Palermo, Italy - January 2018 - The Salesian Don Bosco Institute "Villa Ranchibile" of Palermo celebrated the Saint of the Young in a special way. On 31 January last, in fact, the Metropolitan Archbishop of Palermo, Msgr. Corrado Lorefice, presiding at the Eucharist solemnly dedicated the institute's church, consecrating its altar. It was a very evocative and emotional moment - for the succession of signs proper to the rite and for the thanksgiving to God for the gift of the 80 years of Salesian presence at the Ranchibile of Palermo. Under the guidance of the director, Fr Domenico Saraniti, the Salesians coordinate and manage the school activities of the Secondary School and of the Lyceum, which offers three branches of study, with about 750 students. The institute is one of the city's most renowned and also houses a thriving oratory, a public church and a theater. At the end of the celebration, animated by the Grand Choir of the institute, the archbishop of Palermo unveiled a commemorative plaque of the event.
Tláhuac, Mexico - February 2018 – The "Campo Cagliero 2018" took place on 3 and 4 February, and was attended by 39 young people from the Salesian centers of the Mexico City Province (MEM); the aim: to live an experience in discovering Jesus and the identity of the missionary disciple called to follow Him. The meeting took place in the buildings of the “Crafts of Nazareth”, the reception center of the "Proyecto Chavos de Don Bosco". Participants listened to various testimonies of Salesians, lay people and missionary volunteers in the areas affected by the earthquake and to interact with the young people of the project.
Los Angeles, United States - 4 February 2018 - At the parish of "Santa Brigida", Fr Ted Montemayor, Provincial of the Salesian Province of United States West (SUO), presided at the Eucharistic celebration during which 21 parishioners made their promise as members of the Association of Salesian Cooperators.
Luanda, Angola - February 2018 - On 4 February, Fr Víctor Sequeira, Provincial of the Vice Province of Angola (ANG), presented the Rector Major's 2018 Strenna to the members of the Salesian Family.