Salesian Youth Movement

Like Don Bosco – With the Young – For the Young

10th  16th

  August 2015

Colle DB


from 16 to 30 years old

Rome, 11th of December, 2014

Dear all,

We’re writing you this letter in order to inform you about all that we know to date with respect to the big event scheduled for August 2015 to celebrate Don Bosco!
It will represent an important occasion of exchange, prayer, encounter for the young people from all over the world that will manage to reach the native city of our Saint!
The theme of our gathering – Like Don Bosco, With the Young, For the Young – will offer to the young participants an opportunity to share, deepen and look at the future of the experience of the SALESIAN YOUTH MOVEMENT.
Such a theme strengthen the identity of a growing movement to spread over the continents according to the basic assumption of “doing well to our own companions”.

SYM DON BOSCO 2015 is part of a lively itinerary developing in all the different regions of the world. Young participants are invited from 132 countries.
Our aim is to facilitate a direct Exchange between young people coming from different parts of the world; to share the ongoing good practices of social experience; the witness of those groups engaged in favour of the disadvantaged; to elaborate educative proposals for a permanent formation in leadership and animation.

In the days immediately following the inauguration of SYM Don Bosco 2015, from the 7th to the 9th of August, young animators and FMAs will be available for those youth groups who would like to visit Mornese and stay there for prayer and feast. The celebration of the Bicentenary of the birth of Don Bosco together with a thorough knowledge of Madre Mazzarello will provide young people with a better and more complete understanding of the pastoral model that Don Bosco dreamt and proposed to the Church.

… let’s hope that everybody join in!

Maria Teresa Cocco FMA
General Councillor for YM
Fabio Attard SDB
General Councillor for YM