Don Arnaldo Riggi is the new president of the Cnos / Fap Sicilia Association, the National Center for Salesian Works – Professional Refresher Training. A reality that carries on in the institutes of Catania, Gela and Palermo, the formative experience of Don Bosco and the Salesians. Don Riggi has also been appointed director of the Salesian “Jesus Adolescent” Institute in Palermo. Born in Caltanissetta on 11 February 1985, Fr Arnaldo Riggi has been a Salesian since 2006. On Sunday 4 September, at 6 pm, there will be the inauguration ceremony with the Eucharistic celebration presided over by Fr Giovanni D’Andrea, provincial of Sicily and Tunisia for Salesian congregation.
The ceremony will greet Don Gianni Lo Grande who led the community of the Adolescent Jesus for four years and was destined for Gela. “A new experience for me, to which I look forward with trepidation – affirms Don Arnaldo Riggi -. In me there is a deep and strong desire to serve and love, with enthusiasm and without reserve, the confreres and the young. An all-round Salesian mission, that of the center of the “Adolescent Jesus”, which will be carried out both in the vocational training center and in the oratory, as well as in the community and in the neighborhood “. professional training in Sicily, an area in which the Salesians on the island have always distinguished themselves as one of the greatest excellences. “In a time full of uncertainties and in which it is necessary to develop skills and update specializations – explains Fr Riggi -, we want to give a concrete response to the needs of a large group of young people. Of those who, not accessing upper secondary school, are then marginalized from the school system. We are talking about an important resource for our territory. We will work on various initiatives in synergy with the regional delegate of Cnos Fap, Don Benedetto Sapienza ”.
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