Message of the Provincial | January 14, 2021

14 Jan 2021

Dear Confreres, As we enter into Ordinary Time in the liturgical calendar, our attention as Salesians turns toward the celebration of St. John Bosco, “a giant of sanctity.” January: A Month Full of Examples of Salesian Holiness The Salesian Saints and Blesseds that we celebrate this month show the remarkable

Message of the Provincial | January 7, 2021

07 Jan 2021

Dear Confreres, I wish you all a very Happy New Year, one filled with hope and holiness. January is not only the beginning of the new year, but it is also the Month of Don Bosco. I’m sure every Salesian presence already has some special activities being planned, maybe connected

Message of the Provincial | December 23, 2020

23 Dec 2020

Dear Confreres, In October, politicians and journalists reported that we were heading into a long, dark winter. With many people not following the safety protocols to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, increasing hospitalizations, anticipating holiday travel, and large in-person gatherings, the end of 2020 looked grim. If that were

Message of the Provincial | December 17, 2020

17 Dec 2020

Dear Confreres, I wish you all a spiritually fruitful Christmas Novena. These days of more intense spiritual preparation for the Nativity of Our Lord help us realize how Jesus fulfilled the prophecies of old and usually in an unexpected, surprising way. The desires of the People of God for the

Message of the Provincial | December 10, 2020

10 Dec 2020

Dear Confreres, Just two days ago, we celebrated the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception. In two days, we will celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. These liturgical celebrations help us to more fully “entrust ourselves to her, the humble servant in whom the Lord has done great things,

Message of the Provincial | November 24, 2020

24 Nov 2020

“This poor one cried out and the Lord heard, and from all his distress he saved him.” (Psalm 34:7) Dear Confreres, One of the goals of the Special Laudato Si’ Anniversary Year (May 24, 2020 – May 24, 2021) is a response to the cry of the poor. This includes

Message of the Provincial | November 19, 2020

19 Nov 2020

Dear Confreres, At the end of General Chapter 28, Fr. Ángel posed this question: “Do you not think that God has really spoken to us, and extensively so, over these four weeks, even though, due to the early closure of our work because of the coronavirus pandemic, we have not

Message of the Provincial | November 12, 2020

12 Nov 2020

Dear Confreres, November is the month traditionally dedicated to offering prayers for the deceased. This year, because of the pandemic, the Apostolic Penitentiary of the Vatican has decreed that the Plenary Indulgences for the deceased faithful will be extended throughout the entire month of November. The usual practices of going

Message of the Provincial | November 5, 2020

05 Nov 2020

Dear Confreres, November 15 is World Day of the Poor. As Salesians of Don Bosco and members of the Salesian Family, let’s join the universal Church in giving this day due attention. We have all felt the impact of the coronavirus pandemic; how much more the poor in our neighborhoods

Provincials of the Interamerica Region Meet Virtually

29 Oct 2020

Dear Confreres, The 13 Salesian provincials of the Interamerica region met virtually from Sunday, October 18 to Friday, October 23, 2020. Fr. Hugo Orozco, the general councilor for the Interamerica Region, joined in all the sessions from the Salesian headquarters in Rome. The annual gathering of provincials was scheduled to