Interview with Fr. Roggia about the Salesian Director’s Manual

08 Aug 2019

The Salesian Director: Builder of Unity and Communion (ANS – Rome – July 30) – The Salesian Director: A ministry for the animation and governing of the local community is the result of an extensive work, entrusted by the 27th General Chapter to the general council, and particularly to the Formation
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New Director’s Manual: What’s His authority within the EPC?

08 Aug 2019

(ANS – Chennai, India – August 7) – In the second part of his speech on the renewed Director’s Manual, Fr. Ivo Coelho, general councilor for formation, illustrates the passage required of each Director – and with him, of each religious community – to be the animator of the entire
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The Salesian Director and the Revised Director’s Manual

08 Aug 2019

A Renewal That Goes Forward by Going Backward (ANS – Chennai, India – August 6) – The Formation Department has just finished putting the final touches to the revised Director’s Manual requested by GC27. Like the old one, it will bear the title, The Salesian Director: A ministry for the
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CDB: Twenty-five years of Fidelity with Don Bosco

01 Aug 2019

Memory and Prophecy Twenty-five years of Fidelity with Don Bosco By a Volunteer with Don Bosco   On September 12, 1994, feast of the Holy Name of Mary, seven young men professed the evangelical counsels into the hands of Fr. Egidio Viganò, seventh successor of Don Bosco, launching the Volunteers
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Strenna 2020 ‘Good Christians and Upright Citizens’

25 Jul 2019

STRENNA 2020 «Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven» (Mt 6,10) “GOOD CHRISTIANS AND UPRIGHT CITIZENS”   Note: While I was presenting the commentary to the Strenna 2019 in Turin Valdocco to the Salesian Family, some were already asking for the draft of the Strenna 2020,
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Sicut: Book by veteran formator Fr. Henry Bonetti

25 Jul 2019

Philippines Sicut – Building the Oratory in Your Heart Book by veteran formator Fr. Henry Bonetti (ANS – Manila – July 10) – Fr. Henry Bonetti’s extensive work, a series of Salesian meditations on the Lord’s Prayer, a spiritual journey which is the result of a lengthy period of research
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Rector Major Writes to Salesian Family on ADMA’s 150th Anniversary

17 Jul 2019

Italy “Entrust, have trust, and smile!” (ANS – Rome – July 12) – “Entrust, have trust, and smile!” is the title of a letter which Fr. Angel Fernandez Artime addressed to the Salesians and the whole Salesian Family on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the foundation of the Association
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THE MESSAGE OF THE RECTOR MAJOR FOR JULY

12 Jul 2019

THREE STOLES, THREE WONDERFUL STORIES and a heart that doesn’t forget I want to carve into my memory and yours the inestimable value of every human encounter, however brief or lengthy, deep or quick it might be. If it’s a human encounter, it’s always special and we have to make
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Ongoing Joint SDB-Lay Formation in the Philippines

11 Jul 2019

Story and photos by Fr. Mike Pace, SDB (Etobicoke, Ont. – June 20) – One of the benefits that derived from the delayed issuance of my new R-1 workers visa was the possibility to attend the 3rd East Asia-Oceania Salesian Studies Seminar in the Philippines North Province from May 8
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Baptized and Sent

03 Jul 2019

By: Fr. Dominic Tran Pope Francis has dedicated October 2019 as the Extraordinary Missionary Month to renew the “missionary and evangelizing zeal” for the whole Church.[1]  All Christians are called to be missionaries of the Gospel of salvation to all people, at all times, and in all places.  However, the
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