Cebu, Philippines - January 14th – Numerous celebrations are held on the occasion of the national feast of “Santo Niño” all over the Philippines, and people participate with devotion and in large numbers in this event. in Cebu the little statue of the “Santo Niño”, one of the most ancient Christian relics of the country - which according to tradition was donated in 1521 by the first European explorers to Raja Humabon, King of the island of Cebu, on the occasion of his conversion to Catholicism – is taken in procession from the Basilica Minor where it is normally kept to the National Sanctuaries of St. Joseph and of Our Lady of the Rule, before returning to its place on the morning of the Sunday festivity, through a great fluvial procession.
Ensenada, Argentina – January 2017 – From January 9th to 14th, at the Salesian house of Ensenada there was the celebration of Campobosco 2017, on the theme “A Family is formed in the Encounter with the Others”. About one hundred people took part in this event. The youth, guided by animators, adults and priests, did several activities such as sports, games, cultural groups of study and reflection of the theme of the Family, in tune with the Strenna 2017 of the Rector Major “We are Family! Every home, a school of Life and Love”.
Lomé, Togo – January 2017 – On January 12th, the celebration of the Salesian Vocations Week began in Lomé on the theme of the Strenna 2017 of the Rector Major “We are Family! Every home, a school of Life and Love”.
Hong Kong – January 15th, 2017 – On January 15th, the Salesian Family of the CIN Province organised a day of presentation and study of the Strenna 2017 of the Rector Major “We are Family! Every home, a school of Life and Love”. Fr. Lanfranco Fedrigotti, Provincial of the Salesians of the CIN Province, guided the activities.