Cape Town, South Africa - March 2017 - Sister Patricia Finn, FMA and Fr Eoin Farrelly, SDB, are the authors of a series of texts for the Catechism of Confirmation that are used by young confirmation candidates in the Salesian Parish of St John Bosco in Robertsham, and by many more young people in diocesan parishes. On 25 March, Feast of the Annunciation, a new chapter in the series was published. The picture shows a group of confirmation candidates along with their catechist Eddie Garrido, who meet every Saturday at the Provincial House of Booysens, Johanesburg.
Tokyo, Japan - March 2017 - Two young Salesian novices of the Province of Japan (GIA) made their First Profession on 25 March. Maximilian Iguchi and Luke Tsubaki are the youngest of the 95 Salesians of the Japanese Province.
Puebla, Mexico - March 2017 - On 19 and 20 March there was a meeting of the Salesian Brothers of the Province of Mexico City (MEM), on the theme " Some characteristics of the Spiritual Life of the Salesian Brother". The participants reflected on the figure of the Salesian Brother and shared their experiences of apostolic and community life, with moments of prayer and the final Mass, celebrated by Fr Gabino Hernández Paleta, Provincial MEM.
Ypacaraí, Paraguay - March 2017 - On 25 and 26 March Youth Mission Day was celebrated in Don Bosco College, Ypacaraí on the theme "I chose you to go and bear fruit", It was organized by the Salesian Youth Movement. The meeting was attended by about 300 young people and led by Fr Fabio Attard, Councillor General for Youth Ministry, and Fr Guillermo Basañes, Councillor General for the Missions. The Rector Major, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, sent a video message to the participants.