(ANS - Rome) - A few weeks after the Study Seminar on Salesian Meditation (Rome - San Callisto, 10-12 May), the Formation Department returns to re-examine the meaning of that event and the steps to be taken to rediscover and live an element of Salesian spirituality that Don Bosco and his Successors have always indicated as fundamental, vital.
(ANS - Paris) - A famous board game and two very different bits of information, taken from two very different sites: "Play and lose in Monopoly with friends. Result: 2 dead and 4 wounded"-"Monopoly celebrates 80 years, with real banknotes". The first title is taken from a satirical site, while the second comes from the web page of the principal French economic-financial daily. But if young people take information they find on the web without filters ... it is a matter of concern.
(ANS - Vatican City) - "Beware of blaming young people for their distance from the Church"; instead, proceed towards an "institutional conversion, which concerns the way we live and work together". These are some of the suggestions offered by Salesian Fr Rossano Sala, SDB, Special Secretary of the Synod of Bishops on "Youth, faith and vocational discernment", during the press conference to present the Instrumentum Laboris of the Synod - the working document for the synod fathers.
(ANS - Rome) - In 2017, due to wars, violence and persecution, there were 68.5 million people forced to flee their homes, with more than half being minors (53%); of these, about 40 million were displaced within their own countries and 25.4 moved abroad. For the Salesians, who have always worked in support of the neediest of young people, the data published for the World Refugee Day by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) acts as new impetus for their commitment in the field.