“What kind of Salesian for today’s youth? A concrete man, who makes courageous decisions,” says Holy Father

14 Jan 2019

(ANS – Vatican City – January 10) – On the occasion of the opening of the Salesian Family Spirituality Days, we publish the preface written by the Holy Father for the book edited by Antonio Carriero, SDB, Evangelii gaudium con don Bosco, a text in which the Salesian Family takes up
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Salesian Saints of January: Blessed Louis Variara (1875-1923)

10 Jan 2019

January 15, memorial for SDBs (optional for rest of SF) Adapted from www.sdb.org Early years Louis Variara was born in Viarigi (Asti), Italy, on January 15, 1875, to a devout Catholic family. His father Peter had heard Don Bosco in 1856, when he came to the village to preach a
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Salesian Saints of January: Blessed Titus Zeman (1915-1969)

08 Jan 2019

  January 8, memorial by Frs. Enrico dal Covolo and Giorgio Mocci, supplemented by material from Michal Titus Radosinsky’s “Father Titus Zeman, SDB, Martyr for Saving Vocations” Following his vocation The story of Fr. Titus Zeman is an excellent example of faithfulness to Don Bosco’s cause, especially through the zeal
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Strenna 2019 – Commentary of the Rector Major

31 Dec 2018

Strenna 2019 Commentary of the Rector Major   “So that my joy may be in you” (John 15:11) HOLINESS FOR YOU TOO   My dear Brothers and Sisters, my dear Salesian Family, Continuing our century-old tradition, at the beginning of this New Year 2019 I address myself to each one
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Rector Major Message: THE MULTICOLORED FACE OF DON BOSCO TODAY

27 Dec 2018

So many amazing stories that console and encourage us   Dear Salesian confreres and friends of Don Bosco, I greet you most cordially. You must know that for Don Bosco the Salesian Bulletin and other newsletters were most precious means for making known all the good that he and his
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Canadian Missionary Gets Variety of Ministries in Southern Africa Province

20 Dec 2018

By Fr. Sean McEwen, SDB   (Johannesburg – December 19) – I have been looking for some recent photos [as requested by Fr. Tim Zak], but I have to admit I really do not have anything aside from photos from regional meetings. I was reassigned from the school a couple of
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The Salesian Brother: A Lifestyle Delineated in the Experience of Baptism and the Following of Jesus

20 Dec 2018

By Bro. José Enrique Sobrero Bosch, SDB (ANS – Luanda, Angola – December 14) – The proposal of Jesus that we read, meditate, and live comes from the Gospel. Every day we dive into those pages to meet the Teacher and practice a good, concrete lifestyle in our daily lives.
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Good to know: How many Salesians are in initial formation?

19 Dec 2018

How many Salesians are in initial formation? (ANS, 12/13/18) Prenovices: 521 Novices: 435 Postnovices: 942 Trainees: 676 Theology students: 740 Brothers in specific training: 68

The Message of the Rector Major to December: Whispering God

06 Dec 2018

By Fr. Angel Fernandez Artime WHISPERING GOD The great, striking message of Christmas, destined to change the face of the earth and to fill it with joy, is by all appearances insignificant: a newborn Baby lying in a manger. We, too, through so many small and gentle signs, in so many
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Toward a Gospel-based Salesian Spirituality

06 Dec 2018

by Fr. Thomas Anchukandam, SDB Director of the Institute of Salesian History   (ANS – Rome – November 30) – Christian spirituality as understood from the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth is one which manifests itself in the way a person in keeping with his faith in God
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