ANIMATING AND GOVERNING THE COMMUNITY: The ministry of the Salesian Rector
The Rectors are key figures in the renewal of the Congregation of the Salesians of Don Bosco. They play a key role in the educative and pastoral ministry among young people. They are the key to the much-desired ongoing formation that must take place in our religious communities, and by extension also in our educative and pastoral communities. This Manual is therefore addressed primarily to them – and to all those who are involved in their formation, beginning from Provincials and their Councils.
But this new Manual is also addressed to all Salesians and to all the members of each Salesian religious community. The Rector is defined in our Constitutions as a brother among brothers, and this is how the Church wants it to be, when not neglecting the duty of governance.