Salesian Prayer - ever ancient, ever new
Don Bosco is a Saint whose loyalty to the Pope and the Bishops of the Church is both well known and documented. The same virtue can be said about his Salesians today; some have been entrusted by the Pope with great responsibility in the Church.
Don Bosco told his Salesians to approach the celebration of the Mass in a worthy manner, attentive to the celebration itself, and always with a great spirit of devotion to the Lord and for the gifts of his Church. Yet, his approach to prayer, especially with the young, was ever creative in its style. Don Bosco wanted to appeal not only to the mind of a young person, but by a variety of means, such as various types of music, the use of drama and through expressive artwork, to speak also to the senses and fundamentally to touch the heart of every young person. In this way Don Bosco wanted to speak to the whole person about God, the Heavenly Father who had such a special love for the young.