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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Italy: Fr. Teresio Bosco, Passionate Narrator of Don Bosco: RIP

14 Feb 2019

by Fr. Bruno Ferrero, SDB (ANS – Turin – February 12) – There have always been Salesians who have cherished and recorded the facts and the words of the founder, who oft repeated, “Now I recommend to some of you who have a good memory, that you write down what I
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Papua New Guinea: Salesian Lay Missioners Renew Their Adventure with the Papua-Solomons Vice Province

07 Feb 2019

(ANS – Port Moresby, PNG – February 1) – The Salesian Lay Missioners of the New Rochelle Province had sent missionaries to Papua New Guinea from approximately 1993 to 2005. Since last year the provincial of the new Papua New Guinea-Solomon Islands Vice-Province (PGS) has sought to revitalize the presence of
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Liberian Salesians Plan New Technical Program

17 Jan 2019

(ANS – Monrovia, Liberia – January 10) – In Liberia 15 years of civil war were followed by an Ebola epidemic that claimed thousands of victims. These disasters have left Liberia an extremely poor country. The data are merciless: 63.8% of Liberians live below the poverty line; life expectancy is only
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World Conference of Salesian Mission Offices

10 Jan 2019

(ANS – Rome – January 10) – Don Bosco was quite a professional “beggar.” He had to be, because he served young people in need. Salesians today have various structures around the world that look for resources to sustain Don Bosco’s mission. On January 16-20 the Salesians will hold a world
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Valdocco: Salesian Family Spirituality Days 

10 Jan 2019

(ANS – Turin – January 2) – The Salesian Family Spirituality Days of 2019 will be held at Valdocco (Turin), January 10-13, and will be centered, as always, on the theme of the Rector Major’s strenna. The guideline for this 37th annual conference will therefore be the motto “So that
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Official Presentation of Rector Major’s Strenna 2019 to Daughters of Mary Help of Christians

07 Jan 2019

(ANS – Rome – December 28) – The Rector Major officially presented the 2019 Strenna at the General House of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians. The strenna’s theme is “Holiness for you, too,” deepening the biblical text “So that my joy may be in you” (John 15:11). Present
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Mexico: In Padre Chava Refectory, Aid for Migrants Continues

27 Dec 2018

(ANS – Tijuana, Mexico – December 21) – At the Salesians’ Padre Chava Refectory in Tijuana, one of several sites hosting the thousands of migrants stuck at the U.S. border while trying to press claims for asylum, action to support anyone who needs help continues without interruption. On December 14
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