(ANS - Rome) - The tenth video seed completes the series of aids offered in recent months to encourage the reading and sharing of "Young Salesians and Accompaniment – Orientations and Guidelines" (GSA). In this last message, Rector Major Fr Ángel Fernández Artime and the General Councilor for Formation Fr Ivo Coelho, together with Christopher, Wellington, Carl, Ignazio, young post-novice confreres, trainees and theology students who, together with many other companions, have made the production of this and previous video messages possible.
(ANS - Castelnuovo Don Bosco) - Exactly 60 years ago, on 11 June 1961, the ceremony of laying the foundation stone of the "Don Bosco" Temple in Castelnuovo Don Bosco took place on the very site where the "Saint of Youth" was born. The stone was blessed and set by the then archbishop of Turin, Cardinal Maurilio Fossati. It was the beginning of the works that led, after a few years, to what one can see is now a vast and imposing basilica soaring on the "Colle Don Bosco".
(ANS - Rome) - Yesterday, 10 June, on the eve of the Feast Day of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, Rector Major, with the consensus of the General Council, appointed Fr Líder Justiniano Flores as the 15th Provincial of Our Lady of Copacabana Province of Bolivia (BOL) for 2021-2027.
(ANS - Legazpi) - In the Philippines, the average age of farmers is 57. Young people with a solid agricultural background can thus truly make a difference. Also, both North and South Philippine Salesian Provinces (FIS and FIN) made a preferential option in 2001 to accompany young people from rural areas. And the "Don Bosco" work in Legazpi, in the Bicol region, one of the poorest in the Philippines, has become a natural location for this project. This is how the “Bosconian Young Farmers Club” (BYFC), an agricultural club of young past pupils of Don Bosco, came about in 2017.
(ANS – Rome) – During the first World Consultative Assembly of the Missions Sector in September 2008, a strong need was felt for greater visibility of missionary animation in the Salesian Congregation. After long discussions on ways to promote missionary animation at the Congregational level Fr Václav Klement, then Councillor for the Missions, proposed a simple monthly bulletin. Hence, “Cagliero11” was born in January 2009. “Cagliero” refers to Fr. John Cagliero, the leader of the first missionary expedition; the number “11” recalls the send-off of the first Salesian missionary expedition on 11 November 1875. This monthly invitation to all Salesian communities around the world had three main objectives: to contribute to the visibility of the missions; to make people pray for the missions; and to foster new missionary vocations.