(ANS - Ayacucho) - The history of the Salesians in Ayacucho began over 75 years ago when the first Sons of Don Bosco arrived in the city of Huamanga, Ayacucho's capital, to help in the formation of priests. At the time, they initiated major works for the benefit of children, teenagers and young people. This year, they celebrated the anniversary of their presence in the "City of the 33 Churches" in the "Home of Liberty of Latin America" in grand fashion.
(ANS – Guwahati) – The 12th Annual National Seminar of Youth at Risk (YaR) on the theme “Restorative Justice and Children” was held at the Don Bosco Institute, Guwahati, on 18 and 19 September.
(ANS - Turin) - Yesterday, Sunday, 24 September, at the Basilica of Mary Help of Christians in Turin, 22 Salesians of Don Bosco and 15 Daughters of Mary Help of Christians (FMA) received the Missionary Cross and prepared to depart to their assigned destinations as missionaries.
(ANS - Rome) - A serene man, in peace with God and with everyone, including the kidnappers, and also able to joke about the experience he lived through. This is the image the world's journalists and media saw in Fr Tom Uzhunnalil the morning of Saturday 16 September at the "Salesianum" in Rome where they heard in person the touching tale of captivity and liberation, both experiences lived with great faith in God.
(ANS - Santiago) - The network of Salesian Institutions of Higher Education (IUS) is convened from 12 to 15 September for the IUS America 2017 Continental Conference at the "Silva Henríquez" Catholic University.
(ANS - Soyapango) - The Don Bosco University (UDB) has received anthropologists, historians, archaeologists, teachers, students and experts in the study of indigenous languages, Creole, and variants of Central American Spanish at the 4th International Congress of the Central American Association of Linguistics (ACALING) 2017.
(ANS - Belém) – The Archdiocese of Belém celebrates the Episcopal Ordination of the new Auxiliary Bishop, Msgr. Antônio de Assis Ribeiro, SDB, which took place on Saturday 2 September in the town of Ourém, PA. The ordination gathered about five thousand people from various towns of Pará, Belém and the metropolitan region, and saw the participation of faithful from Manaus and other states.
(ANS – Roma) - The month of September is marked by significant missionary events. The most important of them is the missionary expedition of 22 Salesians to Mongolia, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Siberia, Japan, Australia, Great Britain, Spain, Ireland, Ecuador, Antilles, D. R. of Congo and the new foundation in Malaysia. There are 3 missionaries from Europe, 2 from America, 4 from Africa and 13 from Asia.
(ANS - Castellammare di Stabia) - For the thirteenth year, Cerchi D'Onda, a not-for-profit association, has hosted and completed a workshop for family animators (SFAF). Taking place in Castellammare di Stabia, there were 253 participants, circa one hundred being children, with 21 young people involved in the animation team itself. The School received the patronage of the Family Pastoral Office of the Diocese of Rome, the Association of Salesian Cooperators (ASC) and the Salesian Pontifical University (UPS).
In his name and spirit, Don Bosco was inspired in founding the Salesian congregation and the Salesian Family, whose main focus regarded the growth and education of young generations, with special attention to the care of children from less-affluent classes; he, furthermore, preferred the method of dialogue and gentleness based on happiness, kindness and love.