Young People Get Together

SPYS Team 2002
A weekend seminar of formation in Savio College brought together the members of the voluntary youth group SPYS(Salesian Pastoral Youth Service). The programme managed to reach two main objectives in the formation of these active young members. On the Saturday, the group focused on their spiritual formation by taking part in a reflective Bible session. After being given some quiet time, a deep discussion on the various experiences took place.


Festa SPYS 2002 Poster
SPYSFEST is an annual event organised by the Salesian Pastoral Youth Service (SPYS). These are a voluntary youth organisation, based at Savio College, who promote a holistic formation of youths through weekend seminars, retreats, training courses, youth exchanges, etc.

This day was open to all youths, particularly those in contact with SPYS throughout the year, however everyone was welcome to participate in this day, full of fun and activities. The program was well balanced and organised in such a way that encouraged the young people to participate right through.

Eurotreff 2002

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Writing down a few words about an experience lived and shared with other people for a bit less than two weeks is not that easy. There are many things one can write about, and some things may have struck me, which could be insignificant to others and vice–versa. On the other hand there are certain experiences that are not easily put into words! It was a very deep experience, on many levels and it would be untrue to leave one or more aspects out, however I’m sure you (the reader) appreciate that I will try to include those that were most meaningful to me. So this is my personal account of the SPYS’ trip to Vienna…!

The preparations for this experience began early in the year in order to be ready to live the experience to the full on all levels. The prime aim of the Eurotreff is the fact that it is a Salesian encounter of youths, and therefore the spiritual side of it is paramount. However, I must admit that meeting other young people from other countries with different cultures is something that I find irresistible, and is certainly one of the reasons why I wished to participate.

Pentecoste 2002

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The Salesian Pastoral Youth Service (SPYS) celebrated the coming of the Holy Spirit with a group of around 60 young people who have been part of its formation programme. This annual event, on Saturday 18 May 2002, gave the group the opportunity to experience the presence of the Spirit in a youthful and original way. After driving down to a small bay near Selmun, a short prayer session introduced the theme of warmth, energy, courage and belief associated with the symbols of wind and fire.