(ANS - Algeciras) - Last July 1st, in the María Cristina Park of Algeciras, during a solemn Eucharistic celebration presided by the Bishop of Cadiz and Ceuta, Msgr. Rafael Zornoza Boy, the "Canonical Coronation of Mary Help of Christians" was celebrated.
(ANS – Rome) – Synod 2018: Youth, Faith and Vocational Discernment shall be a great blessing to the Church and to the young. In preparation for the Synod, a questionnaire is being sent to all the dioceses along with a preparatory document. Statistics, evaluation of the situation and sharing activities as suggested by the document will certainly act as a spring board for Salesian reflection and action for the future.
(ANS - Vynnyky) - Casa Don Bosco comes to life again in Ukraine: two years after the end of the Milan Expo, the pavilion that hosted many young visitors to the universal exhibition is now in Vynnyky, a town on the outskirts of Lviv.
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.