Message of the Provincial | May 23, 2019

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 | April 11, 2019

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 request,

Message of the Provincial | December 20, 2018

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 | December 13, 2018

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

Prophets of Fraternity | December 6, 2018

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

A Salesian View of Migrants | November 29, 2018

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 an

Salesians and Missionaries

15 Nov 2018

Salesian News November 15, 2018 Dear Salesian Family, When I was at the meeting of SDB provincials of the Interamerica Region last month, I heard one of the provincials mention jóvenes en salida (“young people going out”). I immediately thought of the situation of many young people in Canada and

“What kind of Salesians for today’s youths?

08 Nov 2018

November 8, 2018   Dear Salesian Family,   I’m sure you are aware that the Rector Major has convoked a general chapter for the SDBs to be held in Turin from February 16 to April 4, 2020. He has proposed this topic for reflection: “What kind of Salesians for today’s

Message of the Provincial | November 1, 2018

01 Nov 2018

Dear Salesian Family, We just finished the month of October, the month of the Holy Rosary. The Holy Father had invited all the faithful of the world to pray the Rosary every day during the month, joining in communion and in penitence as the people of God, to ask the