Dom Bosco and CAIJ anniversaries

DSCF0457 - Cópia

August is a month of special anniversaries for CAIJ.   In fact it was a double celebration, the anniversary of Dom Bosco and CAIJ’s 5th year of operation in Corumba, Brazil.  Follow this link to see how the young people honoured their patron saint celebrated his legacy – CAIJ continues to meet the needs of children and young people in a community where families are easily marginalised and live in poverty.


The Way

DSCF4258I glorify the Lord this day as I travel from Corumbá to Campo Grande – the awe-inspiring scenery – blue skies, mountains, rivers, foliage, flora and fauna.  My heart takes a leap at the signs of Gods’ wonders.  I  am reminded that “His love endures forever”, and how everything “praises the Lord forever.”  DSCF4260


I thank god for the gift of awe and wonder.  It is a marvelous thing under heaven.  The red earth, a result of millions of years of creation in God’s hands, what splendour…and yet he is not finished with our gentle earth to whom he has given us stewardship over.


DSCF4273We too are like potters, with the earth in our hands.  We too are chosen to create a world for those who will come after us.


DSCF4059We are His – His children, chosen, friends, beloved.

Don Bosco University

Don Bosco University

Universidade Catolica Dom Bosco, Campo Grande

If you’re you going to spend time with young people then a great place to start is a university.  Under the superb guidance of Samila and Tais, I was given an extensive tour comprising the library, various departments like psychology where Samila did her masters, the chaplaincy office, gym and swimming pool. The highlight for the girls, well mine too, was their popular radio station, 91.5 FM, which brought back lots of fun memories of my radio days in Trinidad.

Meeting DJ at 91.5 FM, University radio station and saying hi to all in Campo Grande

Meeting DJ at 91.5 FM, University radio station and saying hi to all in Campo Grande

Dom Bosco volunteers

Tais, Samila and friend, university students and graduate