(ANS - Seville) - In the world of the Salesian Confraternities or Brotherhoods (Hermandades and Cofradías) the liturgical time of the commemoration of the resurrection of Jesus occupies a privileged place, because it combines devotion, social action and the protagonism of the young. On the entire territory of Spain, there are today about 30 entities of the faithful, dependent on the respective archdioceses, and born, largely, in the channel of the Associations of the Past Pupils of Don Bosco.
(ANS – Bruxelles) – The Don Bosco International (DBI), together with the Commission of Episcopal Conferences of the European Community (COMECE), is organising a meeting in Brussels on Thursday, 11 April, in continuity with the Synod on Youth held last October. The meeting intends to continue to "listen to the young" and reflect on their social and political commitment.
(ANS - Ravulapalem) - March 23 was a "Day of the Days" for the activists of the Salesian NGO "PARA" (People's Action for Rural Awakening), because it served to celebrate – at one single time - several “international days” taking place in March. In Ravulapalem, in the State of Andhra Pradesh, in India, a special conference was therefore organized for local leaders for the occasion.
(ANS - New Delhi) – Bimal Das is no more a street child, nor is he Christian. But the 30-year-old stood inside a New Delhi church and wept as he joined funeral prayers for Salesian Father Antony Thaiparambil, SDB. The compassionate Salesian priest gave shelter and hope to thousands of homeless youngsters.
(ANS - Madrid) - To celebrate the 75 years of its existence, the publishing house "Editorial Catequística Salesiana" (CCS) organized a commemorative event on Saturday 6 April at the school theater "San Miguel Arcángel-Salesianos Paseo de Extremadura", in Madrid. It was attended by Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, Rector Major, the archbishop of Madrid, card. Carlos Osoro Serra, the two Provincials of Salesian Spain, Fr Juan Carlos Godoy Pérez and Fr Ángel Asurmendi Martínez, the Provincial of Portugal, Fr José Aníbal Mendonça, and many members of the Salesian Family from around the world.