(ANS – Monrovia) – The Rector Major, Father Angel Fernandez Artime, concluded his two day visit to Liberia yesterday, February 4th. In the morning he celebrated the holy Eucharist in honour of Mary Help of Christians at Our Lady of Lebanon, St. Joseph’s Parish in Monrovia which has been looked after by the Salesians of Don Bosco from the time they set up their presence in Monrovia.
Fr. Sony Joseph Pottenplackal, SDB
(ANS – Accra) – On the 6th day of his landmark visit to West Africa English speaking province, Fr Ángel Fernandez Artime landed at Kotoka International Airport, Accra, Ghana. With his secretary, Fr Horacio López, he was accompanied by the incoming and outgoing Provincials of AFW Province, Frs Michael Karikunnel and Jorge Crisafulli. Despite the late hour, the Provincial house community and other confreres turned out in numbers to meet them.
by Br. Samuel Job, SDB
(ANS – Kuching) – During the weekend, January 24-26, a 'Malaysia Adventure Team' of three Salesians carried out a second historical exploratory trip. This time the non-formal invitation to the Salesians came from Kuching Archbishop John Ha. The FIN provincial Fr Paul Bicomong, his Economer Fr Elu Ulandal, and Fr Noel Villafuerte, a Filipino missionary based in Surabaya (ITM), are happy with the fruits of this short visit.
By F. Noel Villafuerte, SDB
Uruguay - "Aristophanes": transmitting a message like Don Bosco used to
(ANS - Montevideo) - Although not everyone has passed through the doors of a Salesian institute, those who are part of "Aristophanes" feel absolutely part of the example of Don Bosco and try to transmit his values through their art. This is what three members of this parodic theater company claim; they are: Juan Ignacio Cristóbal, Winston Gorgal and Daniel Javier.
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.
RMG - Formation course for new Provincials
(ANS - Rome) - The formation course for the new Provincials is currently taking place at the Salesian headquarters in Rome. Eight Salesian Provincials from three regions are participating. The Rector Major, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, will entrust each of them guidelines and a roadmap to empower their roles as guides and animators.
Spain - Young people need authentic and credible educators
(ANS - Madrid) - The Youth Ministry Department of the Spanish Episcopal Conference presented a summary of the contributions received for the next Synod on young people. What is the relationship of young people to the Church? Do favorable environments for vocational discernment exist? What hopes do young people in Europe have today? These are some of the questions asked through a special questionnaire to young people, who say they feel listened to by the Church, but who also ask that more time and more people become involved in listening to their needs.