(ANS - Santiago) - Like every July 25, at the feast of St. James, pastoral agents, laity and consecrated persons gathered in the Santiago Metropolitan Cathedral to celebrate the feast of the patron saint of the city and of the Church of Santiago. It was the opportunity for hundreds of faithful to present their desires, hopes and challenges for the city.
(ANS - Ondo) – "In my quest as a young man, I had enthusiastically participated in several missionary groups, but with time the dedication disappeared via pastoral commitments and the responsibilities of my work. Then suddenly ... lightning struck!" Salesian Fr Italo Spagnolo speaks of the start of his 35-year mission in Africa.
(ANS - Rome) - The water of life, the one only Jesus can give, and Salesian focus on the education of youth: these are the central elements of the Strenna 2018 theme: "Sir, give me this water. LET US CULTIVATE THE ART OF LISTENING AND ACCOMPANIMENT." The Rector Major, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, during the summer session of the General Council, presented the Strenna's theme and guidelines, which will be made available, as per tradition, towards the new year.
(ANS – Phnom Penh) – The Cambodian branch of Schneider Electric, the multinational energy giant, signed an agreement with the Don Bosco Foundation of Cambodia for the supply of electrical energy and the construction of a solar-powered water pump at the Salesian technical school of Phnom Penh. The agreement is a first step towards further collaboration that aims to also involve the electrical training departments of the Salesian centers of Poipet, Sihanoukville, Battambang and Kep.
(ANS - Cape Town) – Irishman Fr Patrick Naughton has been serving the young as a missionary in South Africa for over 30 years. He is currently the Economer of the Salesian house in Cape Town and has never stopped working for vulnerable children and youth at risk of the country he has devoted his life to.
(ANS - Cairo) – In Egypt's Salesian schools, intensive Italian language courses for young people have started recently, animated by young volunteers from the Salesian Central Italy Circumscription(ICC). As always, the impact is not without emotions, a mix of fears and anxieties, but also with a desire to start afresh, to give.