(ANS – Melbourne) – Catherine Lutvey spent one year as a “Cagliero Project” volunteer teaching at Don Bosco High School in Salelologa, Samoa. The school is located on the remote island of Savai’i and since its establishment in 2011 has played a very important role in the community, ensuring that youth in Savai’i have an opportunity to access high quality, Catholic education. Samoa has always been an area of high priority for the “Cagliero Project” as it is part of the Australia-Pacific Province.
(ANS - Turin) - The official opening of the 28th General Chapter took place on Saturday, 22 February, to which Salesian bishops and cardinals of the world were invited. Among those who arrived in Turin-Valdocco was Cardinal Óscar Andrés Rodríguez Maradiaga, SDB, who, in addition to having a grateful heart for the "Mother Congregation", as he stated in his interview, is one of the members of the Council of the Cardinals of Pope Francis. In this interview, conducted by Antonio Labanca, the cardinal sees an exciting future.
(ANS - Turin) - The representatives of the Salesians from all over the world have gathered in Valdocco, there to experience General Chapter 28. They speak one single language and walk with one feeling: the young. The Salesian charism, the option for young people, the gift of a great Father, Don Bosco, throbs in their hearts. In an interview conducted by Fr Daniel García, SDB, Fr Pascual Chávez Villanueva, Rector Major emeritus, answers questions beginning from his experience of 12 years of service at the helm of the Congregation and of the last 6 years around the world, on issues touching the lives of the Salesians. His answers invite the Salesians to look to the Congregation from a current perspective "to continue to have efficacy and validity as Salesians of Don Bosco", and to collaborate to "give answers to a changing society and to a world and to a Church that expect, from us, an answer in favor of young people."
(ANS - Turin) - The choice of Valdocco as the venue for the GC28, the expectations for this chapter, the role of young people and lay people, the sense of frontier presence… There is all this and more in the video interview to the Rector Major, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, which opens the ANS column "Chapter Inside", on the Chapter's protagonists. A broad summary of the interview is available below.