(ANS - Ramos Mejía) - In the retreat house "Domingo Savio" of Ramos Mejía, near Buenos Aires, Argentina, the Continental American Seminar of the Association of Curators of Salesian History (ACSSA) was held on the theme: "Innovative and Incisive Salesian figures in the 20th century."
(ANS - Budapest) - The Hungarian Salesian Province of "St Stephen King" announces, with great joy and emotion, that at the end of a long course of studies and research, it has succeeded in identifying and bringing to light the relics of Blessed Stephen Sándor, Salesian martyr (1914-1953).
(ANS – Mumbai) – Mumbai and Samaria have little in common. One, a small region that formed ancient Israel, and the other over 4000 kilometers away is a bustling metropolis in Western India drawing millions of people in search of a better life. Rector Major Angel Fernandez Artime, the 10th successor of Don Bosco, during his Holy Mass at the Shrine of Don Bosco's Madonna, Mumbai, on March 23, drew inspiration from the life-changing experience of a Samaritan woman who met Jesus at a well.
Spain – Fr Sala, SDB: "The Exhortation of the Pope will underline the need to walk with young people"
(ANS - Madrid) - Salesian Father Rossano Sala brings his concern for young people in his DNA. At the last Synod of Bishops, on the theme of youth, he was Special Secretary. Last week he visited Spain, where he held a conference at the Ecclesiastical University of San Damaso and presented his book "Youth Ministry: Evangelization and Education of Youth" (CCS, publisher). In his opinion the Apostolic Exhortation signed today in Loreto by Pope Francis will serve to re-launch the synodal path that "does not end until it reaches every local Church."
It's not a coincidence ... it's synchronicity!
Augusta is a 20-year-old girl and when she smiles her face lights up, with a gaze that is frank and full of life. Nobody could imagine that she is a survivor of the streets of Freetown, Sierra Leone. This young woman could very well call herself a "warrior" on her Facebook profile and she would not be lying.
Ecuador - Towards the centenary of "Editorial Don Bosco"
(ANS - Cuenca) - As part of a visit by the Provincial of the Salesian Province of Ecuador, Fr Francisco Sánchez, on Monday, March 18, the Salesian publishing house "Editorial Don Bosco" (Edibosco) has started celebrating the 100th anniversary of its education service, through various events that took place in the city of Cuenca, with the participation of directors, members of the house council and collaborators of the publishing house of different cities.
Brazil – Educating to the faith in a society marked by individualism
(ANS - Brasilia) - Today there is a strong tendency towards individualism which, together with the growing fragility of community life, generates not only isolation but also indifference and strengthening of hatred and division.
MESSAGES OF THE RECTOR MAJOR
LET US LEARN TO LOOK “WITH THE EYES OF GOD”
I listened to the testimonies of dozens of young people during World Youth Day and the wonderful celebration of Don Bosco’s feast day in Panama (with the most multitudinous procession that I’ve ever seen in my life). These young people recounted so many more stories from their lives of how they were looked upon with a “special” gaze – that of the Lord.