(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).
(ANS - Madrid) - The Youth Ministry Department of the Spanish Episcopal Conference presented a summary of the contributions received for the next Synod on young people. What is the relationship of young people to the Church? Do favorable environments for vocational discernment exist? What hopes do young people in Europe have today? These are some of the questions asked through a special questionnaire to young people, who say they feel listened to by the Church, but who also ask that more time and more people become involved in listening to their needs.
(ANS - Santiago) - Evangelizing through music, meetings and, above all, through the use of social media (television, radio, internet ...) is the objective of the Catholic community "Canção Nova" (New Song), an association of faithful founded in 1978 by the Salesian priest Jonas Abib, and welcomed among the groups of the Salesian Family in 2009. The charism of "Canção Nova" arrived in Chile in 2008, thanks to three consecrated missionaries from the community.