Vatican – Pope asks children to be “artisans of peace”: transform the future, think of the children ...

(ANS - Vatican City) - In the Paul VI hall, Pope Francis met over six thousand students from the ...

Brazil – The Salesian Apprenticeship Centre in Goiânia celebrates 50 years of activity in the ...

Goiânia, Brazil – April 2024 – The Salesian Apprenticeship Centre (CESAM) in ...

RMG – Many cardinals and bishops to participate in the episcopal ordination of Card. Fernández ...

(ANS – Rome) – The Mass of episcopal ordination of Card. Ángel ...

Colombia – Conclusion of the Salesian Provincial Chapter Bogotá

Bogotá, Colombia – April 2024 – In the week from 7 to 12 April, the Salesian ...

Spain – The Salesians in Pamplona participate in the INFINITE project, which will guide and support ...

(ANS – Pamplona) – The Salesians in Pamplona are involved in the INFINITE European ...

Italy – Celebration of the Centenary of Collegio Don Bosco, Pordenone: an Anniversary of Excellence ...

(ANS – Pordenone) – The centenary celebrations at Collegio Don Bosco Pordenone ...

India – Inauguration of EV Lab at DB Chinchwad

(ANS Chinchwad) – On 17 April 2024, Don Bosco, Chinchwad, marked a significant ...

Italy - TGS 2024 National Assembly: a concrete future

Catania, Italy – April 2024 - The Fortieth National Assembly of Youth and Social Tourism APS ...

Argentina - Meeting of the Educational Assistants in the Northern Argentina Province: strengthening ...

Córdoba, Argentina – April 2024 – A meeting of the Educational Assistants from ...

Italy – A new musical dedicated to Pope Francis

Catania, Italy – April 2024 – The "CGS Life" in Biancavilla (Catania) has been engaged ...

Portugal – Great success for the fourth edition of the "Short Film Festival"

Lisbon, Portugal – April 2024 – The UCI Cinema room, within El Corte Inglês in ...

The "Generala"

The “Generala” was a prison for minors in Turin, which at Don Bosco's time had about ...

THE MESSAGE OF THE RECTOR MAJOR, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, SDB

Diary of a Happy and Blessed Missionary Day

Dear friends , I’m writing to you from Meruri in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil. I write this greeting almost as if it were a journalistic report, because it has been only 24 hours since I arrived in the middle of this Brazilian state.

(ANS – Corumbá) – On Thursday, 4 April, the Salesian Santa Teresa institute in Corumbá celebrated 125 years of presence and commitment to the pedagogical and social formation of its students. The date was marked by a celebration with the students of the school and by the Mass in the Shrine of Mary Help of Christians. During the day there were also sports and recreational activities that involved Salesians, students and teachers.

Campo Grande, Brazil – March 2024 - A Meeting of Pastoral Coordinators from the Salesian Province of Campo Grande Brazil (BCG) began on 19 March with Holy Mass in the chapel at the São Vicente Institute. In the first evening there were also performances by the artistic group Psalmos, the Nossa Senhora Aparecida (Moreninhas) Parish in Campo Grande and a theatrical performance staged by the Salesian postnovices. The first conference had as its theme "I am a Salesian Mission", given by Fr Ademir Lima de Oliveira, Vice-Provincial of BCG Province. The second day of the meeting was entirely dedicated to the presentation by journalist Karina Maia, with the theme "Developing assertive communication", which was followed by a brainstorming by participants to explore and consolidate the topics discussed during the day. The following day the "Fic Retrô" project was presented, a proposal to be carried out in the Salesian presence of the BCG Province as a pastoral activity. The final mass of the meeting was presided over by the director of the Colégio Salesiano Dom Bosco, Fr Wagner Luís Galvão.

(ANS – Cuiabá) – On the last day of engagements in the Saint Alphonsus Liguori Province, Friday, 15 March, Cardinal Ángel Fernández Artime, Rector Major of the Salesians, offered advice and messages of faith and courage to the participants in the Salesian Missionary Symposium. The event was entitled "From dream to missionary reality in a time of synodality" and took place in the Fazenda Mato Grosso hotel in Cuiabá.

(ANS – Cuiabá) – On his penultimate day of visiting the Saint Alponsus Liguori Province of Campo Grande, Brazil (BCG), the Rector Major, Cardinal Ángel Fernández Artime, met hundreds of young people from different schools in Cuiabá and visited several significant works in the city, Capital of the State of Mato Grosso.

(ANS - Sangradouro) – “The Salesian Congregation is missionary in its essence”: this statement by Cardinal Ángel Fernández Artime, Rector Major, was made a few hours before the end of his visit to the Salesian missions in Mato Grosso, among the Boe-Bororo and Xavante indigenous peoples.

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INTERVIEWS

  • Italy – A Salesian on the front line of the war in Ukraine: "Being close counts, words come later"

    (ANS - Rome) - As he tells with a gentleness that does not seem to come from horror, he is "resting a little bit" in Rome these days. Fr Oleh Ladnyuk is a Ukrainian Salesian priest who is a military chaplain at the front, among the soldiers who fight in defence of their country and among the civilians who for over two years have seen their lives wiped out. He brings humanitarian aid where the missiles fall and from those places he helps with the evacuation of young people and adults - so far at least 500 people, but there are probably many more. These days the Salesian – who carries out his ministry in Dnipro and teaches History in a state school in the city – is in Rome to take part with two other priests and a dozen lay people from his country in the "Accompanying when Trauma Hits" course hosted by the Pontifical Salesian University in collaboration with the Faculty of Educational Sciences, with the DON BOSCO NEL MONDO Foundation and the Don Bosco Network. A project that aims to provide theoretical and methodological tools to deal with the traumas caused by war.

EDITORIAL

  • Myanmar – Tragedy of Innocent Children in the midst of Armed Conflicts

    (ANS – Naypyidaw) - Myanmar finds itself immersed in profound grief and anguish as innocent lives, particularly those of children, continue to be mercilessly lost in the enduring armed conflicts. Families are left devastated by the tragic loss of their loved ones while the relentless violence shows no signs of abating. This week, a heartfelt plea from Myanmar reached our community, shedding light on the heart-wrenching death of a young girl Juliet in a military airstrike, prompting a unified call for prayers and action.

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MESSAGES OF THE RECTOR MAJOR

  • I’M A SALESIAN AND I’M A BORORO

    THE MESSAGE OF THE RECTOR MAJOR, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, SDB

    Diary of a Happy and Blessed Missionary Day

    Dear friends , I’m writing to you from Meruri in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil. I write this greeting almost as if it were a journalistic report, because it has been only 24 hours since I arrived in the middle of this Brazilian state.

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