(ANS - Lisbon) - The SolSal Service was created in 2008 in the Salesian house in Lisbon with the mission of intervening not only with children and young people in situations of vulnerability, but also to develop ongoing actions with their families, to promote their well-being and autonomy.
(ANS – Seoul) – Environment and Health are an oft-raised connection today, thanks to Don Bosco Past Pupil, Mr Bae Shin Heng (graduate of South Korea, Gwangju Salesian High School in 2013), presently living and working in Seoul with his elder sister involved in the media.
(ANS - Sonada) - On 5 January, the Salesian Institute of Sonada, in the state of West Bengal, hosted the launch event of the book "The Triumph of the Dragon, A Socio-Political History of China in the Modern Period", by Professor Fr Joseph Babu, SDB. The book, consisting of 21 chapters and 278 pages, was published by "Future Publishers Kolkata."
Hong Kong – A nativity scene in times of pandemic
(ANS - Hong Kong) - Salesian Brother Paul Li, 85, Economer of the Salesian Missionary House in Hong Kong, is also known for his ability to decorate Salesian churches and houses on the occasion of various holidays. For Christmas 2020 he created a very current pandemic-themed nativity scene.
Belgium – "Next Generation Edu - Education for the Future of Europe"
(ANS - Brussels) - In view of the annual celebrations for the feast day of Don Bosco, the body that represents the Salesians in European institutions, "Don Bosco International" (DBI), wishes to promote reflection on the role of education. For this reason it has organized for next Friday, January 29, 2021, an online conference entitled: “Next Generation Edu - Education for the Future of Europe”. Opening the meeting will be the President of the European Parliament, David Maria Sassoli, with a speech entitled "The role of education in the present and future of Europe" and the European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, Mariya Gabriel.
RMG – Seeds and sowers of hope: messages from Spirituality Days of Salesian Family
(ANS - Rome) - The Spirituality Days of the Salesian Family, which closed just over a week ago, in this year marked by the pandemic saw the involvement of numerous people and groups spread all over the world as a sign of hope. Through the organization of coordination by regions, a vast network of communion and sharing of contents and intentions has been created which has seen numerous seeds of hope manifest themselves through concrete proposals.
MESSAGES OF THE RECTOR MAJOR
DON BOSCO – THE GENIUS WHO KNEW HOW TO MAKE HIS BOYS HAPPY
Dear readers and friends, this January issue coincides with the great worldwide celebration of Don Bosco’s feast on January 31. And there is something else: