(ANS - Sao Paulo) - On his second day of his visit to the San Paulo Province (BSP), Rector Major Ángel Fernández Artime presided over the Eucharistic celebration in which four young Salesians made their perpetual profession.
(ANS – Brussels) – On 17 October, 2017, the UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, Don Bosco International calls on the EU to End Poverty! Tackling poverty is about ensuring we can all participate in society on equal terms and have decent living conditions. To not do so is a violation of human rights – we call on all people and political institutions to take up their duty to work for the realization of a world free of poverty and social exclusion.
(ANS – Bangkok) – BMW Group Thailand and Don Bosco Technological College recently announced a partnership through the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to launch the BMW service apprentice program. The partnership will help foster the potential of vocational students in achieving automotive skills and knowledge at an international standard.
Czech Republic - Dialogue between the Rector Major and young people
(ANS - Brno) – One's own vocational journey, the current state of the Salesian charism for Europe, the Salesian response to the challenges of migration ... Rector Major Fr Ángel Fernández Artime discussed this and other issues with the local youth in Brno a few weeks ago during his animation visit to the Czech Republic. Below, a few extracts from their conversation:
We want to LISTEN to your desires, your expectations and your uncertainties!
They call us YOUTH experts. I do not know if we are experts, but one thing is certain: we Salesians have youth in our DNA since the moment Don Bosco dreamed of us, thought of us. Our identity is so tied to them that one cannot conceive a Salesian as being far away from young people.
Spain - Youth Ministry and Family: a Congress that comes from afar
(ANS - Madrid) – Just slightly over a month to go to the start of the International Youth Ministry and Family Congress being held in Madrid, Spain, from 27 November to 1 December, 2017. Preparations for the Congress - animated by the Youth Ministry Dicastery in the wake of the 2014 and 2015 Synods of Bishops on Family - has involved the entire Salesian Congregation over the past two years through a consultation of Provincial Councils on this important theme.
RMG - Salesian Missionaries in the World: A Global Commitment
(ANS - Rome) - There are many people around the world who, inspired by Don Bosco, spend their lives far from their homeland to devote themselves to the mission of evangelization and the human development of other peoples. On the occasion of World Mission Day, celebrated Sunday, October 22, we want to remember some examples.
MESSAGES OF THE RECTOR MAJOR
HAVING DEEP ROOTS, BEING FLEXIBLE, AND BEING RICH IN WHAT IS ESSENTIAL
I shall never forget the wise life lesson which the fir trees of the beautiful forest of Vallombrosa gave me. My cordial greetings, dear readers, and all the members of our dear Salesian Family. I wish to offer you a reflection that I made from a very concrete experience that I had recently – a lesson from nature.