(ANS - Rome) - "Loving poverty is solidarity, sharing and charity and is expressed in moderation, in the quest for justice and in taking joy in the essential." So said Pope Francis in a message of 8 March 2014. The Rector Major, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, took that as his starting point in the talk he gave yesterday at the 87th Bi-annual Assembly of the Union of Superiors General, which ends today, Friday 27 May, at the Salesianum in Rome.
(ANS - Mixes) – On Tuesday 24 May, the Apostolic Nuncio to Mexico, Archbishop Christophe Pierre, and Archbishop José Luis Chávez Botello of Antequera-Oaxaca, participated in the Eucharistic celebration to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Prelature of the Mixes in the municipality of San Pedro y San Pablo Ayutla in northern Sierra. Its current bishop, since 2007, is the Salesian Hector Guerrero Córdoba. From the beginning the prelature was assigned to the Salesians who are working in the missions to the Mixes in the indigenous area.
(ANS – Roma) – The mission of the Salesian is that of being with the young: in the playground, in the school, in the oratory, in the Church, in the digital world … also in the Smartphone. The phenomenon of the Salesian-apps is constantly on the increase and represents an important channel for the transmission of the Salesian charism among the young. A study made by Mauricio Ponce from El Salvador, who helps with the graphics of the Salesian Bulletin in Central America, has discovered some very interesting facts.
RMG – In conversation with the Secretary of the General Council
(ANS - Rome) - Fr Stefano Vanoli, a Lombard Salesian, born in 1968, has been the Secretary of the General Council since 2015 and at the 28th General Chapter he was its Regulator. Today he talks a little about himself and his post.
Portugal - 34th National Pilgrimage of the Salesian Family
(ANS - Mogofores) - "With Mary, in thanksgiving for the 125 years of Salesian presence in Portugal" was the theme of the 34th Pilgrimage of the Salesian Family to the National Shrine of Mary Help of Christians in Mogofores, Portugal, which this year, due to the pandemic, took place in mixed mode with the physical presence of some representatives of the various groups on site, and the digital participation of most of the other members of the Portuguese Salesian Family.
Italy – The power of Saints
(ANS - Venice) - The saints ... perhaps we should pray to them more and more intensely, appeal more often to their intercession, implore they intervene to save and to save us. The saints are there, but they wait to be disturbed: they propose, but do not impose themselves. Knowing their history and having the image in your pocket is fine, but asking forcefully for their intervention is another thing. Maybe we think we can do it alone, victims of a world that has placed people in their own hands, in the finite, and not in the hands of God, to the Infinite.
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.