Forming Good Christians and Upright Citizens is a thing of the heart

The Strenna of the Rector Major for next year invites all of us to confront ourselves with the ...

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Italy - Another story. Which Don Bosco in the Letters?

(ANS - Rome) – At UPS on Monday, 25 November, the Salesian Historical Institute (Istituto ...

A MISSIONARY DREAM THAT LIVES ON

The dream to which I refer, my dear friends of the Salesian charism, is the great missionary dream of Don Bosco. Even in the very first years of the foundation of the fragile, little Society of St. Francis de Sales (the Salesians), he sent out his first missionaries to Argentina (in the year 1875) with the intention of caring for the Italian immigrants who had reached those shores by the thousands.

In 1875, Don Bosco gathered around him a group of ten young people who were about to cross the Atlantic, a journey that for some would be without return. It was 4.00 pm, the shrine of Mary Help of Christians was full of people. At the foot of the image of Mary Help of Christians, Don Bosco greeted the young people soon departing with tears. He gave everyone a gift, a leaflet with "twenty special memories", memories of a father to those about to leave before the final embrace, writes Fr Ceria, symbol of his deep affection.

(ANS - Turin) - Yesterday, 29 September, the Rector Major of the Salesians, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, presided at the Eucharistic celebration of the 150th Missionary Expedition during which he consigned the missionary cross to 36 Salesians and 13 Daughters of Mary Help of Christians in the presence of his Vicar, Fr Francesco Cereda, of the General Councilor for the Missions, Fr Guillermo Basañes, the Mother General of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians, Mother Yvonne Reungoat, and Sr. Alaíde Deretti, Councilor for the Missions.

Rome, Italy - September 2019 - The 32 Salesian missionaries who are participating in the missionary orientation course, and who will be part of the 150th Salesian Missionary Expedition, visited the Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Rome on September 13th.

Rome, Italy - September 2019 - 150th Salesian Missionary Expedition: Jesus' appeal "Go into all the world and preach the Gospel to all creation" (Mk 16:15) continues to find answers, thanks also to the participation of 36 Salesians who will announce the Good News in the style of Don Bosco.

INTERVIEWS

  • Japan – VIDES young man also in International Youth Advisory Body

    (ANS - Tokyo) - In addition to Carina Baumgartner, the 28-year-old Austrian Salesian Youth Movement member, there is also another representative of the Salesian world in the newly established "International Youth Consultative Body", established by the Vatican Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life to comply with the Synod's focus on Young people: Raphael Makoto Yamada, Japanese, VIDES volunteer (International Volunteer service for Women Education and Development). Below, a few remarks on his appointment.

EDITORIAL

  • Forming Good Christians and Upright Citizens is a thing of the heart

    The Strenna of the Rector Major for next year invites all of us to confront ourselves with the ideal that we must reach with our young people in 2020 in a concrete way. In the current conditions, in the new social and cultural contexts, it is undoubtedly a complex task as it is the result of a delicate pedagogical relationship in which the young person is the protagonist of this process. A testimony of Don Bosco's life may enlighten us:

EVENTS

  • Italy - Another story. Which Don Bosco in the Letters?

    (ANS - Rome) – At UPS on Monday, 25 November, the Salesian Historical Institute (Istituto Storico Salesiano), the Institute of Pedagogy of the Faculty of Educational Sciences of the Salesian Pontifical University (UPS) and the Don Bosco Study Center organized a study seminar on the occasion of the presentation of two Epistles on Don Bosco, curated by Fr Francesco Motto and Wim Provoost.

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MESSAGES OF THE RECTOR MAJOR

  • A MISSIONARY DREAM THAT LIVES ON

    The dream to which I refer, my dear friends of the Salesian charism, is the great missionary dream of Don Bosco. Even in the very first years of the foundation of the fragile, little Society of St. Francis de Sales (the Salesians), he sent out his first missionaries to Argentina (in the year 1875) with the intention of caring for the Italian immigrants who had reached those shores by the thousands.

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