Worried about your rebellious teenager? Here’s your patron saint

It can be difficult being a parent, especially when a young teenager strays from the path of truth and heads down roads that too often prove to be not just fruitless but harmful. The experience can… Worried about your rebellious teenager? Here’s your patron saint  Philip Kosloski | Nov 18, 2017 Public Domain St. Dominic Savio led his troublesome classmates back to God. It can be difficult being a parent, especially when a young teenager strays from the path of truth and heads down roads that too often prove to be not just fruitless but harmful. The experience can be painful, both for a teenager and for parents, yet it almost seems like an unavoidable part of life. While there are many different factors that contribute to a child’s rebellious behavior, parents (and teachers) can always turn to the saints in their time of need. One of the many powerful intercessors in God’s presence is St. Dominic Savio. Dominic was a bright kid who met St. John Bosco at the age of 12 and attended his school. As an ordinary and fun-loving boy, he sometimes got into trouble for laughing too much in the classroom. He loved to play...

National Convention of Domenico Savio Club Animators

HAS THE TIME COME TO RESURRECT THE SAVIO CLUB IN NORTH AMERICA??? Chile – National Convention of Domenico Savio Club Animators 19 July 2017 (ANS – Santiago) – With 55 animators and assistants from all the country’s communities, the National Convention of the Animators of the Domenico Savio Clubs (CDS) took place in the Lo Cañas retreat from 7 to 9 July.The day’s purpose was to compare and exchange experiences among animators, to meet with each other and with Christ, and share the various positive approaches of the charism and the various forms of service of the CDS.During the meeting there were various workshops during which participants elaborated different paths, studied the Salesian Youth Movement’s Identity Card (SYM), the service of the Salesian animators … An evocative meeting of prayer was prepared and animated by young aspiring Salesians.Finally, the meeting made progress on preparations for another important event: the CDS Congress to be held next October.The participants gave a very positive opinion of what took place at this meeting and on several times the characteristic shout of the CDS resounded: “San Domenico Savio … I want to be like you!”The CDS are a SYM proposal for pre-adolescents and adolescents aged...

Great celebrations for St Dominic Savio’s 175th and 160th (EN, FR, IT, PL, PT, SP)

Italy – Great celebrations for St Dominic Savio 05 May 2017 (ANS – Genova) – The committee for the anniversaries of the birth and death of St Dominic Savio has planned a generous calendar of events for the celebrations of the 175th anniversary of the birth and the 160th anniversary of the death of Saint Dominic Savio. They want to keep alive the memory of the one whom Pius XI defined as “among the first and most beautiful fruits of the exquisite educative work of Don Bosco”.Dominic Savio was born in the hamlet of San Giovanni, part of Riva near Chieri in the province of Torino, on 2 April 1842. He lived for ten years in the hamlet of Morialdo in Castelnuovo d’Asti (now Castelnuovo Don Bosco) and died in Mondonio on 9 March 1857. Celebrations began at Mondonio on 9 March 2017, the 160th anniversary of the death of the Saint. However, for the Salesian Family and for the dioceses of Piedmont the main celebrations are in May. His feast is on 6 May, since the anniversary of his death falls in Lent.Today, Friday 5 May, the eve of the feast, at Riva Chieri, the Rector of the...

RMG – 2 April: 175th Anniversary of the Birth of Saint Domenico Savio

RMG – 2 April: 175th Anniversary of the Birth of Saint Domenico Savio 31 March 2017 (ANS – Rome) – Dominic Savio was born on 2 April 1842 in the village of San Giovanni di Riva near Chieri, Turin. He was the second of 10 siblings, son of Charles, a blacksmith, and Bridget, a seamstress. Dominic was baptized on the day of his birth in the parish church of Riva near Chieri.The holiness of Dominic Savio is a strong reminder to us of God’s anticipative grace, that first act of grace that precedes and accompanies. Speaking of his first meeting with Dominic Savio, Don Bosco testifies: “I recognized in him a soul totally in harmony with the spirit of the Lord, and I was not a little surprised to see the work that Divine Grace had already achieved in that tender heart.”The sacramental sign of the divine action was his First Communion, a seed that when cultivated became a source of joyous life and firm commitments: “Oh!” he used to say, “for me it was a beautiful day and a great day.” He wrote some resolutions that he kept jealously in a prayer book that he often read: 1. I...

Dominic Savio: a saint in the hands of the teachers – The 160th Anniversary of His Death

RMG – Dominic Savio: a saint in the hands of the teachers 09 March 2017 (ANS – Rome) – Today is the 160th anniversary of the death of Saint Dominic Savio, He died in Mondonio on 9 March 1857. His figure is well known almost everywhere in the Catholic world, thanks to the life written by Don Bosco in 1859, which has had numerous editions, reprints and translations.Fr Francesco Motto SDB         Salesian Historical InstituteAlmost everything we know about Dominic Savio is due precisely to this biography written by Don Bosco for his dear boys at Valdocco, that is, for those who had had Dominic as a companion in school, in the playground, in church, in the dormitory and on walks.Don Bosco proposed him as a model of virtue for all boys at the time, so much so that he himself made several editions. With his canonization by Pope Pius XII in St Peter’s Basilica in Rome on 12 June 1954, Dominic Savio became a model of youthful holiness for the universal Church. The Salesians then, in turn, have made him known, often by using certain expressions. The most famous of these was: “Here we make holiness...

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