(ANS - Rome) – Italy requires 180,000 truck and lorry drivers who, in the future, will be less truck drivers and more specialized technicians piloting a hi-tech cockpit. For this purpose, the "Young Drivers Project" was launched, a project the Salesians view favorably, fully aware they can guide and accompany many young people towards this profession.
(ANS - San Paulo) - On Saturday, October 14, the Salesian Rector Major, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, began his Animation Visit at the "Mary Help of Christians" Province in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The first event was the Festival of Salesian Youth (FEST), an annual event that in its 18th edition brought together some 3,500 young people under the motto: "#ComMariaEuVou", or I'm going with Mary.
(ANS - Verona) - To commemorate the end of the centenary year celebrations of the apparitions of Fatima - closing today, October 13 - the Salesians of Verona offered a "high-profile cultural and religious evening" to the city's diocese and citizens on Monday, October 9: a conversation on Pope Francis's encyclical, Laudato Si'.
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.