(ANS - Lima) - Representatives of Salesians and laity from Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, Haiti, Paraguay, Uruguay and Peru meet at the Provincial Salesian House in Peru from 20 to 24 November for the 1st Meeting of the Minor Mission Office. Guiding the work sessions is Fr George Menamparampil of the Missions Dicastery.
(ANS - Calcutta) – Important, of proven quality, and expanding are the Catholic universities in India, where the Salesian Congregation have been pioneers and continue to play an important role in the country with the largest number of universities in the world. On Thursday, November 16, representatives of the five Catholic universities in India gathered in Calcutta to reflect on the theme: "The Future of Christian Higher Education and Contemporary Transitions in India."
(ANS - Moatize) – Late yesterday morning, November 22, Rector Major Fr Ángel Fernández Artime flew to Tete on what was the second day of his visit to the country. The X Successor of Don Bosco came, thus, to see the invaluable missionary work and social promotion the Salesians of Mozambique are involved in – with a prominent role played by numerous lay collaborators.
Myanmar - Don Bosco in the country: yesterday, today and tomorrow
(ANS - Anisakan) - From November 27 to 30, Pope Francis will be on an apostolic voyage to Myanmar and, in view of this important event, we have asked a few questions to Fr Bosco Zeya Aung, Provincial Vicar and Delegate for Formation in Myanmar.
THE DARK FACE OF INTERNET
If we wanted to find a metaphor to fully describe the revolution caused to society since the introduction and use of the Internet, we could certainly compare this phenomenon to the discovery of a new planet, a new continent, a territory continuously being explored that we cannot manage to fully fathom, one we repeatedly marvel at, that surprises us with ever-new aspects and unexpressed potential.
Great Britain - SYM Europe on its way to "Synod on Youth"
(ANS - Bollington) - The 13th General Assembly of the Salesian Youth Movement of Europe (SYM) took place from 17 to 19 November. The meeting was held at the Savio House in Bollington, Great Britain. This year's annual SYM Europe event was attended by 55 representatives from 14 European countries.
Italy - Salesians, Sports and Soccer: Success Stories
(ANS - Ferrara) - "Since the Oratory was the first of Don Bosco's initiatives, and the kind of initiative on which all the others are modeled, this combination of "catechesis and play" has been passed on to almost all the Salesian works. There is not even one Salesian school that does not, at least as a complementary activity, have recreational and sporting activities." Thus wrote Fr Juan E. Vecchi, VIII Successor of Don Bosco, in describing the Salesian's inherent attention to the world of sports. Attention from which sports teams, minor league and Serie A teams, amateur and pro players, emerged and came into being.
MESSAGES OF THE RECTOR MAJOR
ONE MISSIONARY RETURNS, ANOTHER 34 LEAVE FOR THE MISSIONS
I chose this enigmatic title for my greeting this month because I want to make reference to one Salesian who spent 18 months in captivity and another 34 SDBs and FMAs who will leave for the missions in various parts of the world. Ever since the very first one on November 11, 1875, there have been 148 missionary expeditions for our Salesian Family. These evoke the profound feeling that grace is at work.