(ANS - Rome) - Valdocco, the beating heart of the Salesian world; and the catacombs of San Callisto, a space rooted to the origins of Christianity, for decades entrusted to the care and responsibility of the Salesian Congregation, are both places of great spirituality and pilgrimage, and recently they have renewed their digital spaces, and now present their new websites.
(ANS - León) - The Rector Major began Thursday, 19 April, at the Don Bosco Institute of León, in the State of Guanajuato, where about a thousand students and other students of the "Niños Don Bosco" project received the message of the Salesian "good morning" by Fr Ángel Fernández Artime himself: "Continue to live this house with enthusiasm." Then, turning to the students of the institute, he added: "I am convinced that when you'll be in university ... or when, in a little while, you'll start working, you will continue to feel the years that you lived here, inside your heart."
(ANS – Dimapur) – In Nagaland, located in the northeast of India, Salesian programs are working to help poor youth who have dropped out of school gain the skills needed for employment. Salesian missionaries have been educating poor youth in the region since 1969. In response to rising youth unemployment, they launched Don Bosco Technical Institute in 2012. Students focus on learning specialized skills through vocational training while also taking additional courses in grooming, social skills, computer skills and English.
(ANS - Caracas) - "I have eight children and I cannot even go to protest, because if they kill me ... What will happen to them? They make us stay in silence through fear. But there is no food. My husband and I have two jobs each and even that is not enough," says a Venezuelan mother crying. This is the reality that the Salesians in Venezuela have to face every day: families that cannot give the basic necessities to their children. "They are a generation that will not grow up healthy, a generation of lost opportunities," say the spiritual Sons of Don Bosco.