We are united by one mission: "the salvation of many souls, beginning with our own", as our beloved father Don Bosco used to say.
Yesterday we celebrated the International Literacy Day established by UNESCO in 1965.
Currently, too many are still unable to access education.
(ANS - San Francisco) - The coronavirus pandemic continues to accelerate in the United States and in the world and many young people and children continue to attend school only online. J.C Montenegro, Delegate for Mission Animation of the West United States Province (SUO), created a survey to demonstrate how volunteering helps young people in these difficult times.
Alcamo, Sicily - August 2020 - Last August 14 the experience of the Provincial Missionary Camp promoted by the Missionary Animation of Sicily and Tunisia began in Alcamo and ended on Sunday 23 August. A dozen young people between 18 and 26 years old, together with three other young Salesians, shared the experience of animating the children of the Maria Ausiliatrice Quarter, a small popular neighborhood in Alcamo. After the first three days of learning, fraternity and organizational and spiritual preparation of the group, from Monday 17 August these young people, together with the Salesians and other volunteers, took care of the children and, through them, of the respective families of this particular Alcamo area. From the very first days, the young participants in the camp realized that there are many riches hidden in these children, such as their joy, spontaneity, and the ability to trust the people who take care of them. Despite the initial mistrust, it was immediately clear that there was that "point accessible to good", highlighted by Don Bosco, with which the individual can be helped to become a good Christian and an upright citizen.
Munich, Germany - August 2020 - In Munich, Germany, a Salesian forum is being held these days on the theme: "The fragility of young people". The Salesian Forum aims to promote dialogue and cooperation between scholars and operators in the sector in Europe, who seek to reflect on Salesian education, and also to contribute to a coherent updating of the pastoral method and Salesian pedagogy. Among the main speakers, Jean-Marie Peticlerc, Salesian, expert in youth and education and Sr. Piera Ruffinatto, of the Pontifical Faculty of Educational Sciences «Auxilium».
Righio, Italy - August 2020 - On August 22, in the hamlet of Righio, Calabria, the "Bible Camp", organized by the Southern Italy Province, began. The Bible Camp, on the theme "Listening to God, in the Word, in Creation, in Others, with a Salesian heart", is aimed at young people aged 18 to 30 and is an opportunity for them to regenerate the spirit in the light of the word of God. The Bible Camp ends Wednesday 26 August.
Democratic Republic of Congo – Fr Martoglio: "This region has the right to a great future"
(ANS - Goma) - As part of his visit to the Province of Central Africa (8-19 November 2021), Fr Stefano Martoglio, Vicar of the Rector Major, gave an exclusive interview in Goma to the newspaper JAMBO VIJANA, a magazine for the youth of the Salesian Presences of Don Bosco of the East Delegation (AFC-EST).
Italy – Birth Centenary Conference on Ven. Fr Giuseppe Quadrio, SDB
(ANS - Turin) – On Saturday, 27 November, a conference will be held on the figure of the venerable Salesian Fr Giuseppe Quadrio in the Aula Magna of the Faculty of Theology of the Crocetta in Turin on the occasion of the centenary of his birth.
RMG – “How Don Bosco greatly inspired people and developed a personal and effective relationship in educating the young”
(ANS - Rome) - The third of the ten monthly articles presented by the General Councillor for Social Communication, Fr Gildasio Mendes, on the theme "Don Bosco and the Digital and Virtual Reality", deals with yet another peculiar aspect of the communication of the Saint of Youth, namely, on how he was able to inspire so many people thanks to the development of meaningful personal relationships. Here is Fr Mendes' reflection: