Italy – Masses from Salesian Basilica of the Sacred Heart: below, calendar of events

(ANS - Rome) - As the two major Salesian feasts of January draw near - St. Francis de Sales, ...

United States - "Salesian Boys and Girls Club" feeds Boston's youth in need

Boston, USA - January 2022 - Every day in the afternoon, members of the "Salesian Boys and Girls ...

Italy - Visit of the Rector Major and his Council to the Salesian community of Testaccio

Rome, Italy – January 2022 – The Salesian community of Testaccio - Rome welcomed the ...

South Sudan – International Salesian solidarity brings hope to Gumbo children and poor

(ANS - Gumbo) - The Salesian Missionary Foundation "Don Bosco", based in Warsaw, Poland, ...

Belgium – "With & for youth, through the pandemic"

(ANS - Bruxelles) - 2022 has been proclaimed #EuropeanYearOfYouth, and in view of the Feast ...

RMG – 90 minutes of formation on Integral Ecology offered by the Youth Ministry Sector

(ANS - Rome) - Based on the results of the questionnaires on Integral Ecology administered in ...

Venezuela - Vocational Animation of SDB and FMA

Caracas, Venezuela - January 2022 - The Salesians of Don Bosco of the Province of Venezuela (VEN), ...

(ANS - Turin) - “Every community is Cana of Galilee,” said the Rector Major, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, in his homily at the conclusion of the 40th edition of the Spirituality Days of the Salesian Family. Starting from the commentary on the Gospel which commemorates what happened between Mary and her son, with the disciples also present at the wedding banquet, he remarked that “God is always at work where men and women spend their time, and this also in the Salesian Family.”

(ANS - Turin) - The final session of the Salesian Family Spirituality Days is a more delicate moment: the extensive and fervent work of the regional groups of the previous days must arrive at a synthesis that indicates the "news" that emerged and the “intentions” for the year that opens. Just as Don Bosco wanted to impress a "strong thought" on his boys, so the Rector Major today must also be able to ascertain whether the thread that binds the 32 Groups to common inspiration is sufficiently robust, to ensure unity of purpose, and long enough, to envelop a reality extended to 134 countries. The "miracle" occurs: in the minute and a half assigned to each referent, it emerges that the topic has been adequately mulled over, both individually and by the 150 participants, and above all that each returns with a rich baggage to share in their respective Groups.

(ANS - Turin) - The Days of Spirituality have the effect of strengthening the charism shared by the 32 Groups that make up the Salesian Family. This is explained by Fr Joan Lluís Playà, delegated by Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, the Rector Major of the Salesians, to take care of this robust tree that has grown in the Church starting from Don Bosco's experience. He accepted an interview on Saturday afternoon in the only free hour left by the intense program of the four days.

Turin, Italy - January 2022 - Yesterday, January 13th, the Salesian Family Spirituality Days, now in their 40th edition, opened in Valdocco. At the Days, connected via web, there will be about 10,000 people who will follow the four days of listening-prayer-confrontation taking place in the Salesian Mother House. Yesterday, on the first day, after the solemn closing of the year dedicated to Fr. Paolo Albera, the Rector Major, Fr. Ángel Fernández Artime, officially presented the Strenna 2022: "Do all through love, nothing through constraint".

(ANS - Turin) - Tatiana from Central America, Carlos from Spain, Antoine from Central Asia, Jonas from the Far East and Christopher from Africa ... and the globalization of the Salesian Family celebrating the opening of the 40th edition of its Spirituality Days, January 13, in Turin-Valdocco is immediately described. Via web, about 10,000 people will follow the four days of listening-prayer-confrontation taking place in the Mother House with the presence of 150 representatives of the 32 groups that make up the largest Catholic religious family.

(ANS - Turin) - Dreams, hopes, expectations, desire for sharing, for deep communion, for recharging oneself by drawing on one's own charismatic roots; and, again, the desire to deepen one's knowledge of the figure of St. Francis de Sales and his maxims for the spiritual life, to listen to the Rector Major's commentary on the Strenna 2022 and his indications for the new year; and, finally, to treasure all this in order to take it home and share it with one's friends and fellow missionaries. At Valdocco, in the Salesian Mother House, where today, January 13, 2022, the 40th Days of Spirituality of the Salesian Family (GSFS) will open, we can now breathe all this.

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  • Italy – "St Francis de Sales and the Eucharist": new appointment of "Which Salesians for today's young people?"

    (ANS - Rome) - In Turin’s Don Bosco House Museum, the Rector Major, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, recently inaugurated the year dedicated to Saint Francis de Sales on the 400th anniversary of his death. The content of the Strenna and the in-depth study of the figure of the holy Savoyard bishop during the days of spirituality of the Salesian Family, held in Turin from 13 to 16 January, signaled the beginning of the year dedicated to him. In continuity with these initiatives, the Study Center ‘Opera dei Tabernacoli Viventi’, in collaboration with the Conference of the Salesian Provinces of Italy (CISI) - Formation Sector, is promoting the third meeting of the course "Which Salesians for today's young people?" on the theme "St. Francis de Sales and the Eucharist", to be held Saturday 22 January from 9 to 10:15 a.m. (UTC+1).

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  • RMG – Saint Francis de Sales inspiring paths of holiness

    (ANS - Rome) - During the Spirituality Days of the Salesian Family 2022, dedicated to the spiritual and pastoral study of the Rector Major’s Strenna centered on St. Francis de Sales, Fr. Pierluigi Cameroni, Postulator General for the Causes of Saints of the Salesian Family, offered a contribution that highlights how “our journey to holiness and the promotion of the Causes of Beatification and Canonization of our Salesian Family draw great inspiration and strong motivation from him.” In fact, from his person and his doctrine emanate an impression of rare fullness, demonstrated in the serenity of his intellectual research, but also in the richness of his affections, in the "sweetness" of his teachings that have had a great influence on the Christian conscience.

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