“The Congregation assumes Christian education as a fundamental means of carrying out the specific apostolate, inasmuch as it makes possible the growth, in all dimensions, of the human being, making it capable of giving a conscious and free response, as a child of God, to the Father’s project on himself and the world” (Cfr. Cost. n. 131)
The Scalabrinian Congregation thus assumes Christian education as a privileged form of promotion of the “new”, especially in those who are in the formative period. The schools of the Missionary Sisters of San Carlo Borromeo – Scalabriniane, in different contexts and countries, have as their main objective the construction of a more human, welcoming, supportive and fraternal society, which transmits culture, but above all that educates to life. Thus the values of tolerance, acceptance of differences and friendship permeate the relationships among the members of the educational community.
The integration of schools into the “Scalabriniana Integrata Education” network (ESI) gave the possibility to realize education in a Scalabrinian linearity, giving particular emphasis to the great dream of Mons. Scalabrini, of Father Giuseppe and Mother Assunta Marchetti, who they saw in education one of the greatest possibilities of human promotion and development of culture, as well as of the understanding of themselves and of the other.
The contents of the school curriculum are full of elements that guide the educating to love for God and for others. The latter in the Scalabrinian perspective is the most needy migrant, that is, someone who meets along the way and who recalls the joy of coexistence, sharing of gifts, culture and life.
The great challenge posed to Scalabrinian educators is that of realizing in the unity the real reception, the one that promotes the serene coexistence among the educators, and encourages them to meet the others, even if different in their ethnic, cultural, social, religious and economic manifestations. All this presupposes giving space to the other, walking side by side, developing the culture of peace, tolerance, learning the rules of good cohabitation, harmonizing the differences in a process of true freedom.
Scalabrinian education is a great laboratory of fraternal coexistence, of constructing knowledge and elaborating thoughts: it is a cry of hope in a world that is more human, harmonious, friendly and therefore more able to bring the human being to his goal. the final:
“So that all may be one like us “(Jn 17.11)” because you are no longer foreigners or migrants, but you are fellow citizens of the saints and family of God”. (Ef 2, 19).