(ANS - Granada) - Narciso Sequeira Arellano (1851-1923), originally from Granada, Nicaragua, was the first Salesian in Central America. He decided to enter the Salesian Congregation in 1895. He was 44, single and ridding himself of his wealth.
(ANS - Medellín) - Pablo Andrés Velez Velez is an entrepreneur who runs a chemical products firm and is responsible for a group of twelve workers and a happy family. He was invited to the Salesian "Ciudad Don Bosco" to talk to young people. His words and, above all, his life, have become a real example of self-improvement.
(ANS - Budapest) - "Hungary is currently the world's smallest Salesian Province with only 34 Salesians, but it has a very brilliant future ahead of it. Prior to the advent of the communist regime in 1948, the Hungarian Province had more than 200 consecrated persons, including many missionaries and General Council members. But under - and after - the 40-year regime, vocational promotion was interrupted and the number of Salesians fell considerably. Since 2004, the Rector Major has sent a good number of missionaries from India, Poland and Vietnam. Some very significant Salesian works have been opened, and the recent vocational flow has increased."
(ANS - Tirana) - “What is happening in Albania,” said Pope Francis in Tirana in September 2014, “shows that peaceful and fruitful coexistence between people and communities belonging to different religions is not only desirable but concretely possible.” In preserving and enhancing the values of respect and common commitment to the promotion of human beings, school plays an irreplaceable role. Today, Tirana's great "Don Bosco Center", attended by over 1000 Catholic, Orthodox, and Muslim children and teens, is a happy example.