Salesians Are Signs of Hope among Young Venezuelans

15 Feb 2018

(ANS – Caracas, Venezuela – February 13) – In a Venezuela hit by the crisis, the Salesians are signs of hope among young people, following the guidelines drawn by the Rector Major’s 2018 Strenna: “Lord, give me this water. We cultivate the art of listening and accompaniment.” In order to give new life
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Against the Use of Child Soldiers: Ciudad Don Bosco in Medellin, a “factory” of peace ambassadors

15 Feb 2018

(ANS – Medellin, Colombia – February 12) – On February 12 every year, the International Day against the Use of Child Soldiers is celebrated. International organizations estimate there are over 250,000 children who participate in armed conflicts around the globe, far from their families and educational opportunity. The Salesians work
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Salesian Saints of February: Blessed Pope Pius IX (1792-1878)

31 Jan 2018

Optional Memorial February 7 www.sdb.org Student and missionary Giovanni Maria Mastai-Ferretti was the ninth child of Count Girolamo and Caterina Sollazzi. He was born in Senigallia on May 13, 1792. Between 1803 and 1808 he was a pupil at the boarding school for nobility in Volterra. Wanting to become a
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Italy – “Don Bosco’s dream is a dream that becomes reality.” Salesian Spirituality Days of Salesian Family concludes

27 Jan 2018

By: InfoANS  (ANS – Turin) – With the Sunday Eucharistic celebration in the Basilica of Mary Help of Christians and the subsequent summary meeting in the Teatro Grande of Valdocco, the 36th edition of the Spirituality Days of the Salesian Family has come to an end. They have been four days
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“Whatever you do to the least of your brothers and sisters, you do to Me” (Matthew 25:40, 45)

20 Jan 2018

“Migrants and refugees don’t represent just a problem to be solved, but are brothers and sisters to be welcomed, respected and loved.” Pope Francis By Fr. Thomas Brennan    On Sunday, January 14, 2018, Pope Francis celebrated the Sunday morning Mass St. Peter’s to mark the church’s 104th World Day
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BLESSED LAURA VICUÑA – JANUARY 22

18 Jan 2018

Salesian Saints of January   Blessed Laura Vicuña (1891-1904)   January 22, optional memorial (memorial for the FMAs)   Pastoral note: In the U.S., the Mass of Blessed Laura may not be celebrated on the 22nd. The bishops of the U.S. mandate a Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection
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“Whatever you do to the least of your brothers and sisters, you do to Me” (Matthew 25:40, 45)

17 Jan 2018

BY FR. THOMAS BRENNAN “Migrants and refugees don’t represent just a problem to be solved, but are brothers and sisters to be welcomed, respected and loved.” Pope Francis On Sunday, January 14, 2018, Pope Francis celebrated the Sunday morning Mass St. Peter’s to mark the church’s 104th World Day of
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RM: Don Bosco taught us that God wants us always to be happy

11 Jan 2018

THE MESSAGE OF THE RECTOR MAJOR   It is most certain that Don Bosco is alive today, alive in so many different realities where thousands and thousands of people carry his dream forward, in the name of Jesus. And he is still alive because he continues to be their inspiration.
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Special Report: Where Are Our Salesians in the Digital Courtyard?

11 Jan 2018

(ANS – Manila  – Philippines – January 9) – Faced with today’s modern reality, Salesians all over the world try to be present among the young people in the “digital courtyard.” But how can they be present in an ambivalent place, where pornography and the Gospel both find space? Thus Fr.
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Blessed Louis Variara (1875-1923)

11 Jan 2018

Memorial January 15 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 mission. Four months before the saint’s death,
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