Veržej, Slovenia - June 2021 - The Youth Ministry of the Salesian Province of Slovenia (SLO) organized an annual formation meeting for Salesians from 6 to 8 June. The event took place - in person - at the Salesian house in Veržej, after a long period of social distancing caused by the pandemic. The meeting was attended by Fr Damir Stojić, SDB, from Croatia, who spoke about education to love in today's pastoral contexts, and Dr. Tomaž Erzar, therapist and psychologist for families from the Faculty of Theology of Ljubljana, who addressed the theme of educational communication and personal integration. Subsequently, the Salesians shared their views on how to behave and approach the young people of today.
Ecuador - May 2021 - The meeting of young communicators from the Ecuadorian Province (ECU) was held digitally on 28 May, with the aim of strengthening the network of journalists and communicators of the country's various Salesian works. Over 270 participants set themselves the goal of creating better criteria and skills for content on social networks, amalgamating them with the Salesian charism. The event began with the welcome and animation of Tatiana Capelo, Delegate for Social Communication of the ECU Province, followed by Fr Francisco Sánchez, ECU Provincial, who motivated the participants to consider communication as a fundamental and transversal axis of life. Fr Javier Valiente, Delegate for Social Communication of Spain, proposed the educational and evangelizing sense of digital communication, and the care of the institutional, evangelical and pastoral image as a central theme. Furthermore, he invited young communicators to always work with constructive intention at the service of the truth with a style of communication like Don Bosco's, guided by loving kindness. The second part of the meeting was led by the young influencer Marco Guadalupe, and ended with a Q & A session.
Calcutta, India - June 2021 - The Past Pupils of the Salesian school "Don Bosco Liluah" of Howrah, belonging to the Salesian Province of Calcutta (INC), have organized a center for the administration of the vaccine against Covid-19 at the Institute's campus.
São Paulo, Brazil - May 2021 - By the imposition of hands and the consecratory prayer of Msgr. Hilário Moser, SDB, bishop emeritus of Tubarão, Salesian Magno Fonzar Albuquerque was ordained a priest on 22 May. The ceremony was concelebrated by Fr Ernesto Piccinini, Salesian São Paulo Provincial (BSP).