(ANS - Rome) - On September 24-25, at the Salesian Headquarters, in the "Sacro Cuore" center in Rome, a working committee was set up to write a draft of the Salesian Personal Accompaniment Guidelines. The commission saw the participation of members of the Youth Ministry and Formation Dicasteries, and began work starting from the results of research on this issue that the two departments promoted, a survey that in recent months involved over 4,000 Spiritual Sons of Don Bosco, including Salesians in initial formation, novices, prenovices and accompanying staff.

(ANS – Pasay City) – “Word & Life Publications”, the Salesian publication for Evangelization and Catechesis, joined this year’s 39th Manila International Book Fair that was held at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City, from September 12 to 16, 2018.

(ANS – São Paulo) – The select group of members from the Education Group of Salesian University Institutions (IUS) gathered at Pio XI Campus of Salesian University of São Paulo from 17-19 September 2018 for an intercontinental seminar and the Vth Assembly of the Delegates of the Group.

(ANS - Rome) – "Let us humanize, evangelize, educate and be courageous in challenges and proposals because the Church invites us today to be forward-looking on young people." With these words, transmitted through a video message, the Rector Major, Fr Àngel Fernández Artime, indicated the high road to participants of the International Congress "Youth and Life Choices: Educational Perspectives", which ended yesterday, Sunday 23 September, at the Salesian Pontifical University of Rome.

(ANS - Rome) - It is Pope Francis who translates the request that animates the International Congress "Youth and Life Choices: Educational Perspectives", which opened yesterday, September 20, 2018. In the message sent to participants, the Pope wishes that the event, "starting from the original contribution of the Salesian educational charism, may represent a significant stage of reflection and concrete help for the various problems linked to the world of youth, taking into account the most diverse and profound needs connected to their human and spiritual growth."

(ANS - Jorhat) - Over 50 young graduates, originating from various districts in Northeast India, gathered at the Salesian Center "Institute for Culture and Rural Development" (I-CARD) for a four-day meeting from 12 to 15 September 2018. The event brought together students and past pupils of I-CARD and students of the "Jeevan" Institute of Business Training, to jointly seek and find options for individual growth and for the transformation of society.

(ANS - Rome) – On nearing the celebration of the Synod of Bishops on "Youth, faith and vocational discernment", scheduled for next October, the Salesian Pontifical University (UPS) and the Pontifical Faculty of Educational Sciences "Auxilium" are organizing the International Congress "Youth and life choices: educational perspectives" in Rome, 20-23 September 2018. "Together with experts from all over the world of young people from various continents, we will see how the Salesian charism and the life experience of Don Bosco and Mother Mazzarello can teach something about the choices of life today," explained Fr Mauro Mantovani, UPS Rector.

(ANS - Hua Hin) - The seminar on Salesian post-novitiates in South Asia and East Asia-Oceania ended in Hua Hin, Thailand, on 4 September. The seminar was an opportunity to share insights and experiences among the deans of the centers of philosophical studies and the formators of the post-novitiates of many different countries.

(ANS - Lima) - On September 10, 16 Salesians Delegates for Formation of the Interamerica Region Provinces met in Lima. They gathered for the annual meeting of the Regional Formation Commission, which lastw until September 14.

(ANS - Morelia) - On 31 August-1 September, the National Salesian Education Team (ENES) convened the IV National Meeting of Salesian Executives at the Salesian Institute of Anáhuac. Over 250 principals and leaders of Salesian educational communities from all over the country participated, from Tijuana to Chiapas.

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