(ANS - Rome) - Anna Kolesarova was beatified on Saturday 1 September in Slovakia, in Košice, by Cardinal Giovanni Angelo Becciu, the new Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, representing the Holy Father. Teresa Bracco was beatified twenty years ago by John Paul II. In addition to the very young age in which they died, these two women have in common their devotion to Saint Dominic Savio, who inspired their lives.
(ANS - Tijuana) - The Rector Major, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, was again in Mexico and in the Mexico-Guadalajara Province. He arrived there on the afternoon of Sunday 9 September and left for Rome on the afternoon of Monday 10.
(ANS – Montreal) – “When we first heard that the Rector Major would not be able to visit the USA, we were saddened for our confreres and the Salesian Family. When we heard that the Rector Major would be coming to Montreal, we were filled with joy”. These have been the feelings of the Salesians in Canada welcoming Fr Ángel Fernández Artime.
Ecuador - Exchanges teaching Math to studying Psychology, thanks to passion for working with youth: the "Chilean"
(ANS - Quito) - After serving for nine months as a volunteer missionary in the Salesian project "Chicos de la Calle", 26-year-old Gonzalo Peralta returned to his native country, Chile, with a decision: not to continue the post-graduate program in Mathematics he had in mind, but follow a Master's degree in Psychology in work with young people. This choice has materialized because of his recent experience with the children and young people of the Educational Unit of San Patricio (UESPA) and of the "Mi Caleta" reception center, based in Quito.
Subjectivity, networks and forms of connection
Young people today live in a globalized world, a network of interconnections and relationships. Goods, information, electronic images, songs, entertainment and fads spread almost instantly throughout the planet. Social networks have become their natural habitat and it is through them that the surrounding world is known. The Salesian Ariel Fresia presents an original point of view on the understanding of these hyperconnected natives.
Italy - "A stage of reflection and concrete help to the world of youth": International Congress "Youth and Life Choices: Educational Perspectives"
(ANS - Rome) - It is Pope Francis who translates the request that animates the International Congress "Youth and Life Choices: Educational Perspectives", which opened yesterday, September 20, 2018. In the message sent to participants, the Pope wishes that the event, "starting from the original contribution of the Salesian educational charism, may represent a significant stage of reflection and concrete help for the various problems linked to the world of youth, taking into account the most diverse and profound needs connected to their human and spiritual growth."
Spain - Vocational animation, a dynamism that does not stop
(ANS - Seville) - The vocational project "Ven y verás" (Come and See), the guiding thread of the last 12 months of the Salesian Province of "Spain-Mary Help of Christians", and which aims to focus Salesian Youth Ministry in this perspective, continues to be active and to encourage the development of a life project among young people. This commitment, which proceeds together with the efforts of the whole Church and of the Salesian Congregation, also in the light of the seminary on vocational animation held in Sanlúcar la Mayor (Seville), opens the way for the recipients of Salesian action to find their way to be Christians and to be accompanied towards discovering their specific vocation: lay, marriage, priesthood or consecrated life.
MESSAGES OF THE RECTOR MAJOR
I believe that this is what we have most at heart, dear readers – to feel that we are living a life that is full. It seems that this is a very human aspiration. It is with this thought that I must tell you that I have come to know in my life many persons who live and have lived full lives. I propose to follow this path myself.