Morialdo, Castelnuovo Don Bosco, Italy - Domenico Savio was the masterpiece of Don Bosco's pedagogy. He was born in Riva di Chieri in 1842. His father was a blacksmith, his mother a seamstress. In 1844 the family moved to Murialdo, a burgh of Castelnuovo d’Asti, today Castelnuovo Don Bosco. In 1554 Domenico met Don Bosco at the Becchi, and entered the Oratory. On March 9, 1857, he died holy. On June 12, 1954, a Marian year, he was entered in the Book of Saints by Pope Pius XII.
Turin, Italy - The feast of Mary Help of Christians is celebrated every May 24 in many places around the world. 2020 is a year of uncertainty, due to the pandemic that has paralyzed the whole world. Will the Help of Christians go out on the streets of Turin and all the countries of the world? Let us place ourselves in some corner of the great Basilica to appreciate and thank Mary Help of Christians and to remember what Don Bosco said: "Whoever puts his trust in Mary Help of Christians will never be disappointed."
Turin, Italy - In 1877 the first General Chapter was held, one in which Don Bosco himself participated. 143 years have passed since then and the Salesians continue to renew themselves to be current in a world of profound changes and transformations; for this reason, they ask themselves once again: what Salesians does the world of youth need today? The answer is in the faces of the Salesians who participate as Capitulars.