Italy – The exhibition on Saint Francis de Sales at the Casa Don Bosco Museum

(ANS - Turin) - St. Francis de Sales dialogued within the Church, even with his brothers ...

India – Northeast India Inaugurates Centenary Year of Don Bosco

(ANS – Guwahati) – The year-long centenary celebrations of the Don Bosco Society ...

Italy – SF Spirituality Days 2022: "Do not be afraid of interiority because it brings children ...

(ANS - Turin) - “Every community is Cana of Galilee,” said the Rector Major, Fr ...

Italy – SF Spirituality Days 2022: "Giving ourselves to others as God gives Himself to us"

(ANS - Turin) - The third of the Salesian Family Spirituality Days opened with a Eucharistic ...

Italy – SF Spirituality Days 2022: Friendship calls for friendship, holiness calls for holiness

(ANS - Turin) - Conferences, when they are a due or fitting tribute to a theme or a person, ...

Peru – Covid-19 leaves 100,000 orphaned minors

(ANS - Lima) - According to estimates published by the British magazine The Lancet, for ...

D.R. Congo - Feast Day of the Rector Major’s Strenna 2022

Goma, D.R. Congo - January 2022 – On January 15, the members of the Salesian Family of the ...

Italy – SF Spirituality Days 2022: Fr Playà illustrates Days "in the family", to foster Salesian ...

(ANS - Turin) - The Days of Spirituality have the effect of strengthening the charism shared ...

RMG – Meeting of Mission Animation Officers of the Mediterranean Region: the "First Proclamation" ...

(ANS - Rome) - The meeting of the Mission Animation Officers of the Mediterranean Region took ...

Italy – SF Spirituality Days 2022: "We shall do all for love, nothing by constraint"

(ANS - Turin) - The final session of the Salesian Family Spirituality Days is a more delicate ...

NEWS

(ANS - Rome) - Issue 77 (July-December 2021) of "Ricerche Storiche Salesiane" (RSS), the bimonthly magazine of religious and civil history, published by the Istituto Storico Salesiano (ISS), has been published. In this second publication of 2021 - the year which was dedicated to Fr Paolo Albera, due to the centenary of his death - all three essays are dedicated to the figure of the Second Successor of Don Bosco.

(ANS – Bonn) – Voluntary service as a “Don Bosco Volunteer” abroad often leads to voluntary work. This is the result of a survey conducted by the German Province on the occasion of a 25th anniversary among former “Don Bosco Volunteers”. 91 percent of the 180 returnees surveyed said they were politically and socially involved, for example in youth work, student associations, or refugee aid. Fifty percent even do this more than once a week.

(ANS - Turin) - Dreams, hopes, expectations, desire for sharing, for deep communion, for recharging oneself by drawing on one's own charismatic roots; and, again, the desire to deepen one's knowledge of the figure of St. Francis de Sales and his maxims for the spiritual life, to listen to the Rector Major's commentary on the Strenna 2022 and his indications for the new year; and, finally, to treasure all this in order to take it home and share it with one's friends and fellow missionaries. At Valdocco, in the Salesian Mother House, where today, January 13, 2022, the 40th Days of Spirituality of the Salesian Family (GSFS) will open, we can now breathe all this.

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INTERVIEWS

EVENTS

  • Belgium – Our hope for Europe: Conference on the Future of Europe

    (ANS – Bruxelles) – The event “Our hope for Europe: Conference on the Future of Europe” will be held on 7 December 2021, 19:00 – 21:00 (CET) at the Chapel for Europe, Brussels, Belgium. The Executive Secretary of Don Bosco International, Mr Renato Cursi, is joining the conversation in the event’s second session. The event is part of the churches’ contribution to the ongoing Conference on the Future of Europe.

SPECIAL REPORTS

  • Peru – Covid-19 leaves 100,000 orphaned minors

    (ANS - Lima) - According to estimates published by the British magazine The Lancet, for every two people who die from Coronavirus, a child is left orphaned or without a grandparent to took care of him or her. Between March 2020 and June 2021, the numbers tell us that almost 2 million minors have lost their mother, father, or a grandparent. Studies have also revealed that as a result of the pandemic, one child in the world today becomes orphaned every 12 seconds. In relation to the number of inhabitants, the country most affected by this drama is Peru, followed by South Africa and Mexico.

MESSAGES OF THE RECTOR MAJOR

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