(ANS - Madrid) - Yesterday, November 28, the Salesian and Daughter of Mary Help of Christians organizations in Spain presented their commitments to the environment during a press conference held in Madrid. In view of the "COP25" (the 25th United Nations conference on climate change) and the 15th Youth Conference, both scheduled in Madrid these days, Salesian organizations in Spain presented their work with young people towards the issue of change climate, through the campaign "(Go Green for the Future of Young People).
(ANS - Rome) - When interviewed or participating in surveys and studies, young people around the world say that their priorities in life are love, family, relationships ... But in today's society, so fluid in all its ties and marked by precariousness, children often lack the educational cues and reference models among adults that would enable them to achieve or fulfil their wishes and ambitions. To try to answer to this challenge, the Department for Youth Ministry has organized a seminar on "Accompaniment and Affectivity", which started Monday 25th and ends today, Friday 29th, at the Salesian Central Office in Rome.
(ANS - Rome) - “Music has always had a fundamental importance, since the founding of the oratories, for Don Bosco. We have photographs in which he is depicted together with the musical band.” The speaker is Fr Maurizio Palazzo, in charge of musical animation of the Basilica of Mary Help of Christians, who in the video "Interviews with the eyes of ...", 80 days from the beginning of the 28th General Chapter, presents the organ in the Basilica.
Hong Kong – Lay invitee to GC28: “I wish to journey hand in hand with the Salesians to reach out and help our young people”
(ANS – Hong Kong) – Phyllis Tang, Youth Ministry Coordinator in Hong Kong, Province of China, has been selected to represent the EAO region at the forthcoming GC28. Her dedication and commitment radiates her love for the Lord and Don Bosco as she interacts with the young entrusted to her. She was happy to share her experience of youth ministry in the Province of China.
Forming Good Christians and Upright Citizens is a thing of the heart
The Strenna of the Rector Major for next year invites all of us to confront ourselves with the ideal that we must reach with our young people in 2020 in a concrete way. In the current conditions, in the new social and cultural contexts, it is undoubtedly a complex task as it is the result of a delicate pedagogical relationship in which the young person is the protagonist of this process. A testimony of Don Bosco's life may enlighten us:
Dominican Republic – Good pedagogical and pastoral practices at the service of Salesian education
(ANS - Santo Domingo) - In the first week of December, the Salesian Schools Network, belonging to the Salesian Province of the Antilles, held their first "Good Pedagogical and Pastoral Practices Fair", to make known and strengthen the best examples of pedagogical and pastoral activities carried out in Salesian schools, promote significant learning and exchanging promising experiences between schools on the Net and their teachers.
Peru – Salesians for poor young people: working in the sierra and forest
(ANS - Cusco) - Cusco, the ancient imperial capital of the Incas, at 3,300 meters above sea level, is the seat of a Salesian school that is greatly appreciated by the locals, a school with a thousand students, and so appreciated that for every seat available in the classes of the first year there are about fifty applications for registration. Cuzco is also the city closest to another symbolic work: the agricultural school of Monte Salvado.
MESSAGES OF THE RECTOR MAJOR
A MISSIONARY DREAM THAT LIVES ON
The dream to which I refer, my dear friends of the Salesian charism, is the great missionary dream of Don Bosco. Even in the very first years of the foundation of the fragile, little Society of St. Francis de Sales (the Salesians), he sent out his first missionaries to Argentina (in the year 1875) with the intention of caring for the Italian immigrants who had reached those shores by the thousands.