(ANS - Anisakan) - The second Seminar for translators of the East Asia-Oceania Region begins today, 23 August, with Salesians and members of the Salesian Family of all the Region's Provinces participating. The Seminar's main objective is to assist, support and train Salesian translators in their ministry, not an easy one, but extremely important. The result emerging from this experience shall be contained in the draft of the future "Salesian Translators Handbook", the manual of the Salesian translator.
(ANS - Port Moresby) - The Parish of Mary Help of Christians in the district of Sabama, Port Moresby, celebrated the important milestone of its "Silver Jubilee", its 25th anniversary. The celebrations were held last August 18 at the Don Bosco church in Gabutu and had the following theme: "to grow, to serve and to renew".
(ANS - Bogotà) - From 15 to 18 August 2019, in the Leo XIII Salesian College, the First Congress of Salesian Spirituality was held. The event saw the participation of the Salesian Cooperators, the FMA, the Salesians and the various groups of the Salesian Family present in Colombia, for a total of 260 participants. The Congress was organized by the Inter-Provincial Joint Formation Commission.
Belgium - The story of Andy and Jef, Salesian missionaries
(ANS - Brussels) - Andy Jebarus and Jef Delporte are both Salesian missionaries. Andy went to Indonesia and comes from Holland; Jef is from Belgium, and left for Ecuador. They told us about their dreams, their experiences and what they have gone through thus far.
Brazil – UniSALESIANO inaugurates Community Life Center
(ANS - Araçatuba-SP) - The institute of higher education "UniSALESIANO", in its headquarters in Araçatuba, Province of Brazil Campo Grande, inaugurated its Community Life Center this past Friday evening, August 9th. Intended for the academic community, it offers different spaces meant to foster a family atmosphere within the center. The ceremony was attended by various civil, ecclesiastical and Salesian authorities, including the Counselor for the America South Cone region, Fr Natale Vitali.
RMG - 25 August: 50th anniversary of Blessed Maria Troncatti's death
(ANS - Rome) - On 25 August 1969, in Sucúa (Ecuador), the airplane that was carrying Sister Maria Troncatti crashes shortly after take-off on the edge of that forest which for almost half a century was her "home of the heart", the location of her tireless donation among the Shuar people. Sister Maria thus lives her last flight: the one that takes her to Heaven! She was 86 years old at the time, years all spent on a gift of love. She wrote: "Of my religious missionary vocation, I am happier every day!"
MESSAGES OF THE RECTOR MAJOR
THREE STOLES, THREE WONDERFUL STORIES and a heart that doesn’t forget
I want to carve into my memory and yours the inestimable value of every human encounter, however brief or lengthy, deep or quick it might be. If it is a human encounter, it is always special and we have to make it special. We will have a much better life if we live it this way.