(ANS - San Lorenzo de El Escorial) - The Congress entitled "The Salesian Parish of the XXI Century" was held from 8 to 10 December in San Lorenzo de El Escorial; its aim: to "promote a new Salesian parish model capable of answering the questions and concerns of today's society, especially the young people of the new millennium."
(ANS - Contratación) - Among the world's 50 best teachers selected in the 2018 "Global Teacher Prize" - an award considered the "Nobel" of the education sector - is a teacher of the San Juan Bosco Industrial & Technical Institute of Contratación, Santander, Province of Colombia-Bogota. His name: Carlos Enrique Sánchez Santamaría, professor of Information Technology and Communication.
(ANS - Rome) - With the consensus of his Council, and after ample consultation in the Province by the Counselor for the America South Cone Region, Fr Natale Vitali, the Rector Major, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, has nominated Fr Jefferson Luis da Silva Santos as the new Provincial of the "San Domenico Savio" Province of Brazil-Manaus (BMA) for the six-year term: 2018-2024.
Taiwan – Br Wong: “Happiness is a choice. Joy is an attitude that maintains health”
(ANS – Tainan) – At 82, Br Savio Wong is one of the senior Salesian Brothers of the China Province. He spent most of his Salesian life in the mechanics department of a technical school. At present, he is part of the dynamic Tainan community in Tainan and he took part in almost all six of the Salesian Brother Congresses in the history of the East Asia-Oceania Region.
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.
RMG - Formation course for new Provincials
(ANS - Rome) - The formation course for the new Provincials is currently taking place at the Salesian headquarters in Rome. Eight Salesian Provincials from three regions are participating. The Rector Major, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, will entrust each of them guidelines and a roadmap to empower their roles as guides and animators.
Chile - Born to sing a New Song
(ANS - Santiago) - Evangelizing through music, meetings and, above all, through the use of social media (television, radio, internet ...) is the objective of the Catholic community "Canção Nova" (New Song), an association of faithful founded in 1978 by the Salesian priest Jonas Abib, and welcomed among the groups of the Salesian Family in 2009. The charism of "Canção Nova" arrived in Chile in 2008, thanks to three consecrated missionaries from the community.