(ANS – Bootle) – On Saturday the 10th June, people from all across the UK came together to celebrate 50 years of Salesian education in Bootle. The celebration Mass was led by the Most Reverend Malcolm McMahon OP, Archbishop of Liverpool, in the presence of the Provincial Fr Gerry Briody SDB, members of the Salesian Family, past and present Governors, Staff and pupils.
(ANS - Montevideo) - The Salesian courtyard, a privileged historical scenario for meeting and accompanying the journey, has found new extensions and opportunities in the 21st century that do not know the limits of time or space. "For Don Bosco: home, parish, courtyard and school are not physical spaces, but attitudes of the heart intertwined and mixed together, where the presence of one implies that of others. These are attitudes that in Salesian homes are not declaimed, but experienced," says Juan Pablo Massimelli, Pastoral Head at “Talleres Don Bosco.”
(ANS - Victorica) - Salesian Mission Day 2017 is centered on the First Announcement of the Gospel among America's indigenous peoples. It offers, therefore, a good opportunity to learn more about the longest missionary experience of the Salesian Congregation, which was initiated in Patagonia by Msgr. Cagliero. Among the missionaries present today in the American continent, between Patagonia and the Argentinean Pampas, is Fr Natalino Venancio Freitas de Jesus, originally from East Timor.
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."