Salesian Sister Appointed to Vatican City’s Council of State

25 Apr 2019

(ANS – Vatican City – April 18) – The Holy Father has appointed Sr. Alessandra Smerilli of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians as a member of the Vatican City State’s governing council. Sr. Smerilli is professor of Political Economy at the Auxilium Pontifical School of Educational Sciences, the
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ADMA’s 150th Anniversary Is at Hand

11 Apr 2019

(ANS – Rome – Aprila10) – The Association of Mary Help of Christians (ADMA) will celebrate its 150th anniversary on April 18. Established in Turin on April 18, 1869, through the work of St. John Bosco, one year after the consecration of the church of Mary Help of Christians (June 9,
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Salesian Map 2019: Somewhere between Plato and the Mappa Mundi

11 Apr 2019

By Fr. Filiberto Gonzalez, SDB General Councilor for Communications (ANS – Rome – April 5) – We know how much Don Bosco loved maps of the world. He would pore over them and refer to them, especially at a time when his horizons had gone well beyond Piedmont, and what was
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Rector Major Visits Two Indian Provinces

04 Apr 2019

(ANS – Rome – April 1) – On April 1 Fr. Angel Fernandez Artime completed a nine-day journey to India, where he visited the Mumbai (Bombay) Province from March 23 to 27 and the Panjim Province from March 27 to April 1. In a meeting with young people of the
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Pope Francis in Morocco

03 Apr 2019

Pope Francis animates the Moroccan people, Promoting Dialogue, Brotherhood, and Service to the Needy (ANS – Rabat, Morocco – April 1) – During Pope Francis’s apostolic journey to Morocco over the March 30-31 weekend, one of many significant moments was his meeting in the cathedral of Rabat with the priests, men
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Hungary: Remains of Martyr Blessed Stephen Sandor Found

03 Apr 2019

(ANS – Budapest – March 25-28) – The Hungarian Salesian Province announced with great joy and emotion that at the end of a long process of study and research, it has succeeded located and positively identified the remains of Blessed Stephen Sandor, Salesian martyr (1914-1953). Preparation work began over a year
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Italy: Meeting of World Board of Consultors on Salesian Social Work and Services

03 Apr 2019

I experienced the richness of a Congregation that is alive at the service of the poorest” (ANS – Rome – March 29) – On March 28, the activities of the World Board of Consultors of Salesian Social Works and Services began with a Mass celebrated in Don Bosco’s rooms at Sacred
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Vatican: Apostolic Letter of the Beatification of Fr. Titus Zeman, SDB

07 Mar 2019

(ANS – Vatican City – March 4) – On February 26 the Vatican secretariat of state delivered to Fr. Pierluigi Cameroni (at left in photo), postulator general of Saints’ Causes of the Salesian Family, the apostolic letter confirming the successful beatification of Blessed Fr. Titus Zeman, Salesian martyr. The letter is the official
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Venezuela: Letter of Bishop Raul Biord, SDB

28 Feb 2019

Bishop Raul Biord, SDB, of La Guaira: “May violence and bloodshed cease and peace be restored” (ANS – La Guaira, Venezuela – February 25) – The crisis in Venezuela continues, further worsened when Nicolas Maduro prevented the entry of humanitarian aid for the Venezuelan people. As the days passed, the political
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Colombia: American Seminar on formation phase of postnovitiate

14 Feb 2019

(ANS – Copacabana, Colombia – February 7) – To guarantee the continuity of Salesian initial formation in the postnovitiate phase, the Salesian Congregation’s Formation Department organized a formation seminar for the directors of formation communities and of the Salesian study centers of the Interamerica and America South Cone regions. “The
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