Spain - Opening of 125th anniversary celebrations of Salesian presence in Vigo
Vigo, Spain - January 2019 - On 30 and 31 January the opening of the celebrations for the 125th anniversary of the Salesian presence in the city took place in Vigo. On 30 January there was a cultural event at the Salesian cinema theater on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of its completion. On this occasion, Joaquín Nieto, Director of the Salesian Institute "Maria Auxiliadora" of Vigo, summarized the history of the Salesian presence in the city, with the participation of the internationally renowned pianist Brais González, a past pupil, and of Manuel Reigosa, Rector of the University of Vigo. On 31 January in the church of Mary Help of Christians of "Ronda Don Bosco", Msgr. Jesús Fernández, auxiliary bishop of Santiago de Compostela, presided at the Eucharistic celebration, concelebrated by various Salesian priests of the city, animated by the 125-year-old choir, as well as significant readings and gestures by people belonging to all the Salesian realities of Vigo.