(ANS - Zaragoza) - Yesterday, March 13, the jury of the 32nd Don Bosco National Award was established, a competition that acknowledges innovative projects developed in the field of secondary education, vocational training and educational activities of Spanish educational centers in general. The 45 new projects presented this year are added to the others presented in the history of this prestigious award, thus reaching the impressive figure of 1030 innovation projects presented from the outset.
(ANS – Jorhat) – The latest book by K. A. Thomas, sdb, called “Tani Cool”, was released on 4th March 2019, by Rev. Jose Kuruvachira, the Provincial Superior of Don Bosco organizations in Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland and Manipur. The book was released at Don Bosco, Baghchung, in the presence of a large number of educationists and social workers from Golaghat, Jorhat, Sivasagar, Dibrugarh and Tinsukia Districts of Assam.
(ANS - Vatican City) - On 12 March 2019, during the Congress of Theological Consultors held at the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, a full positive opinion was given regarding the heroic exercise of virtues, the reputation of holiness and signs of the Servant of God Augusto Bertazzoni, archbishop of Potenza, born in Pegognana (Mantua) on 10 January 1876 and died in Potenza on 30 August 1972. The Servant of God attended the Salesian oratory in Turin and met Don Bosco, who had a great influence on his formation.
RMG – Fr Daniel García: "I was able to see other Don Boscos in the world, serving the poor and the rejected in the Salesian style"
(ANS - Rome) - The mission of the Youth Ministry Dicastery is to accompany the commitment of the Salesians and lay people who work among disadvantaged young people. In view of the World Consultation aka Consulta on Marginalization and Youth at Risk (Rome, 27-31 March), we met with Fr Daniel García, SDB, of the Youth Ministry Dicastery, head of the Social Works and Services Sector for youth at risk, who has traveled around the world learning about and accompanying experiences of Salesian service with the poor, the abandoned and the marginalized young people.
It's not a coincidence ... it's synchronicity!
Augusta is a 20-year-old girl and when she smiles her face lights up, with a gaze that is frank and full of life. Nobody could imagine that she is a survivor of the streets of Freetown, Sierra Leone. This young woman could very well call herself a "warrior" on her Facebook profile and she would not be lying.
RMG - World Council of Salesian Cooperators: "Reflections on programmatic guidelines for 2018-2024 unite us"
(ANS - Rome) - "We meet with the objective of reflecting and initiating implementation processes in the daily tasks of our lay mission, and above all with the aim of deepening the programmatic guidelines of the six-year 2018-2024 period," said the World Coordinator of Salesian Cooperators, Antonio Boccia. The World Council of this group of the Salesian Family is formed by the leaders of the world's 11 regions and gathers from 13 to 17 March in Rome. Yesterday, Thursday 14, the participants received a visit from the Rector Major, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime.
Brazil – Educating to the faith in a society marked by individualism
(ANS - Brasilia) - Today there is a strong tendency towards individualism which, together with the growing fragility of community life, generates not only isolation but also indifference and strengthening of hatred and division.
MESSAGES OF THE RECTOR MAJOR
LET US LEARN TO LOOK “WITH THE EYES OF GOD”
I listened to the testimonies of dozens of young people during World Youth Day and the wonderful celebration of Don Bosco’s feast day in Panama (with the most multitudinous procession that I’ve ever seen in my life). These young people recounted so many more stories from their lives of how they were looked upon with a “special” gaze – that of the Lord.