Spain – Salesians for Holy Week prepare virtual initiatives for young people

(ANS - Madrid) - The self-confinement to stop the expansion of COVID-19 from spreading has ...

Italy - "Salesian.online" project of Rome's UPS and Auxilium

Rome, Italy - March 2020 - Salesian.online is a project born from the collaboration of the Don ...

RMG – Salesians launch coordinated response to COVID-19 emergency

(ANS - Rome) - Over the course of a few weeks, Covid-19 has gone from being a Chinese national ...

Peru – Many the poor knocking at parish door of Mary Help of Christians and Casa Don Bosco, say: ...

(ANS - Lima) - Peru is one of the Latin American nations that can be defined as a "young ...

India – Salesian efforts for the poor during Covid-19 emergency

(ANS - Mumbai) - Since last week, given the increase in the number of infections, new measures ...

Uruguay - Salesian goodnight to accompany people in pandemic

Montevideo, Uruguay - March 2020 - The arrival of the pandemic caused by COVID -19 in Uruguay and ...

Argentina – “Are you Don Bosco's? Come forward!” A pandemic that unites and fosters working for ...

(ANS - Buenos Aires) - Covid-19 has reached every corner of the world and has become a ...

NEWS

(ANS - San José- "The family is not chosen," wrote Desmond Tutu,  "because it is a gift of God for you, as you are for each of its members." In fact, we are all born into a family. Pope Francis has already said so several times: "The family is a precious treasure. It must always be supported and protected." For the Salesians of Don Bosco the family is an essential substance in the formative process and throughout one's lifetime. The Salesian community of the Casa de la Salud, in Costa Rica, in the context of the care and accompaniment of elderly Salesians, received family members of its guests.

(ANS - Aleppo) - Syria is entering its ninth year of war this month, a war that has changed the lives of nearly 20 million people. The bombs no longer fall on the main cities and there are not as many people on the run as before, but one certainly cannot say there is peace and reconstruction has only just begun. The economic interests of the major powers have turned the country into a powder keg and into a crusade against jihadist terrorism, with more than 500,000 dead, more than 1.5 million injured and over 5 million refugees.

(ANS - Rome) - “When we received the ashes on our heads, on Wednesday of the beginning of Lent, we did not imagine that this climate of 'Holy Saturday' where everything is suspended would make itself felt earlier, a time when silence dominates and the sense of emptiness makes the setting unreal. Yet even Holy Saturday experiences a not desperate anguish, but confident; as believers we know that the victory over death and pain is certain, even if only Easter day will be fully participated." These are the words of Fr Roberto Dal Molin, President of "Salesiani per il Sociale APS", which frame the situation being experienced in Italy and in various other countries of the world due to the spread of the coronavirus.

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EDITORIAL

  • Amidst fear and hope

    It is noon. We are in Rome in the Salesian house of the "Sacred Heart", located in front of Termini Station, Italy's most important railway station. Half a million people normally pass by here every day, but today there are only about twenty people moving about, their faces covered in masks.

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SPECIAL REPORTS

  • Brazil – How Don Bosco "fished"for his young people

    (ANS - São Paulo) - Don Bosco's vocational journey, as in all vocational paths, was not all easy, carefree or to be taken for granted. Doubts and difficulties were present in his maturation and decision-making process. Don Bosco also had doubts. He dreamed of becoming a Franciscan. He persistently wondered what his mission would be, where he should carry out his pastoral task. His life was marked by indecisions and uncertainty, but in the midst of his life he knew that there was a "medicine" that God sent him: it was Father Cafasso, his spiritual director.

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