(ANS - Wasakentsa) - Edwin Fernando Cárdenas made his profession as a Salesian in 2013. When he completed his studies in Pedagogy and Philosophy, his superiors sent him for practical training and pastoral work to Wasakentsa, His testimony "My Day as a Young Salesian" recounts the experience of a Salesian as he enters pastoral ministry with enthusiasm and passion.
(ANS - Locri) - Fr Mimmo Madonna, Rector of the Salesian house of Locri, wanted to ensure young people’s right to leisure, play and creativity, and he got the idea that one way he could do this was with a minibus. Last summer he decided to rent a bus to bring children who lived on the outskirts of the town to the oratory.
(ANS – Manila) – Almost 30 years of the Pugad Don Bosco in Makati, Manila - Philippines is not a short time. Over the years hundreds of youth in need, most of them poor migrant youth coming to the capital or street children have got a home, family and good chance to grow. Over the years, the integral education services have become more complete and include the human and Christian growth of the young people. Below there are just three snapshots.
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!