(ANS - Bracelona) - "Dorothy de Chopitea, a lady of Barcelona" is the title of a documentary to mark the bicentenary of the birth of this woman from Chile, who left a deep impression in the city of Barcelona. She is considered the most important promoter of social work in Barcelona in the 19th Century.
(ANS - Córdoba) – It is only to be expected that a bored teacher will bore the students, and an enthusiastic teacher will generate enthusiasm. A week after starting school one 14-year-old girl from the Centre in Cordoba said, "Now I like getting up in the morning, I get out of bed happy, even if I have had a bad dream.’’ And one of her companions said, ‘’Last year I was often absent, or I used to doze off in class. I avoided answering questions and I rebelled against the teachers in the school. Now I get up happy."
(ANS - Cusco) - Piazza Maggiore in Cusco, the Imperial City of the Incas, holds the largest art and costumes fair in Peru. Hundreds of artisans display beautiful and original works of art that will later adorn cribs in family homes and public institutions. The fair is called "Santurantikuy" (Santu, saints and Ticuy, sales).
Brazil – “The young helped me open my heart”
(ANS – São Paulo) – “I was born in Vietnam, in a diocesan parish, and I had the desire to be a priest. I read a biography of Dominic Savio and I loved the priest who had shaped his life. I was impressed by the film on Don Bosco. I said to myself, ‘That is the type of priest I would like to be.’” This is the Vietnamese Salesian missionary Joseph Tran Van Lich.
Young people are moving and what do we do?
"We are a traveling species. We have no property, but luggage. (...)
We are alive because we are moving. We are never still.
We are transhumant (...) If you want something to die, leave it alone."
(Jorge Drexler, Movimiento, 2017)
Young people always move towards unprecedented possibilities, unsuspected futures. But beyond physical mobility and territorial displacement, young people show a great capacity for flux or change and mobilization in current societies, strengthened by new communication technologies, and networks.
Bolivia - Project to enhance skills for PDOs and TVET centers
(ANS - Cochabamba) – Taking place from Monday 21 to today, Friday, May 25, in Cochabamba, Bolivia, is an initiative of strengthening and enhancing skills for members of the Provincial Development Offices and Salesians involved in the world of vocational training for young people at risk in Latin America. Participants included representatives of the Salesian Family from 15 countries in the Salesian regions of Interamerica and America South Cone, and European and US NGOs.
RMG - The devotion of Pope Paul VI for Mary Help of Christians
(ANS - Rome) - The blessed, and soon Saint, Pope Paul VI was full of benevolence towards the spiritual Sons of Don Bosco. This predilection, exhibited in many circumstances of his life and his pontificate, was also manifested in the devotion to Mary Help of Christians and in the attention to her anniversaries.