(ANS - Rome) – Work at the meeting of the General Council of the Salesian Congregation has already entered its second week. Gathered around the Rector Major, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, Council members are called to coordinate the future of various Sectors and Regions in the forthcoming months.
(ANS - Pune) – On December 5, the Don Bosco Junior College, Yerwada district, city of Pune, inaugurated a solar energy plant capable of generating 31 Kilowatts of renewable energy. The Institute thus becomes a model of clean energy supply for Salesian institutes at provincial, national and international levels.
(ANS - Rome) - In 1880, Don Bosco was greatly pleased: it marked the year the Salesians officially entered Argentine Patagonia. Thus a dream he long cultivated and desired was fulfilled, one that was "the most beautiful of our congregation," as he himself wrote to Fr Giuseppe Fagnano (letter 3337). Today, the Rector Major, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, with the same pastoral zeal of St. John Bosco, wrote a letter with a "strong invitation" to listen to the voice of God and inviting the Salesians to be missionaries.
Uruguay - "Aristophanes": transmitting a message like Don Bosco used to
(ANS - Montevideo) - Although not everyone has passed through the doors of a Salesian institute, those who are part of "Aristophanes" feel absolutely part of the example of Don Bosco and try to transmit his values through their art. This is what three members of this parodic theater company claim; they are: Juan Ignacio Cristóbal, Winston Gorgal and Daniel Javier.
THE DARK FACE OF INTERNET
If we wanted to find a metaphor to fully describe the revolution caused to society since the introduction and use of the Internet, we could certainly compare this phenomenon to the discovery of a new planet, a new continent, a territory continuously being explored that we cannot manage to fully fathom, one we repeatedly marvel at, that surprises us with ever-new aspects and unexpressed potential.
RMG - Formation course for new Provincials
(ANS - Rome) - The formation course for the new Provincials is currently taking place at the Salesian headquarters in Rome. Eight Salesian Provincials from three regions are participating. The Rector Major, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, will entrust each of them guidelines and a roadmap to empower their roles as guides and animators.
Spain - Young people need authentic and credible educators
(ANS - Madrid) - The Youth Ministry Department of the Spanish Episcopal Conference presented a summary of the contributions received for the next Synod on young people. What is the relationship of young people to the Church? Do favorable environments for vocational discernment exist? What hopes do young people in Europe have today? These are some of the questions asked through a special questionnaire to young people, who say they feel listened to by the Church, but who also ask that more time and more people become involved in listening to their needs.