(ANS - Madrid) - The Daughters of Mary Help of Christians (FMA) in Spain number 700 Sisters in 61 communities in four provinces. From 5 August 2017 they will all belong to the new Province of Spain under the protection of Mary Help of Christians and based in Madrid. Mother Yvonne Reungoat, Superior General of the FMA, with her Council, has recently released the name of the new Provincial, Sr. María del Rosario García Ribas.
(ANS - Castel Sant'Elia) - Children represent the true Christian identity models, especially for those who put themselves at the service of the Kingdom of God. This is a concept that was well illustrated by the Salesian Pudumai Jesu Doss, Dean of Canon Law at the Salesian Pontifical University in Rome, during a meeting held at the Shrine of Castel Sant'Elia (Viterbo), from 27 to 29 December 2016. The meeting was organized by the Italo-Swiss Province of "Mary Queen of Angels" of the Congregation of Saint Michael the Archangel (Michaelites), the 21st group of the Salesian Family.
(ANS – La Paz) – The sector for Youth Ministry of Don Bosco College El Prado, through the “Voluntariado Juvenil Salesiano” (Salesian Juvenile Voluntary Work), in the month of December did the experience of “Navilandia” in the Transit Hotel of the bus terminal of La Paz, with the title, “They are not Street Children, They are Our Children”.
France – “ALIVE: Death Does Not Stop Life”. A Multi-award Winning Short Film by a Young Salesian Missionary
(ANS – Paris) – John Paul Swaminathan is a young Salesian missionary in France, who pursues masters in film direction and producing movies for European televisions at the “EICAR” (École Internationale de Création Audiovisuelle et de Réalisation), the International Film School of Paris. His short film project “ALIVE: Death Does Not Stop Life” received three main awards last December: the Albert R. Broccoli Award, the Best Student Short Film and the Best Sound Awards, at the film fest organized by EICAR, in collaboration with “La Cinématheque Française” and the Ministry of Culture and Development in France.
Living Christmas in the Salesian Style
Current times are times of crisis. They present situations that regretfully are in contrast with the festive message of Christmas and that, naturally, are greatly disheartening. The message of the Gospel invites us to celebrate Christmas with a different view of reality and to be filled with hope in this time we are living. This is what we express through our Christmas wishes, when for instance we tell our friends “May the light of Christ illumine us”, “May the mystery of love flood your lives” or when we speak of the “great feast of sharing”.
It is appropriate that these expressions we repeat every year may be understood in their true meaning.
RMG – GSFS2017: the Family of Don Bosco at work for the Families
(ANS – Rome) – One day is left to the great appointment of the Days of Spirituality of the Salesian Family (GSFS). The event, which this year reaches its 35th edition, begins tomorrow, January 19th, and finishes on Sunday 22nd. As per tradition, the theme of the works is the Strenna of the Rector Major, which for 2017 is: “We are Family! Every Home a School of Life and Love”.
RMG – GSFS2017: Many Families in the Salesian Family
(ANS – Rome) – The fundamental link between Youth Ministry and Family Ministry was put again at the centre of Salesian reflection by the Rector Major, Fr. Ángel Fernández Artime, with the Strenna 2017. But it is quite some time that diverse realities of the Salesian Family realise paths and proposals to accompany the families in today’s challenges. Some of these initiatives are being presented now at the Days of Spirituality of the Salesian Family 2017.