Ethiopia – Sport for Development: Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) ...

(ANS – Addis Ababa) – The first “Sport for Development Technical and ...

Guatemala - After the disaster: we help people to rebuild their lives and plan their future

(ANS - Escuintla) - Guatemala continues to tremble. Today, June 18, an earthquake of magnitude ...

Syria - Spring and summer activities of Salesian oratories

(ANS - Damascus) - Despite the current circumstances being still marked by instability, ...

Spain - Salesian social entities show their commitment to arrival and reception of the "Aquarius"

(ANS - Madrid) - The last vessel of the Aquarius flotilla ended landings in the port of ...

Nepal - Apostolic Nuncio in Nepal visits Kathmandu Salesian house for first time

Kathmandu, Nepal - June 2018 - On 16 June, the Apostolic Nuncio, Giambattista Diquattro, in India ...

Venezuela - After desecration of tombs, deceased Salesians may now rest in peace

(ANS - Caracas) - A few days ago, at 107 years of age, Fr Giuseppe (José) Berno, the oldest ...

Italy - Joint meeting of FMA and SDB Missions Sector

Rome, Italy - June 2018 - A joint meeting of the Missions of the Daughters of Mary Help of ...

Cuneo, Italy - June 2018 - The twentieth edition of the "24 hours of sport", two days dedicated to sport, celebrations and entertainment, took place in the early days of June at the Salesian oratory Don Bosco, directed by Fr Alberto Goia. Promoted by the Polisportiva Giovanile Salesiana Dilettantistica Auxilium Cuneo, the event saw the participation of a thousand athletes and a huge crowd who filled the courtyards, the sports stands and the center's Salesian spaces, with a heterogeneous crowd ready to share it all in a warm and familiar atmosphere.

(ANS - Castelnuovo Don Bosco) - A theft that arouses the attention of the whole world, two weeks of apprehension and investigation, finally the finding that restores relief to all the devotees of Don Bosco: it was exactly a year ago, 15 June 2017, when the Carabinieri of Asti recovered the ampoule holding a part of the brain of the Saint of the Young. Twelve months later, popular devotion has increased. As witnessed by the Director of Colle Don Bosco, Fr Luca Barone.

(ANS - Turin) - After a long journey of preparation, the celebrations for the 150th anniversary of the consecration of the Basilica of Mary Help of Christians in Turin reach their climax tomorrow, June 9th 2018. On the exact day of the anniversary, Msgr. Renato Boccardo, archbishop of Spoleto, will preside over a solemn Eucharistic Concelebration, inside the Basilica.

(ANS - Turin) – The feast of Mary Help of Christians recently celebrated in Turin was broadcast live for the first time, with a commentary in Spanish, too. A total of over 140 thousand people were reached through Facebook.

(ANS - Turin) - A huge crowd marked the celebrations held yesterday, May 24, in Turin, in honor of Mary Help of Christians. "In our hearts today we have a feeling of profound love for the Mother," said the Rector Major, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, in the homily of the Mass presided at Valdocco.

(ANS - Turin) - Yesterday, 23 May, the eve of the feast of Mary Help of Christians, the book "La Città di Don Bosco" was presented in Turin. Present for the occasion: the Rector Major, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, the archbishop of Turin, mgr. Cesare Nosiglia, Fr Enrico Stasi, Provincial of the Special Circumscription of Piedmont and Valle d'Aosta (ICP), together with civic authorities and members of the Salesian Family.

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INTERVIEWS

  • Italy - From ugly episode, light shines: a year from Don Bosco relic retrieval

    (ANS - Castelnuovo Don Bosco) - A theft that arouses the attention of the whole world, two weeks of apprehension and investigation, finally the finding that restores relief to all the devotees of Don Bosco: it was exactly a year ago, 15 June 2017, when the Carabinieri of Asti recovered the ampoule holding a part of the brain of the Saint of the Young. Twelve months later, popular devotion has increased. As witnessed by the Director of Colle Don Bosco, Fr Luca Barone.

EDITORIAL

  • 28th General Chapter: the same questions that pushed Don Bosco

    With the letter addressed to all the Salesians of the world, the Rector Major set off the journey towards the forthcoming 28th General Chapter (GC28), a chapter presenting two interesting novelties: the return to Valdocco, 62 years after the last one the Salesian “Mother House” hosted, the CG18; and, above all, the approach. In fact, it is the first time that a General Chapter of the Salesians takes its name from a question: "What kind of Salesians for the youth of today?"

EVENTS

  • Panama - 2nd Preparatory Meeting for World Youth Day 2019

    (ANS - Panama City) - From 6 to 10 June, 2018, about 250 representatives of the youth pastoral offices of the Episcopal Conferences, Movements and Ecclesial Associations from all over the world met in Panama for the Second preparatory meeting for the next World Youth Day (WYD), to be held in Panama from 22 to 27 January, 2019. Representing the Salesian Youth Movement (SYM) were Renato Cursi, of the Salesian Youth Ministry Department, and Sr. Maria del Carmen Indurán, Coordinator of the Youth Ministry of the Central South America Province, of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians (FMA).

SPECIAL REPORTS

  • Italy – For 70 years, an investment in hope

    (ANS - Rome) – Fr Stefano Aspettati, recently appointed Provincial of the Salesian Circumscription of Central Italy (ICC), has been witness to the growth of the "Borgo Ragazzi Don Bosco" for seven years. This is how he describes the evolution of the educational experience at the Borgo, in the 70 years of the Salesian center.

MESSAGES OF THE RECTOR MAJOR

  • I HAVE SEEN AND HAVE LIVED DON BOSCO’S MISSIONARY DREAM

    My dear friends, I greet you all most cordially as I write this to you – though I am very late as regards preparation of the Salesian Bulletin. (I make the editor sweat because very often the deadline for submission is upon me as I sit down to write my message – which happens with everything else that bears my name and is penned in my own hand.)

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