(ANS - Madrid) – For December, the "Spain-Saint James Major" (SSM) Province organized its Level II Training Course on Accompaniment. It is a course that is absolutely consonant with, the Rector Major's Strenna for 2018 which emphasizes the relationship of educators towards young people, and invites us to focus on two fundamental aspects that become educational: listening and accompanying. Accompanying young people is certainly a commitment, but is, above all, an art learned in time, with reflection, study and prayer with God.
(ANS - Yurimaguas) - "When the ship sailed from Genoa, I experienced one of the most beautiful moments of my life. As the ship moves away from the port, with immense slowness, one feels that everything is dying. Your friendships, your land, your people die. I remember praying, 'Lord, I lost everything. Now I have nothing but You.'" These are the words of Salesian Fr Luigi Bolla, a missionary who, to bring the Word of God, travelled thousands of kilometers in the Amazon jungle between Peru and Ecuador, often sailing aboard a small boat known as "Pekepeke."
(ANS - Sannerz) - "The Pakistani Taliban terrorist organization kidnapped and stole Abdullah, a 15-year-old boy, from his family to train him to become a suicide bomber for the holy war, jihad," explains Roland Müller, Abdullah's supervisor at the Don Bosco Youth Help Center in Sannerz, Germany. Only three days after being kidnapped, however, the boy bravely managed to escape from an open window. He immediately headed for Europe, covering a distance of 5,000 kilometers - as the crow flies - to recover his freedom. "I traveled for 45 days by car, by train and on foot," recalls Abdullah, speaking of his flight.