Calcutta - Street Children Ministry Collaboration
Mother Teresa encouraged Salesians to work for children found in the streets. “We shall take care of the girls, you take care of the boys” she said when Fr Anthony Thaiparambil started Ashalayam Project in the same room rented by Dominique Lapierre author of The City of Joy in Howrah’s Pilkhana slum in 1985.
Kolkata – Over a span of almost 50 years of her mission for the poorest of the poor, several Salesians have crossed their path with Nobel laureate Mother Teresa. It is quite difficult to list contributions by Salesians to Mother Teresa over the years at the peril of not mentioning all.
Could We Ever Become Obsessed with Holiness?
Within the first weeks of its release, the new Smartphone game Pokémon Go has become a worldwide craze. In the last few months I had several summer camp counselors playing it whenever we had an outing on weekends – which made me think that the game was a short-term American thing. When I went to World Youth Day in Poland, I was surprised to see that “Pokémon hunting” is a worldwide phenomenon.
(ANS – Rome) – A good part of the Jubilee Year of Mercy has passed. “Mercy is God’s first attribute. It is the name of God,” Pope Francis explained. This identifying feature of God attracts also many people who do not call themselves Christian. It attracted, for instance, Victor Hugo, who in collective imagination represents the rebel, the passionate romantic, the republican, the anticlerical… Nevertheless, he too was deeply fascinated by Christian Mercy and had the opportunity to be confronted with it no less than with Don Bosco …