(ANS - Lima) – With open arms, the Salesian Province “Santa Rosa” of Peru (PER) welcomes the Salesians of the whole Inter-America Region from 29 to 31 March; they have come to Lima to celebrate the 2023 Team Visit with the Rector Major, his Vicar, the Sector Councilors, and the Regional Councilor. Yesterday, Tuesday 28 March, was the day of arrivals and the first welcome to all the participants.
Piura, Peru - March 2023 - On March 28, at 7 a.m., Fr. Ángel Fernández Artime, Rector Major, visited the Salesian work in Bosconia for a fraternal meeting with the Salesians of Don Bosco and the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians (FMA). The work is a Technical Training Center where the FMA accompanies more than 300 young people over the age of 20 and another 250 girls who study therein.
(ANS - Piura) - At a time of natural disasters and social upheaval in Peru, the Rector Major, Fr. Ángel Fernández Artime, arrived yesterday, 27 March, in Piura "the city of eternal heat", welcomed indeed by the warmth of the local Salesian Family and a temperature of 35°C.
RMG – Third Team Visit of Rector Major and his Council: from Tuesday, to Salesian Region of Interamerica
(ANS - Rome) - A few days' pause and immediately they're off to another round: the Rector Major of the Salesians of Don Bosco, Fr. Ángel Fernández Artime, concluded the Team Visit to the Region of South Cone America last Friday, 24 March, and already tomorrow, Tuesday, March 28, a new stage of this path of animation of Salesian Provinces and Vice-Provinces around the world begins with the visit dedicated to the Salesian Region of Interamerica. The Tenth Successor of Don Bosco returns to Lima, Peru, a little more than a month after his animation visit (February 13-20, 2023); this time, however, accompanied by his Vicar, Fr. Stefano Martoglio, Sector Councilors (Formation, Youth Ministry, Social Communication, Missions, and Economy), and Regional Councilor, Fr. Hugo Orozco.
Argentina – Third day of Team Visit to South Cone America: discovering origins of Salesian presence in America
(ANS - Pilar) - On Thursday, March 23, the third day of the Team Visit to the Southern Cone America region took place. It was a day that had a special feature compared to the others: it included, in the afternoon, a visit to Buenos Aires, to the Salesian houses where the first Salesians sent by Don Bosco arrived in 1875.
(ANS - Pilar) - On Tuesday, March 21, at the retreat house "El Cenáculo-La Montonera," the Team Visit to the Salesian America Southern Cone Region began with the participation of the Rector Major, Fr. Ángel Fernández Artime; his Vicar, Fr. Stefano Martoglio; the Sector Councilors (for Formation, Youth Ministry, Social Communication, Missions, and Economy); the Regional Councilor, Fr. Gabriel Romero; and the Councils of the Provinces of Don Bosco Salesians in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, and Uruguay.
United States – Fr. Noble Lal: To Trust Like Don Bosco
(ANS - New Rochelle) – Last week, Fr. Noble Lal, SDB, arrived in the U.S. and visited the Salesian Provincial Center in New Rochelle. Fr. Noble is the first Pakistani ordained Salesian.
Don Bosco and the wager on young people
To give a trade to those who do not have one or a meaning on how to spend one's existence improving the world. Affirming the right of every person and of the weakest to have a dignified life and transforming through these the society of adults. All this and more St. John Bosco can still give, provided we know how to bring him back not only in the words of a popular song still among his followers but in the method, virtues, and concrete planning of his dreams.
Italy – Fr. Alberto Maria De Agostini 'returns' to headquarters of Italian Geographical Society
(ANS - Rome) - In the splendid setting of the Palazzetto Mattei, inside the park of Villa Celimontana al Celio in Rome, on 3 March 2023 the Italian Geographical Society presented the volume of the Proceedings of the International Study Conference promoted by the Salesian Historical Institute (Rome, UPS, 25-27 April 2022): Don Alberto Maria De Agostini. L'ultimo esploratore della 'Fine del mondo' (1883-1960), edited by Fr. Francesco Motto, SDB.
United States – World Water Day: ‘Clean Water Initiative’ brings fresh water to communities around the globe
(ANS – New Rochelle) - Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, joins humanitarian organizations and countries around the globe in celebrating World Water Day. Led by U.N.-Water, the organization that coordinates the United Nations’ work on water and sanitation, the day has been honored on March 22 every year since 1993.
MESSAGES OF THE RECTOR MAJOR
THAT DAY I UNDERSTOOD A LITTLE BETTER WHAT DON BOSCO MUST HAVE FELT
THE MESSAGE OF THE RECTOR MAJOR Don Ángel Fernández Artime, SDB
The day after the great solemnity of St. John Bosco was a very special morning. I had obtained the permits to enter the Ferranti Aporti Penitentiary Institute for Minors (IPM) in Turin, at one time called the Generala.