Hua Hin, Thailand - July 2016 - Between 8 and 10 July, about 80 members of the Salesian Cooperators (ASC) of Thailand attended their annual retreat on the theme "Be merciful as your Father" is merciful. The retreat was led by Fr Peter Niphon Sarachit, Rector of "Don Bosco Vithaya Udornthani" and by Fr Paul Prasert Somngam, Provincial of Thailand (THA).
Asunción, Paraguay - June 2016 –The Don Bosco Spirituality Centre was officially opened with a blessing by Fr Néstor Ledesma, Provincial of Paraguay (PAR). The new centre, set up at the Salesian post-novitiate, is to be a place of reference to promote and strengthen the shared formation in Salesian spirit of lay people and Salesians in Paraguay. Members of the Provincial Commission of Salesian Studies attended the celebration. They are responsible for leading the activities of the formation centre.
Bollington, Britain - July 2016 - On 3 July, in the parish of St. Gregory, Fr Martin Coyle, Provincial of the Great Britain Province (GBR), received the Perpetual Professions of the confreres Kevin O'Donnell and Joseph Duc Dao Quoc.
Manaus, Brazil - June 2016 - In the month of June the traditional "Junina" festival was celebrated in Salesian works of the "Dom Bosco" colleges of Manaus and Porto Velho, Carmo Belem, Ananindeua and at the Dom Bosco Salesian School.