Transition Moment: Gratitude and Prayers

20 Jun 2019

June 20, 2019 Dear Salesian Family, This is the time of year that the SDBs usually begin to implement the changes of assignments that were announced at the beginning of May. When we include the summer activities—camps, retreats, Gospel Roads, language studies, etc.—there will be a good number of SDBs

Culture of encounter

13 Jun 2019

June 13, 2019 Memorial of Saint Anthony of Padua, Priest and Doctor of the Church   Dear Salesians of Don Bosco (and Salesian Family), Two months ago, on Palm Sunday during the audience in Paul VI Hall, Pope Francis received students and teachers from Visconti High School in Rome. During

06 Jun 2019

June 6, 2019 Dear Salesian Family, As mentioned a few weeks ago, this edition of Salesian News gives special attention to the celebrations of Mary Help of Christians throughout the province and the graduation ceremonies of our schools. Looking back on the numerous celebrations for Mary Help in local Salesian

23 May 2019

Dear Salesian Family, Tomorrow is the Solemnity of Mary, Help of Christians!  I wish you all many blessings and assure you that you are in my prayers, as we turn to Mary with the same filial trust that Don Bosco placed in her. We arrive at the Solemnity of Mary

Reflections on the Provincial Chapter

11 Apr 2019

Dear Salesian Family, It’s been almost three weeks now since we finished the SDB provincial chapter. I would like to share a few reflections on the experience. The chapter began on March 19, the solemnity of St. Joseph, with a day of recollection and concluded on March 23 with our

The Parable of the Prodigal Father (Luke 15)

29 Mar 2019

Homily for Province Day (March 23, 2019)             Let’s enter the home of this family in the gospel parable just as the younger son asks his father to divide the inheritance and give him his portion. We might expect a big blow-up in the household—the father terribly insulted at the

20 Dec 2018

Dear Salesian Family, Looking back over 2018, certainly one of the significant events for our province was the visit of the Rector Major to Canada. Although the intention was to visit Canada and the USA, for various reasons that did not happen. We all benefited, however, from having the tenth

Missionary Appeal

13 Dec 2018

Dear Salesian Family, For this week’s Salesian News, I ask you to please read the Missionary Appeal of the Rector Major on the occasion of the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception 2018.  Fr. Ángel makes his appeal for missionaries in a video as well. In line with the Rector Major’s

We can be prophets of fraternity

06 Dec 2018

Dear Salesian Family, Last week I visited the SDB community in Belle Glade. There are four SDBs and a Salesian lay missioner (SLM) in the religious community, two born in the USA, two born in Spain, and one born in Haiti. They serve at St. Philip Benizi Parish, where they

Migrants: a salesian view

29 Nov 2018

Dear Salesian Family,   A few weeks ago, the Holy See press office released a statement announcing that Pope Francis has shifted the date of the annual World Day of Migrants and Refugees from January to the last Sunday in September. In 2019, this will be September 29. Ordinarily, such