“Global” Novena to Mary Help of Christians

10 May 2018

(ANS – Rome – May 3) – This year the Salesian Family celebrates the 150th anniversary of the consecration and opening of Turin’s basilica of Mary Help of Christians (1868-2018). To mark this important anniversary, Fr. Angel Fernandez Artime, with the support of the Communications Department, has launched an initiative
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Rector Major Visits Paraguay

10 May 2018

(ANS – Asuncion, Paraguay) – Fr. Angel Fernandez Artime arrived in Paraguay on Monday, April 30, and visited many different Salesians presences and projects in the country until May 8. “Let us walk together, with Don Bosco and the young” was the slogan inspiring the animation visit of Don Bosco’s tenth
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Fr. Tim Ploch Meets Salesian Family in Venezuela

10 May 2018

  (ANS – Caracas, Venezuela – May 4) – During the extraordinary visit of the Venezuela Province, Fr. Timothy Ploch, councilor for the Interamerica Region, took part in a meeting with the Salesian Family on May 1. The event, organized by Fr. David Marin, delegate for the Salesian Family in
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Salesian Communications Day: Form Yourself So That Words and Gestures Are Authentic and Reliable

10 May 2018

(ANS – Rome – May 2) – “Nourishing oneself on truth and communicating truth means nourishing oneself on life and on communicating life.” This is perhaps the best summary of the Seventh Salesian Communications Days, held at the Salesian Pontifical University of Rome on April 27-28. The awareness of the pitfalls
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Italia: Salesian Websites Renewed

01 May 2018

Updates for Valdocco and the Catacombs of St. Callistus  (ANS – Rome – April 20) – Valdocco, the beating heart of the Salesian world; and the catacombs of St. Callistus, a space rooted to the origins of Christianity, for decades entrusted to the care of the Salesian Congregation, are both places of
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Santo Domingo: Manuel (Manny) Mota and the Salesians

26 Apr 2018

Major League Baseball star for 18 seasons (1962-1979) with the Giants, Pirates, Expos, and Dodgers, with a lifetime batting average of .304, held the MLB career record for pinch hits (150) for 22 seasons before it was surpassed in 2001. by Maria E. Perez (ANS – Santo Domingo, D.R. –
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Film documentary “Love”: Offering education to stop this modern slavery of youths forced into prostitution in Sierra Leone

26 Apr 2018

In new film, girls rescued from prostitution are “heroes of the story” Claire Giangravè CONTRIBUTING EDITOR, CRUX April 14, 2018 ROME – While journalists often get bogged down in the failures and weaknesses of the Catholic Church, there are times when compelling examples of service, mission and faith should get
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Technology Essential in Service of the Salesian Mission

25 Apr 2018

(ANS – Rome – April 17) – On Monday, April 16, a seminar began for the leaders and operators of Salesian mission offices, planning and development offices, various foundations, and other Salesian organizations involved in communications, fundraising, and development activities. The seminar’s theme is digital marketing: “Technology at the service of
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Rector Major in Mexico: “Don Bosco’s criterion was charity for the neediest, especially for young people”

25 Apr 2018

The Rector Major visited Mexico’s Guadalajara Province from April 16 to 21. The province covers the western and northern areas of Mexico, a region with strong Catholic and Salesian traditions. In May 2017 Don Bosco’s tenth successor visited the Mexico City Province, which covers the southern part of the country.
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Venezuela: Salesians Remain Alongside the People

24 Apr 2018

A Country Without a Future Salesians Remain Alongside the People (ANS – Caracas – April 19) – “I have eight children, and I cannot even go to protest, because if they kill me – what will happen to them?” says a Venezuelan mother, crying. “They make us keep quiet through
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