(ANS – Cracovia) – Mancano 5 mesi alla Giornata Mondiale della Gioventù (GMG) di Cracovia, cui sono attese fino a 2,5 milioni di persone. La preparazione logistica ed organizzativa entrano nell’ultima fase. Ma gli organizzatori sottolineano che la più importante è la preparazione spirituale.
(ANS - Madrid) - "The project for the unification of the NGOs belonging to the Salesians in Spain is becoming an exciting challenge," said Fr Manuel de Castro, Director of the Non-Governmental Organisation "Jóvenes y Desarrollo". In fact, since the beginning of February, the teams of "Jóvenes y Desarrollo", "Solidaridad Don Bosco" and "VOLS" have been working hard to unite to form a single NGO.
Japan – VIDES young man also in International Youth Advisory Body
(ANS - Tokyo) - In addition to Carina Baumgartner, the 28-year-old Austrian Salesian Youth Movement member, there is also another representative of the Salesian world in the newly established "International Youth Consultative Body", established by the Vatican Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life to comply with the Synod's focus on Young people: Raphael Makoto Yamada, Japanese, VIDES volunteer (International Volunteer service for Women Education and Development). Below, a few remarks on his appointment.
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:
Italy - Another story. Which Don Bosco in the Letters?
(ANS - Rome) – At UPS on Monday, 25 November, the Salesian Historical Institute (Istituto Storico Salesiano), the Institute of Pedagogy of the Faculty of Educational Sciences of the Salesian Pontifical University (UPS) and the Don Bosco Study Center organized a study seminar on the occasion of the presentation of two Epistles on Don Bosco, curated by Fr Francesco Motto and Wim Provoost.
Peru – New frontiers of Salesians in Peru: "Don Bosco House" and Venezuelan migrants
(ANS - Lima) - The first Salesians arrived in Peru in 1891, in what was the first Salesian Missionary Expedition with Don Rua as Rector Major. There are currently 16 Salesian works in Peru, distributed in all of the country's regions. There are large schools, many parishes, missionary chapels, oratories, youth centers ... and many projects created for the most vulnerable young people.
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.