With Mary, Preparing for FMAs’ 150th Anniversary

08 Aug 2019

(ANS – Mornese, Italy – August 5) – On August 5, from the rooms of Mother Mazzarello in Mornese, Mother General Yvonne Reungoat officially opened a triennium of preparation for the 150th anniversary of the foundation of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians (1872-2022). It was a day of remembrance
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Salesian Director, a Ministry for Animating the Local Community

07 Aug 2019

(ANS – Rome – July 15) – The Rector Major and his council have approved the definitive text of The Salesian Director, a Ministry for Animating and Governing the Local Community. Translations are already underway and will be published later this year in the main languages ​​spoken in the Congregation. It
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Vatican Gendarmerie’s New Chaplain Will Minister in Salesian Style

01 Aug 2019

(ANS – Vatican City – July 29) – After many years of work for young people within the Salesian Congregation, Fr. Francesco (Franco) Fontana goes to serve directly at the center of the universal Church. He has been chosen by Pope Francis as chaplain of the Directorate of Security Services and
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Italy: Don Bosco Volunteers Elect New World Moderator

01 Aug 2019

(ANS – Frascati, Italy – July 29) – On Friday, July 26, on the occasion of their Eighth General Assembly, the Don Bosco Volunteers, chronologically the seventh group of the Salesian Family, elected their new world moderator: Slovak Dagmar K., who in the previous central council was in charge of the Eastern
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Italy: FBI and Carabinieri find a letter from Don Bosco in 1867

16 Jul 2019

(ANS – Rome – June 12) – On 11 July at the American Embassy in Rome, a ceremony was held to return two very valuable cultural assets to Italy from the United States, the result of a joint operation between the FBI and Carabinieri. In the presence of Division General
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Chilean Salesians Remember Fr. Harry Peterson

12 Jul 2019

On July 7 the Salesians of Chile and many Friends celebrated a healing Mass and Eucharistic adoration in Santiago marking the first anniversary of the death of Fr. Harry Peterson, a 50-year missionary to that country from the New Rochelle Province.         Art and photo courtesy of
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Vatican: Two Salesian Women Named Consultors to Congregation for Consecrated Life

11 Jul 2019

(ANS – Vatican City – July 9) – On July 8 Pope Francis appointed 23 new members of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life (CIVCSVA), including women for the first time: seven superiors and leaders of female congregations and institutes. It is a great joy
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Spain: Zatti House Starts Receiving International Salesian Coadjutors for Ongoing Formation

11 Jul 2019

One of the members of the new community is Bro. Travis Gunther By Israel Hernandez at www.salesianos.info Translated by Jakeline Magalhães (Barcelona, Spain – July 8) – The new Salesian community for the ongoing formation of Salesian coadjutor brothers is located in the Salesian house of Barcelona Martí-Codolar.    After
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Mother Antonia Colombo, FMA, Passes Away

03 Jul 2019

(ANS – Rome – July 2) — Mother Antonia Colombo (1935-2019), who led the Institute of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians as superior general from 1996 to 2008, passed away on July 1 in Sant’Ambrogio Olona, Italy. On behalf of the whole Salesian Congregation, Fr. Angel Fernandez Artime
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11th International Youth Forum: “Youth in action in synodal Church”

03 Jul 2019

(ANS – Ciampino, Italy – July 1) – From June 19 to 22, the 11th International Youth Forum was held, promoted by the Holy See’s Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life. Representing the Salesian Youth Movement, Carina Baumgartner from Austria was able to participate together with around 250 young delegates
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