Approximately 1,400 members of the Salesian Family are joined by news from AustraLasia, via e-mail or Facebook; just a few months ago Australasia celebrated the twentieth anniversary of its creation (1997). But not everyone knows that with just one more click, they can access the Boscolink website.
In fact, while the 203 years since the birth of Don Bosco were commemorated, the EAO Boscolink website (www.bosco.link) reached another milestone: one million views since February 2015, that is when this precious tool for connecting and sharing news of the Salesian Family EAO was re-launched.
"Once in a casual interview at an international training house, they asked us: 'What a strange animal this Boscolink is, no?' In fact, there are often obstacles (difficulty in understanding English, poor Internet connectivity, etc.) in reaching all the Salesians of our twelve provinces and the groups of the Salesian Family present in our region. Also many confreres do not know the difference between the news of AustraLasia (sent daily and shared also through social media) and the Boscolink website."
But the site continues to grow, also thanks to the "Resource" section, Resources, which offers information on Youth Ministry, Formation, Social Communication, Missions, Salesian Family and Salesian Holiness.
Among the 31 groups of the Salesian Family who daily receive the "news" of Boscolink, thirty percent are from Salesian Cooperators, followed immediately by all the others.