(ANS - Turin) - 31 January: Don Bosco and his love for the young are being celebrated throughout the Salesian world today, but the center of the celebration, at the charismatic and symbolic level, remains the places of Don Bosco. At Colle Don Bosco and Valdocco there will be a successsion of events and celebrations throughout the day.
(ANS - Turin) - With the Sunday Eucharistic celebration in the Basilica of Mary Help of Christians and the subsequent summary meeting in the Teatro Grande of Valdocco, the 36th edition of the Spirituality Days of the Salesian Family has come to an end. They have been four days of sharing, of open and serious efforts towards growing yet more in the service to young people around the world.
(ANS - Turin) - The Spirituality Days of the Salesian Family have become increasingly lively with the reflections of Saturday, January 20, aimed at exploring how "to accompany in Salesian." Participants met once again with friends new and old, and gathered around the Rector Major, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, who dedicated a moment to have a word for everyone.
(ANS - Turin) – Step two of these current Salesian Family Days of Spirituality: a morning wherein participants gathered once again in the theater of Valdocco. In the spirit of Don Bosco, the good morning was marked by prayer animated by the novices of Pinerolo. The first part of the day focused on two presentations: the testimonies of Sister Paola Casalis, FMA, and of a young married couple, followed by the celebration of the solemn Eucharist presided over by Monsignor Cesare Nosiglia, Archbishop of Turin.
(ANS - Turin) - The Spirituality Days of the Salesian Family began at 4.30 pm at the Teatro Grande di Valdocco in Turin. The Rector Major, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, X Successor of Don Bosco, welcomed and greeted the over 400 participants from over 50 nations from all over the world.
(ANS - Turin) - Led by the Rector Major of the Salesians of Don Bosco, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, the Salesian Family is approaching the Synod on Youth in October with the 36th edition of the Spirituality Days of the Salesian Family, scheduled for tomorrow, Thursday 18 January, until Sunday 21.
Sri Lanka - With Don Bosco, different ethnic groups and religions are building a new future together
(ANS - Kurunegala) - Fr Reginold Fernando is a "multitasking" Salesian as we say today: Vicar of the Vice Province of Sri Lanka, Director of the community of Metiyagane and Dean of the Salesian Institute of Civil and Electrical Engineering, in addition to following, at a distance, a major agricultural project aimed at supporting initial formation communities.
Italy - New eyes and new words to see and narrate the banlieues
(ANS - Rome) - The banlieue, inner-city, or periphery as a space, as a dimension, the periphery, above all, as a lively and vital reality, and not simply a catalyst of social problems and degradation. Because "reality is better seen from the periphery," as Pope Francis said, who has brought the theme of the banlieues into the magisterium of the Church. From this point of view, on March 10th, at the Salesian Pontifical University in Rome, a formation course was held entitled: "Narrating the peripheries: positive observations, constructive words."
Argentina - At the oratory we are demonstrating ... that change is possible, Amarrando Redes de Solidaridad
(ANS - Córdoba) - In Argentina the Salesians offer assistance to thousands of children and young people in vulnerable situations. In recent years the Sons of Don Bosco have engaged in a typically Salesian project entitled: "Amarrando Redes de Solidaridad" (Connecting Networks of Solidarity) which, faced with a selfish and individualistic culture, wants to prod open "a new culture of solidarity."