Kopiec, Poland - September 2017 - On 8 September at Kopiec's Interdisciplinary Novitiate, Fr. Tadeusz Rozmus, Councilor for the Central and Northern Europe Region, presided over the Eucharistic celebration during which 12 young Salesians made their first religious profession of vows. The ceremony gathered their families, the superiors of all four Polish Provinces, a number of Salesians, friends and young people.
Senglea, Malta - September 2017 - On the morning of the third and final day of the Rector Major's visit to the Delegation of Malta, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime and fellow Salesians visited the famous underground "Hypogeum Hal Saflieni", a site dated 4000 BC, and "Fort St. Angelo", a historic fortification strategic to protecting the island. Subsequently, the Rector Major visited the Salesian community of Senglea, Malta's most recent, and in the evening, the "Osanna Pia" house; run by the Salesian Delegation, the latter houses homeless young people of various nationalities. Fr Á.F. Artime started the meeting with a prayer and blessing of the present and then had a fatherly dialogue with the house's young guests.
Lublin, Poland - September 2017 - On September 9, the Salesians of Lublin, Krakow Province (PLS), solemnly celebrated the 90th anniversary of their presence in the city. Fr Tadeusz Rozmus, Councilor for the Central and Northern Europe Region, on an Extraordinary Visit to the Province, presided over the festivities that gathered many people and youths, an expression of gratitude for the history of the Salesians in the city marked by the liveliness of Don Bosco's charism.
Shillong, India - September 2017 – Animation Visit to the new prenovitiate of the Shillong Province, Bosco Home - Herma, by Fr Jose Kuttianimattathil and Fr Silvio Roggia of the Formation Dicastery. Located in the state of Tripura, near the Agartala capital, the prenovitiate was inaugurated last year. The group of 26 prenovices currently living in the community is the second to be hosted in the new formation house. They all come from Shillong Provincial communities and are animated by a team of four confreres, with Fr Payappilly Mathachan as Director.