(ANS – Ruteng) – The first goal of the Salesians is to serve the Church and young people. So, the Salesians are happy to accept whatever work could be given to them, because they are serving the Catholic community with the charism of Don Bosco by evangelizing poor young people and encouraging vocations. For this reason, after the first exploratory visit last October 2019 to the three dioceses of Flores Island (Ruteng, Maumere and Ende), on 13-17 September the “St. Louis Versiglia” (INA) Vice-province Superior, Fr Andrew Wong, accompanied by Br. Bernardinus Mei, paid a visit to the Ruteng diocese, emerging as the possible new presence of the Salesians of Indonesia in this mostly Christian island located in the Eastern part of Indonesia (East Nusa Tenggara).
(ANS – Machala) – In Fr Rubinsky Sánchez's diary, the date of 12 March is highlighted with a spherical shape so as not to forget it. From that day on, the life of this Salesian priest and the community of Machala took a 180° turn. It was no longer possible to be near the parishioners or to accompany the children in the playground. The directive was clear: stay at home so as not to catch the coronavirus.
RMG – In conversation with the General Councilor for Formation, Fr Ivo Coelho
(ANS - Rome) - The 28th General Chapter confirmed Fr Ivo Coelho in his position as General Councilor for Formation, to which he was called in 2014. After six years of activity, he still has important objectives that he intends to pursue to promote the quality of formation of today's Salesians. Today he illustrates the path followed and the prospects for the future.
RMG - Online meeting of the Salesian publishers of America
(ANS - Rome) - From 17 to 19 September 2020 the meeting of the Salesian publishers of the America South Cone and Interamerica regions took place via videoconference. It brought together those in charge for the sector from Mexico, Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, Peru, Chile, Argentina. The event was chaired by Fr Gildásio Mendes dos Santos, General Councilor for Social Communication, with presentations by Fr Hugo Orozco, Councilor for the Interamerica Region, and Fr Gabriel Romero, Councilor for the America South Cone Region. Also present was Marta Palomares, coordinator of the Salesian publishers in Europe.
RMG – Salesians in the field for the Global Compact on Education
(ANS – Rome) – As Salesians, we join the call and invitation of Pope Francis for a Global Compact on Education: as a mission, as a choice, as a future. To say "Salesians" is to say Education and Evangelization of young people. Once with Don Bosco, today like Don Bosco, renewed in the forms, in the processes, in the methodologies we need to make them live the opportunity of a new humanity. The best we can offer the new generations is education, thinking about the future of humanity with and for the young.