(ANS - Rome) - Today is the 160th anniversary of the death of Saint Dominic Savio, He died in Mondonio on 9 March 1857. His figure is well known almost everywhere in the Catholic world, thanks to the life written by Don Bosco in 1859, which has had numerous editions, reprints and translations.
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.
Ecuador - Nader Torena, volunteer: "I met Jesus in my work with children and youth"
(ANS - Esmeraldas) - During his year of international volunteering in Ecuador, the young Uruguayan Nader Torena worked as a teacher and catechist but, above all, he became a friend of the hundreds of children and young people he worked with on a daily basis in the city of Esmeraldas. There he could feel the living presence of Jesus and understand why God had sent him to that location.
Communicating in the network: a language to learn again
It is a fact that digital communication is a challenge for the Church. In the last Synod of Bishops, the network is spoken of as a space of evangelization, like a continent to explore, like a new place to live. The old "information highways" have now become true "constellations of content", with about 1,400 million websites on the network and their number grows exponentially, while every day new virtual communities of meetings and discussions arise according to the different tastes and needs of people.
India – General Body Meeting of Don Bosco Higher Education
(ANS – Dimapur) – The Annual Conference and General Body Meeting of Don Bosco Higher Education in India (DBHEI) on the theme ''Nation's Progress in the Constitutional Way'' was inaugurated on 30th November 2018 at Don Bosco Institute for Development and Leadership (DBIDP), Dimapur - Nagaland. The Don Bosco Network of Higher Education has nearly 50 institutions of Excellence imparting education to the marginalized young.
Peru - Lessons left by Fr Ugo de Censi
(ANS - Lima) - We cannot but be more grateful and, at the same time, saddened by the departure of Fr Ugo de Censi, who leaves us a bit orphans. But we know that he is in the Oratory of Heaven, next to Don Bosco, illuminated by the luminous face of that God he so desired.
MESSAGES OF THE RECTOR MAJOR
GOOD NEWS STILL EXISTS!
I am writing to you, my dear friends, just a few hours after having bestowed the missionary cross on a group of ten Daughters of Mary Help of Christians and twenty-five Salesians of Don Bosco who will leave in this 149th missionary expedition. We count the number of expeditions from the very first one prepared by Don Bosco himself for November 11, 1875. On that occasion, the first ten Salesian missionaries were sent to Argentina: six young priests and four Salesian brothers. Those first ones have been followed by about 11,000 Salesians and 2,500 Daughters of Mary Help of Christians, 2,000 of them Italian FMAs who left Europe for the world.