Salesian Rector Major to Visit U.S. and Canadian Salesians

09 Aug 2018

By Fr. Mike Mendl             The rector major (superior general) of the Salesians of Don Bosco, Father Angel Fernandez Artime, SDB, will be conducting a fraternal visit to the Salesians’ New Rochelle, N.Y., Province from Monday, September 3, to Wednesday, September 12. Since the province is geographically large, encompassing the
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What Do the Young People Think of Salesians?

09 Aug 2018

ANS Editorial (Rome – August 6) – A few days ago I saw a group of young people in St. Peter’s Square in Rome with the flag of one of our Salesian schools. I was struck by the affectionate and cheerful relationship of the boys and girls with their teachers
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The Message of the Rector Major for August: Full Lives

02 Aug 2018

THE MESSAGE OF THE RECTOR MAJOR ANGEL FERNANDEZ ARTIME   FULL LIVES   I believe that this is what we have most at heart, dear readers – to feel that we are living a life that is full.  It seems that this is a very human aspiration.  It is with
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Gift to the Rector Major to Celebrate His Visit

02 Aug 2018

by Fr. Abe Feliciano, SDB   Every year the Salesian Family is gifted by the Rector Major with the Strenna, the theme usually being announced during the Northern Hemisphere’s summer season, followed by the publication of the Rector Major’s commentary on New Year’s Eve. Inspired by the 2018 Strenna, “‘Lord,
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Interview with Fr. Timothy Ploch about Venezuela

01 Aug 2018

” Young people teach Salesians to live with hope.” Interview with Fr. Timothy Ploch on Venezuela (ANS – Caracas, Venezuela – July 24) – Fr. Timothy Ploch, regional councilor for Interamerica, last spring carried out an extraordinary visitation in the name of the Rector Major to the province of Venezuela.
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Defining the Value of Water from a Rights-Based Perspective

31 Jul 2018

By Fr. Tom Brennan, edited by ANS (ANS – United Nations – July 27) – On Wednesday, July 18, the Salesians of Don Bosco co-sponsored an event on the human right to water with the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese, the Sisters of Mercy, Blue Planet Project, the Sisters of the Sacred
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SALESIAN SAINTS OF AUGUST: Blessed August Czartoryski, SDB

25 Jul 2018

Blessed August Czartoryski, SDB August 2, optional memorial Text and photo by Fr. Mike Mendl, SDB August Czartoryski was a most unusual Salesian: a prince of Polish royal blood. His parents were living in exile in Paris when he was born in 1858. He studied in both Paris and Krakow
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Interview with Fr. Francisco Mendez , Salesian provincial of Venezuela.

19 Jul 2018

“The Salesians have not surrendered and will not give up, because we are many united to God” (ANS – Caracas, Venezuela – July 18) – Fr. Francisco Mendez is in his fifth year as the Salesian provincial of Venezuela. In the country’s current situation, his task is difficult yet stimulating –
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Communicating in the network: this is the challenge

03 Jul 2018

(ANS – Rome – June 29) – The Pope’s appeal to “Proclaiming the Gospel of mercy to all peoples … through the means of communication that the new digital cultural context makes available to our contemporaries” is a great challenge. The Church continues to take decisive steps in this direction.
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Salesian Meditation: A Perennial Source of Energy for Spiritual Renewal

03 Jul 2018

(ANS – Rome – July 2) – A few weeks after the study seminar on Salesian meditation, which took place at St. Callistus, May 10-12, the Formation Department returns to re-examine the meaning of that event and the steps to be taken to rediscover and live an element of Salesian
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