Mass for Don Bosco's 205th birthday broadcast live
(Rome, August 3, 2020) - August 16 is always a special feast day for the Salesian Family: it is, in fact, the day on which the anniversary of Don Bosco's birth is celebrated. Also this year, which marks the saint's 205th birthday, a solemn Eucharistic concelebration is scheduled, which will also be visible online and which will be celebrated at the Basilica of Colle Don Bosco, in Castelnuovo Don Bosco, where the "Father and Teacher of Youth" was born.
The Mass will begin at 11:00 (UTC + 2) and will be presided over by the Rector Major, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime.
For all those who wish to attend, but cannot be physically present, the Eucharist will be broadcast live by ANS on its Facebook page (with commentary in three languages - Italian, English and Spanish) and on ANSChannel on YouTube where it will remain available for viewing online even at the end of the live broadcast.
Czech Republic – Ukrainian children need to talk about the war
(ANS - České Budějovice) – The Salesian Youth Centre in České Budějovice employs two Ukrainian women to run programs for Ukrainian children. Masha Shumkova is a teacher and Olena Halushka is a psychologist. Both of them used to work at a children's centre in Zaporizhia, Ukraine. What is the situation of Ukrainian children? What do they have to deal with? And how can we help people fleeing the war? Olena answered these and other questions.
Ecuador – VI International Seminar and Plenary Session of IUS Education Group
(ANS - Quito) - The VI International Seminar and Plenary Session of the IUS Education Group of the Salesian Institutions of Higher Education (IUS) took place from April 26th to 28th, at the Quito campus of the Salesian Polytechnic University of Ecuador with the participation of authorities, professors, and researchers from 22 Salesian universities from America, Asia, and Europe.
RMG – "The language of art, a new way to communicate": the fifth article by Fr. Gildasio Mendes in the series "St. Francis de Sales Communicator. Inner pilgrimage, wisdom in the Art of Communicating"
(ANS - Rome) - Today, May 24, the Feast Day of Mary Help of Christians, the fifth of six articles written by Fr. Gildasio Mendes, General Councilor for Social Communication, on the theme, "St. Francis de Sales Communicator. Inner Pilgrimage, Wisdom in the Art of Communication."
MESSAGES OF THE RECTOR MAJOR
THE MESSAGE OF THE RECTOR MAJOR: THE SDB GOOD SAMARITAN — A SAINT!
In the Salesian Family, in the Church of Argentina, especially in the Viedma Diocese, in Italy, in the Reggio Emilia Diocese, and especially in Boretto, his birthplace, there reigns great enthusiasm: Artemides Zatti will be declared a Saint.