(ANS - Rome) - Trafficking in human beings is a problem of enormous proportions. The Fourth World Day of Prayer and Reflection against Human Trafficking, taking place a few days ago, is not simply a desire to mark or discuss the subject, but a commitment to raise awareness on an issue that hurts, makes many suffer, an issue that kills, destroys people.
(ANS - Rome) - Elaborated during the last Days of Spirituality of the Salesian Family, the "Decalogue of the Salesian Accompanyer" constituted a sort of gift of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians to the Rector Major in giving thanks for the message of the 2018 Strenna. It, however, is above all the expression of the desire of the Salesian Family members to become true and effective companions of the young, why the Rector Major, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, assured everyone right from the very start of his desire to share it in every Salesian presence and community. For this reason, we are re-publishing it today.
(ANS - Macau) - The deepening of the Salesian consecrated identity in its two complementary forms, lay and presbyteral, is one of the guiding themes for today's Salesian Formation. In this perspective, it may be interesting to note how the first Salesian vocations that arose from the Sons of Don Bosco's arrival in the Chinese territories were, in fact, those of lay Salesians; a result that was probably the fruit of the testimony of valid Salesian missionary brothers.
(ANS - Rome) - "A cause of beatification is not an arid procedure, but a pilgrimage of faith in research, meditation and imitation of the virtuous heroism of the saints," said Fr Pierluigi Cameroni, Postulator General for the Causes of Saints of the Salesian Family to explain his peculiar mission. The Postulator has just published a dossier on the current state of Salesian Sanctity, to December 2017, which contains very interesting data on the testimonies of many men and women who followed Don Bosco on the path of sanctity. It also presents an invitation and call for the whole Salesian Family to advance the causes in progress.