(ANS – Rome) – In May the IUS General Coordination convoked for a contest that had the objective to renewal the Salesian Institutions of Higher Education Logo. The design of a renewed original and unpublished logo intended to be the representative image of IUS worldwide, the decision to change the logo was taken during the VII General Assembly in 2016.
(ANS – Marawi City) – The Salesian Lay Volunteer Organization (SALVO)-FIS, led by Fr Arvin Abatayo SDB, organized a relief drive for the families affected by the crisis in Marawi City. The Rondalla youth group of the Archdiocesan Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes (ASOLL), SALVO members and volunteers assisted in packing the relief goods which consisted of:
(ANS - Naples) - On July 25, in Torre Annunziata (NA), the "Peppino Brancati" residential community for minors will be inaugurated. The new residential facility will house eight boys between the ages of 14 and 21 sent by the Territorial Social Services and the Justice Center for Minors. The event will take place from 5 pm at their location on Via Margherita di Savoia, 22.
(ANS - Rome) – Let's meet in Madrid! From November 27 to December 1, 2017, approximately 400 people representing all the Provinces of the worldwide Salesian Congregation shall meet in Madrid, Spain, to celebrate the International Congress on Youth Ministry and Family, the first step of a pastoral process animated by the Dicastery for Salesian Youth Ministry in light of the recent synodal path of the Church and of the post-synodal apostolic exhortation "Amoris Laetitia". An official video is now available that briefly describes the content and methodology of the Congress.
(ANS - Les Cayes) - According to CNN journalist Laila Abu Shihab, "Haiti seems destined to not be able to recover from natural disasters which time after time, while still fighting for the devastation of the previous catastrophe, fall on the country like parasites and leave the country devastated." All sadly true, as many places have remained in the state they were in, destroyed by calamities.