Rome, Italy - June 28, 2019 - Friday, June 28, 2019, the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the procession of the statue of the Sacred Heart took place on the main streets of the city of Rome. Accompanying her was Cardinal Giuseppe Versaldi, Prefect of the Congregation for Catholic Education and titular cardinal of the Basilica of the Sacred Heart, who blessed the faithful and places close to the basilica built by Don Bosco himself.
Fuerte Olimpo, Paraguay - August 16, 2017 – To celebrate the 202th anniversary of Don Bosco's birth, the "Don Bosco" chapel of the Fuerte Olimpo district organized a procession in honor of its patron. Salesian Bishop Mons. Gabriel Escobar, bishop of the Apostolic Vicariate of Chaco Paraguayo, also participated in the festivities.
Macas, Ecuador – 19 November 2016 - Over 1800 students from the "Fiscomisional Don Bosco" Educational Unit, along with their families and many of the faithful, joined in prayer to greet Our Lady Purissima di Macas in a procession through the streets of the city of Macas, which ended with a Eucharistic celebration.
Togo, Gbodjome August 2016- The Novice Master Fr. Paul Wogomebou, presented 16 candidates for Salesian life, who made their profession on 16 August. Seven of the new Salesians belong to the AFO Province and 9 to the ETA Province. The celebration was presided over by Father José Mariza, Provincial of AFO, surrounded by Salesians who had come for the occasion.
Santa Julia, Mexico - August 2016 - On 16 August in commemoration of the 201st anniversary of the birth of Don Bosco, in the Mary Help of Christians Shrine in Santa Julia, six young novices from the Vice-Province of Haiti and the Mexican Provinces (MEM and MEG) made their first profession. The MEM Provincial, Fr Gabino Hernández, presided over the celebration together with Fr Hugo Orozco (Provincial MEG) and Fr Ducange Sylvain, Superior of Haiti. Many Salesians and young people were present.
Breña Lima, Peru – 16 August 2016 - To celebrate the 201st anniversary of the birth of Don Bosco, the Salesian Family, with the members of the parish of Mary Help of Christians and students of the St Francis de Sales Salesian School, processed through the populous neighbourhood of Brena carrying the statue of the Saint of Youth.
RMG – New Regional Councilor for Interamerica: "We grow in closeness to young people, in the involvement of lay people and in new vocations"
(ANS - Rome) – Mexican, 51, former Provincial of the Mexico-Guadalajara Province (MEG), Fr Hugo Orozco Sanchéz has been the new Councilor for Interamerica since 13 March. He talks to us at ANS and its readers.
FALLING STARS FORCE US TO LOOK AT THE SKY
We would spend hours, as children, with eyes that searched the dark sky to catch and surprise falling stars. They said to us, "When you see a falling star, make a wish." But it is always sad to see a star that detaches itself from the sky and falls. Where do falling stars go?
Uruguay – Centenary of Salesian presence in Salto: "Giovanni Cagliero was enchanted by the beauty of the Montevideo bay"
(ANS - Salto) - This year the Salesian presence in Salto celebrates 100 years. The arrival of the first Salesians from Paysandú was remembered on Monday 8 June. In the Salesian parish church of Our Lady of Carmine there is the tomb of the first Salesian who led the mission and the foundation: Fr Agustín Aschieri Fraschieri (1978-1961), for more than forty years Director and Pastor of the Salesian presence.
Vatican – More weapons or more health for all? The question that world leaders must answer after Covid-19
(ANS - Vatican City) - “If I have a sick person in the family and I need to spend on their care, will I not direct all my resources to the health of my family member? I don't want to trivialize, but we are in the moment in which we must understand where to direct resources in a moment of epochal change.” During a press conference held yesterday at the Vatican, Sister Alessandra Smerilli, Daughter of Mary Help of Christians, who teaches political economy at the Salesians' Pontifical Faculty of Educational Sciences "Auxilium", indicated the priorities to pursue in the post-pandemic era.