Don Guillermo Basañes
Don Guillermo Basañes was born in Washington DC from an Argentinian family. His first encounter with the Salesians of Don Bosco was in Buenos
Aires, where he attended a school of theirs for 12 years.
Reasons for assigning the Award
For over 150 years - and for 60 years in Alcamo - Salesians have successfully accomplished their mission around the globe, particularly in the field of education. After overcoming several initial difficulties, they have focused on many needs of the society, contributing to relieving the poor people’s suffering and to their emancipation. In fact, thanks to the two pillars of their system, i.e. their schools and oratories, they have educated hundreds of thousands of young people, with the objective of fostering the moral and civil growth of the youth. Through their missionaries worldwide, the Salesians courageously speak up, bringing to the forefront the needs of the voiceless classes. In this respect, Councillor General for the Missions, Fr. Guillermo Basañes, has always acted concretely under the guidance of spiritual ideals in order to pursue justice and peace, with the goal to build a more human society that should be able to respect each person’s dignity.
Conferimento Premio Internazionale per la Cultura "Vissi d'Arte Città di Alcamo"
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