(ANS - Turin) - Don Bosco is certainly happy and rejoices at hearing the expressions uttered on the official opening morning of General Chapter 28.
(ANS - Turin) - The official opening of General Chapter 28 took place on the morning of 22 February in Turin – Valdocco, after a week of work, almost a preparation and even a foretaste of what the life and experience of a chapter assembly that widens its gaze to the 132 Nations represented by the 242 Salesians present is.
(ANS - Madrid) - "BoscoSocial" is a Salesian organization which groups together the work of three entities of social platforms spread in various autonomous Spanish communities: "Boscos" in the Basque Country, Navarra, La Rioja and Cantabria; "JuanSoñador" in Galicia, Asturias and Castile and León; and "Pinardi Federation" in Madrid and Castilla-La Mancha. Among the various programs supported by "BoscoSocial", those aimed at migrants stand out, both in terms of training for better access to the labor market and in terms of social support, with the creation of relationship groups between migrants to encourage integration into their new country.
Australia – “To live with the spirit of Don Bosco is to share love and joy with all people”: a Samoan Volunteer Experience
(ANS – Melbourne) – Catherine Lutvey spent one year as a “Cagliero Project” volunteer teaching at Don Bosco High School in Salelologa, Samoa. The school is located on the remote island of Savai’i and since its establishment in 2011 has played a very important role in the community, ensuring that youth in Savai’i have an opportunity to access high quality, Catholic education. Samoa has always been an area of high priority for the “Cagliero Project” as it is part of the Australia-Pacific Province.
2020: "Young people on the front line"
Which young people should be the protagonists of history?
Young agnostics? Yes.
Young people who have a lukewarm faith? Yes.
Young people who have estranged themselves from the Church? Yes.
Every young person has something to say to others, to adults, to priests, to nuns, to bishops and to the Pope.
Italy – 2nd International Trade Fair between Salesian Agricultural Schools in the world
(ANS - Lombriasco) - After the positive response of the first edition of Expo "AgriCultura" Lombriasco, at the Salesian Agricultural School of Lombriasco, at the gates of Turin, in the land of Don Bosco, the new edition of "Expo2020" is being prepared, with important novelties.
RMG – Pope Francis' invitation for Lent 2020: "Let yourself be reconciled with God"
(ANS - Rome) - It is said that a woman once started asking people: "What is the most important thing in life for you?" The answers she obtained were predictable: health, love, money ... But when she asked the question to an elderly man, the answer was so simple and spontaneous that it did not require any comment: "To forgive." For this Lent, Pope Francis invites us not only to "forgive", but to allow ourselves to be reconciled with God. Even more, he invites us to "draw close to confessing our sins, to firmly believe in His mercy that frees us from our guilt."
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THE POWER OF LOVE
We are approaching the time of Lent which will prepare us for the Passover of the Lord. At this Season, the Church proposes to us prayer, fasting, and charity help us along our path to Easter. With this my greeting I am proposing to you a reflection that has a great deal to do with an excellent way to prepare for Easter: The way to live more and better at all times by LOVING – but truly loving, as they say colloquially, “until it hurts.”