(ANS - Porto Alegre) - Don Bosco chose St. Francis de Sales as the patron of his Society not only because he was the saint of goodness, gentleness or patience. He also chose him because he was a born writer. St. Francis de Sales wanted to spread the Kingdom of God through the apostolate of the "good press", as part of a grand opportunity to do good.
(ANS - Madrid) - Volunteering is a generous way to share your time with the people who need it most. One of the objectives of volunteering is the promotion, formation and monitoring of all those who choose this style of service. Most of them participate in projects of education, training and socio-cultural animation of vulnerable children and young people and their families.
(ANS - Manaus) - "The Amazon continues to be one of the priorities of the Salesian Congregation. We are determined to continue our pastoral and missionary action, mobilizing all the educational and pastoral resources typical of our charism," said Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, Rector Major. "The Salesians, with our long missionary experiences, working with indigenous peoples, feel responsible to contributing to the Synod with our own experiences too, with the difficulties we have as Salesians in the field of inculturation of the Salesian charism and with what the Church, through this Synod, has made to create a Church with an indigenous face."
(ANS - Rome) - On 25 August 1969, in Sucúa (Ecuador), the airplane that was carrying Sister Maria Troncatti crashes shortly after take-off on the edge of that forest which for almost half a century was her "home of the heart", the location of her tireless donation among the Shuar people. Sister Maria thus lives her last flight: the one that takes her to Heaven! She was 86 years old at the time, years all spent on a gift of love. She wrote: "Of my religious missionary vocation, I am happier every day!"