Turin, Italy - 8 September 2021 - On Wednesday 8 September, the Rector Major, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, inaugurated two rooms dedicated to the Saints, Blesseds, Venerables and Servants of God of the Salesian Family at the Casa Don Bosco Museum. The opening up of these two new rooms represents the completion of the definitive layout of the Don Bosco House Museum. Simultaneously, at the same museum, the inauguration of the temporary photographic exhibition "Lock art" took place, created in collaboration with ArtFullFrame. Fifteen photographers from all over the world, through their pictures, depict their vision of these pandemic time through their photographic artwork.
(ANS - Turin) - Yesterday afternoon, Wednesday 8 September, 2021, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, Rector Major of the Salesians and Father and Center of Unity of the Salesian Family, inaugurated the two rooms of the "Don Bosco House Museum" in Turin, dedicated to the Saints, Blesseds, Venerables and Servants of God of the Salesian Family. “After 11 months, we've managed to complete these two rooms dedicated to the Salesian Family with precious articles of great significance,” commented Fr Á.F. Artime.
(ANS - Rome) - A week full of significant commitments looms ahead for the Rector Major, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime; starting Wednesday 8 September until Saturday 11, 2021 Don Bosco's Xth Successor will be the protagonist of a series of events and celebrations that will see him traveling between Turin and Pordenone. The first and most important event takes place on Wednesday at the Casa Don Bosco Museum, where Fr Á.F. Artime shall inaugurate two rooms dedicated to the Saints, Blesseds, Venerables and Servants of God of the Salesian Family.
(ANS - Castel Gandolfo) - It was the Rector Major, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime who, during the Vespers on Wednesday 1 September, 2021, presided over the installation of the new Rector of the Salesian works and the community of Castel Gandolfo, namely Fr Tadeusz Rozmus, the former Councilor for the Central and Northern Europe Region in the last six-year term (2014-2020). And this was because of the decision taken by the General Council, to incorporate this Salesian house of Castel Gandolfo into the communities of the Rector Major (RMG), for which he is directly responsible.
(ANS - Pordenone) - The 15th edition of the event "Ascoltare, Leggere, Crescere - Listen, Read, Grow", promoted by the EVENTS Association of Pordenone, will be presented to the press on Friday 10 September at 10 am at the Don Bosco Theater in Pordenone. The event will be officially opened with a lectio magistralis by the Rector Major of the Salesians, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, which will be entitled "The educational challenge in a time of pandemic". As part of the event, moreover, on Thursday 9 September the Rector Major will be awarded the Seal of the City of Pordenone by City Mayor Alessandro Ciriani.
(ANS - Turin) - August 16 is always a special feast day for the Salesian Family: it is, in fact, the day on which the anniversary of Don Bosco's birth is celebrated. This year, in his birthplace, the 206th birthday of the Saint of Youth was celebrated with a solemn Eucharistic concelebration presided over by the Rector Major's Vicar, Fr Stefano Martoglio, with the wonderful participation of many priests, including Fr Ivo Coelho, General Councilor for Formation.
Bolivia - A life at the service of the “Kameños”: interview with Fr Miguel Ángel Aimar Bruno
(ANS - Cochabamba) - Fr Miguel Angel Aimar Bruno, a Salesian, has been a missionary in Bolivia for 44 years. Born in 1945 in Busca, in the province of Cuneo, to an Argentine father and an Italian mother, he was ordained a priest on 28 June 1975 and is currently part of the Salesian Community of Kami (Cochabamba). Since arriving in Bolivia, he has dedicated his life in the service of the "Kameños".
Brazil – "UniSALESIANO" promotes 1st International Congress on Education Technology
(ANS - Araçatuba) - The "UniSALESIANO" Salesian Catholic University Center, belonging to the Brazil-Campo Grande Province (BCG) and with offices in Araçatuba and Lins, has organized its 1st International Congress on Educational Technology (ISCED) from 13 to 15 October. The goal of the event, which will take place digitally and which features over 90 conferences, is to offer interesting reflections and ideas for a truly transforming and enriching education, and which are of interest to those who always want to stay up to date in the latest technology and trends.
Colombia – Cali: Former child soldiers wear Don Bosco's "uniform"
(ANS - Cali) – Colombia’s guerrilla warfare began in 1952 and has caused over 300,000 deaths, while at the same time fueling the growth of powerful drug cartels. At the “Don Bosco Center” in Cali, however, young people who have known nothing but guerrillas and guerilla warfare are welcomed and accompanied on their path towards rehabilitation.
MESSAGES OF THE RECTOR MAJOR
AFTER THE TSUNAMI
The pandemic has changed the way in which we relate with the world, others, and ourselves. We need to rebuild and to begin again in greater solidarity and with greater awareness so as to rebound from a silent calamity marked by pain, confinement, struggle, and fear. What would Don Bosco do if he were alive today?