(ANS - Medellín) - Catalina and Claudia are two girls who participated in the documentary of "Misiones Salesianas", the Salesian Mission Office of Madrid, entitled "Alto el fuego". Three years ago they were immersed in a process that was changing their lives and they had a dream to fulfill: to study and become professionals thanks to the "Ciudad Don Bosco" center in Medellín. Now, not only have they graduated as auxiliary nurses, but they are two points of reference for the dozens of minors who seek peace and want to return to their studies in order to have a future full of opportunities.
(ANS - Madrid) - Celebrations in honor of Mary Help of Christians have been going on across all five continents for days now. Wherever there is a Salesian house there are activities that fill everyone's heart with joy and gratitude towards Don Bosco's Madonna. Sporting events, games for the little ones, Masses, processions, floral offerings to Mary Help of Christians, cultural activities, and more. All because Mary Help of Christians is ever more present.
(ANS - Kunkujang) - The Salesian mission in Gambia, specifically in Kunkujang, in the west of the country, is among the most recent of the Congregation, having been launched not even a year ago, in October 2018. Following the example of Don Bosco, Salesian missionaries decided to place the nascent work under the mantle of Mary Help of Christians, dedicating a chapel to the Virgin so venerated by the Turin saint.
(ANS - Santo Domingo) - In May, the Salesian Family introduced 153 new young leaders to Dominican society, youths trained through the Youth Animators Formation Program (Programa de Formación de Animadores Juveniles, PROFAJ). It was the program's 33rd course and the most participated since its birth in 1986.
(ANS - Turin) - For the Salesians, Mary Help of Christians is much more than a personal devotion: she is a dimension of the charism and of the mission. This is why the feast of Mary Help of Christians in the city of Don Bosco is never a local event, but rather an event that calls for global attention. Again this year, the main events can be seen and followed via different options.