Rome, Italy - 1887 - In Rome there are the "Camerette di Don Bosco", the rooms that hosted the Saint of the Youth during his last trip to the capital of Italy, from 30 April to 18 May, 1887. Some of the objects that he used constitute the sign of his presence.
Laos - Laotian life dreams are becoming reality in Don Bosco
(ANS – Vientiane) – Mr. Kasanya is a young, energetic and determined man, 23 years old, sixth in a family of 8 siblings (four sisters and four brothers), born in a small village some 700 km from the Laos capital of Vientiane. He is one of the 143 Don Bosco students and 62 boarders living together with a small SDB community.
"The Holy Spirit gives us the ability to dream"
The Synod of Bishops on young people began in a difficult and apparently unfavorable context for the Church, amid tensions, disbelief, decline in vocations and open challenges to the Church's teachings on important issues such as the right to life and the role of the Christian faith in the social fabric and in human rights. On the other hand, despite the complex circumstances surrounding this event, a sign of communion and hope is the presence of two continental Chinese bishops who "for the first time" can participate in a Synod.
Hungary - Don Bosco Past Pupils at meet: "How to listen to young people today"
(ANS - Péliföldszentkereszt) - From 4 to 7 October, in the Salesian house of Péliföldszentkereszt, Hungary, the annual European meeting of Salesian Presidents and Delegates of the Past Pupils of Don Bosco took place. The meeting is one of the first activities of Don Bosco's Past Pupils in the country, and was carried out precisely to support the start of the association in Hungary. Leading the works was the World President, Michal Hort, with the support of the Confederal Council team. Also present were the Delegate of the Rector Major for the Salesian Family, Fr Eusebio Muñoz, and representatives of the provinces of Ukraine and the Middle East.
RMG - Mons. Óscar Arnulfo Romero, a life in defense of the poor and oppressed
(ANS - Rome) - About 70 thousand people are expected to take part in San Pietro at the canonization Mass of seven new saints, including the archbishop of San Salvador, mgr. Óscar Arnulfo Romero Galdámez.