RMG – General Council and Don Bosco: firsthand voices, testimonies. A word with Fr. Pérez Godoy

(ANS - Rome) - With the celebration of the 207th birthday of the Father and Teacher of Youth ...

United States – International Youth Day: the Salesian programs that support and educate youth

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

India – INB Extraordinary Visitation Commences

(ANS – Mumbai) – Fr Biju Michael, General Councillor for South Asia Region, ...

Poland – "Music in the Style of Don Bosco" 2022

Oświęcim, Poland - August 2022 - The fifth concert of the 2022 season of "Music in the Style of Don ...

Vietnam – Fruits of Vocation Field in the North of Vietnam

Ha Noi, Vietnam - July 2022 - Last July 31, 2022, the aspirants in Hanoi attended their ...

Papua New Guinea – Priestly Ordination of Fr. Peter Nguyen Hoai Van, SDB

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea – August 2022 – The Priestly Ordination of Fr. Peter ...

RMG – Preparations for the 153rd Salesian Missionary expedition

(ANS – Rome) – In response to the missionary appeal of the Rector Major last December ...

(ANS - Rome) - A Salesian presence now fairly well established with the first works started in 1981, a hundred Salesians and 11 canonically erected houses: this is the situation the Rector Major, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, will meet on his visit to the Mary Immaculate Vice-Province of Madagascar from today 30 March to 4 April.

(ANS - Rome) - Following the recognition on March 3rd by the Holy Father Pope Francis, in which the Servant of God, Stephen Ferrando SDB, Bishop of Shillong and founder of the Congregation of the Missionary Sisters of Mary Help of Christians was declared Venerable, the Rector Major sent a letter to all groups of the Salesian Family.

(ANS - Rome) – In a video posted today on the social networks, the Rector Major, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, appeals to the whole Salesian Family for prayer for peace on Holy Thursday, with a special intention for Fr Tom Uzhunnalil, the Salesian kidnapped in Yemen. 

(ANS – Liloan) – On the morning of 11 March 2016, the Rector Major, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, finally arrived at Don Bosco Boys’ Home in Cotcot, Liloan. He was warmly welcomed with the beat of the lyre and drum and ushered to the St Dominic Savio Pilgrim Chapel for a Thanksgiving Mass.

(ANS – Talisay) – The second day of the Rector Major’s visit to the Southern Province commenced in the Don Bosco Formation Centre, in Lawaan, Talisay. He visited the Novitiate House, then encountered the Salesians from the different communities of Cebu and Dumaguete, stressing that meeting each confrere in the Province would make the long journey worthwhile.

(ANS – Cebu City) – On 9 March 2016, during his maiden visit to the Southern Province of the Philippines Province (FIS), the Rector Major, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, SDB first set foot in the island of Negros to visit the Don Bosco Technical Institute in Victorias. This was the first Salesian educational institution founded in 1951. His secretary, Fr Horacio López and Fr Godofredo Atienza, FIS Provincial, accompanied him as the Salesians, their Lay Mission Partners and young people welcomed him with great joy.

INTERVIEWS

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

  • Spain – Campobosco 2022, "Dare, trust, live!"

    (ANS - Barcelona) - Under the motto "Dare, trust, live!", a new edition of "Campobosco," a Salesian youth spirituality meeting that this year brings together 774 participants, aged 19 and older, belonging to the Salesian Youth Movement (SYM) of the Salesians and the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians of Spain and Portugal, began last Saturday, July 30.

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