“Don Bosco Global Youth Film Festival”: The Party has Begun! – KNOW THE FACTS

18 November 2021 (ANS – Rome) – As for the New Year’s Eve, so too for the “Don Bosco Global Youth Film Festival”, the party advances to the rhythm of the sun and covers the planet’s various time zones to join young people from all over the world in a single voice of hope. In Oceania and in countries where the 18 November was the first to begin, screenings and events are already underway to celebrate and reward the creativity and commitment of the youth to this global Salesian film initiative. Over 270 locations are registered in 50 different countries across all continents, where the “Don Bosco Global Youth Film Festival” will be celebrated. These are schools, oratories, parishes and educational centers of various kinds, where giant screens or digital links have been set up to finally allow viewers to watch and admire the festival’s finalists. The size of the events are different – depending on the contexts in which the Salesians work and the different anti-contagion health security measures adopted by the national authorities. The common element will be the ingredients that will accompany the celebration, which are also typical of Salesian youth gatherings: cheerfulness, dances, songs, moments of fraternity...

Italy – Feast Day of Thanks 2021

WORLD GRATITUDE DAY FOR MOTHER YVONNE, FMA 26 April 2021 (ANS – Rome) – Yesterday, Sunday 25 April, the so-called “Feast Day of Thanks 2021” of the Institute of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians (FMA) took place towards its Superior General, Mother Yvonne Reungoat. The feast day saw the physical participation of Mother Reungoat and a fair number of her sisters at the “Mother Angela Vespa” House, seat of the Pontifical Faculty of Educational Sciences “Auxilium”, as well as the participation of many religious from all over the world via internet. For the occasion, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, Rector Major of the Salesians and Father and Center of Unity of the Salesian Family, presided over the Eucharist. The theme chosen for the day was: “On the net, for a culture of life”. And in fact, being online is one of the most precious resources for expanding creative and collaborative energies, just as it was for expressing to Mother Reungoat the gratitude of the FMA, the educating communities, the laity and young people of the Salesian Family who share the Salesian charismatic mission.   The FMA Mother General reached the Auxilium headquarters in the middle of the morning, being welcomed...

Don Bosco in Manhattan

Spread the Word! Join us as we continue our tradition of celebrating the Feast of Don Bosco as a Salesian family at Immaculate Conception Church on 14th St. Date: Saturday, January 26, 2019 Time: 1:00 PM Mass – “Pot-Luck Get-Together” after  Place: MHC Chapel at Immaculate Conception Church                 414 East 14th Street, NY, NY 10009 (next to McDonald’s) Celebrant: Fr. Mark Hyde, SDB  As in true Salesian spirit, please bring a food dish to share with everyone! Suggestions: Rice, Chicken, Salad (green; potato; macaroni), Pasta,...