Brazil - Continental Seminar on Missionary Animation and Formation

Cachoeira do Campo, Brazil - April 2017 - From 23 to 30 April, a Seminar on Missionary Animation ...

RMG - Message of the Rector Major on the situation in Venezuela

(ANS - Rome) - Faced with the delicate situation in Venezuela, the Rector Major of the Salesians, ...

Syria - Stop War! Another young oratorian killed along with her cousin

(ANS - Damascus) - During the war in Syria, the Salesians have repeatedly witnessed tragic ...

Kenya – The Rector Major: “Valdocco is not only in Turin, it is here also”

(ANS – Nairobi) – It is said that the “best things are kept to the ...

Venezuela - Fr Méndez: "I feel obliged in conscience to address all of you"

(ANS - Caracas) - The situation in Venezuela is worrying the whole world because millions of people ...

RMG - Pope of Peace in Egypt of Peace: Interview with Fr Maurizio Spreafico, SDB

(ANS - Rome) - Fr Maurizio Spreafico is currently on the formation staff of young Salesians in ...

Italy - Salesian Communication Days: being formed to Communicate Hope and Trust in Our Time

(ANS - Rome) -  The Salesian Communication Days at the Salesian Pontifical University ...


(ANS – Makuyu) – On 26th April, 2017 the Rector Major went to Makuyu, about 80 kilometres from Nairobi. At the highway, about one kilometre from the Don Bosco Technical School and parish, the students and the youth lined up to receive the Rector Major. From there he was taken in procession to Don Bosco with the accompaniment of a brass band and singing youth. 

(ANS - Rome) - On 27 February 2017, Pope Francis authorized the promulgation of the Decree of Martyrdom of the Salesian Priest, Fr Titus Zeman, who in the 1950s and 1960s, under Communist totalitarianism in Czechoslovakia, gave his life for the defence of the ministerial priesthood and the saving of vocations. There are now many initiatives to help people to get to know more about this new martyr who worked hard for the Church and for vocations.

(ANS - Caracas) - The situation in Venezuela is worrying the whole world because millions of people are on the brink of a fratricidal war. Great protests are taking place in the streets of Venezuela, and many priests and religious are taking part in them.  "We are carrying this cross just as the people have to, at national and international level, because of a nefarious government," said the Bishops' Conference of Venezuela. In this situation, the Salesian Provincial in the country, Fr Francisco Antonio Méndez Serrano, SDB, recorded a video message expressing his concern about the serious social crisis.

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  • What plot, Lord, are you weaving?

    On a day of protests and clashes in Venezuela, two young people were assassinated. Carlos José Moreno Barón was killed while on his way to a football pitch.  He did not reach his destination. Paola Ramírez Gómez, 23, was killed while returning from a job interview as she was passing in front of San Carlos Square in San Cristóbal. Neither of them was participating in the protests.



  • Mexico – Kindness matters

    (ANS – Tijuana) – Between May 2016 and January 2017, a Haitian tsunami hit Tijuana. These migrants arrived dizzy, exhausted, cold, hungry, and broke after their threemonth land journey from Brazil. Some were sick. Some had delivered babies or miscarried en route. Some had buried their dead along the way or watched helplessly as loved ones were swept away by swollen rivers. Some left their dead to rot in the woods. Some were stripsearched, robbed, raped, or exploited as they traveled through Central America.



    My thought goes to the Salesian presences around the world because our dream is that they might be true dispensers of life to so many young people, and a life in abundance, an authentic, true life which gives them dignity and helps them also experience the great gift that God is in their lives.


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