O n 13th August, 2010, It was a great day at Divyadaan, Salesian Institute of Philosophy as the councilor for the missions, Rev. Fr Klement Vaćlav, sdb visited the formation houses in Nashik. “The visit of any superior to a Salesian community is the visit of Don Bosco himself” were the words of Rev. Fr Savio, the Rector of Divyadaan as he welcomed Rev. Fr Klement at the solemn thanksgiving Eucharistic celebration. In the homily Fr Klement shared about the Salesian missions and told us that we need to give our whole life for the missions. As he concluded his homily he gave the assembly his own motto as a missionary, “All for Jesus, Jesus for All.”
At breakfast the community of Divyadaan welcomed Fr Klement Vaclav with a warm welcome song. After breakfast he had a glimpse of Divyadaan. He then visited the parish community, the school and the sub-station of Satpur. Later in the morning, he gave a conference to the novitiate community and joined them for a sumptuous meal. At 1:15 pm in the afternoon he gave a conference to the community of Divyadaan. During the conference he shared about his visits to the mission stations. He spoke of Don Bosco as a mission-oriented person who fostered missionary vocations only for the salvation of souls. He expressed his own reasons of becoming a missionary. He made us think about the concern and need for the Salesian Brother Vocation. In the time given for questioning, brothers posed their queries related to the missions.
Though the visit of our mission superior was short, we, the brothers of Divyadaan believe that the spirit of the missions has been reignited in our hearts and minds.
Cl. Melwin Ferrao, sdb