(ANS – Lahore) – More than 1,100 students and 100 teachers at Don Bosco schools in Lahore and Quetta, Pakistan, have clean drinking water thanks to donor funding from Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco. The project was part of the Salesian Missions “Clean Water Initiative.”
(ANS - Rome) - In preparation for the feast day of Don Bosco, next Wednesday, January 26, 2022, the presentation of the voluminous text "Volti di uno stesso carisma. Salesiani e Figlie di Maria Ausiliatrice", edited by Fr Francesco Motto, SDB, and Sister Grazia Loparco, FMA: volume 10 of the "Studi" series of the Salesian historical association Cultori di Storia Salesiana (ACSSA) published by LAS (Rome 2021).
(ANS - Gumbo) - The Salesian Missionary Foundation "Don Bosco", based in Warsaw, Poland, (Salezjanska Fundacja Misyjna "Don Bosco", in original language), started operating only in mid-2020 but has already fulfilled several important projects in Zambia, Kenya, Peru, Madagascar, and South Sudan. In the latter country, specifically in Gumbo, a few kilometers from the capital Juba, it has already built a school building last year in favor of the area’s many children and has provided food aid to hundreds of children and poor families. This year it is relaunching its activities, always putting itself at the service of people most in need.
Italy – SF Spirituality Days 2022: Fr Playà illustrates Days "in the family", to foster Salesian charisma
(ANS - Turin) - The Days of Spirituality have the effect of strengthening the charism shared by the 32 Groups that make up the Salesian Family. This is explained by Fr Joan Lluís Playà, delegated by Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, the Rector Major of the Salesians, to take care of this robust tree that has grown in the Church starting from Don Bosco's experience. He accepted an interview on Saturday afternoon in the only free hour left by the intense program of the four days.
Italy – "St Francis de Sales and the Eucharist": new appointment of "Which Salesians for today's young people?"
(ANS - Rome) - In Turin’s Don Bosco House Museum, the Rector Major, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, recently inaugurated the year dedicated to Saint Francis de Sales on the 400th anniversary of his death. The content of the Strenna and the in-depth study of the figure of the holy Savoyard bishop during the days of spirituality of the Salesian Family, held in Turin from 13 to 16 January, signaled the beginning of the year dedicated to him. In continuity with these initiatives, the Study Center ‘Opera dei Tabernacoli Viventi’, in collaboration with the Conference of the Salesian Provinces of Italy (CISI) - Formation Sector, is promoting the third meeting of the course "Which Salesians for today's young people?" on the theme "St. Francis de Sales and the Eucharist", to be held Saturday 22 January from 9 to 10:15 a.m. (UTC+1).
RMG – Saint Francis de Sales inspiring paths of holiness
(ANS - Rome) - During the Spirituality Days of the Salesian Family 2022, dedicated to the spiritual and pastoral study of the Rector Major’s Strenna centered on St. Francis de Sales, Fr. Pierluigi Cameroni, Postulator General for the Causes of Saints of the Salesian Family, offered a contribution that highlights how “our journey to holiness and the promotion of the Causes of Beatification and Canonization of our Salesian Family draw great inspiration and strong motivation from him.” In fact, from his person and his doctrine emanate an impression of rare fullness, demonstrated in the serenity of his intellectual research, but also in the richness of his affections, in the "sweetness" of his teachings that have had a great influence on the Christian conscience.
MESSAGES OF THE RECTOR MAJOR
The Message of the Rector Major Don Ángel Fernández Artime:Two Giants of the Salesian Charism – One Following the Other
Salesian Spirituality is strong and stands the test of time because it is firmly united to two unique historical figures in the providential history of the Church: St. Francis de Sales and St. John Bosco.