(ANS - Cairo) – In Egypt's Salesian schools, intensive Italian language courses for young people have started recently, animated by young volunteers from the Salesian Central Italy Circumscription(ICC). As always, the impact is not without emotions, a mix of fears and anxieties, but also with a desire to start afresh, to give.
(ANS – Castelgandolfo) – The traditional summer meeting of the General Councils of the Salesians (SDB) and Mary Help of Christians (FMA) was held at the FMA venue in Castelgandolfo on the afternoon of July 24, 2017. Again, as in the previous winter's meeting, the main theme was the forthcoming Synod of Bishops (October 2018) on the theme: “Youth, Faith and Vocational Discernment.” The specific objective was to identify several elements essential to a common journey towards the Synod.
(ANS – Rome) – In May the IUS General Coordination convoked for a contest that had the objective to renewal the Salesian Institutions of Higher Education Logo. The design of a renewed original and unpublished logo intended to be the representative image of IUS worldwide, the decision to change the logo was taken during the VII General Assembly in 2016.
Uruguay - Jope: "I'm interested in deepening my experience with the very poorest"
(ANS - Villa García) - Juan Pablo Castro, affectionately called "Jope," studies Medicine, wants his life to be more like the Gospel, and tries to meet Christ among the poorest. He decided to leave the comfort of his family home to go to the house of the "old man" in the colony of Villa García and live a year's experience in the footsteps of the man who has inspired him since his childhood: St. Francis of Assisi.
Put yourself in "someone else's shoes"
While in recent years the global scenario is increasingly characterized by a climate of widespread intolerance, where violence and xenophobia create a culture of division, in everyday life, within the family, with friends, in associations or groups, one the one hand we experience a need to live authentic relationships and on the other the sad truth of fatigue or of failure.
Chile – National Convention of Domenico Savio Club Animators
(ANS - Santiago) - With 55 animators and assistants from all the country's communities, the National Convention of the Animators of the Domenico Savio Clubs (CDS) took place in the Lo Cañas retreat from 7 to 9 July.
RMG - Amiability, Salesian joy
(ANS - Rome) - In our world, in our families, with those around us we need amiability; more so with young people. We need to ask it as a gift, and to increase it as a virtue and through gestures that favor communication, relationships and make God's love evident. It all begins with a kind word, or a subtle, kind, courteous, loving detail.