Bogotà, Colombia - 1891 - The first Salesians in Colombia in a photo that portrays them together with the musical band. According to data from the Salesian Historic Center of the St Peter Claver Province of Bogotà, the photograph was taken at the beginning of August 1891, right after the band's first public concert.
Dawson Island, Chile - 1889 - Between 1889 and 1911, Salesian mission works were founded on the territory of Dawson Island, an island belonging to the Tierra del Fuego archipelago, 100 kilometers south of Punta Arenas. The Salesians arrived in these places with the task of protecting and evangelizing the population - now extinct - of Selk'nam Native Americans. In the photo, the Salesians and a group of workers pose inside the open sawmill on the island.
Bahía Blanca, Argentina - 1897 - In 1897 Artemide Zatti's family emigrated to Argentina to settle in Bahía Blanca. Here, Artemide begins to frequent the parish run by the Salesians and becomes a collaborator of the parish priest, Fr Carlo Cavalli, with whom he often shares work and prayer.
Funchal, Portugal - 1950 - On 25 October, seventy years ago, the Salesians arrived in Funchal. Upon their arrival, a group of students welcomed them. In this photo, we see in the foreground the then Provincial, Fr Agenor Vieira Pontes, and, immediately behind him, Fr José Maria Alves, who was the first director of the work.