(ANS - Foggia) - On the day when Mary Immaculate is celebrated and the birth of the Salesian oratory is commemorated, in the city of Foggia, in the outlying district of Candelaro, the large mural representing Don Bosco, by Jorit, the famous street artist, was inaugurated.
"Where Candelaro crosses with Via Lucera,
I see you...
and that's enough to enflame the heart."
(ANS - Foggia) – In these past few days a blank wall of the "Candelaro" district of Foggia, near the local Salesian center, has acquired a lot of meaning and social value, thanks to the master strokes of the Street Art artist "Jorit". On the initiative of the General Directorate of the Salesian Congregation, a large wall painting of the face of Don Bosco was created, which decorates and embellishes a peripheral area of the city, and which thus continues to bring the magnetic gaze of the Saint of Young to the youngsters of the 21st century. Moreover, the mural will also be the protagonist of a surprise destined to enter Salesian houses around the world ...
(ANS - Lima) - The Basilica of Mary Help of Christians, located in the Breña district, is one of the great jewels of the art of Lima. It marked a before and after in the Peruvian capital's religious architecture. Its facade features a large central tower - almost 60 meters high, the tallest structure in Lima until 1956 – which broke with the previous tradition of the era of the viceroys, with a retable facade and two large towers on the sides; its design decidedly influenced other temples in the city.
(ANS - Puerto Deseado) - Education is made up of many small gestures that, even if they sometimes go unnoticed, leave traces over time, like cast seeds that bloom over the years. This explains the thrilling tribute that the town community of Puerto Deseado, a small Argentine municipality in the province of Santa Cruz, gave to Salesian brother Andrés Randisi, who had been a missionary in Angola for thirty years, but that in the 1970s had committed himself to educating the children of Puerto Deseado, thus marking, positively, a generation.
The monument to Don Bosco in front of the Basilica of Mary Help of Christians in Valdocco is a symbol of the Salesian mission in the world.
Italy – Religious publishing. Fr Costa, SDB: "Against the crisis: cultural initiatives and education to reading"
(ANS - Catania) - "It is possible to sell books in different versions and formats, but the problem of the (current) crisis is in the drop in the number of readers," said Fr Giuseppe Costa, a Salesian, professor and publishing expert, for ten years the director of the Libreria Editrice Vaticana, the Vatican publishing company, who discusses the current state of the book market in the Catholic world, amid challenges and new proposals.
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.
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.
Italy – Head, heart and hands for deeply human communication
(ANS - Rome) - Our communication is increasingly mediated by electronic devices that connect us to the network and that modify our perception not only of reality, but also of interpersonal relationships. More and more various types of Artificial Intelligence manage many of our activities, get to know us by tracing our network activities and are used to influence our behavior. It is no wonder that economic-financial and political powers are interested in using the cognitive, analytical and predictive power of algorithms.