bosco, Sliema SLM 1935 – MALTA Tel: (+356) 2133 0238 / (+356) 2133 1447 e-mail: hajjasal@salesiansmalta.org Il-Bulettin Salesjan, imsejja˙ b’diversi ismijiet, ji©i stampat f’56 edizzjoni u f’ 29 ilsien madwar id-dinja u huwa mxerred f’ 131 nazzjon Responsible : Fr. Paul Formosa SDB Director/ Editor: Fr. Sandro Camilleri SDB Editorial Board: Margaret Buhagiar, Renald Buhagiar, Josie Grech. Design & Printing: Salesian Press, Sliema. Tista’ taqra Óajja Salesjana fuq il-kompjuter: http://www.salesiansmalta.org