Caracas, Venezuela - January 2021 - On 25 January, on the occasion of the celebration of the Conversion of Saint Paul, six Salesian students of theology received the ministry of acolyte. The celebration took place in the seat of the Theological Studentate of Caracas and was presided over by Fr Rafael Montenegro, Provincial of the Salesian Province of Venezuela (VEN).
Ciutadella (Island of Menorca), Spain - January 2021 - One of the fundamental values of Salesian schools around the world is solidarity. The Salesian schools of the "Mary Help of Christians" Province of Spain (SMX) carry out numerous solidarity initiatives that serve to foster learning. For example, one of the latest initiatives by some pupils of the Salesian school in Ciutadella, on the island of Menorca, is the creation of a calendar of solidarity on the world's climates and landscapes, the proceeds of which were destined for the projects of the NGO “Bosco Global.”
Lubumbashi, D.R. Congo - January 2021 - The Salesian Family of the Central African Province (AFC), led by Fr Albert Kabuge, AFC Provincial, and Fr Placide Mukundi, participated in the Spirituality Days of the Salesian Family. The XXXIX edition took place digitally from January 15 to 17 and centered on the Strenna 2021 message of the Rector Major, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime: "Moved by hope: 'See, I am making all things new' (Rev 21 ,5)".
Anisakan, Myanmar - January 2021 - On 24 January, the feast day of St. Francis de Sales, Fr Bosco Zeya Aung, SDB, was installed as Superior of the Salesian Vice Province of Myanmar (MYM) for the 2021-2027 term.