(ANS – Tokyo) - On the evening of 14 April, an earthquake of intensity 7 struck Kumamoto Prefecture followed by more than 500 quakes continuing in different parts of the same Kyushu Island, located in south-west Japan, mainly in Kumamoto, Oita and Fukuoka Prefectures. As of 18 April, 41 have died, more than 2000 have been taken to hospitals, and more than 200,000 are evacuated from their homes, taking shelter elsewhere.
(ANS - Dilbeek) - In his homily at Mass on Sunday, April 17, in the parish of Dilbeek, near Brussels, the Rector Major called his visit to Belgium and Holland a friendship visit. During the Mass at Dilbeek the Rector Major also mentioned the continuous action of the Lord and the charism of Don Bosco, and the vocation of all the baptized to be Christian in faith and heart, to create open and welcoming communities, bearers of life.
(ANS - Brussels) - The visit of the Rector Major Fr Ángel Fernández Artime to Belgium is still in full swing. He has come in order to get to know the local Salesian situation, to encourage the Salesians in their mission and to suggest the most suitable ways to cultivate and spread the Salesian charism in Belgian society.
Italy - The experience of giving oneself: stories from the Civil Service
(ANS - Macerata) – Here are six girls actively trying to improve the world from their own neighborhood, convinced that in giving oneself there is nothing but gain: Federica, Mercy, Silvia, Cecilia, Anna and Elena. All have decided to participate in the Civil Service projects of the Salesians of Macerata.
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.
Kenya - Communication for communion, Salesian Family as opportunity. Third day of the Team Visit
(ANS - Nairobi) - On the third day of the Visit to the Africa-Madagascar region, the debate focused on the current state of Social Communication and of collaboration with the Salesian Family.
Spain - Don Bosco's Preventive System relives in the film "Wonder"
(ANS - Madrid) - The film "Wonder", the story of little Auggie Pullman, a child with a facial deformation who faces the challenge of attending a public school for the first time, arrived in cinemas this past December.
During the film, which deals with the delicate issue of scholastic bullying, there is a clear resemblance to the Preventive System of Don Bosco and these ten sentences of the founder of the Salesians are proof of this.
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.