(ANS - Buenos Aires) - On the afternoon of 11 November 1875, in the Church of Mary Help of Christians in Turin-Valdocco, there was a big party and an emotionally moving farewell: it was the sending of the first ten Salesian missionaries to Argentina, who over a month later, on December 14, 1875, reached their destination. The "Mater Misericordiae" church of Buenos Aires became the place of arrival of the Salesian missionaries and of all the Italian immigrants "at world's end". In view of the VIII International Congress of Mary Help of Christians, to be held in Buenos Aires from 7 to 10 November 2019, work began on the church's integral waterproofing and restoration.
(ANS - Kinshasa) - In their Report on the Activities of 2018, the Pontifical Missionary Works indicate that there are almost 11,000 Spanish missionaries active in 1,111 mission territories around the world. Among these is also Salesian Fr Manuel Jiménez Castro, in Africa for 23 years, first in Togo and now in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where he is the Superior of the new Vice Province "Africa Congo Congo". From Kinshasa, he coordinates 10 Salesian houses of the congregation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Republic of the Congo.
(ANS - Madrid) - According to data from the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), today there are 68.5 million people in the world who have been forced to flee their homes because of wars or persecutions for reasons of sex, race, religion, sexual orientation, political opinions or the consequences of climate change.
United States – Salesian Presence leads to Salesian Influence on the young
(ANS – Orange) – Sometimes we take for granted the influence and impact that the Salesian presence makes in the life of the young and lay collaborators. The Salesian community in Orange, N.J., is so proud of the accomplishments of many young people and collaborators who have been open to the Salesian charism. But let us hear from two of them how Don Bosco has influenced their lives.
Sometimes it's necessary to do a "reset" and clean up our malicious programs
Man pushes cotton swab too far into ear and resets to factory settings
Belgium – European Development Days 2019
(ANS – Bruxelles) – On 18-19 June 2019, on behalf of Don Bosco International and Don Bosco Network, Wojciech Mroczek, DBN Coordinator, attended European Development Days (EDD) organized by the European Commission in Brussels. The main theme of the event was: “Addressing inequalities: Building a world which leaves no one behind”.
Portugal – What are the Salesians like?
(ANS - Lisbon) - Only a few months remain until the next General Chapter of the Salesian Congregation, whose main theme will be the profile of the Salesian for today's youth. Sister Rosa Teixeira, of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians, wrote an answer to this question.
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It was very moving for me to meet with Bororo and Xavante youth joined together in this land where the Bororos live, to meet the missionaries who share day-to-day life with them and to celebrate our Faith right on the spot where our martyrs met their deaths.