(ANS - Lagos) - In Nigeria, everything is the best: the number of inhabitants of the country which is the most populous in Africa, the strong facial features and burly physique of the people, the loud laughter of the people when they speak, the sound of drums and the singing at Mass, even the dust which rises everywhere and covers everything in a short time. In this country so full of life, the Salesians are dynamic and hard-working, all for the good of the young.
(ANS – Xuân Hiệp) – The Rector Major’s visit to the St John Bosco Province of Vietnam began with festive greetings and important meetings. With many young confreres still in initial formation and a large number of candidates and not so many apostolic works apart from parishes, this province presents a variety of great gifts and challenges.
(ANS - Ho Chi Minh City) - After about 20 hours of flight, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, Rector Major, and his secretary, Fr Horacio López, reached Ho Chi Minh City about noon, today 20 February. It is a city of 13 million people, of whom 5 million are migrants. His first stop is at the Don Bosco School in Xuan Hiep which has many migrant children among its students.
RMG - A new image of Don Bosco, "with young people for young people"
(ANS - Rome) – In future, when the Rector Major and his Councillors go to the various regions for the Team Visit, they will carry with them a small statue of Don Bosco. It is in contemporary style and a bit different from traditional images. Mauro Baldassarri, the artist who created the statue, has spoken about his relationship with Don Bosco and about art and education.
Listen to the voice of God in the young
Pope Francis is undoubtedly one of the greatest leaders of our time; it is impossible for a believer to understand the geopolitical and social context while ignoring his interventions. He is a profoundly innovative Pontiff who always surprises us with his teaching impregnated the "freshness" of the Gospel which frightens and shock many people.
Italy - Salesian Mission Day 2017: Don Bosco's dream continues
(ANS - Rome) - The Salesian Mission Day is an event that is celebrated all round the world, although on different dates. It offers an opportunity to reflect on the missionary dimension of the Salesian charism. Next Sunday, 26 February it will be celebrated in Italy, with the traditional name "DOMISAL" (Salesian Mission Sunday). The guiding theme will be "... and they stayed with us," recalling the action of the Salesian missionaries among the indigenous peoples of Latin America.
Mexico - Living on the border: the imperative to be disobedient religiously and politically
(ANS - Ciudad Juárez) - They want to take the border away from us! Yes, I say very clearly, they want to take away the border! It may seem a very strange expression and not very correct, but it is an expression full of meaning. And this is why I repeat: they want to take away the border and we will not allow them to!