San Antonio de los Altos, Venezuela - September 2017 - From September 1st to September 3rd, the assembly of the Association of Maria Help of Christians (ADMA) of Venezuela, was convened by the National Coordinator, Fr Orlando Gramcko, SDB. During the meeting, experiences were shared, activities evaluated, and a new council was elected for the period 2017-2021.
Quito, Ecuador - September 2017 - The Continental Meeting of Social Communications Delegates, led by Fr Filiberto González, General Counsel for Social Communications, began on 10 September at CSFPA, the Salesian Center for Continuing Education America. During the event's opening, Fr González addressed the 27 participants representing the Provinces of the Continent by saying: "This is a historic meeting because in its integral training program the CSFPA includes Communications not as something marginal to the heart, to spirituality and to the Salesian mission, but as something central to Don Bosco and, therefore, to his sons and daughters who share his spirit and mission." The meeting animated by the CSFPA team, with the contributions of Fr Luis Timossi and Fr Francisco Sánchez, Ecuador Provincial, ends 14 September.
Sunyani, Ghana - September 2017 - On 8 September, 13 Salesians of the Anglophone West Africa Province (AFW) made their first profession of religious vows.
Turin, Italy - September 2017 - On 8 September at the Basilica of Mary Help of Christians, Fr Francesco Cereda, Vicar of the Rector Major, presided over the celebration during which 11 Salesians made their first profession of religious vows.