(ANS - Madrid) - In the course of a really festive occasion, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, Rector Major, presented himself as a father, offering the appropriate word to each group he met. Meeting the 400 Salesians he spoke to them from the heart: "We have a beautiful Congregation"; "We are people of faith, with our weaknesses", but with "a common project" and "we do a lot of good."
(ANS - Madrid) - The Rector Major of the Salesians, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, has arrived in Spain. His visit was much awaited and desired. He is at home, among his own people. It is a way for him to get back to his roots, to give thanks and continue to affirm that the mission of the Salesians is to be with young people. "We have a duty to offer opportunities to this generation of young people."
(ANS - Rome) - The two Salesian Provinces of Spain, the result of the unification of the previous six in 2014, have completed the first two years of their existence. In this context, the Rector Major, Fr Ángel Fernández-Artime, will pay a visit to Salesian Spain from 28 April to 14 May. For the whole Salesian Family it will be a special occasion. A visit of this kind is carried out only once in the mandate of a Rector Major.
(ANS - Rome) - On the occasion of United Nations Earth Day (22 April) the Rector Major, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, supports and endorses the Interfaith Declaration on Climate Change, directed by religious and spiritual leaders to world leaders. With this gesture the Rector Major wants to remind us that care for creation is to be seen as a moral issue and he encourages the Salesians and Salesian Family members to work for the adoption of consistent behaviour and education for the protection of "our common home." (Laudato Si’, 1).
Rome, Italy - April 2016 - In line with the decision of the 27th General Chapter, the first Seminar on Salesian personal accompaniment was held from 22 to 24 April. There were 35 participants, including one lay person, from all over the Salesian world. The seminar was organized by the Departments for Formation and Youth Ministry and led by the respective councillors Fr Ivo Coelho and Fr Fabio Attard. The Rector Major, Fr Ángel Fernández, also participated at the opening session.
(ANS - Dilbeek) - In his homily at Mass on Sunday, April 17, in the parish of Dilbeek, near Brussels, the Rector Major called his visit to Belgium and Holland a friendship visit. During the Mass at Dilbeek the Rector Major also mentioned the continuous action of the Lord and the charism of Don Bosco, and the vocation of all the baptized to be Christian in faith and heart, to create open and welcoming communities, bearers of life.
Democratic Republic of Congo – Fr Martoglio: "This region has the right to a great future"
(ANS - Goma) - As part of his visit to the Province of Central Africa (8-19 November 2021), Fr Stefano Martoglio, Vicar of the Rector Major, gave an exclusive interview in Goma to the newspaper JAMBO VIJANA, a magazine for the youth of the Salesian Presences of Don Bosco of the East Delegation (AFC-EST).
Italy – Birth Centenary Conference on Ven. Fr Giuseppe Quadrio, SDB
(ANS - Turin) – On Saturday, 27 November, a conference will be held on the figure of the venerable Salesian Fr Giuseppe Quadrio in the Aula Magna of the Faculty of Theology of the Crocetta in Turin on the occasion of the centenary of his birth.
RMG – “How Don Bosco greatly inspired people and developed a personal and effective relationship in educating the young”
(ANS - Rome) - The third of the ten monthly articles presented by the General Councillor for Social Communication, Fr Gildasio Mendes, on the theme "Don Bosco and the Digital and Virtual Reality", deals with yet another peculiar aspect of the communication of the Saint of Youth, namely, on how he was able to inspire so many people thanks to the development of meaningful personal relationships. Here is Fr Mendes' reflection: