Hajja Salesjana November December 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 Best Practices 6 Let us celebrate life 8 A Constellation of Saints 10 John Bosco was not Born a Saint 13 Quest for the roof of Africa 14 Mill-Album tal-Familja Salesjana 16 100 Years of Salesian Secret Service 20 Values in today's world 22 My Confronto 2017 experience 26 History of the Maltese Salesian Delegation 28 The Music Box 30 Safra mill-Isba˙ 32 Fatima and my journey 34 Consult your Bible Front Cover: Ir-Rettur Ma©©ur fost is-SYM Malta f'Savio College nhar l-10 ta' Settembru 2017. 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