(ANS - Rome) - The General Council elected by the 28th General Chapter completed its summer work session on Friday 10 July. “They were very special meetings: during this pandemic period from Covid-19 we organized the meetings in attendance with the Councilors in Rome and online with those in other parts of the world,” said the Rector Major, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, in the “goodnight” offered to the Salesians of the Central Office.
(ANS - Rome) - Issue 74 (January-June 2020) of "Ricerche Storiche Salesiane" (RSS), the bimonthly magazine of religious and civil history, published by the Salesian Historical Institute (ISS) has been published. The magazine now boasts a new, more modern and appealing graphic layout. This issue features two important figures for the Salesian Congregation: Fr Aldo Giraudo, associate member of the Salesian Historical Institute, on the occasion of his 70 years of life, in recognition of his collaboration in Salesian history; and Rector Major Fr Egidio Viganò, founder of the Research and Study institution, in view of the centenary of his birth (July 26, 1920).
(ANS - Nairobi) - "Don Bosco Tech Africa" (DBTA), the coordinating body of all the Salesian Technical Schools in Africa and Madagascar, is taking the next step in international cooperation and networking. The Office shared its experiences and product - the 'Job-Service Quality Manual' with the International Training Centre of the ILO (ITCILO).
Hong Kong – Invitation to join Don Bosco’s dream
(ANS – Hong Kong) – The Salesian presence in Hong Kong, which began in 1927, looks to the future by recovering the treasure of its past, that is, first of all, the charismatic service to the neediest young people. In this interview, the young indigenous Salesian priest Fr Carlos Cheung illustrates the peculiarities of the Salesian mission in the special administrative regions of China in Hong Kong and Macao.
FALLING STARS FORCE US TO LOOK AT THE SKY
We would spend hours, as children, with eyes that searched the dark sky to catch and surprise falling stars. They said to us, "When you see a falling star, make a wish." But it is always sad to see a star that detaches itself from the sky and falls. Where do falling stars go?
Bolivia – First online graduation ceremony at Salesian University of Bolivia
(ANS - Cochabamba) – On July 3, with the virtual participation of 37 new professionals from the city of Cochabamba, their families, friends and the whole Salesian community of the country and of Latin America, the Salesian University of Bolivia (USB) celebrated its first online graduation ceremony, this via the official USB Facebook page.
Italy – Agricultural Technical Institute of Lombriasco: 360° salesianity
(ANS - Lombriasco) - At the gates of Turin, in the land of Don Bosco, there is a Salesian institute that keeps alive the rich Salesian tradition of agricultural schools: the Salesian agricultural school of Lombriasco. In this particular school year, marked by the pandemic and distance learning, the institute has maintained its role as an educational environment of excellence and, indeed, has launched itself forward with courage in the name of innovation, of experimentation and solidarity.