(ANS - Madrid) - In this very difficult moment Spain is experiencing, even the Salesian Mission Office of Madrid, "Misiones Salesianas", wants to play its part in the fight against Covid-19. For this reason, it has launched the campaign "Vamos a superarlo juntos" (We will overcome it together), donating masks to the hospitals of Madrid and thus helping to alleviate the deficiency of this essential health materiel in the city that most suffers from the consequences of coronavirus.
(ANS - Munich) - To respond to the transformed needs and new challenges of working with young people in this era of a coronavirus pandemic, the Salesians of Don Bosco in Germany are strengthening their digital proposals and their presence in social networks to carry out their pedagogical and pastoral work.
(ANS - Rome) - The moment we are living must strengthen us in faith and intensify our prayers. It is the invitation that the Rector Major, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, addresses to all Salesians, to the Salesian Family and to all the catechists, animators, young people and families.
Hong Kong – Interview with GC28 invited observer: Ms. Phyllis Tang
(ANS – Hong Kong) – Phyllis Tang is a Lay Mission Partners who has been working in the Salesian Youth Ministry in Hong Kong for almost 10 years. She joined the XXVIII General Chapter in Turin as invited observer in order to share her perspective on the shared mission of the Laity and of the Salesians of Don Bosco as well as on the Salesians for the young today.
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.
RMG – March 24, 2020: Act of Entrustment of Salesian Family to Mary Help of Christians
(ANS - Rome) - At the end of the extraordinary novena to Mary Help of Christians, prayed throughout the Salesian world, the Rector Major, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, invites us to make an Act of Entrustment, renewing our trust in Our Lady, with the heart of Don Bosco, in this hour of trial and suffering due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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.