(ANS - Turin) - From July 4 to 9, a gathering of young volunteers and former volunteers from Slovakia, Hungary and the Czech Republic met at Colle Don Bosco, many of whom have already completed a year or more as missionary volunteers in India, Zambia, Mexico, Bulgaria, among the Rom in Slovakia ... Others are in preparation.
(ANS – Perth) – “We are called to be saints; that’s not something you have to put off until you’re older but can happen now.” With these words the Archbishop of Perth, Australia, Msgr. Timothy Costelloe, SDB, launched the challenge of holiness to a group of young people from across the region of Western Australia for the “Veritas” Catholic Youth Festival.
(ANS - Catemu) - Catemu is a municipality belonging to the Province of San Felipe de Aconcagua in the Valparaíso region. The "beautiful valley", as this beautiful Chilean city is called, offers a mild climate, numerous agricultural, mining and industrial activities and a complete system of canals that properly irrigate all the cultivated areas. Here, the Salesians offer young people a training program thanks to the well-known and much-appreciated Huidobro Foundation Agricultural School.
Argentina - Being a missionary does not mean going to save people: it is being with people, bringing a life-giving God
(ANS - Chubut) - Fr Brigildo de Deus, affectionately named don "Dydu" by the local children, decided to be a missionary following the testimony of some Salesian priests. One of them was assassinated and the question arose in Brigildo: "If they have given their lives, why can I not give my life to the service of those who need me?"
Put yourself in "someone else's shoes"
While in recent years the global scenario is increasingly characterized by a climate of widespread intolerance, where violence and xenophobia create a culture of division, in everyday life, within the family, with friends, in associations or groups, one the one hand we experience a need to live authentic relationships and on the other the sad truth of fatigue or of failure.
Chile – National Convention of Domenico Savio Club Animators
(ANS - Santiago) - With 55 animators and assistants from all the country's communities, the National Convention of the Animators of the Domenico Savio Clubs (CDS) took place in the Lo Cañas retreat from 7 to 9 July.
Colombia - Pablo Andrés: "From abandoned child to successful entrepreneur."
(ANS - Medellín) - Pablo Andrés Velez Velez is an entrepreneur who runs a chemical products firm and is responsible for a group of twelve workers and a happy family. He was invited to the Salesian "Ciudad Don Bosco" to talk to young people. His words and, above all, his life, have become a real example of self-improvement.