(ANS - Beira) - Heartbreaking images of death and destruction have been arriving from south-eastern Africa just a few hours after the passage of the "Idai" cyclone. According to the first estimates, around 2.6 million people have been affected by the natural disaster, which could become one of the "worst climate-related disasters ever seen in the southern hemisphere," UN officials said on Tuesday. As usual, the Salesians are close to the people suffering: "the missionaries are mobilizing to help the victims with food, clothing and basic necessities," said the Spanish Salesians.
(ANS - Madrid) - The concept of mission in the Church is in a full phase of review, due to globalization, the new cultural context, migration, pluralism ... These and other realities have led to the emergence of new theological and pastoral approaches to the mission, especially those that Pope Francis is bringing with his teaching for an outgoing Church.
RMG – Fr Daniel García: "I was able to see other Don Boscos in the world, serving the poor and the rejected in the Salesian style"
(ANS - Rome) - The mission of the Youth Ministry Dicastery is to accompany the commitment of the Salesians and lay people who work among disadvantaged young people. In view of the World Consultation aka Consulta on Marginalization and Youth at Risk (Rome, 27-31 March), we met with Fr Daniel García, SDB, of the Youth Ministry Dicastery, head of the Social Works and Services Sector for youth at risk, who has traveled around the world learning about and accompanying experiences of Salesian service with the poor, the abandoned and the marginalized young people.
It's not a coincidence ... it's synchronicity!
Augusta is a 20-year-old girl and when she smiles her face lights up, with a gaze that is frank and full of life. Nobody could imagine that she is a survivor of the streets of Freetown, Sierra Leone. This young woman could very well call herself a "warrior" on her Facebook profile and she would not be lying.
Ecuador - Towards the centenary of "Editorial Don Bosco"
(ANS - Cuenca) - As part of a visit by the Provincial of the Salesian Province of Ecuador, Fr Francisco Sánchez, on Monday, March 18, the Salesian publishing house "Editorial Don Bosco" (Edibosco) has started celebrating the 100th anniversary of its education service, through various events that took place in the city of Cuenca, with the participation of directors, members of the house council and collaborators of the publishing house of different cities.
Brazil – Educating to the faith in a society marked by individualism
(ANS - Brasilia) - Today there is a strong tendency towards individualism which, together with the growing fragility of community life, generates not only isolation but also indifference and strengthening of hatred and division.
MESSAGES OF THE RECTOR MAJOR
LET US LEARN TO LOOK “WITH THE EYES OF GOD”
I listened to the testimonies of dozens of young people during World Youth Day and the wonderful celebration of Don Bosco’s feast day in Panama (with the most multitudinous procession that I’ve ever seen in my life). These young people recounted so many more stories from their lives of how they were looked upon with a “special” gaze – that of the Lord.