(ANS - Pordenone) - "The educational challenge in pandemic times" is the theme of the Lectio Magistralis that the Rector Major, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, shall offer tomorrow, Friday 10 September, 2021, in Pordenone, North Italy, as a preview of the 15th edition of “Ascoltare, Leggere, Crescere” promoted by the “Eventi” association of Pordenone and scheduled from 23 September to 2 October.
(ANS - Turin) - Yesterday afternoon, Wednesday 8 September, 2021, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, Rector Major of the Salesians and Father and Center of Unity of the Salesian Family, inaugurated the two rooms of the "Don Bosco House Museum" in Turin, dedicated to the Saints, Blesseds, Venerables and Servants of God of the Salesian Family. “After 11 months, we've managed to complete these two rooms dedicated to the Salesian Family with precious articles of great significance,” commented Fr Á.F. Artime.
(ANS – Gwangju) – On September 3, 2021, Fr. Tadeo Park Byeong-dal, SDB, the first Salesian conferere and priest of the Korea province, passed away at the age of 90. Many Salesian families visited the chapel where he was laid in state, and prayed for him in both Gwangju and Seoul.
Kenya - "Since childhood I’ve had the dream of being a missionary": interview with Fr Camiel Swertvagher
(ANS - Nairobi) - Fr Camiel Swertvagher is a Belgian Salesian who has been a missionary in three countries in Central Africa: Congo, Rwanda and Burundi. It was in 1975 that he was sent, for the first time, to Burundi as a missionary, exactly 100 years after Don Bosco's first missionary expedition in 1875. He talks to ANS about his experience and the challenges he’s encountered over the years.
RMG – East Asia-Oceania ADMA Congress 2021: a rich charismatic experience
(ANS – Rome) – After a long and involved preparation since January 2020, the Second EAO ADMA Congress, the first online, was a true rich and inspiring charismatic experience. On 11-12 September, for 3 hours each day, several hundred ADMA members, their spiritual animators SDB and FMA, SDB Provincials, young Salesians in formation and other members of the Salesian Family came together to pray, deepen their identity, interact and get to know each other better.
Argentina – Centenary of the death of Msgr. Giacomo Costamagna, SDB
(ANS - Buenos Aires) - Giacomo Costamagna certainly plays a leading role among the missionary pioneers who have made the Salesian Congregation great, the first Salesian missionary to join the indigenous people of Ecuador, who was appointed Vicar Apostolic of Méndez y Gualaquiza, and who was above all a great animator and promoter of the whole Salesian mission in America. Because of the centenary of his death, which took place on 9 September 1921 in Bernal, Argentina, we commemorate his life and works.