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[Video] A Day with a Young Salesian

Are you curious what is a typical day for young Salesians? This is for you!

Kudos to our young Salesians in the Postnovitiate community for preparing this video.

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[video] A Quick Peek inside the Seminary

Today’s our Provincial Day, and we in the Missions Group of the Seminaryo ng Don Bosco thought of coming up with a video presentation which will give people a glimpse of what our “life inside the walls” looks like. 

Br. Jerome Quinto, SDB gathered fragmented images of our community activities over the past years and transformed them into just one beautiful reflection of what our community motto stands for: My Life for my Sheep (Jn 10:15) .

[Video] Deacons?

What is the essence of being a ‘deacon’?

Adrian Manansala, one of our aspirants in Canlubang sought to answer this through a short, snappy and super cool (note the alliteration?) video presentation. Apparently, the output is for one of his theology subjects. Using the video as a medium, he sought to reflect on what the diaconate order means. He made use of the letters d-e-a-c-o-n-s as a mnemonic device.

Just one thing, though—a disclosure is in order. He contacted me to answer some questions relevant to this. Hence, do expect that you’ll see me somewhere in the presentation. To be forearm is to be forewarned.

But despite my being there, the video is superb. You need to watch it. Surely, I’ll feature Asp. Adrian’s outputs in the future.

Without further ado, here’s the video:

Embracing Salesian life … always and forevermore.

This photo montage was made possible by my friend Itchan. He used the Dan Schutte’s “These alone are enough” which is rendered by the St. Louis Jesuits.

I suggested to him another song but he chose this one instead since it’s his favorite since way back the time he’s discerning to enter the seminary. The first time I heard it, I’d loved it.

The song is introduced by a tolling of the bell from a distance.

There is something in the melody which soothes one’s soul, and calms one’s spirit.

I learnt that it’s one song which is often used in funerals, which makes sense because the words of the song let out a tone of a quiet surrender not because the warrior waged a war that’s losing, but a fight that needs to be put to its rightful end.

Meditate on the lyrics:

1. Take my heart, O Lord, take my hopes and dreams.
Take my mind with all its plans and schemes.
Give me nothing more than your love and grace.
These alone, O God, are enough for me.

2. Take my thoughts, O Lord, and my memory.
Take my tears, my joys, my liberty.
Give me nothing more than your love and grace.
These alone, O God, are enough for me.

3. I surrender, Lord, all I have and hold.
I return to you your gifts untold.
Give me nothing more than your love and grace.
These alone, O God, are enough for me.

4. When the darkness falls on my final days,
take the very breath that sang your praise.
Give me nothing more than your love and grace.
These alone, O God, are enough for me.