(ANS - Rome) - This Christmas, Pope Francis called upon all men and women of good will to see the faces of suffering children in the face of the child Jesus, to think of the many children in the world who suffer and are victims of war, violence and forced migration. To understand the import, some data.
(ANS - Rome) - The history of the Salesian Cooperators dates back to the time of Don Bosco, who from the beginning wanted to collaborate with laity in the service of education for the young. From 1850 he associated them to his mission in Valdocco, Turin. Their official existence was recognized in 1876. Here is a brief historical overview of this important branch of the Salesian Family, characterized by its originality and specificity.
(ANS – Rome) – If you want to live in a happy home, patience is undoubtedly one of the requirements; it is a virtue that's fundamental to making the family a meeting place for mutual growth.
(ANS - Rome) - In Don Bosco's mind there was no other idea but to give himself to God through young people. Despite the few years of priesthood, he understood that "if we want to have a good society we must concentrate all our efforts on educating young people about Christianity. Experience has taught me that caring for young people is the only way to achieve a sustainable civil society." Thus, knowing he was doing the will of God, Don Bosco founded the Salesian Congregation, and 18 December 1859 can be considered as the "official date of the foundation of the Society of St. Francis de Sales" (MB VI, 335).