Italy - Meeting of Formation Commission of CISI-Middle East

Rome, Italy - February 2018 - On February 21, the Formation Commission of the Conference of ...

Italy - "How can you forget ...?" The indelible memory of a battered Syria in the words of Br ...

(ANS - Turin) - "Dear friends, yesterday, while reading the news of the press agencies, my ...

Syria - The difficult hours that Damascus is experiencing

(ANS - Damascus) - Damascus, the capital of Syria, is experiencing very difficult days. "It has ...

Kenya - Communication for communion, Salesian Family as opportunity. Third day of the Team Visit

(ANS - Nairobi) - On the third day of the Visit to the Africa-Madagascar region, the debate focused ...

Uganda - Faces awaiting us

Palabek, Uganda - 2018 - New Salesian presence in Palabek, Uganda, within the refugee camp.

South Sudan - Education: the weapon to prevent any conflict

(ANS - Juba) - On February 4, Pope Francis invited Catholics, Christians and non-Christians to pray ...

Italy - Valdocco: a day of prayer for peace in Syria

Turin, Italy - 23 February 2018 - In the day of prayer and fasting called by Holy Father Francis to ...

Omegna, Italy - February 2018 - "February 20 is the anniversary of my illness: and I celebrate it as a day blessed by God; auspicious day, full of joy, among the most beautiful of my life." These are the words with which Venerable Andrea Beltrami (1870-1897), together with the anniversary of his religious profession and priestly ordination, celebrated the beginning of his serious illness. On this occasion, he recited the Te Deum by heart for having granted him the Lord to suffer for Him. This anniversary was celebrated on February 20 by the Christian community of Omegna (Verbano-Cusio-Ossola) with a solemn Mass presided over by Fr Pierluigi Cameroni, SDB, Postulator General for the Causes of Saints, in the presence of numerous priests, seminarians of the Diocese of Novara and members of the Salesian Family.

Rome, Italy - February 2018 - On February 21, the Formation Commission of the Conference of Salesian Provinces of Italy, CISI, and of the Middle East met at the Salesian Central headquarters. The meeting saw two especially important moments: the first dealt with the topics discussed in the year's various formation sessions, with the preparation of the 2018-2019 calendar; in the second, Fr. Giuseppe Roggia of the Salesian Pontifical University discussed, in a conference, the Permanent Formation of the Salesians today, followed by a dialogue between the participants.

Turin, Italy - 23 February 2018 - In the day of prayer and fasting called by Holy Father Francis to implore the gift of peace, the faithful gathered today in the Basilica of Mary Help of Christians in Turin are invited to offer their prayers for the needs of the Salesian Family in Syria. This intention is to be expressed via a lit candle before the picture of Mary Help of Christians in the Basilica, a further stage of the path of thanksgiving and prayer inaugurated by the Rector Major, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, in the context of the celebrations for the 150th anniversary of the consecration of the Basilica of Valdocco.

(ANS - Macerata) – Here are six girls actively trying to improve the world from their own neighborhood, convinced that in giving oneself there is nothing but gain: Federica, Mercy, Silvia, Cecilia, Anna and Elena. All have decided to participate in the Civil Service projects of the Salesians of Macerata.

(ANS - Pietraperzia) - On the night between Wednesday and Thursday, gunshots were fired at the headquarters of the "Don Bosco 2000 Association", a Salesian association that since last week has welcomed 20 migrants in a house made available by the local bishop. Gunshots were fired from outside, smashing a window and piercing an inside door. Fortunately, nobody was hit, but the migrants are shocked and frightened, as are the association's operators.

(ANS - Rome) - Thousands of invisible children and young people, migrated from the world's poorest countries, arrived or were left alone once in Italy, live their daily lives in precarious hygienic conditions, with difficulty getting food and clothing, spending the night in makeshift housing. There are about 5,000 “invisible” children who gravitate around the central train stations of the Italian metropolitan areas and every day risk becoming involved in criminal activities or sexual exploitation. In thinking of them, the Salesians have started the project: "I care about you."

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  • Spain - Don Bosco's Preventive System relives in the film "Wonder"

    (ANS - Madrid) - The film "Wonder", the story of little Auggie Pullman, a child with a facial deformation who faces the challenge of attending a public school for the first time, arrived in cinemas this past December.

    During the film, which deals with the delicate issue of scholastic bullying, there is a clear resemblance to the Preventive System of Don Bosco and these ten sentences of the founder of the Salesians are proof of this.



    Jesus continues to save humanity through our work, our self-giving, our good will. He continues to point out the road to us lest we lose our bearings and our way, and we always assist those who are growing weary, the humblest, the poorest, the least.

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