(ANS - Rome) – Two-week of waiting, with investigating authorities working professionally and silently and hundreds of thousands of Don Bosco's faithful and sympathizers praying, and yesterday, Thursday, June 15, the ampoule containing a part of Don Bosco's brain was found. The news was met with a huge sigh of relief, a happy ending of the affair; great, indeed, the joy and gratitude of the entire Salesian Family.
RMG - Recovered the relic of Don Bosco. "We thank God and all those who have helped and supported us"
(ANS - Rome) - "We are deeply happy to recover the relic of Don Bosco. We thank God for the quick and happy conclusion of the incident, along with all those who have helped and supported us these days: the Asti carabinieri (Italian Police), all the authorities who collaborated, and in general thousands and thousands of people who have been praying these days and have been close to us.
“Truly, THANK YOU." These were the first words pronounced by the Rector Major, Don Ángel Fernández Artime, on the announcement by the authorities of the discovery, of the relic of Don Bosco which was recently stolen from the Basilica of Castelnuovo on June 2.
Italy - Summer solidarity, alternative holidays
(ANS - Rome) - Twenty-six young Italians have decided to dedicate part of their summer in a holiday of solidarity in Egypt serving as missionary volunteers in Salesian houses in Alexandria, Cairo-Zaytoun and Cairo-Rod El Farag, where they shall engage in educational activities in oratories and schools. Fr Michelangelo Dessì of the Missionary Animation of the Salesian Central Italy District(ICC) presents this educational, supportive and missionary proposal.
Communicating hope and confidence in our time, a difficult task
22 May, 2017: It is 10:35 PM, local time. The concert of American pop star Ariana Grande at the Manchester City Arena turns into a night of terror when a terrorist attack kills 22 people, many young; in the following days, repeated attacks in Egypt, Afghanistan, and even more recently in London, the number of victims tragically increases.
Angola - Educational-Pedagogical Project for the Reintegration of Children and Adolescents in and from the Streets
(ANS - Luanda) - Salesians in Angola, with the help of the NGO "International Voluntary Service for Development" (VIS), organized a round table on Friday, June 23, on "Advocacy for the Protection of Children in Risk Situations." The event was the occasion to present the Manual "Projecto Educativo-Pedagógico para Reinserção de Crianças e Adolescentes de e na Rua", or the Educational-Pedagogical Project for the Reintegration of Children and Adolescents of and on the Streets, which explains in detail the steps needed to pursue a path of (re) education and reintegration into society, according to the values and principles of the Preventive System.
RMG – Building a family, in the rituals of every day
(ANS - Rome) – "A life-long love begins again every day." Here is the essence of love, the essence that Fr A.M. Carré condensed into a single maxim that he would always repeat to couples during their wedding cerimony: "spouses forever, remaining engaged." And how do you manage to stay loyal to your spouse a whole lifetime? Through love in the rituals of every day: by a kiss, a greeting, a hug and a thousand gestures that are rituals and that should never become routine. The Rector Major in the Strenna for 2017 invites building a family through the rituals of every day, by living "a love that is faithful, everlasting and open to life."