(ANS – Manila) – Over the last two years (2017-2018) both provinces of the Philippines, FIN and FIS, have embarked on the journey to relaunch their vocation culture in the hearts of all Salesians and Lay Mission Partners. In the fast changing scenario of Filipino Youth Culture, along with the recent reshuffle of the country's education system 'K-12' (from Kindergarten to Grade 12 of secondary school), which was just completed last school year, this vocation 'empowerment' is really a timely move.
(ANS - Luanda) - The proposal of Jesus that we read, meditate and live comes from the Gospel. Every day we dive into those pages to meet the Teacher and practice a good concrete lifestyle in our daily lives. In the nineteenth century, in Italy, a young man named Giovanni Bosco undertook this evangelical adventure by becoming a priest and dedicating himself to the poorest young people. He imagined the Salesians of Don Bosco as a religious congregation manifested in the community life of clerics and laity (priests and brothers) who share a common mission. His original idea became a proposal for religious life.
(ANS – Dublin) – The Salesians came to Ireland in 1919 on the invitation of Dr Denis Hallinan, the Bishop of Limerick. On the feast day of the Immaculate Conception, 8th December 1919, four Salesians, led by Fr Sutherland, arrived in Copsewood House, Pallaskenry, Co. Limerick. They opened an Agricultural College, the first foundation of the Salesians in Ireland. On 8 December 2018 they celebrated the opening Mass of this Year of its Centenary Celebration in the Shrine of Our Lady Help of Christians in the Salesian House in Pallaskenry, Co. Limerick.
(ANS - Lima) - We cannot but be more grateful and, at the same time, saddened by the departure of Fr Ugo de Censi, who leaves us a bit orphans. But we know that he is in the Oratory of Heaven, next to Don Bosco, illuminated by the luminous face of that God he so desired.