(ANS - Madrid) - This year there will again be more than 2,000 young people from the Salesian environments throughout Spain who will participate in the Easter meetings organized by Salesians in different areas of the country from March 29 to April 1, Resurrection Sunday. The two Provinces of the Salesians in Spain - "Mary Help of Christians" and "St. James Major" - have prepared these meetings so participants can truly celebrate the most important events of Christianity: the Passion, Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ.
(ANS – Lilongwe) – Don Bosco Youth Center in Lilongwe, Malawi, has become a symbol of youth empowerment through sporting activities as well as vocational and technical education. The center conducts motivational evening talks for spiritual and moral growth, according to an article in the Nyasa Times. The article also notes that the Don Bosco Youth Center also provides leadership training for youth with the aim of equipping them with skills in leading and motivating other youth toward positive behavior and social change in their respective communities.
(ANS - Madrid) - A life dedicated to the missions and marked by simplicity, service to others and the example of his uncle Valentín, also a Salesian brother: this is the summary of the 91 years of life of Brother Severiano Sanz, SDB, who died last March 16th in Arévalo. He was clear about his Salesian vocation from an early age and, after 21 years spent as a missionary in Paraguay, he spent 43 years at the Mission Office in Madrid, of which he was one of its promoters.
RMG – “The Church has made through this Pre-Synodal Meeting a big step towards youth”
(ANS – Rome) – Marketa is a youngster from Prague, Czech Republic. She is a student at the “Charles University” of Prague, studying in the faculty of Education, and most of all she is attending the Pre-Synodal meeting, since she was chosen as a delegate from the Czech Bishops’ Conference. However, she is also a volunteer in a Salesian organization, “SADBA”, with the Salesians of Don Bosco. Here she offers us a point of view from within the Pre-Synodal Meeting.
India – National seminar on “Conflicts in South Asia” in Assam
(ANS – Golaghat) – The Departments of Political Science and Sociology at Don Bosco College Golaghat and Salesian College Sonada jointly organised a national seminar entitled “Conflicts in South Asia: Its Consequences and Implications” from 16 to 17 March 2018. Peace activist and socio-cultural academician Prof. Thomas Menamparampil, SDB, Archbishop Emeritus of Guwahati, graced the event as chief guest.
France - Educating young people towards a critical spirit
(ANS - Paris) - How to educate young people about inner freedom, so that they possess constructive criticism and do not let themselves be carried away by their emotions? How can we help them to distance themselves from false news that circulate everywhere and confuse truth with falsehood? And then, what is the critical spirit?