(ANS - Rome) - The Orientation Course for new missionaries who will leave with the 147th Salesian Missionary Expedition began on 1 September with a pilgrimage to the places in Rome associated with St Paul. The participants are 18 in number: 13 practical trainees who are all candidates for priesthood; 2 perpetually professed Salesian Brothers and 3 Salesian priests, one of them newly ordained. Together with other missionaries of the Salesian Family, they will all receive the missionary mandate from the Rector Major on Sunday 25 September in the Basilica of Mary Help of Christians in Turin.
(ANS – Makati City) – There's good news for aspiring mechanics. Earlier on Wednesday, Ford Philippines formally inaugurated the company's new technical training facility at the “Don Bosco Technical Vocational Education and Training Center” (TVET) in Makati City.
(ANS - Dimapur) - Offering opportunities for growth and personal and professional development, as well as spiritual, has always been a priority for the Salesians. The Don Bosco Tech of Dimapur, in India, is one of those Salesian structures that strives to do just that. And the results of this commitment can be seen in the lives of students and past pupils.
Ecuador - Exchanges teaching Math to studying Psychology, thanks to passion for working with youth: the "Chilean"
(ANS - Quito) - After serving for nine months as a volunteer missionary in the Salesian project "Chicos de la Calle", 26-year-old Gonzalo Peralta returned to his native country, Chile, with a decision: not to continue the post-graduate program in Mathematics he had in mind, but follow a Master's degree in Psychology in work with young people. This choice has materialized because of his recent experience with the children and young people of the Educational Unit of San Patricio (UESPA) and of the "Mi Caleta" reception center, based in Quito.
Subjectivity, networks and forms of connection
Young people today live in a globalized world, a network of interconnections and relationships. Goods, information, electronic images, songs, entertainment and fads spread almost instantly throughout the planet. Social networks have become their natural habitat and it is through them that the surrounding world is known. The Salesian Ariel Fresia presents an original point of view on the understanding of these hyperconnected natives.
Brazil – IUS Education Group Vth Assembly and Intercontinental Seminar on Human Rights and Youth
(ANS – São Paulo) – The select group of members from the Education Group of Salesian University Institutions (IUS) gathered at Pio XI Campus of Salesian University of São Paulo from 17-19 September 2018 for an intercontinental seminar and the Vth Assembly of the Delegates of the Group.
Spain - Vocational animation, a dynamism that does not stop
(ANS - Seville) - The vocational project "Ven y verás" (Come and See), the guiding thread of the last 12 months of the Salesian Province of "Spain-Mary Help of Christians", and which aims to focus Salesian Youth Ministry in this perspective, continues to be active and to encourage the development of a life project among young people. This commitment, which proceeds together with the efforts of the whole Church and of the Salesian Congregation, also in the light of the seminary on vocational animation held in Sanlúcar la Mayor (Seville), opens the way for the recipients of Salesian action to find their way to be Christians and to be accompanied towards discovering their specific vocation: lay, marriage, priesthood or consecrated life.
MESSAGES OF THE RECTOR MAJOR
I believe that this is what we have most at heart, dear readers – to feel that we are living a life that is full. It seems that this is a very human aspiration. It is with this thought that I must tell you that I have come to know in my life many persons who live and have lived full lives. I propose to follow this path myself.