(ANS - Rome) - The Salesian Social America Network is part of the Youth Ministry Sector, and is the network of social works and services that deal with children and young people at high risk of social exclusion in America. Its objective is to consolidate the coordinated work between the Salesian social works, with the aim of improving the quality of the response of the Salesian Congregation to this segment of the population.
(ANS - Dili) - Each event in the East Asia-Oceania Region proves to be a precious charismatic experience, a source of inspiration and wisdom. The recent XII Congress of Don Bosco's Past Pupils of Asia and Oceania, held on June 25 and 26, was no exception.
(ANS - Brasilia) - Yesterday, 14 July, the 138th anniversary of the arrival of the first Salesians in Brazil occurred on that date in 1883. In truth, “The first American land on which the Salesians set foot was Brazil. This happened in 1875, when the so-called First Missionary Expedition, which Don Bosco sent to Argentina, passed through Rio de Janeiro, the capital of the Brazilian Empire" (Os Salesianos No Brasil, Fr. Luiz MARCIGAGLIA, 1955, p.13). 14 July 1883, however, remains an important date in history because, that time, the Salesians came to stay.
(ANS – Rome) – The Provincial who receives a new missionary in his Province has the obligation to ensure that he has formal language course of at least six months, which can be extended if the new missionary needs it. Today’s youth generally speak a foreign language, besides their national language. Thus, as pastor-educator of the young, bilingualism is a reality every Salesian in every context is challenged to face.