(ANS - Rome) - On the day of the commemoration of Blessed Philip Rinaldi, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, Rector Major, with the General Council's consensus, appointed Fr Ramón Darío Perera as the new Provincial of South Argentina (ARS), for the period 2020-2026.
Mar del Plata, Argentina - November 2019 - A meeting of the Salesian Youth Movement (SYM) team of the Buenos Aires region, composed of coordinators and leaders, took place on 16 and 17 November.
(ANS - Buenos Aires) - Yesterday, November 13, on the day when the Salesian Family celebrated the liturgical memorial of Blessed Artemide Zatti, a Salesian coadjutor, Salesian Argentina joyfully announced the distribution of the film trailer "Zatti, hermano nuestro" (Zatti, our brother), conceived in 2018, produced this year and scheduled for release in 2020.
(ANS - Buenos Aires) - Sunday 10 November, inside the Basilica of Mary Help of Christians of Buenos Aires, filled with faithful from 36 countries attending the VIII World Congress of Mary Help of Christians, the Father of the Salesian Family, Rector Major Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, announced the decision to stage the next International Congress, the Ninth, in Portugal, in Fatima, in August 2023.
Buenos Aires, Argentina - November 8, 2019 - The Rector Major, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, met with the young participants of the VIII Congress of Mary Help of Christians in the presence of Mother Yvonne Reungoat, Mother General of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians, of the head of the World Volunteers of Don Bosco (VDB), and of the President of the ADMA Primary of Turin, Renato Valera.
(ANS - Buenos Aires) - Anyone arriving in Buenos Aires can easily see that the blood flowing in the veins of the Argentines is not purely indigenous, but also Italian. And part of Argentina's history, and especially of Patagonia, was made by the Salesians who arrived with the first intrepid missions sent by Don Bosco. There are now over 100 years of Salesian presence and educational contributions in favor of Argentine children and young people, and there is a whole story and history printed in books, pamphlets, photographs and letters written by Don Bosco himself to and/or about the first Salesians. To preserve and enhance all this heritage, the Salesian Historical Archive of the Province of Southern Argentina (ARS) was inaugurated yesterday, November 7th.
Hong Kong – Lay invitee to GC28: “I wish to journey hand in hand with the Salesians to reach out and help our young people”
(ANS – Hong Kong) – Phyllis Tang, Youth Ministry Coordinator in Hong Kong, Province of China, has been selected to represent the EAO region at the forthcoming GC28. Her dedication and commitment radiates her love for the Lord and Don Bosco as she interacts with the young entrusted to her. She was happy to share her experience of youth ministry in the Province of China.
Forming Good Christians and Upright Citizens is a thing of the heart
The Strenna of the Rector Major for next year invites all of us to confront ourselves with the ideal that we must reach with our young people in 2020 in a concrete way. In the current conditions, in the new social and cultural contexts, it is undoubtedly a complex task as it is the result of a delicate pedagogical relationship in which the young person is the protagonist of this process. A testimony of Don Bosco's life may enlighten us:
Italy - Another story. Which Don Bosco in the Letters?
(ANS - Rome) – At UPS on Monday, 25 November, the Salesian Historical Institute (Istituto Storico Salesiano), the Institute of Pedagogy of the Faculty of Educational Sciences of the Salesian Pontifical University (UPS) and the Don Bosco Study Center organized a study seminar on the occasion of the presentation of two Epistles on Don Bosco, curated by Fr Francesco Motto and Wim Provoost.
Peru – Salesians for poor young people: working in the sierra and forest
(ANS - Cusco) - Cusco, the ancient imperial capital of the Incas, at 3,300 meters above sea level, is the seat of a Salesian school that is greatly appreciated by the locals, a school with a thousand students, and so appreciated that for every seat available in the classes of the first year there are about fifty applications for registration. Cuzco is also the city closest to another symbolic work: the agricultural school of Monte Salvado.
MESSAGES OF THE RECTOR MAJOR
A MISSIONARY DREAM THAT LIVES ON
The dream to which I refer, my dear friends of the Salesian charism, is the great missionary dream of Don Bosco. Even in the very first years of the foundation of the fragile, little Society of St. Francis de Sales (the Salesians), he sent out his first missionaries to Argentina (in the year 1875) with the intention of caring for the Italian immigrants who had reached those shores by the thousands.