Brazil - Fr. Gildasio Mendes visits Salesian Province of Belo Horizonte

Belo Horizonte, Brazil - September 2022 - Fr. Gildasio Mendes, General Councilor for Social ...

Egypt - General Councilor for Missions visits Salesian Oratory in Alexandria: a true place where ...

Alexandria, Egypt - September 2022 - During his animation visit to Egypt’s Salesian ...

Italy – International Congress of Salesian Works and Social Services: Salesian social action in ...

(ANS - Turin) - The work of the International Congress of Salesian Works and Social Services ...

RMG – Artemide Zatti. Paradise for a Bicycle - An Exhibition dedicated to the new saint

(ANS - Rome) - On the occasion of the canonization of Blessed Artemide Zatti, Salesian coadjutor, ...

RMG – On the way to Oct. 9: discovering Zatti, "an essential person," together

(ANS - Rome) - With little more than a week to go before Oct. 9, the day Pope Francis proclaims ...

Argentina - Artemis Zatti's canonization declared of interest to Nation's Secretariat of Worship

(ANS - Buenos Aires) – Argentina’s Secretariat of Worship, a body dependent on the ...

Italy – Rector Major to inaugurate missionary exhibition "7 DO NOT STEAL: the right reward"

(ANS - Turin) - Art and religion will together be protagonists at the Missionary Exhibition ...

Vatican – Theme for World Communications Day 2023 published

(ANS - Vatican City) - Today, Thursday, Sept. 29, the theme that the Holy Father Francis has ...

Italy – 125 years of Salesian presence in Sondrio

(ANS - Sondrio) - The Salesian presence in the city of Sondrio celebrates in this 2022 its 125 ...

RMG – Program for Canonization of Artemide Zatti, SDB, published

(ANS - Rome) - The official program of events organized by the Salesian Congregation on the ...

(ANS – Panjim) – The triple jubilee celebrations at Don Bosco Panjim, Goa — the Platinum Jubilees (75 years) of the arrival of Don Bosco priests in Goa, 75 years of the establishment of Don Bosco High School in Panjim and the Golden Jubilee- 50 years of the foundation of the shrine of Our Lady of Fatima — kicked off with the grand welcome to the Tenth Successor of Don Bosco Reverend Father Angel Fernandez Artime with the Kunbi Shawl by past pupil Cedrick at Don Bosco Campus Panjim on September 6, 2022.

(ANS - Rome) - Beginning tomorrow afternoon, Wednesday, Sept. 7, and continuing until next Tuesday, Sept. 13, the Provincial Superiors of the 11 Salesian Provinces of India and the Vice Province of Sri Lanka, together with the members of their Provincial Councils and the Councillor for the South Asia Region, Fr. Michael Biju, for a total of 96 people, will be gathered at the Center for Spiritual Retreats "St. Joseph Vaz" in Panjim, Goa State, India, to experience together the Spiritual Exercises preached by the Rector Major, Fr. Ángel Fernández Artime.

(ANS - Chennai) – Don Bosco Beatitudes received the Rector Major and the Salesian Family members on his last day of stay in the province of Chennai. All the sectors at the Don Bosco Beatitudes campus joined with enthusiasm to welcome the Rector Major. The beneficiaries of the different sectors, namely the parish, school, youth centre, women self-help groups, Tailoring and typing centre, Creche, Home for the aged, and the Nirmala primary school welcomed him warmly with a variety of cultural expressions - dances, songs and traditional music.

(ANS – Chennai) – More than 150 Salesians gathered this morning, September 5th,  for the Holy Eucharist around the Rector Major, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, at the Salesian Provincial house, Chennai. All the students of Theology, brothers and the aspirants were also present for the Eucharist.

Chennai, India - September 2022 - The Rector Major, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, visited the India-Chennai Province of "St. Thomas the Apostle" for the third time. The Rector Major arrived in India last September 2 and the following day participated in the official celebrations for the centenary of the FMA presence in the country, celebrating the solemn Mass of thanksgiving at the "Auxilium College" in Katpadi. Among other commitments, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime met with the Salesian Family of the Vellore region at the "Don Bosco Katpadi" on Sunday, September 4. At the end of the visit, which ends today, Sept. 5, the Rector Major leaves for Goa to preach the Spiritual Exercises to the members of the Provincial Councils of the South Asia Region.

(ANS - Vellore) – “Don Bosco Orphanage Katpadi” once again gave a solemn welcome to the Rector Major on the second day with the band played by the boarders of DB orphanage. The meeting with the Salesian family commenced with the Tamil cultural dance followed by the felicitations. At the beginning two books were released in the presence of the Rector Major and the South Asian regional Councillor, Fr Biju Michael, namely: Take care of Priests, Remembering the Legend: Fr. Joseph Murphy.

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INTERVIEWS

  • Ukraine - Msgr. Ryabukha, SDB, auxiliary bishop-elect of Donetsk: "Don Bosco will be close to me in my service"

    (ANS - Donetsk) - "I believe that my people will achieve peace; with God at their side, nothing is impossible": expressing himself in this way is Fr. Maksim Ryabukha, SDB, recently elected by the Synod of Bishops of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church as auxiliary bishop of Donetsk, an election to which the Holy Father gave his assent assigning the title of Stefaniac to the Salesian. Msgr. Ryabukha, 42, has already spoken on several occasions about the horrors of war and the commitment of the Church and the Salesian Family to help those most in need; today he does so again, with the knowledge that he has been called to even greater service to his people.

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

  • India – International Symposium on Salesian Charism concluded

    (ANS – Shillong) – The International Symposium on the Salesian Charism and Don Bosco in Northeast India was held at the “Sacred Heart Theological College”, Mawlai, from 20th –23rd September, 2022. The Symposium was held as part of the centenary celebration of the first arrival of the Salesians of Don Bosco to Northeast India in 1922. The three full days Symposium was packed with many resource persons from different parts of the mission of the three Salesian provinces of Guwahati, Dimapur, and Shillong of Northeast India.

SPECIAL REPORTS

  • Argentina – Br. Zatti, Salesian. A joyful response that harkens back to Don Bosco

    (ANS - Buenos Aires) - We are in Viedma, around 1940. For a few years now, Salesian coadjutor Artemide Zatti has been the soul of the "San José" hospital that the Salesians have been running since the end of the 19th century in this city in Argentina's Patagonia. A place where the care of life is not limited to physical health but is offered to people in an integral way ... to all people.

MESSAGES OF THE RECTOR MAJOR

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