(ANS - Shillong) - With around 4,000 new cases of people infected with COVID-19 every 24 hours these last few days, India has extended its lockdown again until May 31, even though the different States can now autonomously modulate the rules which concern, for example, the opening of some shops, resumption of productive activities, the daily behavior of citizens. Of course, there is still a need for people like Deep Gurung, people who roll up their sleeves to help those who suffer most from the confinement measures imposed.
(ANS - Vatican City) - On May 16, the first day of the "Laudato Sì Week" wanted by Pope Francis, the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development announced a Special Year dedicated to the Encyclical Laudato Sì, which will run from 24 May 2020 to 24 May 2021.
(ANS - Vatican City) – In recent days, Pope Francis urged to participate in the Laudato Sì Week, which will be held from tomorrow, May 16, until Sunday May 24; its theme: "Everything is connected."
Italy - Anna and Andrea, Salesian Cooperators and doctors: saving lives and remaining firm in the faith in the time of Covid-19
(ANS - Siena) - Anna Sansoni and Andrea Lapi are a married couple, both doctors and Salesian Cooperators active in Siena. They fought on the front in the battle against Covid-19 and now give a reading of what they experienced in the light of the Christian faith and the Salesian charism.
We are a tapestry of stories
One of the most beautiful experiences we live as educators is when a young person approaches us during the day and asks us for a minute because he must confide something important to us: “Father, I'm in love, I'm the happiest person in the world. I really wanted to tell you because you are an important person for me.” His face has a strange luminosity, the words overlap, there is agitation and then silence. They await our reply. Sometimes they just wait until we tell them that we are happy and that we share their joy, a word of encouragement. The magic of the moment is felt. And heard.
What a teenager needs most is being “listened to, heard”.
RMG – Don Bosco Network General Assembly and Working Group meetings
(ANS – Rome) – On 26 and 27 May 2020, members and partners of the Don Bosco Network (DBN) – including the Councilor for Missions Fr Alfred Maravilla, Councilor for Youth Ministry Fr Miguel Ángel García Morcuende, Economer General Bro Jean Paul Muller and the Coordinator of Mission Offices Fr George Menamparampil – took part in the annual General Assembly and Working Group meetings online.
Chile – When our frailty becomes viral: the God to whom we cry does not abandon us!
(ANS - Santiago) - "Do you think what is happening with coronavirus in the world will happen here too?" I remember a colleague asked me about it on Friday 13 March 2020. Two days earlier the World Health Organization (WHO) had officially declared a pandemic as cases had already been reported in 114 countries on four continents. The virus was identified as Sars-Cov-2, and its effects are the acute respiratory disease Covid-19.
MESSAGES OF THE RECTOR MAJOR
THE GREATEST OF ALL IS LOVE
"In moments of difficult trials such as these, it is love that gives us life"
Dear Friends and Readers of the Salesian Bulletin:
Receive my cordial greeting at a time when all our minds are overwhelmed. I am writing these words on April 1st, thinking about the month of May, the month of our Mother. We have entrusted ourselves to her throughout the Salesian world during this very painful period of the Covid-19, or “coronavirus”, pandemic. From all parts of the world, we have raised up prayers – and continue to do so – to ask the Lord through the intercession of our Mother for help and comfort in these terrible hours for us all, with the loss of so many lives, even while knowing that later, also, there will be other difficulties that we will have to face.