EAO ADMA Congress 2021 – A Rich Charismatic Experience

By ADMA EAO Congress Steering Committee        ADMA EAO, 13 September 2021 — After a long and involved preparation since January 2020, the Second EAO ADMA Congress (online) was a true rich and inspiring charismatic experience. On 11-12 September (3 hours each day) several hundred ADMA members, their spiritual animators (SDB and FMA), SDB provincials, young Salesians in formation and other members of the Salesian Family came together to pray, deepen their identity, interact and get to know each other better.        Praying together        On Sunday (Day 2) the beautiful animated Rosary prayer in 6 languages (Tagalog, English, Vietnamese, Thai, Japanese and Cebuano) with amazing Marian songs in the respective languages. The opening prayer was offered in Tok Pisin and Motu (PNG) and final prayer was in Thai. Youtube presents these prayers.        Getting to know each other better        Through the professionally and wholeheartedly prepared ADMA life video sharing, we learn of ADMA faith experience (TLS), a young ADMA voice (FIS), stories of starting experiences (KOR, INA, VIE), the long and rich history of devotion to Mary Help of Christians in the Philippines (FIN). At the end of...

Feast Day of Mary Help of Christians 2021: in sobriety and hope

It ended with an embrace to the world – to the countries where Covid-19 is making the poor pay the highest price, such as India, Brazil, Argentina – the greeting of the Rector Major of the Salesians, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, on the Feast Day of Mary Help of Christians, celebrated in the basilica of Valdocco on Monday 24 May 2021. The effects of the pandemic has again this year weighed on the program of the most characterizing solemnity for Don Bosco and his children, but last year’s experience was treasured, already conditioned by the lockdown and forced social distancing. Thus the constraints have become, at least in part, the opportunity to formulate new solutions. Certainly the most significant was to make the most of the connections over the airwaves and via the web; the greeting that was given at the beginning of the rosary prayer at 20:30 was addressed with special affection to all the people who followed on the social channels of ANS, Don Bosco Italia, Salesiani Piemonte and Missioni Don Bosco, and on the Rete7Piemonte and Telepace television stations. During the afternoon Eucharistic celebration, the Rector Major himself observed the participation of the representatives of the Salesian Youth Movement (SYM): “Usually...

LIVE STREAM TRIDUUM MAY 21, 22, 23 FROM ITALY TO HONOR MARY HELP OF CHRISTIANS

(ANS – Rome) – May is a Salesian month. The Salesian Family, alongside the whole Church, is waiting for the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, celebrates the holiness of its members (St Domenico Savio, St Maria Mazzarello, St Luigi Orione, St Leonardo Murialdo, Blessed Józef Kowalski) and feels especially protected by her Mother and Teacher, Mary Help of Christians. Right under the mantle of Help of Christians, like the apostles of the first Christian community, the Consulta, the World Advisory Council, of the Salesian Family will meet on 21, 22 and 23 May for its the annual meeting – once again online – of the World Leaders of the 32 officially recognized Groups belonging to it. The Consulta seeks to express the charismatic unity of the Salesian Family in an institutional way. It represents the propitious space for promoting communion between the various groups that make it up and ensuring the development of the Salesian charism. It is the privileged meeting place for dialogue and common reflection. This year there are also three different “open” moments, that is, visible to all interested parties via live streaming (with commentary in Italian, Spanish, English and Portuguese) on the ANS Facebook page. On the first day, Friday 21, from...

NOVENA TO MHC MAY 15-23, 2021

THE NOVENA CAN BE FOUND ON THE FMA INSTITUTE’S WEBSITE IN MULTIPLE LANGUAGES: https://www.cgfmanet.org/ – https://www.cgfmanet.org/en/ – https://www.cgfmanet.org/fr/ – https://www.cgfmanet.org/es/ – https://www.cgfmanet.org/pt-pt/ General theme: O Mary, Most Powerful Virgin DAYSPECIFIC THEME1°  To look is to turn our eyes towards God Mary constantly turns her gaze to heaven2°To look is to contemplate Mary sings the Magnificat3°To look is to understand reality in its entirety Mary ponders everything in her heart 4°To look is to bless; in our gaze the other sees and finds herself Under Mary’s gaze, Jesus grew in holiness and wisdom5°To look is to turn one’s eyes towards something/someone Mary goes to visit her cousin Elizabeth…6°To look is being attentive to one who performs an action Mary at the Wedding of  Cana7°To look is noticing / stopping / not passing by Encounter with others8°To look is being compassionate Mary at the foot of the Cross 9°To look is seeing beyond obstacles and suffering, with hope for new horizons Mary Mother of humanity This year the Novena coincides with the preparation for the Solemnity of Pentecost. It will again be Mary, Pope Francis reminds us, who will help us to receive the gift of the Holy Spirit, the culmination...

“Mary, Powerful Virgin”: world Novena to Mary Help of Christians, 2021 edition

“Mary, Powerful Virgin”: world Novena to Mary Help of Christians, 2021 edition 11 May 2021 (ANS – Rome) – The videos of the world Novena to Mary Help of Christians (15-23 May) proposed by the Salesian Headquarters are already ready and will be made available in the next few days. The spiritual proposal for this year’s novena, elaborated thanks to the collaboration between the Association of Mary Help of Christians (ADMA), the “IME Comunicazione” team, and the Salesian iNfo Agency (ANS), will focus attention on Mary as “Powerful Virgin,” to be referred to with filial devotion in these pandemic times. Each video will see different moments alternate: a biblical reference that will spark the reflection, a fulfillment of the Gospel passage, an episode from Don Bosco’s life, the interventions of influencers and international witnesses, and a final prayer. The contributions offered by the people involved will be of great variety and richness: they range from Salesian cardinal Óscar Andrés Rodríguez Maradiaga, archbishop of Tegucigalpa, to Costanza Miriano, a Catholic journalist and blogger; from the artist and catechist “Fano”, already creator of the Strenna 2018 poster and the “catechetical” poster of the Strenna 2021, to the sculptor artist Martín Lagares …...

MARIA AUXILIADORA EDITORIAL CCS

REGALA MARIA AUXILIADORA La Editorial CCS es propiedad de los Salesianos de Don Bosco de España. Los salesianos surgen de la creatividad de un santo del siglo XIX: Don Bosco. Él atendió a los jóvenes necesitados de su tiempo y les abrió la posibilidad de una educación cristiana que les preparara para la vida. Normalmente se nos conoce por Salesianos o Salesianos de Don Bosco. Nuestra finalidad es la educación y evangelización de los jóvenes. Realizamos esta misión a través de escuelas, parroquias, centros juveniles, plataformas sociales… y también en el mundo...