(ANS – Rome) – Any East Asia-Oceania (EAO) Salesian may access the complete summary of the “EAO 2020 Vocation ministry reports” on Boscolink , projected along the already traditional Salesian discernment path: Listening, Interpreting and Deciding the Way Forward. What wisdom can we get from this 22-page summary, especially wanting to trace the Way Forward for each specific province or delegation?
(ANS - Rio Grande do Sul) - On 27 September the Salesian Youth Observatory (OSJ, in Portuguese) was officially inaugurated in Rio Grande do Sul, linked to the Don Bosco Faculty (FDB) of Porto Alegre, and to the Salesian Province "Saint Pius X", which supports it.
(ANS - Darkhan) – Bro. Krzysztof Gniazdowski, a Salesian brother, is originally from Skwierzyn (Poland). He took his first vows of obedience, poverty and chastity on 22 August 1995. In 2007 he was sent as a missionary ad gentes to Mongolia. A few weeks ago, the only Polish missionary in Mongolia celebrated his Silver Jubilee of religious profession and on this occasion Misje Salezjanskie (Salesian Missions) - a magazine of mission animation published by the Salesian Mission Office in Warsaw - dedicated an extensive interview to him, a summary of which is provided below.
RMG – "I'd like to make myself available to everyone": new ADMA World Spiritual Animator speaks
(ANS - Rome) - Fr Alejandro Guevara Rodríguez, SDB, a 47-year-old Spanish Salesian, has been the new World Spiritual Animator of the Association of Mary Help of Christians (ADMA) since last 20 September, when the Marian Day in Turin-Valdocco took place. This is how he presents himself to the members of the association and to the whole Salesian Family.
Italy – UPS new academic year opens under banner of "shared and convergent research"
(ANS - Rome) - Yesterday, Thursday 15 October, the inauguration of the new academic year of the Salesian Pontifical University (UPS) was held; its theme: “Shared and convergent research”. The event, which also marked the end of the celebrations for the 80th anniversary of its foundation, saw the participation of numerous authorities and illustrious guests.
Japan – The Mission to Politics as Good Christians and Upright Citizens
(ANS – Tokyo) – “How should we connect with politics as Don Bosco's Good Christians and Upright Citizens?” This is the question that inspired the reflection of Don Bosco's Past Pupil and Japanese political scientist, Chihiro Okawa. A question that therefore leads us to think about the "Our Father Policy" and how to live it.
MESSAGES OF THE RECTOR MAJOR
FROM VALDOCCO TO THE WHOLE WORLD
Today the invitation is made to everyone: Come! Get to know Valdocco. Browse around. Experience this place. Be still and listen to what the “walls are saying” because “at Valdocco, everything speaks”... What has taken place in transforming this space is much more than the mere remodeling of walls and rooms. A dream has come to life.