1(-), 2 (-), 3(5), 4 (22), 5 (33)
Rating scale: 1 as the lowest and 5 is the highest
Organizational details: good planning; good organization; good execution
Hospitality: accommodation and facilities;food
Program - timetable
Input (content, method, sharing, learning new approach, handouts)
What did you find most helpful?
Topics in the future workshops for Salesianity teacher/Salesian family?
Are there other areas for improvement?
What are possible follow-up steps that we can take after attending this seminar?
How would you re-echo this seminar to your confreres in your provinces?
good planning: 1(-), 2 (-), 3(1), 4 (22), 5 (41)
good organization: 1(-), 2 (-), 3(-), 4 (10), 5 (54)
good execution: 1(-), 2 (-), 3(-), 4 (18), 5 (44)
accommodation and facilities: 1(-), 2 (-), 3(-), 4 (10), 5 (54)
food: 1(-), 2 (-), 3(-), 4 (14), 5 (50)
1(-), 2 (-), 3(5), 4 (22), 5 (33)
Suggestions for timetable
More time for sharing in the language groups and for personal reflection (7)
Each province can contribute with its own dances and cultural items in the evening
Better timetable with adequate mental health breaks in between the lectures (2)
Clear and printed schedule also for the break times
Suggestions for workshop dynamics
One(or half) day tour in Bangkok to be in touch with the local Salesian works (6)
Need to prepare the translators, brief them ahead of their work (handouts, meeting)
Different way of presentation: more visual and audiovisual materials: DVD, pictures, music (2)
To give more space for questions, clarifications, suggestions in the Assembly on the last day .
More intense reflection on one/ two Don Bosco writings (to go deeper)
More Salesian songs or learn some common Salesian song for the EAO region
Try to mix the workshop group members from different SF groups/ provinces (enrichment)
Invite also the SF and youth to take part in the workshop presentation (dance, songs)
1(-), 2 (-), 3(6), 4 (20), 5 (30)
Suggestions for prayer
interpretative prayer; songs of praise; special Rosary; opportunity for some model of Salesian Lectio divina, more flexible form of prayer with reference to our Charism, our vocation and mission; adoration of the Blessed Sacrament with the evening prayer and benediction possible; liturgical dance, meditation style from all participating countries
make it more Salesian, rather than locked into Liturgy of the Hours
It would have been a great experience if there were inculturated prayers drawn from pastoral experience with the young prepared by Salesian delegates from different countries: less is more - model Salesian prayer as it is in the SDB Constitutions (art.85) and Memoirs!
content: 1(-), 2 (-), 3(1), 4 (1), 5 (6)
method: 1(-), 2 (-), 3(1), 4 (4), 5 (3)
sharing: 1(-), 2 (-), 3(1), 4 (7), 5 (-)
new approach: 1(-), 2 (-), 3(1), 4 (2), 5 (5)
handouts: 1(-), 2 (-), 3(1), 4 (-), 5 (7)
TOTAL: 1(-), 2 (-), 3(1), 4 (23), 5 (32)
To have the Italian original text available also ; questions in English difficult (for some)
Not enough time for sharing, but we can do it after return to our home places
More time for personal reading and reflection, include also our personal experience in!
OVERALL SATISFACTION: 1(-), 2 (-), 3(1), 4 (21), 5 (43)
Is it worthwhile having this kind of seminar on more frequent and regular basis? The results overweight the financial costs!
Thanks to Fr. Aldo for helping us to re-discover the treasure of our Salesian heritage!
Thanks for all, to all - it has been a great learning opportunity and a challenge to my own spirituality
The translator (English) was excellent. Thanks a lot! (4)
Could Fr. Aldo open up the Q&A to the www.sdb.org (SDB portal)?
As the Province with 17 participants in the workshop we are much stimulated for a renewed mentality. Thanks to all who prepared it!
Materials and translation (9)
All the handouts - power point presentations and simultaneous translation (9)
Resource person and method (14)
The deep knowledge of Fr. Aldo Giraudo, helping us to discover the story behind (7)
The comments - additional historical background - context, environment and insights about the MO, 3 lives - two level reading - methodology on how to approach materials: kind of hermeneutics enabled us to reflect more deeply, share our experience, to read the texts at a deeper level (5)
Straight to the point and simple way of presentation of the Salesian Educative System especially through the 3 biographies
All the inputs of Fr. Aldo and the group workshops gave us time to really read the text
Discovery of Don Bosco (10)
What a lovely father we have! The method of meeting the young - being among them!
Don Bosco being among the children and youth - love, care, concern, tactics
I came to realise my poor knowledge about Don Bosco and other Salesian Saints
I was able to understand that the spirit of our Congregation was based on the zeal (= passion) of Don Bosco, who made people alive & gave his life for poor youth.
To know the decisions of DB in his historical reality from the spiritual point of view.
I have realized the spirituality of Don Bosco is more profound than I imagined it before. I can consider his experience of a spiritual companion for the persons in crisis (SF sister)
The ways Don Bosco used to inspire his young people - three biographies (3)
The new way of reading the books of Don Bosco. I found, that important is HOW Don Bosco intended to make understand his message, not our superficial story reading!
Personal insights gain (13)
The deep insights in the reading; in depth discussion of very pertinent points: the stories behind the stories of the MO and of the 3 lives, new ideas in the DB writings (5)
After this seminar I will give myself to poor youth, the live model inspired me
Have to come know how to read MO and the life of Savio, Magone and Besucco in a new way and deep aspect. These documents help me reflect on my attitude as a formator and try to imitate DB and Mother Margaret's spiritual journey
The most important topic is the SALVATION OF SOULS
I was able to find the identity of the Salesian, especially of Don Bosco himself. Reflect on the way of being/ doing with the young in the way of Don Bosco.
The spiritual (inner) life journey of Don Bosco gave me a thought needed for the discernment about our mission.
I came to appreciate the MO and the 3 lives in themselves and not only as reference…
Presentation of Return to the young (Savio, Besucco, Magone) and return to DB(MO)!
Life of DB, his boys, Mamma Margaret and their striving for holiness
Fraternity - communion level (8)
Friendship among the SF groups, among SDB; witness of Thai SDB&FMA (3)
The interaction among the confreres of our Province in the group workshop (4)
The GNT given by the provinces and SF Congregations
Preventive System of Don Bosco - application, inculturation (8)
How to use preventive system (method) in a non-Catholic environment? (2)
The preventive system of Don Bosco - practical approach (3)
Reason, religion, loving kindness - Assistance (2) in the Asian -Oceania context now
Salesian Spirituality of the preventive system
How can we present the methods of Don Bosco to the teachers in our schools?
Salesian Spirituality (12)
The spirituality of St. Francis de Sales (3)
Workshop on Mary Mazzarello (5) on Mamma Margaret in the life of the Oratory (3)
How the MO, 3 lives can be appropriated to the proposal for Salesian spirituality proposal, need help to see how the MO and the lives are connected.
Don Bosco and the Salesians, Salesian family (10)
Other writings of Don Bosco; Don Bosco as the Founder of religious congregation (3)
Actualization and inculturation of Don Bosco: If DB is living now among us…?
How the sons of Don Bosco (2nd Salesian generation) hand on the spirit of Don Bosco in their lives and what they treasured at most?
Saints of the Salesian Family in our modern times
History of the Salesian congregation; the Salesian history from the missionary point of view as the expansion of the Charism in East Asia - Oceania (3)
Process of beatification and canonization of Don Bosco
Quality in the various steps of formation
Deepen the method of DB as the spiritual companion (personal, community level).
The evangelical counsels lived by the Salesians in the present time
For Salesianity teachers: Need for Salesian spirituality to be done by study of sources in critical editions and by sound historical methodology to contextualize sources in the appropriate way.
Salesian Youth Ministry (15)
Educative pastoral projects successfully & effectively implemented in our times
Spiritual and psychological issues regarding the youth today. How do we guide them?
Better knowledge about DB pedagogical theory, to discern direction in our mission.
How to assimilate the identity of Don Bosco in daily contact with the youth.
Evangelization in the non-Christian environment.
Application of these DB writings to practical life here and now in the Salesian work.
Salesian youth ministry in general (4)
The life of Michael Magone: a type of wounded youth who wanted to change his life) and the life of Dominic Savio: a type of youth who desire to go beyond the initial steps of conversion and journey to holiness; Dominic Savio at the present times - (3)
Proposal for pastoral works, methods and practical activities.
How can we collaborate in the Salesian Family among different groups (we miss the motherly presence in our formation houses of junior, senior aspirants…)
Summary and enrichment of the present Salesian formation modules (4)
Synthesize what we learned; Organize these notes and materials to be able to use it according to one's needs
Enrich our own modules for DB CLAY; design modules for lay on Mamma Margaret
Re-reading of Don Bosco writings: personal, community effort (2)
Re-reading the text. Possibly coming up with a formation module for youth, Educative pastoral community (EPC) members based on the MO, 3 lives text
Re-echo and to really start reading Don Bosco and other Salesianity materials. Telling the story of Jesus, of Don Bosco: storytelling goes on (3)
Reflect on our own lives and enrich, deepen our own participation in the task of telling the story of Jesus (Gospel proclamation in Asia).
To tell the life story of Don Bosco and his educative system in our places to others (2)
Educative - pastoral application: Youth Ministry (3)
Path of practical application (what has been pointed out) for an effective pastoral work.
Salesian Spirit in the new frontiers of evangelization: family (non Christian context)
To inculturate the Oratorian criteria in non Christian environments of EAO region.
Personal commitment - resolutions (6)
More reading and reflection about Don Bosco life
Put into daily life practice, starting from my own conviction to follow more closely DB as great pastor and educator. Then transmit to formators and teachers in our places
After knowing the story behind the stories, we need to identify ourselves more how we can follow Don Bosco more closely, especially in our relation with the youth.
Personally to read the text, handouts, to enhance reflections and deeper understanding
Share with other confreres by talking when and where, by writing
Initiatives to share this material at local community and personal level, also to the other braches of the Salesian Family; Delegates re-echo the topic, little by little in systematic way
Province level (8)
Fr. Provincial to emphasize the need of MO to be read every year in a creative way!
Seminar on the Youth Ministry, sharing the apostolate in each country of EAO region.
Organize a similar seminar for our own lay mission partners of our settings in key position at the local, provincial level, regional level (5)
Continue the Workshop exercises in the language groups, to help us clarify more our life and mission.
Regional level (2)
Involve provincials, formators and rectors in disseminating new appreciation of Don Bosco, his spiritual journey and his spiritual heritage; youth ministry in the modern times based on the Oratory of Don Bosco
Reflection about the historical expression of the inculturation of the Charism in Asia as the key of interpretation to live the Charism today
Translations of the Salesian sources - new editions, preparation of experts (4)
A revision of the present Salesian texts in our own languages and good preparation of Salesianity teachers, needed the scholars - a priority for our .EAO Provincials!
Achieve a higher level in Salesianity courses offered in own provinces
Possible publications (or reprinting) the 3 lives or the MO with the respective studies
Starting from our personal commitment (15)
By practice in daily life, being with the young people in the playground, friendship with the confreres (2) Working together with my community, group to do our best in our own setting, Implement Don Bosco spirit in my community life (5)
Tell the stories of Don Bosco more and more
I will try to educate our youth in the way Don Bosco intended in the MO, I will share this experience in our country in a provincial circular letter
To witness through my/ our daily life with the sisters of the second novitiate. I will tell the story of Don Bosco in the daily good night talk (4)
The 3 biographies of the boys will bring me, our community members more energies to the young who live together. MO is important for deepening my Salesian identity.
I will mention more stories behind the stories to other confreres and lay collaborators
First re-read with attention the MO and the three biographies, related to our consecrated apostolic life and mission today (2)
Synthesize the fruits and share them (7)
Synthesize what we learned and enrich our own modules on Salesianity for DB CLAY
Offer to our confreres some translation in our own language (of the Workshop content)
In my own community, work share this experience through good night talks, recollection talks, casual sermons, community days (4)
Share the Workshop and have this workshop put in some summarized document that can become of the readings for reflection during the provincial .chapter of 2007: GIA (3)
I will share the materials/ reflections with the confreres during the community day
Provincial Seminar or Salesian Family Spirituality Days (9)
Feedback this seminar in the Salesian Spirituality Days in our own province
Share this wonderful atmosphere of brotherhood in the Salesian Family and the spirit of DB to our sisters (Salesian Family Sisters Congregation member)
By organizing similar seminar in our province, for catholic teachers (2)
By gathering lay and SDB, including the seminarians: present them a summary of our experience in Sampran.
Launch the spiritual reading of the Memoirs (MO) for the benefit of our confreres.
Have an echo seminar for SDB confreres and SF members in view of GC26
We will have the Seminar on SF Salesian Spirituality in Japan, with the panel discussion about this seminar (3 SDB) included
One day seminar on the MO, to help the confreres the spiritual reading of the text
Provincial level or Congregation decisions
Through formators (5 of them present) and school principal (6 of them present) and the general council, making practical plan (Sister)
Transfer the method of Don Bosco to our school teachers.
Organizing a day to know Dominic Savio more deeply - 150th anniversary of his death
Don Bosco, an apostolic writer, present his biographies of Magone, Savio, Besucco.
The life of Don Bosco in the Oratory: Mamma Margaret, Savio, Magone, mobile Oratory, education system and its pillars of Eucharist, Mary Holy Father…
Prepare more Salesian spirituality elements during our provincial Spiritual exercises