We can be prophets of fraternity

06 Dec 2018

Dear Salesian Family, Last week I visited the SDB community in Belle Glade. There are four SDBs and a Salesian lay missioner (SLM) in the religious community, two born in the USA, two born in Spain, and one born in Haiti. They serve at St. Philip Benizi Parish, where they
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Migrants: a salesian view

29 Nov 2018

Dear Salesian Family,   A few weeks ago, the Holy See press office released a statement announcing that Pope Francis has shifted the date of the annual World Day of Migrants and Refugees from January to the last Sunday in September. In 2019, this will be September 29. Ordinarily, such
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Salesians and Missionaries

15 Nov 2018

Salesian News November 15, 2018 Dear Salesian Family, When I was at the meeting of SDB provincials of the Interamerica Region last month, I heard one of the provincials mention jóvenes en salida (“young people going out”). I immediately thought of the situation of many young people in Canada and
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“What kind of Salesians for today’s youths?

08 Nov 2018

November 8, 2018   Dear Salesian Family,   I’m sure you are aware that the Rector Major has convoked a general chapter for the SDBs to be held in Turin from February 16 to April 4, 2020. He has proposed this topic for reflection: “What kind of Salesians for today’s
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01 Nov 2018

Dear Salesian Family, We just finished the month of October, the month of the Holy Rosary. The Holy Father had invited all the faithful of the world to pray the Rosary every day during the month, joining in communion and in penitence as the people of God, to ask the
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Listening to and engaging the young people

18 Oct 2018

Dear Salesian Family,   The Synod on Youth, the Faith, and Vocational Discernment is now in its third week. I hope you have been able to follow this historic event. You can find updates at www.synod2018.va and www.saltandlighttv.org. Of course, this Synod is of particular importance for the Salesian Family
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October: the month of the Holy Rosary and of the mission

11 Oct 2018

Dear Salesian Family,   October is the month of the Holy Rosary. The Holy Father has invited all the faithful of the world to pray the Rosary every day during this entire month, joining in communion and in penitence as the people of God, to ask the Blessed Virgin Mary
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Our common home

26 Sep 2018

Dear Salesian Family, “Sir, give me this water.” This is the familiar Scripture passage from the story of the Samaritan woman in the Gospel of John that Fr. Angel used in the 2018 Strenna. It expresses the longing of every human heart to be filled with the grace of God
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To my Salesian brothers and dear members of the Salesian Family,

30 Aug 2018

To my Salesian brothers and dear members of the Salesian Family, On August 14, a Pennsylvania grand jury report was released which stated that more than 1,000 children had been abused by hundreds of Catholic priests in six Pennsylvania dioceses. It also stated that Church officials had tried to cover
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Mass of First Profession – Homily

22 Aug 2018

We’re all familiar with the story of Don Bosco’s meeting with Bartholomew Garelli, in the Church of St. Francis of Assisi on December 8, 1841. It is a popular story for the kids in our camps and schools to act out. For Don Bosco, it was much more than one
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