Fraternity and gratitude: FMA and SDB General Councils meet

Fraternity and gratitude: FMA and SDB General Councils meet 22 July 2021 (ANS – Rome) – Yesterday, 21 July 2021, at the Generalate of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians in Rome (RCG), the members of the FMA and SDB General Councils met. It was the first time since the General Chapter of the Salesians which ended in March 2020. A moment of fraternity and mutual knowledge on the eve of the celebration of the 24th General Chapter of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians. It was actually a family experience. This was felt and seen in and by many signs: from the joyful welcome, to the Celebration of the Eucharist with the two Councils united, at the time of the dinner together, to the various greetings and gifts exchanged. The Eucharist was presided by the Rector Major Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, concelebrated by all the confreres and animated by the Councilors, and offered for the GC XXIV of the FMA; it made it possible to reciprocally express thanks for the gift of communion and fraternity, characteristics of Salesian spirituality. In his homily, the Rector Major invited us to reflect on the fact that the whole history of...

Be Good To Each Other by Jeannie Ewing

“Marriage is, after all, a looking back and a looking forward, always in hope.”– Jeannie EwingI noticed her nestled in a corner booth, a fresh corsage pinned to her tidy pink blazer. She seemed engaged in conversing with what appeared to be her husband of many years. You can tell through a person’s body language how long they have known the other – the way her hand moved and he would respond with a subtle nod.Ben and I were not connecting well, though we both attempted to. Our annual expensive meal at a local steakhouse for our anniversary brought us to a place of reconnection. But we kept falling short, somehow missing each other like an archer shooting arrows well past the target and into oblivion.There was a moment I tuned Ben out so that I could glance once more at her silver coiffed hair, neatly tucked behind her ears with a headband. I offered no one in particular a wry smile and thought, “I hope that’s Ben and me one day…”The thought spurred fresh hope in me as I sniffed my cabernet, savoring the notes of tart berries. Ben’s mood was far more serious than mine, which was...

‘A sleeping giant’ celebrates 150 years

Interview with Mr Michal Hort, Past Pupil of Don Bosco President of the World Confederation (2015-2021)        Slovakia, 11 June 2021 — The interview below was actually conducted in May, but given the upcoming Regional online meeting of the Past Pupils of Don Bosco this month, now is an appropriate time to publish it. Can you share briefly about your life journey with Don Bosco, your job and family?   ​​​​​​​       My name is Michal Hort, I am 43 years old and married. With my wife Martina we have 3 kids: Therese, Philip and Matthew, who are 10, 8 ad 4 years old respectively. I am an entrepreneur, with a consultancy company in the sector of EU funding. My company currently has 10 employees and we help our clients to get grants for their development and investment projects.   ​​​​​​​       I grew up in a family of 5 children (being the oldest), where both my parents are past pupils of Don Bosco. My father always taught me to help the Salesians. I studied at the Salesian high school in Sastin (Slovakia) and then at the Bologna University (Italy). So, I have been raised...

Salesian Books are Now Available! | Salesians of Don Bosco

Select Language​▼ Salesian Books are Now Available! Salesian books can now conveniently be purchased through the Salesian Missions website. Once there, go to “Gift Catalog,” then “Salesian Family Books,” where you can find more than 70 titles on Don Bosco, the Preventive System, Salesian spirituality, and Salesian saints. For additional information, please contact dbbooks@salesianmissions.org. July 13, 2021 – 8:00am Categories: CYM – News, Eastern Province News Latest Posts Presentation of the Theme for Strenna 2022 “Do all through love, nothing through constraint.” Read more “Our Good Father” Let’s take this time to know and love “our Venerable Founder,” Don Bosco. Read more Source: Salesian Books are Now Available! | Salesians of Don...