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 – BUDAPEST) - On Saturday, June 4, at 10:30 a.m, on the occasion of the blessing of the reliquary of Blessed István Sándor, a Salesian martyr and lay brother, and the placement of his relics, a live broadcast will start from Clarisseum of Budapest. The Rector Major of the Salesian Congregation, Fr.  Ángel Fernández Artime will celebrate the festive mass, together with the Regional Councillor for Central & Northern Europe Fr. Jachimowicz Roman, the Provincial of Hungary Fr. János Andrásfalvy and other confreres and lay people. The transmission can be seen from the www.szaleziak.hu

(ANS - Rome) - "When at the beginning of this meeting they started introducing me to all the people, all the representations, all the groups, all the realities ... I thought, 'How much life, how many stories, how many commitments, how much great work, how many dreams, how many projects!' I am convinced that with what we do together we are carrying out a beautiful dream." With these words Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, Rector Major of the Salesians, summed up in the best possible way the reality that has sprung up at Via Giacomo Costamagna, 6, in Rome, inside the Salesian Work "Pio XI," where last Saturday, May 28, the new headquarters of the Centro Nazionale Opere Salesiane (CNOS) was inaugurated.

(ANS - Rome) - The official inauguration of the new headquarters of the National Center of Salesian Works (CNOS, Centro Nazionale Opere Salesiane) will take place next Saturday, May 28, 2022, at 11:00 a.m., at Via Giacomo Costamagna, 6, in Rome, inside the Salesian Work "Pio XI." Inaugurating the new location will be the Rector Major of the Salesians of Don Bosco himself, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime.

(ANS - Turin) - The Feast Day of Mary Help of Christians in Turin has finally returned to being what it always was: a celebration of the people, even before being a Salesian feast. Yesterday, May 24, the city of Don Bosco once again gathered safely under the mantle of the Help of Christians, to celebrate and honor her. "Mary always precedes us in faith and in the trusting and generous response to God in our lives, and she is a solid support for our faith," said the Rector Major, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, in the homily of the Mass he presided over in the afternoon in the Salesian basilica of Valdocco.

(ANS – Hatyai– Today, 18 May 2022, Fr. Ángel Fernández Artime, the Rector Major, concluded his animation visit to the Salesian mission in Thailand. In fact, in the early hours of tomorrow morning, 19 May, he is scheduled to fly back to Italy, nearly after 15 days spent in the country, first preaching the retreat to the Councils of the Provinces, Visitations and Delegations of the East Asia - Oceania Region, and then animating the presences of the Salesian Family throughout Thailand.

(ANS – Surat Thani) – In the morning of 17 May 2022, the Rector Major, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime and Fr. Joseph Phuoc, the Regional Councilor, led by Fr. Dheparat Pitisant, the Provincial, travelled to St. Raphael’s Cathedral, Surat Thani, in order to meet the Salesian confreres working in the pastoral areas of the diocese.

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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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