(Salesian Province of SMX, Seville) – From 1 September to 31 May 2022, the Salesian Fr Marcelo Farfán shall visit the Salesian Province of “Spain-Mary Help of Christians” (SMX) in the name of the Rector Major. “With the desire to further intensify the mutual communion between us, to know the life of each of the houses and to render a fraternal service to the Province, I have asked Fr Marcelo Farfán to make an Extraordinary Visitation, as provisioned by articles 127 of the Constitutions and 104 of the Regulations,” wrote Fr Ángel Fernández Artime in a communication addressed to all the Salesians of SMX.
Fr Marcelo Farfán was the Provincial of Ecuador and for three years had worked in Rome in the Youth Ministry Sector of the Congregation, as General Coordinator of the Salesian Institutes of Higher Education (IUS). At the end of this service, he has been appointed by the Rector Major as an Extraordinary Visitor
He will stay among you to make contact with people, with the communities and with the various pastoral service organizations. To this end, he has, in the name of the Rector Major and for the visit’s entire duration, the delegated authority to make all the arrangements he deems appropriate in view of the greater good of all
– Fr Á.F. Artime
During the months of his stay in the Province, he will visit the 75 houses of the Salesians of Don Bosco in Andalusia, Extremadura, Murcia, the Valencian Community, Aragon, Catalonia, the Balearic and Canary Islands, with an average of two days in each of them. The purpose of this visit is to get to know the reality of the local educational-pastoral communities and to collaborate with the animation and service organizations of the Province, illustrating the experience and orientations of the General Council, as well as the current state of the Province and the progress made after unification since the previous visit
Among the most significant events in which Fr Farfán will participate are the Provincial Chapter and the Feast of the Province, in April 2022, in Malaga.
Source: ANS – “Agenzia iNfo Salesiana”