(ANS - Madrid) - The State Coordinator of Salesian Social Platforms has initiated the full reception program for vulnerable young refugees, funded by the Ministry of Employment and Social Security through the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund.
(ANS – Melbourne) – The Media Team at the Australia-Pacific Province released a new series of podcasts. “Audio Divina” is a lectio-divina inspired Podcast that features high-quality, meticulously researched reflections provided by world-renowned Biblical scholar Rev. Professor Francis J. Moloney, SDB AM. It will update every Wednesday with content related to the following Sunday's Gospel.
(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.
Uganda - Fr Arasu: "These vulnerable young people are the reason for our being here"
(ANS - Palabek) - The presence of Salesians among South Sudanese refugees in the Palabek refugee camp is one of the emblematic and symbolic presences of the Congregation on a global level. Dr Lazar Arasu is on the front line, with many years of mission in the country behind him.
We all want to feel special and be considered by others
According to the theory of needs of the American psychologist Abraham Maslow, men and women are beings who have to satisfy a series of basic needs to survive, not only physical but also social.
Vatican - #Synod2018, pre-Synodal meeting: all young people are invited to participate through social networks
(ANS - Vatican City) - From 19 to 24 March, 300 young people shall be meeting in Rome for the so-called "Pre-Synodal Meeting": a pre-synod of young people in view of the Synod of Bishops on young people. On Friday, 16 February, there was a press conference to present the forthcoming event.
Argentina - Courtyards to continue "reviving the fire", places in which to share friendship and joy
(ANS - Buenos Aires) - In the first part of 2017 the "Global Plan of Provincial Courtyard Formation" was presented, part of the process of provincial resignification, which invited Salesians, lay collaborators and the Salesian Family to operate while maintaining the courtyard at its core for its charism and as a meeting place.
MESSAGES OF THE RECTOR MAJOR
JESUS IN THE ARMS OF THE HUMBLE AND THE POOR
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.