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 - Turin) - In the last appointment of his Animation Visit to the Special Circumscription of Piedmont and Valle d'Aosta, on Monday afternoon, 21 May, the Rector Major met members of various groups of the Salesian Family, a way of getting to know the reality of Street Education promoted by the San Luigi Oratory in the Parco del Valentino. He also inaugurated the innovative Salesian training course "Ri-generation Lab", which allows the most disadvantaged young people to learn how to repair and regenerate household appliances.

(ANS - Rome) - Mujtaba, Bobacar, Famana, Abdoulaye ... These are some of the names of foreign children with stories of violence, some even of prison and torture, of poverty and great suffering. They are young people who, having escaped from a context wherein they saw no chance of a future, found themselves alone and abandoned in a foreign country. For young people like them, the Salesians of Italy have activated the project "M'interesso di te", which in three months has already approached and assisted over 100 minors.

(ANS – Manzini) – From 23 April to 5 May, a group of Dutch youngsters from Amsterdam visited Don Bosco’s Manzini Youth Care in Swaziland. During the visit they exchanged experiences and thoughts with peers from Swaziland. The theme of the exchange was: ‘self-dependence’. The visit was jointly organized by Don Bosco SAMEN, the Dutch Salesian voluntary service, and Manzini Youth Care.

(ANS - Accra) - Accra, the capital of Ghana, located on the Gulf of Guinea, is a metropolis of 5 million inhabitants. In its metropolitan area, at Ashaiman, the Salesians animate two houses. The presence of the spiritual Sons of Don Bosco in the country then develops through two other communities, namely in the locality of Sunyani, about 400 km north-west of the capital. In both cities, as well as in the new center of Tatale, the Salesians work at the service of children and young people, especially the most in need.

(ANS - Matola) - Francisco is 14 years old and has been asking for alms since he was seven years old, that is since his mother died. Dércio is also 14, is his best friend and is part of the same group of minors that stand at the EN4 traffic light – the "Estrada Nacional 4" which connects Mozambique and South Africa – where they ask for money. There is a sort of brotherhood at the Matola toll booth, where about a dozen children and teenagers approach drivers each and every day.

(ANS - Madrid) - "Misiones Salesianas", the Salesian Mission Office in Madrid, presented yesterday, 4 April, the documentary "Love", directed by Raúl de la Fuente. The film presents the tragic reality of dozens of underage girls, between 9 and 17 years old, living on the streets of Freetown and forced into prostitution to survive. Something that might seem "normal" in a poor country like Sierra Leone has ceased to be such, thanks to the efforts of the Salesians who, in the 19 months of activity in this specific area, have already taken 149 girls off the streets and away from prostitution, thanks to education.

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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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