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 – 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 - Freetown) - Alberto López is a Spanish journalist at the Department of Communication of the Salesian Missions Office in Madrid. A few days ago he visited one of the most inhumane prisons in the world in order to prepare for a documentary on the work of the Salesians with the most disadvantaged young people of Sierra Leone.

Freetown, Sierra Leone - 2016 - These are the faces of children left without parents, whom the Salesians look after and educate for life. They are "faces that speak of the future."
(Photo: Alberto Lopez, the Salesian Mission Office in Madrid)

(ANS – Badajoz) – One of the city buses of Badajoz, in Extremadura, Spain, has been sent to Freetown, Sierra Leone. Thee it will become a mobile unit that can help thousands of children at risk of exclusion who are living on the streets of the city.  It will serve to provide medical assistance, food and psychosocial help.

(ANS - Lungi) - Fr Ubaldino Andrade Hernandez is a Salesian missionary who has worked in Sierra Leone. He was in Rome at the Generalate during the photographic exhibition: "Ebola, and beyond Ebola". His testimony is a sign of trust in God.  He says that in those strange days of the epidemic they were living with "a real fear of death” but they decided to stay there as parents for many abandoned children." Looking at the pictures of the exhibition, the memories came to mind, and his eyes paused to remember his experiences. "Staying was the best option."

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INTERVIEWS

EDITORIAL

  • 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."

EVENTS

SPECIAL REPORTS

  • 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.

MESSAGES OF THE RECTOR MAJOR

  • BENEATH THE MANTLE OF MARY

    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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