(ANS - Belo Horizonte) - The "St. John Bosco" Province of Brazil-Belo Horizonte (BBH) in 2022 will celebrate 75 years of activity in the promotion of young people in situations of social vulnerability. In tune with Don Bosco, it is still dedicated to the education and evangelization of young people, through initiatives and projects in schools, universities, social works, and parishes in the states of Minas Gerais, Rio de Janeiro, Espírito Santo, Goiás, Tocantins, and the Federal District.
(ANS - Cebu) - The efforts of the Salesian Family present in the south of the Philippines continue to help the local population cope with the damage caused by the "super typhoon" Rai, locally called Odette, and by other misfortunes that sadly hit the poor.
(ANS – Seoul) – Twelve years after the premature death of the Korean Salesian missionary in South Sudan, the life story of Fr John Lee (1962-2010) still continues to inspire many in South Korea and beyond. The commemorative tenth anniversary events were postponed until January 2022 due to the pandemic.
Italy – SF Spirituality Days 2022: Fr Playà illustrates Days "in the family", to foster Salesian charisma
(ANS - Turin) - The Days of Spirituality have the effect of strengthening the charism shared by the 32 Groups that make up the Salesian Family. This is explained by Fr Joan Lluís Playà, delegated by Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, the Rector Major of the Salesians, to take care of this robust tree that has grown in the Church starting from Don Bosco's experience. He accepted an interview on Saturday afternoon in the only free hour left by the intense program of the four days.
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.
RMG – Listening to the Congregation: an experience of synodality
(ANS – Rome) – “Synodality is the watchword in the Church at the moment. In the last two weeks of November 2021, we here in the ‘Sede Centrale Salesiana’ lived a particularly intense moment of what can only be described as a synodal experience, an experience of walking together as brothers”. The General Councillor for Formation, Fr. Ivo Coelho, today offers ANS readers his reflection on the experience of the meeting for the revision of the Salesian Ratio, held in Rome from November 15 to 28, 2021.
MESSAGES OF THE RECTOR MAJOR
The Message of the Rector Major Don Ángel Fernández Artime:Two Giants of the Salesian Charism – One Following the Other
Salesian Spirituality is strong and stands the test of time because it is firmly united to two unique historical figures in the providential history of the Church: St. Francis de Sales and St. John Bosco.