The paper deals with the benediction of the Group Responsible in the secular institute of Volunteers of Don Bosco, which belongs to the Salesian Family, in relation with the benediction of the Regional Responsible of this institute. Although the new members of the institute are always incorporated in the liturgical service, the real ceremony installing the Group Responsible in office has been missing. The described ceremony has removed this deficiency. The benediction prayer of the Group Responsible is derived from the abbess benediction prayer, whereas some text passages have been adjusted to the Salesian spirituality. The benediction prayer is followed by handing over the Statutes of the institute and burning lamp as service symbols of the Group Responsible. Both are accompanied by a specific prayer. The benediction ceremony can be involved in the Liturgy of the Word or in the Holy Eucharist (the latter case is described here).
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