Since the start of Salesian presence in the Czech Republic (1927) there have been some 82 Salesian Brothers. In 2015 the 'Portal' publications released a wonderful collection of their brief life sketches, timeline and respective photographs. At present the Czech-Bulgaria (CEP) province has 11 Salesian Brothers who witness through a large variety of contributions to the Salesian mission and charism: Teacher in technical school, Educator in Youth Centre, Provincial Economer, Historian of the Czech Salesian province, Provincial Secretary, IT professional, Social Communicator or Social Worker.
Theological Formation of Salesians in India with Special Reference to Kristu Jyoti College Bangalore
Theological Formation of Salesians in India with Special Reference to Kristu Jyoti College Bangalore (1967-1976), places the shifting of the Salesian Studentate of Theology from Shillong to Bangalore in its historical perspective. Since setting up their theologate in Shillong in 1938, the Salesians were constrained, either by natural calamities or on account of wars, to move out temporarily to safer locations.
In 2006, when the Rector Major called for the congregation to “start again from Don Bosco to reawaken the heart of every Salesian”, Fr Ian Murdoch, an Australian Salesian priest, responded as a Salesian and a significant historian, by delving anew into the available material on the founder. His Provincial therefore felt he was ideally suited to preach all of the Spiritual Retreats across the Australia-Pacific Province in 2008. This book contains the conferences he gave at those retreats.
The Salesian Province of Tiruchy (INT) released a new book on Mamma Margaret in the Tamil language, authored by Father Dr John Dharmanathan SDB. The translated work, based on the highly researched work of Fr Teresio Bosco, “Vita di Mamma Margherita. La Mamma di Don Bosco”, published in 2005, is set in the background of the coming Synod.