A few days have passed since the celebration of the Feast Day of Don Bosco, marked this year by the restrictions imposed to contain infections from Covid-19. Despite this, Salesian works all over the world - always in full compliance with anti-contagion measures - have paid homage to the Saint of Youth with creative initiatives and celebrations. Here are some of the most significant pictures that portray the moments of celebration in honor of Don Bosco.
Rome, Italy - The Spirituality Days of the Salesian Family 2021 took place from 15 to 17 January, which shed light on the message of the Rector Major's Strenna for 2021: "Moved by hope: See, I am making all things new" (Rev 21,5)". As already mentioned, this year the Days were held online and, despite the great geographical distances, the time zone differences and the linguistic challenges, the Salesian Family showed great communion and closeness and transformed a difficulty into a opportunity.
Warsaw, Poland - December 2020 - “You, Lord Jesus, are reborn in every child, you identify with those who are hungry, who are sick, who are naked; who have nowhere to take refuge, with all those who are hungry not only for bread, for clothes, for home, but for love.” This is a famous prayer of Mother Teresa of Calcutta. The many children and young people who are beneficiaries of the “A gift for the whole year” campaign by the Salesian Mission Office in Warsaw are hungry, for love and for life. Through this initiative, the Salesians help many young people by providing them with food, education, courses, moments of leisure and prayer.
Vatican City - November 28, 2020 - With that of November 28, Pope Francis presided over his seventh Consistory and created a total of 101 cardinals, 73 of whom currently sit among those with the right to vote in the Conclave. The thirteen new cardinals, who had been announced last October 25 at the end of the Angelus prayer, are: Mario Grech, Marcello Semeraro, Paolo Augusto Lojudice, Mauro Gambetti, Wilton D. Gregory, Antoine Kambanda, José F. Advincula, Celestino Aos Braco, Cornelius Sim, Felipe Arizmendi Esquivel, Silvano M. Tomasi, Enrico Feroci and Raniero Cantalamessa. The latter four, aged over 80, are non-voters.