(ANS - Santiago) - The Salesian School of America (ESA), together with the Catholic University "Silva Henríquez" (UCSH) and the Salesian Province of Chile, has organized a series of formative meetings on the Preventive System for educators of the American continent.
(ANS - Yangon) - In view of the prayer initiative promoted by the Salesian Youth Movement of the Youth Ministry Department of the Salesian Congregation in favor of Myanmar (Sunday 11 April, Myanmar 15:00), a Burmese citizen wanted to share with ANS a report on the current situation in the country.
(ANS - Rome) - The videos of the series entitled “CaglieroLIFE”, conceived and created by the Missions Sector of the Salesian Congregation, continue. Every 11th of the month - monthly recurrence of missionary day - one-minute videos are published, which present a theme linked to the Salesian intention of the month, which can be used as a tool for animation, discussion and sharing within the various youth groups. The April video is about RESPECT: I am loved, therefore I respect.
Israel – Fr Caputa introduces Simone Srugi
(ANS - Beitgemal) - The Salesian Fr Giovanni Caputa, former professor of Theology in Cremisan and Jerusalem (1980-2017), has since 2014 been a collaborator in the cause of beatification of Venerable Simone Srugi, a Salesian brother who was a central figure for the Salesians of the Middle East. Fr Caputa recently wrote a new book in Italian on Simone Srugi (Simone Srugi nella storia di Betgamāl), and today he illustrates the history of the Venerable and the value of this publication.
RMG – Salesian Youth Movement in prayer for Myanmar
(ANS - Rome) - Day after day, people from all over the world look on at the photos and videos of the brutalities emerging from the streets of Myanmar with horror: large columns of security forces, in full riot gear, surrounding peaceful demonstrators, water cannons fired upon the growing crowd, demonstrators who are beaten ... Young people are the victims of the inhuman violation of democracy.
Italy – Don Bosco debtor of St. Francis de Sales: educational relevance of thought and example of saintly bishop of Geneva
(ANS - Turin) - Without the action and the person of Francis de Sales, would there ever have been the Don Bosco of the Preventive System? And why did the Saint of Youth choose him as a source of spirituality for the congregation he gave life to? Even more radically: “Was Don Bosco a true SALESian?” These questions were answered by Fr Gianni Ghiglione, one of the greatest connoisseurs of St. Francis de Sales' thought.
MESSAGES OF THE RECTOR MAJOR
THE TRUE RESURRECTION
The one that touches peoples’ lives and transforms them
My friends, readers of the Salesian Bulletin, I greet you again with all cordiality by means of this Salesian magazine founded by Don Bosco himself. It was his intention to use this bulletin to convey to the laity the reality of his young Salesian Congregation, which sought to be faithful to God as it was growing little by little. As we read in the 1877 issue, it "is published to give a report of things done or to be done according to the purpose of the Salesian mission, which is the care of souls and the good of civil society."