Syria - Feast of Mary Help of Christians in Aleppo

Aleppo, Syria - 24 May 2018 - Feast of Mary Help of Christians at the Salesian "Don Bosco", ...

Italy – Don Bosco's real city were the young: presentation of the book "The City of Don Bosco"

(ANS - Turin) - Yesterday, 23 May, the eve of the feast of Mary Help of Christians, the book ...

Italy - Basilica of Mary Help of Christians: "the open and welcoming home of an outreaching family"

(ANS - Turin) - A huge crowd marked the celebrations held yesterday, May 24, in Turin, in ...

Brazil – “The young helped me open my heart”

(ANS – São Paulo) – “I was born in Vietnam, in a diocesan parish, and ...

Myanmar - 4 Salesians ordained priests

Anisakan, Myanmar - 24 May 2018 - On the occasion of the feast of Mary Help of Christians, the ...

Italy - Details of the statue of Mary Help of Christians

(ANS - Turin) - The beautiful statue of Mary Help of Christians, venerated in the Sanctuary ...

Bolivia - Project to enhance skills for PDOs and TVET centers

(ANS - Cochabamba) – Taking place from Monday 21 to today, Friday, May 25, in ...

(ANS – Rome) – In many countries in the northern hemisphere, young people are in vacation in July and August. This creates also a great opportunity for missionary volunteering. The Congregation has a very rich and varied experience in this area. Many young people spend a few weeks, even a month, in various forms of apostolate, animation, volunteering or summer    experiences in different parts of the world. 

Pictures of the summer activities of the Salesian oratories and youth centers from around the globe

Aleppo, Syria - July 7, 2017 - Offering children and teenagers a trip or a walk outside the traditional courtyards of a Salesian house is always a source of joy, but it is especially so in Aleppo. On Wednesday, July 5, about 900 people from the city's Salesian oratory visited the "Citadel of Aleppo", the most famous urban monument, located on a hill in the historic center.

(ANS - Madrid) - Summer camps and tours are among the many activities planned for approximately 18,000 children who take part in the Salesian summer activities organized by 2,500 leaders and 350 Salesians. When school finishes thousands of young people enjoy a well-deserved holiday and the Salesians, particularly through the youth centres, offer educational and recreational activities that respond to one of their specific pedagogical objectives - the educational use of leisure time.

(ANS - Rijeka) - The Salesians have been in Croatia since 1914. The country has experienced great changes in this period, with the dictatorship, the war of independence, and so on. The testimony of Fr Goran Antunovic, 32 year-old Salesian working in Rijeka (Fiume), provides an overview of the current situation.

(ANS - Dakar) – International volunteering enriches the lives of those who experience it.  But what is it, in fact? "In Africa I discovered the stimulating world of Development Cooperation and I acquired skills in planning.” So says Leonard, an economics student, who spent two months working with the young people who attend the Salesian Centre in Dakar, Senegal. This is his testimony.

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INTERVIEWS

  • Brazil – “The young helped me open my heart”

    (ANS – São Paulo) – “I was born in Vietnam, in a diocesan parish, and I had the desire to be a priest. I read a biography of Dominic Savio and I loved the priest who had shaped his life. I was impressed by the film on Don Bosco. I said to myself, ‘That is the type of priest I would like to be.’” This is the Vietnamese Salesian missionary Joseph Tran Van Lich.

EDITORIAL

  • Young people are moving and what do we do?

    "We are a traveling species. We have no property, but luggage. (...)
    We are alive because we are moving. We are never still.
    We are transhumant (...) If you want something to die, leave it alone."

    (Jorge Drexler, Movimiento, 2017)

     

    Young people always move towards unprecedented possibilities, unsuspected futures. But beyond physical mobility and territorial displacement, young people show a great capacity for flux or change and mobilization in current societies, strengthened by new communication technologies, and networks.

EVENTS

  • Bolivia - Project to enhance skills for PDOs and TVET centers

    (ANS - Cochabamba) – Taking place from Monday 21 to today, Friday, May 25, in Cochabamba, Bolivia, is an initiative of strengthening and enhancing skills for members of the Provincial Development Offices and Salesians involved in the world of vocational training for young people at risk in Latin America. Participants included representatives of the Salesian Family from 15 countries in the Salesian regions of Interamerica and America South Cone, and European and US NGOs.

SPECIAL REPORTS

  • RMG - The devotion of Pope Paul VI for Mary Help of Christians

    (ANS - Rome) - The blessed, and soon Saint, Pope Paul VI was full of benevolence towards the spiritual Sons of Don Bosco. This predilection, exhibited in many circumstances of his life and his pontificate, was also manifested in the devotion to Mary Help of Christians and in the attention to her anniversaries.

MESSAGES OF THE RECTOR MAJOR

  • STABAT MATER. OUR MOTHER IS THERE. ALWAYS

    “It is she who has done everything!” Don Bosco used to say. Our Holy Mother continues to radiate her motherly tenderness, just as she did today in Beirut. I’ve seen it! From Beirut to Valdocco, our Blessed Lady is always present!

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