150th Missionary Expedition: “If it’s not outgoing, it’s not Church”

17 Oct 2019

“If it’s not outgoing, it’s not Church” (ANS – Rome – October 3) – In 1875 Don Bosco gathered around him a group of ten young men who were about to cross the Atlantic, a journey that for some would be without return. It was 4:00 p.m., and the shrine
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SDB Salesian Family delegates meet in Rome

10 Oct 2019

by Fr. Thomas Dunne, SDB, Province Delegate to the Salesian Family September 2019 in Rome was a significant moment for the SDB Delegates for the Salesian Family throughout the world. The Salesian Family Secretariat, under the leadership of Fr. Eusebio Muñoz, S.D.B., gathered the province delegates for the Salesian Family
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Salesian Saints of October: Blessed Albert Marvelli (1918-1946)

03 Oct 2019

Salesian Saints of October Blessed Albert Marvelli (1918-1946) Engineer, Apostle, and Salesian Pupil   October 5, optional memorial        The Salesian Family observes October 5 as the liturgical memorial of Blessed Albert Marvelli except in the New York Archdiocese, where the feast of the Dedication of the Cathedral outranks the
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Rector Major Message – THE DANCE OF THE BRONZE CHILDREN

03 Oct 2019

by FATHER ANGEL FERNANDEZ ARTIME THE DANCE OF THE BRONZE CHILDREN The monument to Don Bosco in front of the basilica of Mary Help of Christians in Valdocco  is a symbol of the Salesian mission in the world   My dear readers of Salesian News, I greet you from Dimapur,
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Canada: Celebrating 10 Newcomer Families – and Counting

28 Sep 2019

By Antoniette Pace Lay Pastoral Assistant, St. Benedict Church, Etobicoke, Ont.   (Etobicoke, Ont. – September 22) – It began as an idea by a volunteer. Soon after, the same idea was shared by another volunteer in a separate and unrelated conversation. The idea: a newcomer reunion. And why not,
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Celebrating 10 Newcomer Families – and Counting

26 Sep 2019

By Antoniette Pace Lay Pastoral Assistant, St. Benedict Church, Etobicoke, Ont.   (Etobicoke, Ont. – September 22) – It began as an idea by a volunteer. Soon after, the same idea was shared by another volunteer in a separate and unrelated conversation. The idea: a newcomer reunion. And why not,
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Opinion: How my view of migrants has changed

13 Sep 2019

The Struggle to Survive How my view of migrants has changed.   Story and photos by Fr. Shijumon Thottupurathu, SDB   Fr. Shijumon (Shiju) is a Salesian originally from the Calcutta Province. As a missionary to a foreign land, he now serves in the Central America Province. He was recently
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Evangelize by Educating and Educate by Evangelizing

12 Sep 2019

by Fr. Franco Pinto, SDB   It is said Catholic and Salesian schools ought to be “places of evangelization.” That’s a daunting task considering the large number of students of other faiths in our schools and the growing challenges to the faith education of present-day young Catholics. It is our
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RM: Jesus and The Crucified of This World

12 Sep 2019

THE MESSAGE OF THE RECTOR MAJOR Father Angel Fernandez Artime   In my office in Rome, I have a crucifix that speaks volumes to me. It was given to me by the Salesians in Peru when I was visiting them. It’s a cross, the symbol of Christianity. But it’s not
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SALESIAN SAINTS OF AUGUST: Blessed Ceferino Namuncurá

23 Aug 2019

SALESIAN SAINTS OF AUGUST   Blessed Ceferino Namuncurá, youth August 26, optional memorial by Fr. Pasquale Liberatore, SDB   Ceferino Namuncurá was born on August 26, 1886, at Chimpay on the banks of the Rio Negro in Argentina’s untamed Patagonia region. His father Manuel was the last chieftain of the
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