Slovakia - Meeting of Social Communication Delegates from Centre & North Europe

Bratislava, Slovakia - May 2017 – On May 25-28, the meeting of the Delegates for Social ...

Italy – The Rector Major encounters the Salesian Novices

Turin, Italy – May 24th, 2017 – On the occasion of the Feast of Mary Help of ...

Sierra Leone - Kids from a forgotten childhood and a bus that will help them look to the future

(ANS – Freetown) – A few months ago, an urban bus from Badajoz (Extremadura) was ...

Italy – Don Bosco: “A War Machine With Some Mishaps”

(ANS – Salerno) – “A war machine with some mishaps”: this is the ...

RMG - World competition for choosing new IUS logo

(ANS - Rome) – It has been twenty years since the beginning of the co-ordination process ...

Cambodia – A new, modern high technology laboratory at Don Bosco Phnom Penh

(ANS – Phnom Penh) – The Cambodian private development company, Shukaku Inc., ...

RMG – Strenna 2017: “Parents must promote the ethical formation of their children”

(ANS – Rome) – In the Strenna 2017, the Rector Major, Fr. Ángel ...

(ANS – Freetown) – A few months ago, an urban bus from Badajoz (Extremadura) was sent to Freetown (Sierra Leone) to cooperate in one of the projects for the minors at risk of exclusion living on the streets of the city. The first objective is to save prostitutes who are minors. This is one of the stories of "a forgotten childhood girl".

(ANS – Idadan) – In Ibadan, in South-Eastern Nigeria, since last January a new centre is operational: a reception home for street children. This, to Salesian Brother Paolo Vaschetto, an Italian missionary who for the past 16 years has been working in Nigeria, represents the realization of a dream.

(ANS – Freetown) – Three years ago Sierra Leone was mentioned in the media all over the world as the country where people died of Ebola. “The truth – the Spanish daily ‘El Mundo’ wrote – is that Sierra Leone is sinking into oblivion and only a smaller number of NGOs remain in the zone”. While media and international organizations seem to have forgotten, Salesians did not leave any room to oblivion, abandonment and despair. The Salesian Mission Procure of Madrid and the Sons of Don Bosco continue to help and work to secure a future to children and young people.

(ANS - Goma) - Plagued by a guerrilla that has lasted over twenty years, the Northern Kivu region, although being rich in natural resources, is marked by the most extreme poverty, raids and violence. The girls are the first victims of this dramatic situation. They become mothers even before they become adults, not infrequently as a result of an abuse. They are lonely and helpless, slightly older than their children. The Salesians of Goma have opened two structures dedicated especially to them: the “Maison Marguerite” and the “Foyer Annuarite”.

(ANS – Trivandrum– East Fort Junction is one of the main hotspots for migrant workers in Trivandrum. From as early as 5.30 am, large numbers of migrant workers gather here daily, waiting for potential employers who might offer them the day’s work.  You can hear hard bargaining for the day’s wages ranging from Rs.550 to Rs. 900. Not every day is lucky for many of them. Thinking of them, Don Bosco Veedu, Trivandrum, set up “Shramik Kalyan Kendr” (SKK), a help desk for the young migrant workers living in Trivandrum.

(ANS - Bangalore) - "Working on the margins, and especially among street children, helped me stay productive in my missionary life. I learned so much from them."  So says Fr George Kollashany, a Salesian of the Bangalore Province in India. Since 1975, he has been working with poor children. With   them, he has attended "the best school of life".

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  • The middle class of holiness

    During a recent meeting in the Vatican of Salesian novices with Pope Francis, one of the novices asked for a few words about holiness. And the Pope replied: " 'Walk in my presence and be blameless.' This is the best definition of holiness. These are God's words addressed to Abraham. Dominic Savio was in the habit of living in God's presence and, even now, I believe that today we can be saints. There are heroic people, parents, grandparents, young people, hidden saints, or as someone of French origin, said: 'people who belong to the middle class of holiness' that you do not see but they are there."



  • Italy – Don Bosco: “A War Machine With Some Mishaps”

    (ANS – Salerno) – “A war machine with some mishaps”: this is the boldest metaphor with which Don Bosco was pleasantly defined during the presentation in Salerno of the critical edition of his letters: a monumental book presented by a large groups of professors of the Universities of Salerno, Cassino and Naples.



    We are family and Mary help of Christians is our attentive and consoling mother. She took don Bosco by the hand and takes ours also to guide us along the paths of this world.

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