(ANS – Rome) – The second illustration for the poster of Strenna 2023 shows one hundred personages rich in details and expressions and is the work of the Spanish artist Agustín de la Torre, Salesian Cooperator and teacher. The author demonstrates a strong desire to reflect in his artistic work all the fruitfulness and extension of the Work of Don Bosco in the world, in harmony with the proposal of the Rector Major, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, for the theme of the Strenna 2023: “AS THE YEAST IN TODAY’S HUMAN FAMILY. The lay dimension in the family of Don Bosco”.
The author explains that his composition features one hundred different personages. In the centre is Don Bosco, surrounded by some essential personages for the Salesian spirituality that are easily recognizable: Mother Mazzarello, Mamma Margaret, Dominic Savio, Blessed Michael Rua, Laura Vicuña… As well as the current Rector Major and the Mother General of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians, and the most recent Salesian saint, Artemide Zatti.