(ANS - Ankililoaka) - In Ankililoaka, in the south-western area of Madagascar, the Salesian mission represents an important point of reference for the local population. The Salesians of Don Bosco are concerned with offering them hospitality, medical assistance, education, but - above all - help and hope. One of them, Fr Giovanni Corselli, a missionary in the country for almost 40 years, interviewed by the news agency Fides, describes how his life changed when, in September 2019, he arrived in the missionary district of Ankililoaka, where he had started the Salesian work with the current Bishop of Moramanga, Mons.Rosario Vella, SDB, back in September 1981.
(ANS - Iauaretê) - How is Easter lived and experienced in the missions? Salesians tell us how one prepares for the most important days of the year in the poorest lands in the world. In particular, Fr Roberto Cappelletti, a missionary in the Amazon, in Iauaretê, at the extreme western border of Brazil, right in front of the border with Colombia, wanted to share the solemn moment of the Easter Vigil in his mission.
(ANS - Quito) - At the beginning of the pandemic, many of the parents of the children hosted at the Wasakentsa Mission called their children home for fear that they could be infected with Covid-19. To respect demands for social distancing, many young people thus returned to their respective homes.
Israel – Fr Caputa introduces Simone Srugi
(ANS - Beitgemal) - The Salesian Fr Giovanni Caputa, former professor of Theology in Cremisan and Jerusalem (1980-2017), has since 2014 been a collaborator in the cause of beatification of Venerable Simone Srugi, a Salesian brother who was a central figure for the Salesians of the Middle East. Fr Caputa recently wrote a new book in Italian on Simone Srugi (Simone Srugi nella storia di Betgamāl), and today he illustrates the history of the Venerable and the value of this publication.
RMG – Salesian Youth Movement in prayer for Myanmar
(ANS - Rome) - Day after day, people from all over the world look on at the photos and videos of the brutalities emerging from the streets of Myanmar with horror: large columns of security forces, in full riot gear, surrounding peaceful demonstrators, water cannons fired upon the growing crowd, demonstrators who are beaten ... Young people are the victims of the inhuman violation of democracy.
Italy – Don Bosco debtor of St. Francis de Sales: educational relevance of thought and example of saintly bishop of Geneva
(ANS - Turin) - Without the action and the person of Francis de Sales, would there ever have been the Don Bosco of the Preventive System? And why did the Saint of Youth choose him as a source of spirituality for the congregation he gave life to? Even more radically: “Was Don Bosco a true SALESian?” These questions were answered by Fr Gianni Ghiglione, one of the greatest connoisseurs of St. Francis de Sales' thought.
MESSAGES OF THE RECTOR MAJOR
THE TRUE RESURRECTION
The one that touches peoples’ lives and transforms them
My friends, readers of the Salesian Bulletin, I greet you again with all cordiality by means of this Salesian magazine founded by Don Bosco himself. It was his intention to use this bulletin to convey to the laity the reality of his young Salesian Congregation, which sought to be faithful to God as it was growing little by little. As we read in the 1877 issue, it "is published to give a report of things done or to be done according to the purpose of the Salesian mission, which is the care of souls and the good of civil society."