The 6th Provincial Chapter of the Salesian Province of New Delhi concluded on 8th February evening, charting a radical new course for members as ‘Mystics in the Spirit,’ ‘Prophets of Fraternity,’ and ‘Servants of the Young.’
The Chapter members resolved to deepen the experience of God and to witness to the primacy of God radically in the way members live, relate and minister.
They resolved to give greater emphasis on deepening and giving witness to communion in community through greater self-disclosure about personal vulnerabilities and struggles, making efforts to heal from hurts that often are at the root of dysfunctional behaviours in community and counter-witnessing in ministry.
Members are challenged to make a radical change in mindset and practice in youth ministry by becoming ‘Servants’ of the young in addition to the traditional ‘father, teacher, and friend” identity.
The Chapter elected Jose Parappully, Director of Sumedha Centre, as the Delegate to represent the Province at the General Chapter to be held in Rome from 12 February to April 22, 2014.