(ANS – Melbourne) – The Media Team at the Australia-Pacific Province released a new series of podcasts. “Audio Divina” is a lectio-divina inspired Podcast that features high-quality, meticulously researched reflections provided by world-renowned Biblical scholar Rev. Professor Francis J. Moloney, SDB AM. It will update every Wednesday with content related to the following Sunday's Gospel.
(ANS - Pietraperzia) - On the night between Wednesday and Thursday, gunshots were fired at the headquarters of the "Don Bosco 2000 Association", a Salesian association that since last week has welcomed 20 migrants in a house made available by the local bishop. Gunshots were fired from outside, smashing a window and piercing an inside door. Fortunately, nobody was hit, but the migrants are shocked and frightened, as are the association's operators.
(ANS - Rome) - Thousands of invisible children and young people, migrated from the world's poorest countries, arrived or were left alone once in Italy, live their daily lives in precarious hygienic conditions, with difficulty getting food and clothing, spending the night in makeshift housing. There are about 5,000 “invisible” children who gravitate around the central train stations of the Italian metropolitan areas and every day risk becoming involved in criminal activities or sexual exploitation. In thinking of them, the Salesians have started the project: "I care about you."
Bolivia - Roswitha Maus (Don Bosco World): "We are looking for projects that favor children and young people in precarious conditions"
(ANS - Cochabamba) - Roswita Maus is the Project Manager of the Salesian NGO "Don Bosco Mondo", based in Bonn, Germany. Recently Roswitha visited the Salesian Province of Bolivia to learn about projects funded by the NGO and others they are looking to start.
We all want to feel special and be considered by others
According to the theory of needs of the American psychologist Abraham Maslow, men and women are beings who have to satisfy a series of basic needs to survive, not only physical but also social.
India – National Symposium on "The Heart of Educating"
(ANS – Chennai) – A National Symposium on “The Heart of Educating India - Don Bosco System of Education in dialogue with 21st Century Educators” is taking place at Don Bosco College of Arts and Science, The Citadel, Chennai. It is a Salesian venture at the National level.
RMG - "Migrations without trafficking. Yes to freedom! No to trafficking": a concrete response from the Salesians
(ANS - Rome) - Trafficking in human beings is a problem of enormous proportions. The Fourth World Day of Prayer and Reflection against Human Trafficking, taking place a few days ago, is not simply a desire to mark or discuss the subject, but a commitment to raise awareness on an issue that hurts, makes many suffer, an issue that kills, destroys people.
MESSAGES OF THE RECTOR MAJOR
JESUS IN THE ARMS OF THE HUMBLE AND THE POOR
Jesus continues to save humanity through our work, our self-giving, our good will. He continues to point out the road to us lest we lose our bearings and our way, and we always assist those who are growing weary, the humblest, the poorest, the least.