BIS #5996 MUMBAISALESIANS VOCATION LOGO & MEANING
by Father Velasli Bandya for BISMumbai
MumbaiSalesians' Vocation Promotion has a new logo. It has been launched on the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Provincial Father Savio Silveira launched the logo in Mumbai. The meaning and significance of the logo is as under:
Figure of Don Bosco with young people represents Don Bosco’s mission as an apostle – father and teacher of the young.
The circle behind represents the Eucharistic presence of God in the life of Don Bosco.
Followers of Don Bosco believe that the founding of the Salesian Society of Don Bosco was an initiative of God. It was our Blessed Mother and the Holy Spirit who inspired Don Bosco to work for the salvation of young people.
To join Don Bosco is an invitation to all young people who feel God’s call to work for the poor and disadvantaged youth of our society through the Salesian way of life. In serving the young we constantly renew our youthful zeal and dynamism.
COLOURS USED IN THE LOGO
COLOUR YELLOW/GOLD/ SHADES OF YELLOW
Colour Yellow - Gold symbolizes God’s holiness.
By carrying out the mission entrusted to us, we find our own way to holiness. (Const. Art. 02)
Following the way of Don Bosco and carrying out the Salesian mission entrusted to us we walk towards holiness. While the circle symbolizes the Eucharistic presence which is the center of our mission, there is also present holiness in each one of us symbolized by the yellow shading in each of the figures.
Through the motherly intervention of Mary, the Holy Spirit raised up St. John Bosco to contribute to the salvation of youth. (Const. Art. 01)
Colour blue indicates the presence of our Blessed Mother in the life of Salesian to work for the salvation of youth. The young person in blue represents the belief that every young person is led to our institutions by our Blessed Mother.
Colour red symbolizes energy and passion. It also symbolizes the blood of Christ.
Young people are full of energy and passion. Salesians are called to work with them and for them by directing our energies and passions towards Christ.
Colour green represents renewal, life and growth.
Young people represent life and as Salesians we work towards renewal life and growth of young people in society.
COLOUR BLACK & GRAY
It is a colour of Don Bosco’s priestly garments.