(ANS - Rome) – Issue number 72 (January-June 2019) of Ricerche Storiche Salesiane (Salesian Historical Researches), the bi-monthly magazine of Salesian religious and civil history, published by the Istituto Storico Salesiano (Salesian Historical Institute) has been published. Highlights are the second part of the study of the "Kristu Jyoti College" of Bangalore, India, the essays on the Indian Salesian Philip Thayil and on the Venerable Polish cardinal August Hlond, and an analysis of Don Bosco's Marian homiletic drafts.
(ANS - Torre Annunziata) - A center for minors to combat the phenomenon of children dropping out of school: it shall open at the beginning of next month in Torre Annunziata, near Naples, thanks to the initiative of a Salesian and the collaboration of the institutions. Given its specific mission, the center was given the name of "Casa Valdocco".
(ANS - Rome) - One of the initiatives which the Salesians of the “Saint Patrick” Province of Ireland (IRL) have undertaken for this 2019 - a year celebrating the centenary of their presence on the island - concerns re-establishing the Salesian House of Formation in Maynooth. For this reason, Fr Cyril Odia, first Rector of the new Formation community, went to Rome and on Monday, 8 July, presented the Rector Major, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, with a copy of the brochure illustrating the new program of formation. Also present at this meeting were Fr Ivo Coelho, General Councilor for Formation, and other members of his formation team.
(ANS - London) - Students from Thornleigh Salesian College, Bolton, featured in the BBC news, when they attended “The Time is Now”, a march and lobby at the seat of the UK government in Westminster, London, calling for our politicians to act quickly on climate change. The event, on 26th June, was organised by several groups including CAFOD, and thousands of people took part.
(ANS - Vatican City) - On yesterday, 8 July 2019, Pope Francis appointed 23 new members of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life (CIVCSVA), and, the novelty: including seven women, superiors and leaders of female congregations and institutes. It is a great joy for the Salesian Family to observe that, among these seven women, two are part of the great tree born from Don Bosco: Mother Yvonne Reungoat, Superior General of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians (FMA), and Olga K., General President of the Secular Institute of Volunteers of Don Bosco (VDB).