Chile - Pope Francis Arrives in Santiago, Chile

Santiago, Chile - January 2018 - Pope Francis arrived in Chile on 15 January and was welcomed ...

Madagascar - Salesian Family of Fianarantsoa delves into Rector Major's Strenna 2018

Fianarantsoa, Madagascar - January 2018 - On January 14, the annual meeting of members of the ...

Nepal – Nepal Don Bosco Society hands over earthquake resilient school to villagers

(ANS – Sindhupalchawk) – The Salesian NGO “Nepal Don Bosco Society” ...

Moldova - Fr Baracco: "being missionary" among the youngsters of Chisinău

(ANS - Chisinău) - "It's a very beautiful center because in my opinion it gathers all four ...

United States - March for Life in USA's oldest city

Tampa, United States - January 2018 - The youth group of the Mary Help of Christians Center in ...

Italy - Rector Major visits Salesian Pontifical University infirmary

Rome, Italy - 15 January 2018 - On 15 January, day of the liturgical memorial of Fr Luigi ...

Paraguay - 2018 edition of Animators School of “Youth for Youth” Movement

Piribebuy, Paraguay - January 2018 - From 8 to 14 January, 42 young people from the Youth for Youth ...

NEWS

(ANS - Madrid) - In the course of a really festive occasion, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, Rector Major, presented himself as a father, offering the appropriate word to each group he met. Meeting the 400 Salesians he spoke to them from the heart: "We have a beautiful Congregation"; "We are people of faith, with our weaknesses", but with "a common project" and "we do a lot of good."

(ANS - Tarqui) - While the situation in the north of Ecuador is gradually improving, people continue to experience post-traumatic stress which often leaves serious consequences for people and generates feelings of fear, a desire to escape and a tendency to despair, not only because of the earthquake but also for the future. Many are homeless, with nowhere to go, and with children and family members dead. The Salesians have decided to remain with the people to accompany them with their presence and prayer.

(ANS - Miejsce Piastowej) - Thirty-three religious of the Congregation of Saint Michael the Archangel (Michaelites), both priests and brothers from the 15 countries where the Congregation has spread, gathered at their Mother House in Miejsce Piastowej, in Southern Poland, for their 21st General Chapter  from 14 to 30 April 2016.  On Monday 25 April they elected as their new Father General Fr Dariusz Wilk (born 21 June 1967) who previously held the post of educator.

INTERVIEWS

  • Moldova - Fr Baracco: "being missionary" among the youngsters of Chisinău

    (ANS - Chisinău) - "It's a very beautiful center because in my opinion it gathers all four elements of Don Bosco's house: a house that welcomes and hosts the needy, through the foster home; the playground, where one meets others and is educated; the school, with vocational training courses; and a church, thanks to our small parish, which counts only about forty Catholics," says Salesian missionary Fr Tiziano Baracco about the Salesian house of Chisinău, in Moldavia.

EDITORIAL

  • "Life is fragile, precious, unpredictable."

    We are in the first weeks of a new year, which means a blank page wherein to write a new chapter in our lives. With the new year, one makes resolutions and looks at the calendar thinking about commitments to be made and forthcoming holidays to enjoy. Surely none of us would stop for a moment to think about the possibility of not reaching the end of the year...

EVENTS

  • Italy - Rector Major to IUS: "The right direction is much more important than speed"

    (ANS - Rome) - The Governing Board of the Salesian Institutions of Higher Education (IUS) met at the Congregation's Central Office in Rome from 9 to 11 January, the aim to accompany the path of the IUS in each of the continents, follow up on the application of its common policies and programs, and strengthen the organizational and animation structures. The Rector Major, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, spoke at the meeting, stating that "it is fundamental to have a strategic vision that adequately guides the processes of the Salesian institutions."

SPECIAL REPORTS

  • Spain - Salesians, busy with migrants and refugees: we welcome, protect, promote, integrate

    (ANS - Madrid) – This new year Europe faces the same challenge of recent years: the refugee crisis. An unresolved problem that represents the tip of the iceberg of demographic movements. In the end, the challenge of welcoming and integrating migrants continues today. It is a challenge that cannot be foreign to the Church. In fact, for 104 years, it has promoted the World Day of Migrants and Refugees, which was celebrated yesterday, Sunday, 14 January, under the motto: "Welcoming, Protecting, Promoting and Integrating Migrants and Refugees."

MESSAGES OF THE RECTOR MAJOR

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