(ANS - Rome) – "Animating and governing the community - The ministry of the Salesian Rector" as a compass for the communities. Thus Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, Rector Major, defines the new document, which, with the additions received during the GC28, has reached its definitive edition, 34 years after the previous Salesian Rector's Manual.
(ANS – Rome) – Fr. Ivo Coelho, General Councilor for Formation presents in a short 3-minute video the animation material offered to the Salesian communities and all confreres, to accompany the reading and community sharing on the "Animating and governing of the community - The ministry of the Salesian Rector”.
Rome, Italy - June 2020 - On June 27, the 50th anniversary of the canonical erection of the Pontifical Faculty of Education "Auxilium" was celebrated in live streaming. The event was attended by the Rector Major of the Salesians of Don Bosco, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, Grand Chancellor of the Faculty, and the Mother General of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians, Mother Yvonne Reungoat, Vice Grand Chancellor, with a representative of the academic community.
Rome, Italy - June 24, 2020 - The name day of Saint John Bosco occurs on June 24. Yesterday, continuing an ongoing tradition of 150 years, the Salesian Community thanked the Rector Major, the Successor of Don Bosco, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime. For Salesians at the Generalate, the Central Office, 24 June is also the day on which significant anniversaries of priestly ordination or religious profession are celebrated. Thus, this year, because of the 150th anniversary of the gift of Carlo Gastini and the first Past Pupils to Don Bosco, a set of coffee cups was also delivered to the Rector Major.
(ANS - Rome) – Just as Carlo Gastini, expressing the sentiment of all the Past Pupils of the Don Bosco Oratory, donated coffee cups to the Saint of Youth on June 24, 1870, so too yesterday, June 24, 2020, on the 150th anniversary of that tribute, representatives of the Past Pupils of Don Bosco gave Fr Ángel Fernández Artime a set of coffee cups, accompanied by words of sincere gratitude.
(ANS - Rome) - 25 years ago, on June 23, Fr Egidio Viganò, Salesian, VII Successor of Don Bosco, died in Rome. The anniversary cannot go unnoticed as it concerns the life and history of one of the Salesians who has most contributed to giving the Salesian Congregation its present physiognomy.
Spain – Bishop who distance-manages his diocese in Congo due to Covid-19: "Mission is a common task of the Church"
(ANS - Madrid) - Mgr Miguel Ángel Olaverri, Salesian, archbishop of Pointe-Noire (Republic of the Congo) was caught out by the closure of the borders while he was in Paris. He has not yet been able to return to his archdiocese, but he was able to return to Spain, where he is from originally, and where he presented the 2019 Activity Report of the Pontifical Mission Societies. He emphasizes that mission is "a common task of the Church", why the flock of faithful entrusted to him also contributes, despite its poverty, to the needs of the universal Church. Last year their contribution was 10,000 euros.
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.