(ANS – Rome) – In May the IUS General Coordination convoked for a contest that had the objective to renewal the Salesian Institutions of Higher Education Logo. The design of a renewed original and unpublished logo intended to be the representative image of IUS worldwide, the decision to change the logo was taken during the VII General Assembly in 2016.
(ANS – Marawi City) – The Salesian Lay Volunteer Organization (SALVO)-FIS, led by Fr Arvin Abatayo SDB, organized a relief drive for the families affected by the crisis in Marawi City. The Rondalla youth group of the Archdiocesan Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes (ASOLL), SALVO members and volunteers assisted in packing the relief goods which consisted of:
(ANS - Naples) - On July 25, in Torre Annunziata (NA), the "Peppino Brancati" residential community for minors will be inaugurated. The new residential facility will house eight boys between the ages of 14 and 21 sent by the Territorial Social Services and the Justice Center for Minors. The event will take place from 5 pm at their location on Via Margherita di Savoia, 22.
Croatia - A priest at the "Ultra Festival". To give living water
(ANS - Split) - What was a Salesian priest doing at the "Ultra Europe Music Festival" (Split - July 13-19), a sort of Woodstock of the 21st century? Answering the question is Fr Damir Stojič himself, a Salesian born in Toronto, but belonging to the Province of Croatia.
Put yourself in "someone else's shoes"
While in recent years the global scenario is increasingly characterized by a climate of widespread intolerance, where violence and xenophobia create a culture of division, in everyday life, within the family, with friends, in associations or groups, one the one hand we experience a need to live authentic relationships and on the other the sad truth of fatigue or of failure.
Chile – National Convention of Domenico Savio Club Animators
(ANS - Santiago) - With 55 animators and assistants from all the country's communities, the National Convention of the Animators of the Domenico Savio Clubs (CDS) took place in the Lo Cañas retreat from 7 to 9 July.
Nicaragua - The First Salesian of Central America
(ANS - Granada) - Narciso Sequeira Arellano (1851-1923), originally from Granada, Nicaragua, was the first Salesian in Central America. He decided to enter the Salesian Congregation in 1895. He was 44, single and ridding himself of his wealth.