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1 THE PAL PVA IL PROGETTO DI VITA APOSTOLICA The Project of Apostolic Life El projecto de Vida Apostolica Le Projet de Vie Apostolique

2 GARANTISCE LA FEDELTÀ ALL’ISPIRAZIONE ORIGINALE DI DON BOSCO SALVAGUARDA LA FIDELIDAD QUERIDA POR DON BOSCO GUARANTEES FIDELITY TO DON BOSCO’S ORIGINAL INSPIRATION ASSURE LA FIDELITÉ A L’INSPIRATION ORIGINELLE DE DON BOSCO

3 The PVA - a historic moment  1876: Decree of Foundation of the first official Rule of the Pious Association. Don Bosco underlines the apostolic nature of the Association.  1963-65: Vatican Council II calls for the revision and the revitalization of the original spirit of every Institution in the Church.

4  1986: The Rule of Apostolic Life is born (RAL) Characteristic of it is its emphasis on the mission. (cooperatori salesiani*)  2001: The World Consulta is entrusted with the task of animating the updating of the “RAL”. *With this word order, the Italian puts emphasis on being Cooperators”. The PVA - a historic moment  1972: The new updated Rule of the Association is born. It seeks to recuperate its apostolic nature.  1976 :1 st World Congress  1985: 2 nd World Congress

5 The PVA - a historic moment  2006: 3 rd World Congress  2007: The new Project of Apostolic Life (PAL) is promulgated ad experimentum. Characteristic of it is the charismatic identity in living the mission. (salesiani cooperatori*)  2012: 4 th World Congress DEFINITIVE APPROVAL OF THE STATUTES AND REGULATIONS OF THE PROJECT OF APOSTOLIC LIFE (PVA)  2013: The Holy See approves the Project of Apostolic Life (PVA). Its distinguishing characteristic: the witness of a life lived within the Church, the Salesian Family, and the world. *With this word order, the Italian puts the emphasis on being Salesians.

6 CHRISTIANS WITH A LIVELY AND CONVINCED FAITH ACTIVE MEMBERS OF THE CHURCH LAITY CAPABLE OF ANIMATING THE WORLD WITH CHRISTIAN VALUES WHO ARE WE NOW ?

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15 VOCATION The PVA describes a (Ch. I) called to BE APOSTLES

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17 in their family in their marriage in their workplace and where they live in their social, cultural, and political realities employing a method of goodness OF APOSTOLIC EDUCATIONAL COMMITMENT (Ch. II) giving privileged attention to the poorest youth (PVA,8.11) The PVA describes a

18 With Don Bosco’s Preventive System

19 The Pedagogy of Goodness is not just a pedagogical principle; it must also be recognized as an essential element of our spirituality

20 Salesian spirituality (Ch.III) Don Bosco took his inspiration from St. Francis de Sales for a SPIRITUALITY that is… because it’s about the essentials because it is open to everyone because it is laden with human values and, thus, particularly fitting to educational action

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23 Rector Major Successor of DonBosco Supreme Moderator of the ASSCC Center of Unity of the Entire Family Art. 13 Don Angel Fernandez Artime, SDB Under the Leadership of the Rector Major of the Salesian Congregation, who guarantees fidelity to the Charism Under the Leadership of the Rector Major of the Salesian Congregation, who guarantees fidelity to the Charism

24 (Ch. V) PERSONALFREEGRADUALMOTIVATEDCHOICE MEMBERSHIP AND FORMATION ENTRANCE MEMBERSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES FIDELITY TO COMMITMENTS The SC is the first responsible for his own human, christian, salesian an professional formation The Association promotes and supports personal and group formation ( PVA, 29 )

25 THE THREE “DIMENSIONS” OF THE FORMATION o THE MAN o THE CHRISTIAN o THE SALESIAN

26 PROVINCIAL COUNCIL WORLD COUNCIL : SEM + 11 Regional Councilors in union with the Rector Major The Structure of the Salesian Cooperators Association (Ch. VI) LOCAL COUNCIL LOCAL COUNCIL LOCAL COUNCIL LOCAL COUNCIL L LOCAL CENTER MINIMUM NUMBER OF MEMBERS: 6 REGIONAL CONSULTA

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28 The Local Center  “Base of operations”  Nucleus and Foundation  Vital unit to reach objectives  The vitality of subsidiarity within the Association depends on it  The bodies at higher levels (Provincial, World) are at its service, are respectful of its autonomy, and foster its ecclesial communion

29 UNITY SOLIDARITY FraternityFormationSharing FunctioningNormativeInstitutional Local C enter

30 The PVA describes our way of BEING: Our style of acting (Art.17) Our style of praying (Art 19) Our style of our community relationships in the Center, the Province, and the Association (Art.18) Our process of discernment and vocational growth (initial and on-going) Our identity and mission in the Salesian Family, in the Church, and in civic society Our internal organization as Association

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32 The Profile of the Salesian Cooperator Typical element of the humanism of St. Francis de SalesSomeone rich in humanity - Typical element of the humanism of St. Francis de Sales a Disciple of Jesus who lives in temporal realities with a clear identity, practicing a Christian lifestyleA baptized person bearing an immense love for the Church, a Disciple of Jesus who lives in temporal realities with a clear identity, practicing a Christian lifestyle A Salesian-in-the-world, per Don Bosco’s original vision: He wanted the Cooperator to be a passionate collaborator with God through making important choices as regards the Salesian Mission: family, youth, education, Preventive System, and responsibility in society and in the political arena

33 THE FORMATIVE JOURNEY OF THE SALESIAN COOPERATOR Holy Salesian Cooperator = Friend of God & Friend of Man In sighted policy In social realitiesIn the family In marriage In Salesian works VOCATION MISSION SANCTITY apostolate Christian animation in temporal commitments “social liberation” daily lifeprofessionalism SALESIAN SPIRIT – P.S. SALESIAN SPIRITALITY

34 Holy Salesian Cooperator Attilio Giordani = Friend of God & Friend of Man

35 Visibilità sociale Comunicazione Formazione Autonomia Autonomy Communication Visibilità ecclesiale Ecclesial visibility Formation Social visibility

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