(ANS - Cordoba) - On Wednesday, September 27, the award ceremony for the video contest organized by the Planning and Development Office of the Argentina North Province (ARN) was held in Cordoba's "Villada" Salesian Technical Institute. The winning video was the "Pharmacy of Solidarity" produced by the Villada Institute students, for the impact of their project on the Mendiolaza community.
(ANS - Villena) – On Saturday, October 7, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, X Successor of Don Bosco, was in Villena (Spain) for the celebrations of the first century of the Salesian House of Villena, Alicante province. It was "a historic day for the town and its 35,000 inhabitants," as Fr José Joaquín Coma, said the Director of the House.
(ANS - Madrid) - The "Liber 2017" International Book Fair opened its doors on 4 October at Madrid's IFEMA Center. About 600 industry professionals from 80 countries meet on October 4 to 6 in the 35th edition of the Spanish-language book fair. Participants included the Salesian publishing houses "CCS" and "EDEBÉ", in Liber 2017 to present their new publications to industry professionals.
Czech Republic - Dialogue between the Rector Major and young people
(ANS - Brno) – One's own vocational journey, the current state of the Salesian charism for Europe, the Salesian response to the challenges of migration ... Rector Major Fr Ángel Fernández Artime discussed this and other issues with the local youth in Brno a few weeks ago during his animation visit to the Czech Republic. Below, a few extracts from their conversation:
We want to LISTEN to your desires, your expectations and your uncertainties!
They call us YOUTH experts. I do not know if we are experts, but one thing is certain: we Salesians have youth in our DNA since the moment Don Bosco dreamed of us, thought of us. Our identity is so tied to them that one cannot conceive a Salesian as being far away from young people.
Spain - Youth Ministry and Family: a Congress that comes from afar
(ANS - Madrid) – Just slightly over a month to go to the start of the International Youth Ministry and Family Congress being held in Madrid, Spain, from 27 November to 1 December, 2017. Preparations for the Congress - animated by the Youth Ministry Dicastery in the wake of the 2014 and 2015 Synods of Bishops on Family - has involved the entire Salesian Congregation over the past two years through a consultation of Provincial Councils on this important theme.
RMG - Salesian Missionaries in the World: A Global Commitment
(ANS - Rome) - There are many people around the world who, inspired by Don Bosco, spend their lives far from their homeland to devote themselves to the mission of evangelization and the human development of other peoples. On the occasion of World Mission Day, celebrated Sunday, October 22, we want to remember some examples.
MESSAGES OF THE RECTOR MAJOR
HAVING DEEP ROOTS, BEING FLEXIBLE, AND BEING RICH IN WHAT IS ESSENTIAL
I shall never forget the wise life lesson which the fir trees of the beautiful forest of Vallombrosa gave me. My cordial greetings, dear readers, and all the members of our dear Salesian Family. I wish to offer you a reflection that I made from a very concrete experience that I had recently – a lesson from nature.