Asunción, Paraguay - August 2018 - "Don Bosco Week" takes place at the Salesian parish "San Vicente" in Asunción from 12 to 18 August, on the occasion of the 203rd anniversary of the birth of the Saint of the Youth. Activities include mini-retreats, concerts, games and liturgical celebrations.
Cape Town, South Africa - August 2018 - At the Schoenstatt Retreat House in Cape Town, the second retreat for Salesians in the Southern African Province (AFM) took place from August 5 to 10. At the end of the activities, the Regional Councilor for Africa-Madagascar, Fr Américo Chaquisse, intervened and welcomed the renewal of the promises of four trainees. The retreat, led by Fr Martin McCormack, revolved around the theme of community life and the ways for Salesians to bear witness in the world as mystics and prophets.
Calcutta, India - 9 August 2018 - On August 9, Fr Nirmol Gomes, Provincial of the Salesians of Calcutta, officially presented the three-volume work "Robibarer Shastropater Bhumika Shongkolpan", a translation in Bengali of the book of the late Fr John Larrea "Introduction to the Sunday Readings." The presentation took place during the annual meeting of the Salesian parish priests of the Province. Present at the ceremony were Fr David Mondol, who initiated and coordinated the project, and Ranjit Biswas, former teacher at the "Don Bosco Park Circus", now retired, who translated the texts for free.
São Paulo, Brazil - 5 August 2018 - The Association of Mary Help of Christians (ADMA) of the State of Sao Paulo has held three retreats in the past few months to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the consecration of the Basilica of Mary Help of Christians in Turin. The last retreat saw the participation of about 50 people and took place on August 5th in Sao Paulo.