(ANS - Brasilia) - The main Christian holiday celebrates the resurrection of Christ: the victory of the Lord over death fills us with hope for a new life. For this reason, this celebration is surrounded by very special traditions and symbols. On Easter Sunday, Christians celebrate what is at the center of their faith: Jesus Christ has conquered death and is risen! It is a message of love that is unprecedented and fills us with hope: it invites us to pass from darkness to light, from hatred to love, from selfishness to fraternity, from isolation to community, from sadness to joy.
Christ is alive! He is our hope, and in a wonderful way he brings youth to our world, and everything he touches becomes young, new, full of life.
In Salesian works throughout the world, Palm Sunday was celebrated yesterday, with which Holy Week begins. Many young people and children participated in the traditional blessing of palm and olive branches, the procession and the Holy Mass. Here are some of the most beautiful photos, immortalized by Salesians around the world, which show how this important day was celebrated.
(ANS - Seville) - In the world of the Salesian Confraternities or Brotherhoods (Hermandades and Cofradías) the liturgical time of the commemoration of the resurrection of Jesus occupies a privileged place, because it combines devotion, social action and the protagonism of the young. On the entire territory of Spain, there are today about 30 entities of the faithful, dependent on the respective archdioceses, and born, largely, in the channel of the Associations of the Past Pupils of Don Bosco.
Don Bosco has arrived in the refugee camp of Palabek, Uganda. This is good news of the RESURRECTION OF THE LORD.
(ANS - Madrid) - This year there will again be more than 2,000 young people from the Salesian environments throughout Spain who will participate in the Easter meetings organized by Salesians in different areas of the country from March 29 to April 1, Resurrection Sunday. The two Provinces of the Salesians in Spain - "Mary Help of Christians" and "St. James Major" - have prepared these meetings so participants can truly celebrate the most important events of Christianity: the Passion, Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ.
South Africa – “Moulding the next generation!”. Interview with Innocentia Vilakazi
(ANS – Johannesburg) – Innocentia Vilakazi is a Welding Instructor at “Don Bosco Educational Projects” in Ennerdale. Her job is a male-dominated occupation, but Innocentia has a message for all young South African women who, like her, cultivate a passion: “Always remember your worth”.
Brazil – UniSALESIANO inaugurates Community Life Center
(ANS - Araçatuba-SP) - The institute of higher education "UniSALESIANO", in its headquarters in Araçatuba, Province of Brazil Campo Grande, inaugurated its Community Life Center this past Friday evening, August 9th. Intended for the academic community, it offers different spaces meant to foster a family atmosphere within the center. The ceremony was attended by various civil, ecclesiastical and Salesian authorities, including the Counselor for the America South Cone region, Fr Natale Vitali.
Myanmar – Love of God for the people and Nations of Asia
(ANS – Yangon) – On the Feast Day of the Assumption of Mary (15 August), Cardinal Charles Bo, SDB, published his passionate and personal reflection on the “Love of God for the people and Nations of Asia”.
MESSAGES OF THE RECTOR MAJOR
THREE STOLES, THREE WONDERFUL STORIES and a heart that doesn’t forget
I want to carve into my memory and yours the inestimable value of every human encounter, however brief or lengthy, deep or quick it might be. If it is a human encounter, it is always special and we have to make it special. We will have a much better life if we live it this way.