15 Nov 2018
Strenna 2019: poster now available!
(ANS – Rome) – “Holiness is something near, real, concrete, possible … It is not an optional ‘extra’, a goal only for some. It is life in full, according to the project and the gift of God,” writes the Rector Major, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, in the presentation of the Strenna for 2019. While waiting to receive the video and the full comment, which will be consigned, as usual, towards New Year’s Eve, the Strenna poster is, instead, now available online. It announces and graphically raises the call or summons to holiness and sainthood for everyone to all.
After four years in which the Strenna posters made use of the talents of professional graphic designers, this year’s graphic solution places at its center an image that is as realistic as can be: photographic shots. But not of professionals, but rather something very common and close to the daily reality of children and young people who all over the world, even from very different cultures and traditions, immortalize and share everyday situations they capture with their smartphones. This too is an expression of concreteness and feasibility “for all”.
In the image, a true and proper selfie, appear the Rector Major, a Daughter of Mary Help of Christians, and other teens and young adults, like those one easily meets in the oratory. Superimposed on the photo is the theme of this year’s Strenna, but with some peculiarities: the motto itself, placed under the evangelical call “So that my joy may be in you” (Jn 15,11) is represented as a hashtag, in the typical form of Instagram stories, and is accompanied by a halo.
Holiness and social networks, holiness and the world of youth are not in contrast – on the contrary: holiness should indeed be shared as a hashtag: #lasantitàancheperte – #holinessforyoutoo
Created by the “IME Comunicazione”, the communication office of the Italy-Southern Province, on the mandate of the Dicastery for Social Communications, the poster is now available in six languages – Italian, English, Spanish, French, Portuguese and Polish.