(ANS - Joinville) - The Salesian house in Joinville hosted the Rector Major, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, on the last stage of his Animation Visit to the Brazil-Porto Alegre Province. The Rector Major was accompanied by Fr Asídio Deretti, Provincial, members of the Salesian Family of the States of Paraná and Santa Catarina, as well as a large group of young people who came to greet Don Bosco in the figure of his Successor.
(ANS - La Paz) - In order to cultivate a culture of meeting, that is the encounter with others, for peace through education, Pedro Rosario, of the University of Minho in Portugal, and Sonia Fuentes, of the University of Chile, have reached the Salesian University of Bolivia to share the educational experience of the "Arco Iris Project" (Rainbow Project), one of the programs created by "Scholas Catedras".
(ANS – Borduria) – Most Rev. Dennis Panipitchai SDB was ordained as the Auxiliary Bishop of Miao Diocese during a solemn and joyful ceremony at Borduria village on 2 August 2018.
France - "Do we want a fragmented and violent society or do we work to build a fraternal society?"
(ANS - Argenteuil) – The Salesians in France have recently federated all their social works within the "Don Bosco Action Social" network (DBAS), which holds 60 institutions, and is coordinated by Fr Jean-Marie Petitclerc, SDB. An expert in education and suburbs/inner-cities, founder of the association "Le Valdocco", and also involved in administrative roles, he spoke to the French Salesian Bulletin, "Don Bosco aujourd'hui" about the challenges of integration in modern cities.
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.
Philippines – Launching of Don Bosco Educational Center (DBEC)
(ANS – Mandaluyong City) – 7 August 2018 marked the official launching of the Don Bosco Educational Centers (DBEC) - Philippines, Inc. The launching was held at the new Roderick Flores Memorial Hall, Don Bosco Technical College, Mandaluyong City. Don Bosco Educational Centers - Philippines, Inc. is now the juridical entity to serve the common needs of the educational endeavors of the Salesians of Don Bosco in the Philippines. The DBEC is now the authorized brand and standard-bearer of all Don Bosco schools and training centers in the Philippines.
Bolivia - What to do when a child is left without the care of a family? The welcoming family, a task still pending
(ANS - Santa Cruz) - "Every family, a school of life" is the title of the project that the Projects Office of the Bolivia Province (OFPROBOL), the Salesian University of Bolivia (USB) and the NGO International Volunteers for Development (VIS) are jointy carrying out during this 2018. A project clearly inspired by the Strenna of the Rector Major.