Turin, Italy - May 2019 - From 20 to 25 May, 47 Salesian novices from Europe met at Colle Don Bosco and Valdocco. 5 come from Poprad (Slovakia), 11 from Kopiec (Poland), 13 from Genzano (Rome) and 18 from Pinerolo (Turin). It was the XI consecutive meeting around the time of the feast of Mary Help of Christians. The novices exchanged their novitiate experiences in a life full of moments of prayer, sharing, visits to Salesian places and Salesian spirituality. Two intense moments marked the meeting: the conversation with the Rector Major and the feast of Mary Help of Christians at Valdocco. Fr Ángel Fernández Artime presented the current situation of the Salesian Congregation, his thoughts on formation and the particular orientations for novices. The formators and teachers of the various novitiates, in addition to explaining many things about Salesian Places, encouraged the exchange of experiences and the particular situations of the formation awaiting them.