Papua New Guinea - Fr Alfred Maravilla presides over diploma awards to 250 students

Gabutu, Papua New Guinea - November 2020 - "You are children of Don Bosco and as you enter the next ...

Italy – Women's redemption also starts from kitchen

(ANS - San Benigno Canavese) - After a past to be forgotten, a future to be discovered. It is ...

Philippines – Don Bosco Legazpi bears strong typhoons with donors' help

(ANS – Legazpi) – What Molave (typhoon “Quinta” in the Philippines, ...

Ecuador - Salesian project "Pan de Vida"

Quito, Ecuador - November 2020 - The "Cristo Rey" parish, part of the Salesian post-novitiate ...

Vatican - Thirteen new Cardinals created by Pope Francis

Vatican City - November 28, 2020 - With that of November 28, Pope Francis presided over his seventh ...

Honduras - Pupils from "San Miguel" Salesian Institute help over 1000 victims of Hurricane Eta

Tegucigalpa, Honduras - November 2020 - The students of the 2021 course of the "San Miguel" ...

Panama - Don Bosco Technical Institute signs important agreement for Vocational Training of young ...

Panama City, Panama - November 2020 - On November 20, the Don Bosco Technical Institute (ITDB) ...

Bethlehem, Palestine - November 2020 - On 22 November, in the Salesian church in Bethlehem, Fr Alejandro León Mendoza, Provincial of the Salesian Middle East Province (MOR), presided over the Perpetual Professions of five Salesians.

(ANS - Cremisan) - The "Adolescent Jesus" Province of the Middle East (MOR) was among the most affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. Here, in addition to the health emergency, the Salesians found themselves facing the persistent economic crisis and other serious tragedies, such as the explosion in Beirut on 4 August.

(ANS - Bethlehem) - Among the activities of the Salesians in the Holy Land that have received more visibility in recent years and that have allowed the Salesians to support themselves in the Holy Land are the Bethlehem bakery and the Cremisan wine cellar.

Bethlehem, Palestine - The International Nativity Scene Museum is located in the heart of the city of Bethlehem, on the ground floor of the historic Salesian convent. It can boast a collection of over 200 cribs from different parts of the world. Each nativity scene in the museum is a source of inspiration, representing the birth of Christ in different places and times and through the most varied cultural and artistic perspectives.

Jerusalem, Israel - August 2019 - Salesians from all over the Spanish-speaking world walked in the footsteps of Jesus Christ in the Holy Land, lived a "formation experience", deepened the Word of God in every place they visited, and met Him in prayer. It is an experience that every Salesian must have at least once in his life, in order to "configure us more deeply to Christ and renew our fidelity to Don Bosco, in order to respond to the ever new demands of the youthful and popular condition" (CS, 118)."

(ANS - Jerusalem) - The wonderful and thrilling "Formative Experience in the Holy Land" (EFTS), which took place from 11 to 23 August, has come to an end. It was led by Fr Juan José José Bartolomé and Fr Francisco Enríquez de Zulaica, and saw the participation of 37 Salesians from all over the Hispanic world. It was a necessary experience for the Salesians and a proposal that comes from the Formation Department and is supported by the Salesian community of Ratisbonne, in particular by Fr Matteo Balla, SDB.

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INTERVIEWS

  • Ukraine – Salesians and Ukrainian Church involved in initiative: "Feed the poor"

    (ANS - Kiev) - The Ukrainian population continues to be crushed by the economic crisis, by the lack of food and now also by the coronavirus pandemic, always keeping in mind the repercussions of the ongoing conflict in the east of the country. From 25% to 45% of citizens are no longer able to provide for their own humanitarian needs; to respond to this dramatic situation, the Greek-Catholic Church has launched the "Feed the poor" initiative. The Salesian Fr Maksym Ryabukha, Vicar of the Ukrainian Vice Province (UKR) and Director of the Salesian House in Kiev, talks about the initiative of the Church and the social context.

EVENTS

  • Malta – SYM Europe and Middle East General Assembly 2020

    (ANS - Sliema) - The Salesian Youth Movement (SYM) of Europe and the Middle East held its traditional General Assembly on November 20-21. Although it was planned to be hosted by Malta, the current situation required it to be done online. More than 60 young people, representatives of the various countries, accompanied by Salesians and Daughters of Mary Help of Christians, participated in the meeting, which was always accompanied by the virtual presence of the General Councilors for Youth Ministry Sister Runita Borja, for the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians, and Fr Miguel Ángel García Morcuende, for the Salesians. The theme of the Assembly revolved around the so-called 4 Cs": Crisis, Connectivity, Communion and “coinvolgimento”, i.e., Involvement.

SPECIAL REPORTS

  • Brazil – Salesians in the Amazon

    (ANS - Brasilia) - Since 1915 the Salesian mission has operated with 23 indigenous ethnic groups in the Rio Negro region and its tributaries in the extreme north of Brazil. The Salesian missionary dimension in the country finds expression above all in the presence among the original peoples: the Provinces of the Salesians of Don Bosco "St Domenico Savio", based in Manaus (BMA), and "St Alfonso Maria de 'Liguori" based in Campo Grande (BCG), and the Provinces of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians dedicated to “Laura Vicuña” and “Santa Teresinha” (Manaus) and “Our Lady of Peace” (Cuiabá), are considered missionary Provinces for this very reason.

MESSAGES OF THE RECTOR MAJOR

  • DON BOSCO, THE MAN OF GOD WHO ALWAYS ASKED OTHERS FOR HELP

    Dear friends of Don Bosco and his charism, I greet you almost at the end of 2020, this year which we have lived through and which we will remember as a hard year, painful in many ways. It is a year that has changed us – without intending to have done so – in our lifestyle, habits, and customs perhaps but, certainly, at least, in the rhythm of our personal, family, and community life. While thinking about all that a year means, I pondered on something that I keep very much in my heart. I don’t know if it is due to how I was raised or to my own nature but I have engraved into my very being the need to give thanks constantly and to be grateful for the so very many things that I receive in my life as a free gift, having  nothing to do with personal merit. I don’t know if others feel this way. Maybe other people consider that everything they have is owed to them, even life itself, but this is not how I feel.

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