Italy – Salesians’ 120 years in Pavia

Pavia, Italy - November 2017 – The 120 years of the Salesian presence in Pavia were ...

India - The precious contribution of Catholic universities to the nation

(ANS - Calcutta) – Important, of proven quality, and expanding are the Catholic ...

Mozambique - Together we can make the dreams of our young people come true

Tete, Mozambique - November 2017 - The third day of Rector Major Fr Ángel Fernández ...

Mozambique - Rector Major visits Moatize, meets with lay people and religious

(ANS - Moatize) – Late yesterday morning, November 22, Rector Major Fr Ángel ...

Vatican - A mosaic of the Virgin of Caacupé in Vatican Gardens

Vatican City, Vatican - November 2017 - A mosaic depicting the Virgin of Caacupé, patron ...

Peru - "The essential task of the Mission Office is not to gather funds, but to create ...

(ANS - Lima) - Representatives of Salesians and laity from Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, ...

Great Britain - SYM Europe on its way to "Synod on Youth"

(ANS - Bollington) - The 13th General Assembly of the Salesian Youth Movement of Europe (SYM) ...

(ANS - Sunyani) - Edo is 18 years old and, like other children, teenagers and young people in Ghana, his story was marked by family disintegration, reliance on grandparents for raising him, child exploitation, and migration. Thanks to the Salesians, he now has a new life and new prospects for the future.

(ANS - Anisakan) - From November 27 to 30, Pope Francis will be on an apostolic voyage to Myanmar and, in view of this important event, we have asked a few questions to Fr Bosco Zeya Aung, Provincial Vicar and Delegate for Formation in Myanmar.

(ANS - Cotonou) - They are called "vidomegon", and they are a legacy of a colonial custom; in the past, young girls were entrusted by rural households to a tutor to ensure the girls a better education. Today, they are often young slaves sold by the poorest families and employed as low-cost laborers. On the United Nation's Universal Children's Day, celebrated November 20, the entire Salesian Family is committed to reminding everyone that there is still much work to be done to enforce the rights of minors.

(ANS – Sunyani) - When the Salesians arrived in Ghana 25 years ago, they started working with teenagers, poor and needy young people, and their only dream was the same as Don Bosco's: to educate and dedicated themselves to the youngest victims of human trafficking. The International Labor Organization estimates there are over 1.2 million children who are victims of this scourge. Ghanaian Salesians also work with these young people, try to prevent this phenomenon, accompany the children involved. Daniel is one of those who, without the help of the Salesians, could have become a victim of trafficking.

(ANS – Jeju) – Twenty years after starting a new presence in diocese of Chuncheon (1996), the Salesian province in South Korea is slowly entering into another diocese, Jeju, located on the only large island of Jeju (650,000 population) with 78,000 Catholics, 46 diocesan and 8 religious priests in 27 parishes.

(ANS - Mumbai) - Four days of intense activity, including anniversaries, significant encounters, celebrations and moments of animation as the authentic Successor of Don Bosco: how Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, the Rector Major, spent the last days of the week just passed in the Indian Provinces of Guwahati and Mumbai.

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INTERVIEWS

EDITORIAL

  • THE DARK FACE OF INTERNET

    If we wanted to find a metaphor to fully describe the revolution caused to society since the introduction and use of the Internet, we could certainly compare this phenomenon to the discovery of a new planet, a new continent, a territory continuously being explored that we cannot manage to fully fathom, one we  repeatedly marvel at, that surprises us with ever-new aspects and unexpressed potential.

EVENTS

  • Great Britain - SYM Europe on its way to "Synod on Youth"

    (ANS - Bollington) - The 13th General Assembly of the Salesian Youth Movement of Europe (SYM) took place from 17 to 19 November. The meeting was held at the Savio House in Bollington, Great Britain. This year's annual SYM Europe event was attended by 55 representatives from 14 European countries.

SPECIAL REPORTS

  • Italy - Salesians, Sports and Soccer: Success Stories

    (ANS - Ferrara) - "Since the Oratory was the first of Don Bosco's initiatives, and the kind of initiative on which all the others are modeled, this combination of "catechesis and play" has been passed on to almost all the Salesian works. There is not even one Salesian school that does not, at least as a complementary activity, have recreational and sporting activities." Thus wrote Fr Juan E. Vecchi, VIII Successor of Don Bosco, in describing the Salesian's inherent attention to the world of sports. Attention from which sports teams, minor league and Serie A teams, amateur and pro players, emerged and came into being.

MESSAGES OF THE RECTOR MAJOR

  • ONE MISSIONARY RETURNS, ANOTHER 34 LEAVE FOR THE MISSIONS

    I chose this enigmatic title for my greeting this month because I want to make reference to one Salesian who spent 18 months in captivity and another 34 SDBs and FMAs who will leave for the missions in various parts of the world. Ever since the very first one on November 11, 1875, there have been 148 missionary expeditions for our Salesian Family. These evoke the profound feeling that grace is at work.

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