(ANS – London) – Every feast of Don Bosco is a great day of celebration for the Salesians and Salesian Family, for every Salesian Parish and School, but Don Bosco's Day in 2016 was particularly special in Battersea. This weekend saw the completion of the building and the opening of the new Salesian House and the re-launch of the Salesian Mission after 128 years.
(ANS - Vatican City) - "Carry on! Every one of us has a place and a job in the Church. Please, do not forget the first vocation, the first call. Remember it! The Lord continues to call you today with the same love with which you were first called." These are the words Pope Francis addressed to the men and women religious who, on 2 February, attended the Eucharist in the Vatican Basilica for the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord. The event also marked the closure of the Year of Consecrated Life.
(ANS – Monrovia) – Fr Angel Fernandez Artime, Rector Major of the Salesians of Don Bosco, arrived to a grand welcome at Roberts’ International Airport, Monrovia, Liberia today (2 February). He was received at the airport by the rectors of the two communities in Monrovia, and by Mr Lawrence Felix Amajie, Deputy Chief of Protocol, Republic of Liberia, young people, and representatives from the Salesian parish.
(ANS - Baku) - The Feast of Don Bosco was celebrated with great enthusiasm in Baku, in Azerbaijan, one of the frontier outposts of the mission of the Salesian Congregation. A symbol of the care of the Congregation for this mission on the periphery was the presence of Fr Tadeusz Rozmus, Regional Councillor for Central and Northern Europe. He made a three-day visit to coincide with the Feast of Don Bosco and to animate the Salesian Family in the country.
(ANS – Long Beach) – On Wednesday, January 27, St. John Bosco High School students visited Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. Students are part of the Biomedical Pathway at St. John Bosco High School. During their course of study, students gain exposure to many of the major concepts of human medicine and aspire to pursue higher education leading to a career in health care.