Community Life: A Salesian Perspective for Initial Priestly Formation


  • Sanjit Kumar Kujur Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram


The author of this article explores the significance of community life in initial priestly formation from the perspectives of the Salesians of Don Bosco. It examines the principles and values derived from the teachings of St. John Bosco, the founder of the Salesian order, emphasising the importance of a vibrant and supportive community in shaping the holistic development of future priests. It explores the practical implications of community living, such as fostering fraternity, mutual support, and collaboration, while also highlighting the formation of authentic relationships and the cultivation of virtues. By emphasising community life, this paper advocates for nurturing a strong and cohesive initial priestly formation, empowering individuals to grow spiritually, intellectually, and emotionally in their journey toward priesthood in the community.