(ANS - Vatican City) - In view of the Synod of Bishops on "Youth, faith and vocational discernment", scheduled from October 3 to 28, 2018, at the Vatican, the Holy Father has appointed four Delegate Presidents, among whom Burmese Cardinal Charles Maung Bo, Salesian, Archbishop of Yangon.
(ANS - Rome) - The Vatican Congregation for Catholic Education, with a rescript dated 3 July 2018, in response to the request of the Grand Chancellor of the Salesian Pontifical University (UPS), the Rector Major, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, appointed Prof. Mauro Mantovani, SDB, as UPS Rector for a second three-year term (2018-2021).
(ANS - Tonj) - For the eighth year, students, parents and collaborators of the Salesian House in Sesto San Giovanni, Italy, spend several weeks of their summer break in the city of Tonj, South Sudan, to serve and bring help to the local population.
France - Formation as reward for hardworking students
(ANS - Biville) - Four Salesian schools of the West of France offered a travel opportunity to Biville to the most committed students. The Salesian Emmanuel Petit, responsible for the activity, spoke in an interview with "Don Bosco Aujourd'hui".
Communicating in the network: "this is the problem"
The Pope's appeal to "Proclaiming the Gospel of mercy to all peoples ... through the means of communication that the new digital cultural context makes available to our contemporaries" is a great challenge.
Papua New Guinea - The culture of Melanesia: a special gift for the Salesian charism
ANS - Port Moresby) - How can we inculturate Salesian charism in the traditions and societies of Melanesia? This was the question around which seven Salesians of the Papua New Guinea-Solomon Islands Vice Province (PGS) met, accompanied by their Provincial, Fr Alfred Maravilla.
RMG - Salesian consecrated life: two forms, but one single vocation
(ANS - Rome) - Clarifying ideas on discernment of the two forms of consecrated Salesian life, with the dual purpose of helping the formators to present correctly the Salesian identity, and to accompany the young in the process of vocational orientation: this was the objective that the Dicastery for Formation pursued through the Seminar on the Discernment of the two forms of the Salesian vocation, organized in recent weeks at the "San Callisto" in Rome. From these reflections many ideas emerged, now being transmitted to the entire Congregation.
MESSAGES OF THE RECTOR MAJOR
I HAVE SEEN AND HAVE LIVED DON BOSCO’S MISSIONARY DREAM
My dear friends, I greet you all most cordially as I write this to you – though I am very late as regards preparation of the Salesian Bulletin. (I make the editor sweat because very often the deadline for submission is upon me as I sit down to write my message – which happens with everything else that bears my name and is penned in my own hand.)