(ANS – Tokyo) – Japan provincial community day was chosen as the official conclusion of the whole extraordinary visitation led by Fr Václav Klement, Regional Councillor for East Asia-Oceania, on behalf of the Rector Major. More than 40 confreres gathered in the Tokyo - Chofu Salesian house for this occasion. During the final provincial council meeting (October 7) followed by the Rectors meeting (October 8) the Visitor offered wide and deep picture of our provincial community according the discernment method of General Chapter 27: Listen – Interpret – Way forward.
(ANS – Bolton) – A new Salesian project aims to equip young adults with the skills they need to make important decisions in a world that is increasingly filled with uncertainty and competing choices. Rooted in the Christian tradition of discernment, but open to young adults of all faiths and none, the “Signposts programme” has been created by Fr David O’Malley SDB, drawing on the Salesian experience in working with the young.
(ANS - Moscow) - On the weekend just ended, 7 to 9 October, the Salesian community in Moscow celebrated the 25th anniversary of their presence and service to young people. The Rector Major of the Salesians, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, visited the Russian capital to join in the celebrations.
Italy – Fr Bolla, model of inculturated evangelization
(ANS - Bologna) – Fr Ferdinando Colombo, SDB, today director of the Salesian Association "Opera del Sacro Cuore" and for many years President of the NGO "International Volunteer Service for Development" (VIS), presents in this interview the image of Fr Luigi Bolla, "Yànkuam'".
Communicating in the network: a language to learn again
It is a fact that digital communication is a challenge for the Church. In the last Synod of Bishops, the network is spoken of as a space of evangelization, like a continent to explore, like a new place to live. The old "information highways" have now become true "constellations of content", with about 1,400 million websites on the network and their number grows exponentially, while every day new virtual communities of meetings and discussions arise according to the different tastes and needs of people.
Uganda - "Don Bosco Marathon" in Kamuli to raise awareness against domestic violence
(ANS - Kamuli) - On the occasion of the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of Mary, the Coordination of Youth Ministry of the Salesian community of Kamuli, in Uganda, in the Vice Province of "Africa Great Lakes", organized a marathon that moved the entire city. Registration was open to all those who wanted to participate and to witness their interest in a very topical issue: "combating domestic violence". Consequently many young people, girls and boys of the oratory as well as students of the Salesian school, together with their families and simple sympathizers of Salesian work decided to join the initiative.
Angola - Salesian Brother: a life style delineated in experience of Baptism and following of Jesus
(ANS - Luanda) - The proposal of Jesus that we read, meditate and live comes from the Gospel. Every day we dive into those pages to meet the Teacher and practice a good concrete lifestyle in our daily lives. In the nineteenth century, in Italy, a young man named Giovanni Bosco undertook this evangelical adventure by becoming a priest and dedicating himself to the poorest young people. He imagined the Salesians of Don Bosco as a religious congregation manifested in the community life of clerics and laity (priests and brothers) who share a common mission. His original idea became a proposal for religious life.
MESSAGES OF THE RECTOR MAJOR
The great, striking message of Christmas, destined to change the face of the earth and to fill it with joy, is by all appearances insignificant: a newborn Baby lying in a manger. We, too, through so many small and gentle signs, in so many small and forgotten places, announce God every day.