Bulgaria - Visit of the General Councilor for Missions

Stara Zagora, Bulgaria - October 2021 - From 18 to 22 October Fr Alfred Maravilla, General ...

Italy - Integral ecology: a call to conversion

Rome, Italy - October 2021 - On October 15 and 16, a formative meeting was held via Zoom for all ...

Italy – Caritas Sisters GC18 concludes at Valdocco with the Rector Major

(ANS – Turin) – The 18th General Chapter of the Caritas Sisters of Jesus concluded ...

Kenya – Meeting of Formation and Youth Ministry Delegates of Africa Madagascar

(ANS - Nairobi) - On Tuesday 19 October 2021, the Provincial Delegates for Formation and the ...

Italy – Chennor fulfills his dream: Visits the Don Bosco’s Native

(ANS - Turin) - Chennor Amadu Bah had never boarded a plane, nor even had had a ride in an ...

RMG – October, Missionary month: Reflections and Animation from the Missions Sector

(ANS - Rome) - World Mission Sunday will be celebrated next Sunday, 24 October 2021, on the ...

Poland – An active Salesian Parish: Skawa

Skawa, Poland - October 2021 - The first phase of the "Active Parish" Competition, organized by the ...

Belarus – Centenary celebration of Salesian presence

(ANS – Minsk) – Thanks to the first Salesian priest Ludwik Gostylla, who arrived ...

Italy – Death Anniversary of Venerable Maria Cristina Cella Mocellin

(ANS - Cinisello Balsamo) - Friday 22 October is the 26th death anniversary of venerable Maria ...

Italy – Twelve Provincials, from four continents, for mid-term Review meeting

(ANS - Turin) - A little more than a month after the previous edition, a new meeting of the ...

(ANS - Rome) - Yesterday, Wednesday 14 July, at the Salesian Headquarters in Rome, the Rector Major welcomed the mayor of Andria, Giovanna Bruno, a Salesian Cooperator. Marked by great cordiality, the visit was propitiated by Fr Juan Carlos Pérez Godoy, Councilor for the Mediterranean Region, who had had the opportunity to meet her during his Extraordinary Visitation made in recent months to the Southern Italy Province (IME).

(ANS - Rome) - The Basilica of Don Bosco in Rome, the capital's most populous parish, has recently received visits from important Salesian figures: the Rector Major, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, accompanied by other members of the General Council of the Congregation; and Msgr. Alberto Lorenzelli, SDB, auxiliary bishop of Santiago de Chile. Thanks to their presence and animation, the educative-pastoral community felt encouraged to continue in its focus and service to the needs of minors and their families, especially in these difficult times caused by the pandemic.

(ANS - Foggia) - In Foggia – a city which according to the latest ranking drawn up by the Italian financial newspaper Il Sole 24 Ore is the worst for the well-being of children - the Salesians are present with a work that includes a parish, the oratory and the “Sacro Cuore” association; it will soon also host a family home. Due to the forthcoming opening of this new structure designed in favor of the most disadvantaged minors, a conference entitled: "Child educational poverty: reflections and experiences" is scheduled for this Friday 16; on Saturday, the Rector Major, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, accompanied by the Councilor for the Mediterranean Region, Fr Juan Carlos Pérez Godoy, will visit and bless the new family home called “Casa Gio”.

(ANS - Rome) - On Wednesday 23 June 2021, the Rector Major of the Salesians of Don Bosco, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, received a Maltese delegation at the Salesian Headquarters in Rome: the Minister for Tourism Hon. Clayton Bartolo, dr. Frank Zammit, Ambassador of Malta to the Holy See, the Secretary General of the Ministry of Tourism, dr. Ronald Mizzi, and the Head of Cabinet.

RMG - Feast of the Rector Major

(ANS – Rome) - Every 24th of  June, the Salesian congregation celebrates the figure of the Rector Major, Successor and Continuer of the person of Don Bosco. With the participation of all the confreres from the communities belonging to the RMG, the feast took place in the evening at the Generalate, with the Holy Mass in the Sacred Heart Basilica, followed by felicitations and moments of fraternity.

(ANS – Rome) – The Rector Major of the Salesians of Don Bosco, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, sent a message of thanks and encouragement to the Past Pupils who tomorrow and the day after (June 25-26) will participate, in digital mode, in the XII Congress of the Past Pupils of Don Bosco of the Asia and Oceania Region. "We must be moved by hope in all possible senses of this sentence," he says.

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INTERVIEWS

EVENTS

  • 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.

SPECIAL REPORTS

  • 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?

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