(ANS - Turin) - During the bicentenary year of the birth of Don Bosco, at the instigation of and with the support of the CRT Foundation, the National Film School, Animation Department of Turin, the Salesians started a project called "Don Bosco - Thoughts inspired by the Bicentenary of his birth." Various traits of the Saint of Youth are portrayed in several short animated films.
(ANS - Santiago) – On 8 March at Silva Henríquez Salesian Catholic University, the first year students were officially welcomed. Of the total of 1,690 new students, 1,106 were admitted free of charge, equal to 64.5% of the total number.
(ANS - Tiruchy) - Following the indications of Pope Francis, the Salesians are promoting sustainable development initiatives. Significant in this respect was the awarding of the Pascual Chávez 2015 Prize for innovative Salesian ministry in the South Asia region to the initiative of the student Eco-clubs, promoted by the Salesian Province of India-Tiruchy.
Myanmar - Don Bosco in the country: yesterday, today and tomorrow
(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.
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.
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.
RMG - Salesians for the Elimination of Violence against Women
(ANS - Rome) – In the world, at least one woman in three has suffered some form of violence in her life: at home, at work, at school, on the street. "No one should be left behind: let's put an end to violence against women and girls" is the theme proposed by the United Nations on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, scheduled for tomorrow, November 25. It is an objective that sees the Salesians at the forefront, especially the most fragile and vulnerable women belonging to minorities and, for this reason, discriminated against - twice.
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.