Brazil - Continental Seminar on Missionary Animation and Formation

Cachoeira do Campo, Brazil - April 2017 - From 23 to 30 April, a Seminar on Missionary Animation ...

RMG - Message of the Rector Major on the situation in Venezuela

(ANS - Rome) - Faced with the delicate situation in Venezuela, the Rector Major of the Salesians, ...

Syria - Stop War! Another young oratorian killed along with her cousin

(ANS - Damascus) - During the war in Syria, the Salesians have repeatedly witnessed tragic ...

Kenya – The Rector Major: “Valdocco is not only in Turin, it is here also”

(ANS – Nairobi) – It is said that the “best things are kept to the ...

Venezuela - Fr Méndez: "I feel obliged in conscience to address all of you"

(ANS - Caracas) - The situation in Venezuela is worrying the whole world because millions of people ...

RMG - Pope of Peace in Egypt of Peace: Interview with Fr Maurizio Spreafico, SDB

(ANS - Rome) - Fr Maurizio Spreafico is currently on the formation staff of young Salesians in ...

Italy - Salesian Communication Days: being formed to Communicate Hope and Trust in Our Time

(ANS - Rome) -  The Salesian Communication Days at the Salesian Pontifical University ...


(ANS – Kuching) – During the weekend, January 24-26, a 'Malaysia Adventure Team' of three Salesians carried out a second historical exploratory trip. This time the non-formal invitation to the Salesians came from Kuching Archbishop John Ha. The FIN provincial Fr Paul Bicomong, his Economer Fr Elu Ulandal, and Fr Noel Villafuerte, a Filipino missionary based in Surabaya (ITM), are happy with the fruits of this short visit.

By F. Noel Villafuerte, SDB

(ANS – Vatican City) – The Year dedicated to the Consecrated Life ended Tuesday, 2 February 2016, with a Eucharist celebrated by Pope Francis, in which more than 5000 consecrated persons – the Ordo Virginum and hermits, monks and cloistered nuns, apostolic religious men and women, secular institutes, and the new forms of consecrated life – filled St Peter’s Basilica and overflowed into the piazza outside.

(ANS - San Paolo) - In his message for World Youth Day, the Holy Father wrote to the young. "Dear young people, let us not fill our mouths with beautiful words about the poor! Let’s go and meet them! Let's listen to them! The poor are for us a real opportunity to encounter Christ himself, to touch his suffering flesh." Two young Brazilian women accepted his message and decided to leave as volunteers for Angola.



  • What plot, Lord, are you weaving?

    On a day of protests and clashes in Venezuela, two young people were assassinated. Carlos José Moreno Barón was killed while on his way to a football pitch.  He did not reach his destination. Paola Ramírez Gómez, 23, was killed while returning from a job interview as she was passing in front of San Carlos Square in San Cristóbal. Neither of them was participating in the protests.



  • Mexico – Kindness matters

    (ANS – Tijuana) – Between May 2016 and January 2017, a Haitian tsunami hit Tijuana. These migrants arrived dizzy, exhausted, cold, hungry, and broke after their threemonth land journey from Brazil. Some were sick. Some had delivered babies or miscarried en route. Some had buried their dead along the way or watched helplessly as loved ones were swept away by swollen rivers. Some left their dead to rot in the woods. Some were stripsearched, robbed, raped, or exploited as they traveled through Central America.



    My thought goes to the Salesian presences around the world because our dream is that they might be true dispensers of life to so many young people, and a life in abundance, an authentic, true life which gives them dignity and helps them also experience the great gift that God is in their lives.


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