(ANS - Porto Alegre) - The Rector Major, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, is currently making an Animation Visit to the "Saint Pius X" Province of Brazil-Porto Alegre. Meetings are planned with the Salesian Family, with Salesians and with the young people of the Salesian Houses of that Province, which this year celebrates the 60th anniversary of its foundation and its service of the young.
(ANS - Rome) - Three years after the first edition, the Salesian Youth Ministry Dicastery returns to propose a second edition of the School for Youth Ministry Delegates from 6 to 18 May 2019. The School is addressed to all those Salesians who have been recently nominated Provincial Delegates for Salesian Youth Ministry. Those Salesians who are preparing to take on this responsibility in the future may also participate.
(ANS - San Pedro and San Pablo Ayutla) - Yesterday, Thursday, 2 August, the celebration of the episcopal ordination of Fr Salvador Cleofás Murguía Villalobos, Salesian of Don Bosco, took place. It was last June 13th when L'Osservatore Romano published the news that Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Msgr. Héctor Guerrero Córdova, SDB, as bishop of the Prelature of Mixes, due to his having reached 75 years of age, and communicated, at the same time, the name of the new bishop: Fr Salvador.
Italy - Gessica Mazza, SYM secretary of Central Italy: "Salesians, listen to young people with an open heart"
(ANS - Rome) - Gessica Mazza is one of the six secretaries of the Salesian Youth Movement (SYM) of Central Italy. Young and determined, she has clear ideas when asked to indicate what the needs of today's youth are. She has no doubts in affirming that the primary need of today's youth is that of being listened to, above all by the Church and by the Salesians.
What do the young people of the Salesians think?
A few days ago I saw a group of young people in St. Peter's Square in Rome with the flag of one of our Salesian schools. I was struck by the affectionate and cheerful relationship of the children with their teachers and, on the contrary, by the coldness with which they treated the Salesian who was with them: they did not talk to him, they did not approach him ... The Salesian walked alone. For them, he did not exist, he was a ghost.
Vietnam - Congress of East Asia-Oceania region indicates profile of Salesian Brother
(ANS - K'Long) - The Congress of Salesian Brothers of the East Asia-Oceania region closed yesterday, Sunday 12 August, consigning numerous useful indications for the future.
RMG - Don Bosco is always current
(ANS - Rome) - Many elements that are traditionally associated with the figure of Don Bosco, such as the oratory, educational institutes or vocational training schools, were not his inventions. And yet nothing of what Don Bosco took and reinterpreted remained the same after his passage: with what were already known elements, he was able to create universally appreciated models that have remained valid over the centuries – still as current and young as he is.