Italy – Day of Thanksgiving to Rector Major 2022: looking to Don Bosco to go out to meet young ...

(ANS - Turin) - The Feast Day of Thanksgiving to the Rector Major by his Salesian confreres ...

India - Province level Orientation Programme for all the Local Delegates and Local Coordinators of ...

(ANS – Tiruchy) - At the beginning of every academic year, a provincial level orientation ...

Italy - Venerable Fr. Andrea Beltrami is alive among his people

(ANS - Omegna) - Saturday, 25 June 2022, in Omegna saw the conclusion of the canonical recognition ...

Ecuador - Salesian Polytechnic University of Quito assists indigenous communities

(ANS - Quito) - Last Monday, June 20, the "El Girón" campus of the Salesian Polytechnic ...

Italy – Rector Major and SDB General Council welcome with Mother General and her Councilors

(ANS - Turin) - Yesterday afternoon, Thursday, June 23, at the Mother House of the Salesians ...

Italy - Diaconal ordinations of eight Salesians from various Salesian Provinces and Vice-Provinces ...

Rome, Italy - June 2022 - On June 25 in the Basilica of St. John Bosco in Rome, eight Salesians, ...

Vatican – On August 27, Consistory for Canonization of Blessed Artemide Zatti

(ANS - Vatican City) - On June 23, the Bulletin of the Holy See's Press Office made public the ...

Spain - 18,000 young people will participate in summer activities promoted by Salesians

(ANS - Madrid) - The Salesian Summer, in Spain, is a time full of activities and fun for thousands ...

RMG – "Communication, Management and Governance": the latest article by Fr. Gildasio Mendes in the ...

(ANS - Rome) - On the day of the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, a devotion closely ...

(ANS - Košice) - “I thank those who carry out this work of integration which, in addition to involving not a few hardships, sometimes also receives incomprehension and ingratitude, perhaps even within the Church. Dear priests, religious and laity, who dedicate your time to offer integral development to your brothers and sisters, thank you! Thank you for all the work with those on the sidelines ...," said Pope Francis in Košice, the second largest city in Slovakia, in the east of the country, where yesterday afternoon, September 14, he met the Roma community and the Salesian Family that has accompanied it for 13 years.

On the occasion of Pope Francis' Apostolic Journey to Hungary and Slovakia, the Bulletin of the Press Office of the Holy See made public some statistics regarding the Catholic Church in the two countries.

(ANS - Rome) - In the Angelus of Sunday 5 September, Pope Francis announced his upcoming trips to Hungary and Slovakia and entrusted them "to the intercession of so many heroic confessors of the faith, who in those places bore witness to the Gospel amid hostility and persecution. May they help Europe to bear witness today also, not so much in words, but above all in deeds, with works of mercy and hospitality, the good news of the Lord who loves us and saves us."

(ANS - Budapest) - A Sunday for two countries, two capitals, two peoples: Pope Francis began his apostolic journey yesterday, 12 September, the first in Europe after the pandemic, and he reached Budapest where, among the various appointments, he presided over the concluding Mass of the 52nd International Eucharistic Congress; and then Bratislava, where he began his visit under the theme "With Mary and Joseph on the way to Jesus".

Budapest, Hungary - September 12, 2021 - The 34th Apostolic Journey of Pope Francis began yesterday (September 12). After the first stop in Hungary, the Holy Father moved to Slovakia, where he will remain until Wednesday the 15th. In the first part of the Journey, at Budapest, Pope Francis met the Hungarian President János Áder and Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, to officiate at the concluding Mass of the International Eucharistic Congress. After Mass at Heroes' Square, the Pope then went to the airport and left for Bratislava. In Slovakia, meetings are planned with the authorities, with the Jewish communities, the clergy, young people, and with the Roma community. 

(ANS – Košice) – The Salesian Family has been active providing pastoral care to the Romani people in Slovakia for 30 years now. Towards the occasion of the meeting of Pope Francis with the Roma at Luník IX in Košice (www.lunik9.sk) on September 14, 2021 (www.navstevapapeza.sk), the Salesians have prepared a 13-minute-long documentary about this work. It is a part of the cycle Pocket Faith, from the Salesian production. The current topic titled “Don Bosco and the Roma” in Slovakia can be viewed on the Salesian YouTube channel, in the original Slovak language, and with subtitles in English and Italian.

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INTERVIEWS

  • RMG – 150 years ago Fr. Orione, light of charity in the world, was born

    (ANS - Rome) - St. Luigi Orione was born in Pontecurone, in the province of Alessandria, Italy, on June 23, 1872. For three years, from October 1886 to August 1889, he was a student at the Valdocco Oratory in Turin. Don Bosco, who soon noticed his human qualities, counted him among his favorites, assuring him, "We will always be friends." During his time in Turin, he also became acquainted with the charitable works of St. Giuseppe Benedetto Cottolengo, close to the Salesian oratory, until he later started his "Little Work of Divine Providence." On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the birth of "don Orione," as he is universally known, we post an interview with Father Tarcisio Vieira, who has just been confirmed by the General Chapter of the Oriones as the Congregation's Director-General.

EDITORIAL

  • Listening With Our Heart

    Little John was watching the television and the sight of the African children being shown in utter poverty made him cry, and after sobbing in desperation he got up and pulled out a few slices of bread and went near the television and started pushing those slices in every small little hole on the back of the television. In his simplicity, he thought he was offering a little bread to those hungry children. The little boy expresses best what it means to listen with the heart.

    The attentive gaze of a mother by the side of her child, and the slightest cry or movement of the child makes her respond immediately with a gentle touch or a caress, and this too is perhaps another example of what it means to listen with the heart. The mother feels what the child needs.

    Listening with the heart is the experience of a noble, loving, compassionate person. Looking around, we see millions of people who suffer in silence every day. Everyone longs to be heard and listened to. But the raging fire and chaos, noise and humdrums have caused so much of deafness within, and we only listen to some sounds. We have lost the quality to empathize, to listen and to feel.

    The call to listen with the ear of one’s heart, is the invitation of Pope Francis in light of the 56th World Communications Day, that is popularly celebrated on the Ascension Sunday every year. Are we really truly listening? Why do we struggle to listen? How can we listen with our heart? These can be some areas of introspection as we ponder on this theme of the World Communications Day – “Listening with the ear of the heart”.

EVENTS

  • Italy – "Auxilium Faculty: female perspectives for Rome as an educating city"

    (ANS - Rome) - An event on the theme "Auxilium Faculty: female perspectives for Rome as an Educating City" was held yesterday, Tuesday, June 14, 2022, in the Sala della Protomoteca on the Capitol Hill in Rome, organized by the Pontifical Faculty of Educational Sciences "Auxilium," in collaboration with the Municipalities XIII and XIV of the Municipality of Rome, to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the foundation of the Institute of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians (1872-2022).

SPECIAL REPORTS

MESSAGES OF THE RECTOR MAJOR

  • «MY NAME IS SEAN CAYD». The Story of an Unimaginable Gift

    Dear Readers, friends and most especially friends of Don Bosco's charism, I send you my affectionate greeting. They always come with gratitude for the sympathy you have towards Don Bosco, the saint of the world's youth, and the closeness, respect, or curiosity you feel towards those of us who try to continue his mission in the Church and the world. With all my heart, I thank you!

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