“How Good God Is!”

20 Jan 2021

Reflections from Sherbrooke, QC For me, being pro-life first means seeing the world through the eyes of faith. As mentioned in Genesis, “And God saw that it was all very good.” Everything that exists (overall creation) is good and full of value. I am fortunate to be a father of
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Salesian Saints: Bl. Laura Vicuña

20 Jan 2021

January 23*, optional memorial Edited from www.sdb.org From Chile to Argentina Laura Carmen Vicuña was born in Santiago, Chile, on April 5, 1891, to Joseph and Mercedes Pino. The Vicuña family, Chilean aristocrats, were forced into exile by a revolution. They took refuge in Temuco in a poor house, but
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My Pro-Life Journey

19 Jan 2021

By Rosemary Tirone, Parishioner, St. John Bosco Parish, Port Chester, NY At Our Lady of the Rosary (now part of St. John Bosco Parish) in Port Chester, NY, Fr. Peter Galsomino displayed concern for the unborn in every Sunday homily. No one would ever forget when he showed us the
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Why I Am Pro-Life?

19 Jan 2021

By Marysia Kasprzak, Assistant Program Director, Don Bosco YLC, Montréal, QC When I heard this question in the past, my gut reaction would be “I am because it’s what the church teaches us.” Yet even as I write this, I feel embarrassed because although it’s a good start, the more
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Why I Protect God’s Precious Gift of Life

18 Jan 2021

By Eileen Peterson, Parishioner, St. John the Baptist Church, Piermont, NY Harold and I have been married for 37 years, and God has entrusted us with seven children: Marie Therese, Margaret Anne, Monica Anne, Michael Vincent, Mark Andrew, Matthew John, and Maximilian Joseph. We are also blessed to have three
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“To See the Face of God”

17 Jan 2021

By Carlos Lucito, MATS, Archbishop Shaw High School, Marrero, LA “To love another person is to see the face of God.” When I saw Les Miserables when it came out in theatres, this was a line that struck me because of the truth behind it. We are all made in
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The Gift of Life

16 Jan 2021

By Maureen C. VerSchneider Have you or anyone you know ever asked the question, “Why was I born?” or wondered, “What am I supposed to do with my life?” As a college and career counselor, psychology professor, lay minister, public speaker, and life coach, I’ve been asked those questions by
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Salesian Saints: Bl. Luigi Variara

13 Jan 2021

January 15, optional memorial Edited from www.sdb.org Arrival at Valdocco four months before Don Bosco died Luigi Variara was born in Viarigi in the province of Asti on January 15, 1875 to a deeply Christian family. His father, Pietro, had heard Don Bosco speak in 1856 when he had arrived
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The Rector Major’s Synthesis of Hope

12 Jan 2021

A Salesian Family That Witnesses to Hope By Fr. Angel Fernandez Artime, SDB As we have had occasion to experience, the circumstances tied to the pandemic over these months have revealed some signs of a blurring of hope. But I want to insist on and point to some of the
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Our Richmond COVID Christmas

06 Jan 2021

By Fr. John Puntino, SDB In ordinary times, the Richmond community would host the communities in Northern California—Berkeley, San Francisco, Stockton, and Watsonville—for Christmas dinner and a social that included a very lively White Elephant Gift Exchange. Not so, this year. A sharp rise in COVID-19 cases in CA and
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