(ANS - Paris) - Soon it will be Christmas: the streets and houses are illuminated, parties with friends and relatives are organized, people look forward to the joy of meeting... But this is one of the most difficult periods for young people housed in minors institutions. Below, the testimony of Fr Jean-Marie Petitclerc, Salesian priest and educator, and founder of the "Le Valdocco" Association.
(ANS - Lisbon) - When we talk about loving kindness, I immediately think of my mother: she never talked about this theme, but everything she did, and does, for my growth, gives full meaning to this word.
(ANS – New Rochelle) – As Salesians we are called to be missionary disciples, people committed to proclaiming the good news of salvation to all people. For some, responding to this call will be demonstrated through a ministry serving as a missionary in a land far from their country of birth. This may be in a land and country that has little knowledge of or experience with Christianity. Some will be in places where there is hostility towards the faith. We must pray for them as they bear witness to the faith while facing challenges we might not even consider.
(ANS - Seoul) - With a growing percentage of Catholics, and the prestige and visibility that many of them enjoy in society – including the new President, Moon Jae-in, a Catholic - the Church in South Korea has for years been growing and flourishing. The Salesian Province "Martyr Saints of Korea" is also making a similar journey, clearly visible in a number of specific activities: the novitiate, the Mission Office and the service for young people at risk.