Lisbon, Portugal - 1956 - In 1956, celebrations for the 50th anniversary of the Oficinas de São José were held in the new premises in Alto dos Prazeres. Bishop Manuel Maria Ferreira da Silva, bishop of Cizico at the time, and numerous Salesians, including Fr Agenor Vieira Pontes (visible in the front row), Fr Luís Maffini and Fr Paulo Colussi, also took part in the event.

León, Spain – 1966 – This image shows the interior of the chapel of the former Salesian house in La Robla (León), with a close-up on the altar decorated by artist Vela Zanetti (1913-1999). The mural, dedicated to Mary Help of Christians, is a modernised Marian version which bears some similarities to one of the paintings in the Basilica of Mary Help of Christians in Turin. It is the only religious mural signed by Vela Zanetti, dated 10 April 1966. The Salesians had arrived in La Robla two years earlier, in 1964, and ran the Buen Suceso Vocational Training School for more than 36 years. The Salesian presence in La Robla ended, finally, in 2001.

Rome, Italy - 1960s - In this photograph dating back to the early 1960s and now kept in the archive of the Pontifical Salesian University, you can see how the building site of the Pontifical Salesian Athenaeum, in Rome's Nuovo Salario district, looked at the time. The Athenaeum was transferred to Rome in the first half of the 1960s, with the aim of unifying all the Faculties in one location, for better mutual collaboration.

Panama - The carpentry workshop

Panama - 1933 - This old photograph, dating back to 27 December 1933, shows some students in the carpentry course offered by the Salesians in Panama in those years. In the image you can see many young people engaged in woodworking, with the equipment of the time. The photograph, together with other precious historical testimonies of Panama, is available on the Flickr profile of the Salesian Bulletin of Central America

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