Guatemala – Salesian mission of San Benito Petén help caravan of migrants

(ANS - San Benito Petén) - Blocked on the traditional border between Guatemala and the ...

Italy – Memorandum of Understanding signed between Salesian Pontifical University and Guardia di ...

(ANS - Rome) - On Monday 20 January, in the "San Matteo" room of the General Command of the ...

RMG – "We did the will of God by animating the Congregation in the style of Don Bosco": Rector ...

(ANS - Rome) - Yesterday, Thursday 23 January, the General Council of the Salesian ...

RMG – The photo of Don Bosco's face "speaking to us"

Smiling, thoughtful, tired, focused, happy ... This was Don Bosco's face. His face was the most ...

RMG - Salesian Cardinal Cristóbal López Romero presides at Mass of St. Francis de Sales

Rome, Italy - January 2020 - On January 24, the Salesian Cardinal Cristóbal López ...

Italy - Meeting of the Directors of Central Italy District

Rome, Italy - January 2020 - The second annual meeting of the Directors of the Salesian Houses of ...

RMG – Salesian Family Patron's Feast - January 24

(ANS – Rome) – With the fast-approaching 400th anniversary of Saint Francis de ...

Australia – Rich experience of YM and Missions shared in GC28

(ANS – Melbourne) – Aside from the 240+ SDB delegates and observers to General ...

RMG – GC 28 Press Conference: Salesian commitment for world’s young

(ANS - Rome) - Living the Salesian charism with concreteness and realism to always obtain the ...

NEWS

(ANS - San Benito Petén) - Blocked on the traditional border between Guatemala and the Mexican state of Chiapas, on the Suchiate River, the Central American migrants, mostly Hondurans, who are part of the new caravan, are looking for alternative ways to try to enter Mexico and are passing through the Petén department in northern Guatemala with the intent to pass through the Mayan forest and enter the Mexican state of Tabasco.

(ANS – Melbourne) – Aside from the 240+ SDB delegates and observers to General Chapter 28 in Valdocco (Feb 16-Apr 4, 2020) the Rector Major has also invited 18 young adults (3rd week) and 11 lay mission partners (after the election week). Lauren Hichaaba is also part of this group, who since 2007 shares the Salesian mission together with the Sons of Don Bosco in Australia.

(ANS - Rome) - Yesterday, Thursday 23 January, the General Council of the Salesian Congregation met for the last time in this six-year term, and, at the conclusion of the meeting, the Rector Major, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, presided over the last Mass of this General Council. "During this last celebration in Don Bosco's rooms," he said, "it comes directly from my heart: to thank God for these six years of work in the service of God and young people."

 

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INTERVIEWS

  • Mongolia – Cl. Kanayochukwu, SDB: “My expectation is to encounter Christ with the youngsters”

    (ANS – Ulaanbaatar) – “The presence of the Salesians in Nigeria has been a blessing to many youngsters. I appreciate so much, their closeness to the young, their openness and willingness to assist the young, the family and the welcoming spirit they create and most especially their simplicity of life.” This is Cl. Mbanu David, a young Salesian cleric who has accepted the call to be missionary ad gentes and is destined to serve young people in Mongolia.

EDITORIAL

  • 2020: "Young people on the front line"

    Which young people should be the protagonists of history?

    Young agnostics? Yes.

    Young people who have a lukewarm faith? Yes.

    Young people who have estranged themselves from the Church? Yes.

    Every young person has something to say to others, to adults, to priests, to nuns, to bishops and to the Pope.

EVENTS

  • India – Sacred Heart Novitiate turns 25 in Province of St Joseph, Hyderabad

    (ANS – Manoharabad) – The Sacred Heart Novitiate Manoharabad of the Province of St. Joseph Hyderabad celebrated its Silver Jubilee on 11th January 2020. Celebrations started with the Holy Eucharist presided by Most Rev. Thumma Bala, the Archbishop of Hyderabad diocese, concelebrated by Rev. Father Thathireddy Vijaya Bhasker, Provincial, Fr Jose Mathew, the delegate for formation of South Asia, Fr John Samala, the first Novice Master, Fr K.M. Sebastian and Fr Sebastian John, the latter Novice Masters, Fr Noel, the 3rd Provincial of Hyderabad Province, other Priests who worked in the Novitiate as administrators, as well as other Salesian Priests, priests, other religious.

SPECIAL REPORTS

  • RMG – Salesian Family Patron's Feast - January 24

    (ANS – Rome) – With the fast-approaching 400th anniversary of Saint Francis de Sales (1567-1622) in two years, that is, 2022, we may see a growing movement of Don Bosco's Salesian Family to explore their Patron Saint. The overall feeling in many provinces is that the young Salesians don't know much about St. Francis de Sales. There are two new young missionaries ready to enter Mongolia - one has read the Philothea (Lover of God) - Introduction to the Devout Life - of Saint Francis de Sales already 10 times, but the other young missionary (both practical trainees) never even heard about this book! Astounding!

MESSAGES OF THE RECTOR MAJOR

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