Blessed Madeleine Morano (1847-1908), religious

08 Nov 2018

November 15, optional memorial   by Fr. Pier Luigi Cameroni, SDB Madeleine Catherine Morano began her apprenticeship as a teacher when she was still young. Her whole life was to be spent teaching, especially after her graduation as an elementary school teacher. Over a period of 30 years, she built
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Celebrating Vocation Awareness Week with Salesian Emphasis

01 Nov 2018

  By Fr. Dominic Tran, SDB   November 4 to 10 is Vocation Awareness Week. It is a national event in the U.S. to promote a vocation culture with an emphasis on consecrated and priestly vocations.   Let us first and foremost pray for young people and their vocational discernment.
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Salesian Saint of November: Blessed Artemides Zatti

01 Nov 2018

Blessed Artemides Zatti (1880-1951), religious   November 14* (U.S.A.), memorial for SDBs          optional memorial for FMAs and DBVs November 13 (Canada and elsewhere)   November 14 marks the memorial of Bl. Artemides Zatti, SDB (1880-1951) in the United States, transferred on account of a conflict in the U.S. with
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THE MESSAGE OF THE RECTOR MAJOR – November

01 Nov 2018

GOOD NEWS STILL EXISTS! The new SDB and FMA Missionaries Called to witness to God’s presence in the world, with the unmistakable Salesian style: beginning from the ground up, from the littlest ones.   I am writing to you, dear friends, just a few hours after having bestowed the missionary
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Hearts on Fire and Work to Do

01 Nov 2018

by Elizabeth Gamarra (Rome – October 29) – We’re on our way home with our hearts on fire, surrendering ourselves to let the Holy Spirit guide us in fulfilling our Salesian mission. We were blessed to have been able to share this experience with Cooperators and delegates from 66 countries.
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All young people are our young people,” Rector Major Tells Synod

25 Oct 2018

(ANS – Vatican City – October 19) – Being open and near young people, with special attention to those from immigrant communities, was the focus of Fr. Angel Fernandez Artime’s words at the Synod of Bishops. Holy Father, first of all, receive my profound and sincere gratitude for the gift you
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Salesian Saints of October: Blessed Michael Rua (1837-1910), priest

25 Oct 2018

October 29, memorial by Fr. Mike Mendl, SDB As rector major, Fr. Michael Rua was well known for his solicitude for his Salesian confreres around the world. This solicitude is evident in his dealings with the confreres in New York from the date of their arrival late in 1898 until
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Book: The Educational Preventive System of Don Bosco Today

25 Oct 2018

17 October 2018 (ANS – Bolton, England – October 17) – Education is not only a matter of instruction and the acquisition of skills. We must be concerned also with the formation of intelligence, freedom, and the capacities to love and do good to others. A book by Salesian Fr. Carlo Nanni,
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St. Paul VI, a Pope Who Loved the Salesians

18 Oct 2018

by Fr. Gianni Caputa, SDB (ANS – Rome – October 11) – On October 14 Giovanni Battista Montini, elected Pope Paul VI on June 21, 1963, was canonized by Pope Francis. It was enough for Cardinal Ottaviani, announcing the election, to pronounce the baptismal name of the new Pope, “Ioannem Baptistam,”
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Synod: “Accompaniment is the way to friendship and trust, to sharing the life of children and youths”

18 Oct 2018

Bishop Luc Van Looy’s Address to Synod (AustraLasia – Vatican City – October 16) – Bishop Luc Van Looy, SDB, bishop of Ghent, Belgium, is among the participants in the Synod of Bishops. For 20 years a missionary in South Korea, and another 20 years a member of the Salesian general
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