Argentina - New Vocational Training Center inaugurated in Formosa

(ANS - Formosa) - The inauguration of the Vocational Training Center’s new building, ...

United States – Int’l Day of People With Disabilities: Salesian Missions highlights social and ...

(ANS – New Rochelle) – Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of ...

Croatia - General Assembly of Salesian Youth Movement of Europe and Middle East

(ANS - Zagreb) - Last weekend the Oratory of Juarun, a district of Zagreb, hosted the XVIII General ...

India – “Be Peacemakers”: a call to cultivate and care for God’s Creation

(ANS – Naigaon) – Don Bosco High School and Junior College, Naigaon, Palghar District, ...

Italy - Conference to present Humanitarian Network that has taken in 70 Afghan refugees

(ANS - Rome) - A press conference organized by the Humanitarian Network NGO, founded by journalist ...

Portugal – "WYD DON BOSCO 23" opens registration for World Youth Day

(ANS - Lisbon) - WYD DON BOSCO 23, the organization responsible for the convocation and ...

Argentina - A new documentary on St. Artemide Zatti

Buenos Aires, Argentina - December 2022 - On the evening of Thursday, December 1, the first episode ...

RMG – Poster of Strenna 2023 : "AS THE YEAST IN TODAY'S HUMAN FAMILY. The lay dimension in the ...

(ANS - Rome) - The two posters selected by the Rector Major, Fr Ángel Fernández ...

RMG - One hundred personages represent the Don Bosco Family in the Strenna 2023 poster

(ANS - Rome) - The second illustration for the poster of Strenna 2023 shows one hundred ...

Vatican – Salesian Brother Artemide Zatti is a saint!

(ANS - Vatican City) - "Salesian Brother Artemide Zatti was a living example of gratitude." ...

(ANS - Palermo) - La Repubblica, ed. Palermo, interviews Rector Major on his visit to city’s Salesian works

"It is no longer the time to repeat to our young people, 'It’s done this way because I say so.' It doesn't apply in the family; it doesn't apply in society." Fr. Ángel Fernández Artime has blunt words to say on the subject: "Our young people must be listened to. And dialogue is the main way to deal with the increasingly widespread malaise." The Rector Major of the Salesians has just finished speaking to the pupils of the Don Bosco Ranchibile Institute; today he will receive honorary citizenship of Palermo and then an honorary degree in Pedagogical Sciences at the University. "We need to invest more in young people, to prevent anxiety and violence," the priest repeats. Instead, the issue of youth was by no means the focus of the last national election campaign.

(ANS - Palermo) - After a busy day yesterday, Oct. 13, during which the Rector Major, Fr. Ángel Fernández Artime received the honorary citizenship of Palermo and a degree honoris causa in Pedagogical Sciences from the University of Palermo, the commitments of the Tenth Successor of Don Bosco continued.

(ANS - Palermo) - On Thursday afternoon, October 13, the University of Palermo awarded the Rector Major of the Salesians a degree honoris causa in Pedagogical Sciences.

Palermo, Italy - October 2022 - This morning, October 13, the Rector Major, Fr. Ángel Fernández Artime, met with the Archbishop of Palermo, Msgr. Corrado Lorefice, in a fraternal meeting and to reflect on the issue of the city’s youth, a city where the economic gap between rich and poor is widening. The reflection focused on extreme poverty, whose outcome often spills into the underworld, and how the Church can become ever closer to young people, even by involving them through vocational training and schools, the forge of honest citizens because good Christians. Afterward, at Palazzo Comitini, the mayor of Palermo, Dr. Lagalla, conferred the honorary citizenship of the city on Fr. Ángel Fernández Artime, in the presence of the archbishop of Palermo, the Superior of the Salesian Province of Sicily (ISI), Fr. Giovanni D'Andrea and his Council, the Provincial of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians, Sr. Angela Maria Maccioni and her Council, as well as many Salesians and young people.

(ANS - Palermo) - It was a busy day yesterday, Wednesday, Oct. 12, for the Rector Major in Palermo, the city he is visiting because of the conferral this afternoon of a degree honoris causa in Pedagogical Sciences from the University of Palermo. After greeting the youth of the Salesian Institute “Don Bosco - Villa Ranchibile” early yesterday morning, Fr. Ángel Fernández Artime spent the day meeting with Civil Service youth, visiting the Salesian Vocational Training Center (VTC) "Adolescent Jesus" and presiding over a Eucharist for the local Salesian Family.

(ANS - Zilina) - To prepare for the pilgrimage that Salesian Brothers, Salesian Provincials and Bishops made on the afternoon of Saturday, October 8, 2022, to Rome, on the eve of the canonization of Artemide Zatti, SDB, the creativity of an entire pastoral educational community, namely the Vocational Training Center (VTC) and Oratory of Zilina, Slovakia, was activated. Young carpenters, those from the oratorian groups and Ukrainian youth hosted at the center, with their teachers and educators formed a real work team that made more than 700 icons of St. Artemide Zatti free of charge. Truly a beautiful gesture of generosity and sharing.

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  • 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”.


  • America – Preventive system in harmony with global educational pact

    (ANS) - On Nov. 10 and 11, about 1,500 educators from the American continent participated in the webinar organized by the Salesian School of America (ESA, in Spanish) with the collaboration of the Chilean provincial communication team. This formative moment took place in the 4 languages spoken on the continent - Spanish, Portuguese, English, French - and reflected on the charismatic legacy of the Preventive System in harmony with the Global Compact on Education advocated by Pope Francis.




    THE MESSAGE OF THE RECTOR MAJOR, Don Ángel Fernández Artime, SDB


    Within the megapolis of Chennai (Madras), amid the enormous industrial complexes and magnificent temples and in the exciting atmosphere of city life, there lies a luminous sliver of truly Salesian goodness.

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ANS - “Agenzia iNfo Salesiana” is a on-line almost daily publication, the communication agency of the Salesian Congregation enrolled in the Press Register of the Tibunal of Rome as n 153/2007.

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