Manaus, Brazil – June 12th, 2016 – On June 12th, in the quarter “Armando Mendes” of Manaus, there was the celebration of the Patron, St. Dominic Savio, with the Mass that was presided over by Fr. Nelson Pereira, in charge of the missionary area. Numerous faithful took part in the celebration: the four communities of the zone, and the youth of the Salesian Centre of Formation, who brought the relics of St. Dominic Savio, that since last May are being brought in pilgrimage in the Salesian community.
Italy - Gessica Mazza, SYM secretary of Central Italy: "Salesians, listen to young people with an open heart"
(ANS - Rome) - Gessica Mazza is one of the six secretaries of the Salesian Youth Movement (SYM) of Central Italy. Young and determined, she has clear ideas when asked to indicate what the needs of today's youth are. She has no doubts in affirming that the primary need of today's youth is that of being listened to, above all by the Church and by the Salesians.
What do the young people of the Salesians think?
A few days ago I saw a group of young people in St. Peter's Square in Rome with the flag of one of our Salesian schools. I was struck by the affectionate and cheerful relationship of the children with their teachers and, on the contrary, by the coldness with which they treated the Salesian who was with them: they did not talk to him, they did not approach him ... The Salesian walked alone. For them, he did not exist, he was a ghost.
Vietnam - Congress of East Asia-Oceania region indicates profile of Salesian Brother
(ANS - K'Long) - The Congress of Salesian Brothers of the East Asia-Oceania region closed yesterday, Sunday 12 August, consigning numerous useful indications for the future.
RMG - Don Bosco is always current
(ANS - Rome) - Many elements that are traditionally associated with the figure of Don Bosco, such as the oratory, educational institutes or vocational training schools, were not his inventions. And yet nothing of what Don Bosco took and reinterpreted remained the same after his passage: with what were already known elements, he was able to create universally appreciated models that have remained valid over the centuries – still as current and young as he is.