(ANS – Marsala) – The house “Divine Providence” of Marsala celebrates in 2017 the 125 years of its existence. Its project was sent and approved by Don Bosco himself, and the house hosted several renowned Salesians like Fr. Rua, Fr. Rinaldi and Fr. Ziggiotti.
(ANS – Vatican City) – On February 14th, 2017, in the ordinary Session of Cardinals and Bishops members of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, a positive opinion was expressed with regard to the fame of sanctity and the practice of heroic virtues of the Servant of God Octavio Ortiz Arrieta, born in Lima (Peru) on April 19th, 1878 and died in Chachapoyas (Peru), on March 1st, 1958, the first Salesian from Peru and bishop of Chachapoyas for 37 years.
(ANS – Rome) – In many Salesian communities, schools and parishes the youth and Lay Mission Partners can't understand that they are truly part of one “World - wide community” (SDB Constitutions art. 59). One of the most visible signs of this global Salesian communion is a simple world map with all Salesian provinces around the 132 countries. After two years there is again the chance to print out an updated version, with the more recent statistics of each Salesian Province and Delegations.
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!