The evangelization is the essential mission entrusted to all Christians sent by God to announce the Good News, as a message of salvation for all people, especially for those who live in oppression and marginalization. In the New Testament, the Gospel is the Good News of the Kingdom of God proclaimed by Christ. The essence of the evangelization is Christ himself, sent by His Father, as the Liberator and Savior of all mankind, especially the poor, the sick and the sinners to whom he brings the light, the truth and the life.The evangelization is entrusted to all who have been baptized with the aim of proclaiming the Word of God to all men, both Christians and non-Christians. In the 19th century, Saint John Bosco, a turinian saint, entrusted with the Word of Christ, felt that he had to evangelize men, especially the poorest young people, through education.The charism of this saintly founder of the Salesian Family became an apostolic commitment linking evangelization with education, based on an educational system that he called a preventive system structured on reason, religion and kindness. As a synthesis of his educational-evangelizing proposal is his desire to form good christians and honest citizens.The salesian evangelization has since then, and continues to this day, with young people as main concern. This evangelizing action is developed within an educative-pastoral community that involves different people in the educative-evangelizing process, namely: consecrated salesians, educators, lay people, young people and families.
|Date of Award||21 May 2021|
- Universidade Católica Portuguesa
|Supervisor||Teresa Messias (Supervisor)|
- St. John Bosco
- Young people
- Preventive system
- Mestrado Integrado em Teologia