Two interesting publications on Fr Albera. His travels in America and Spain

10 January 2022 (ANS – Rome) – In the year dedicated to Father Paolo Albera for the centenary of his death, the Spanish Salesian Fr Jesús-Graciliano González, a member of the Association of Salesian History Scholars (ACSSA), has published the chronicles of Fr Albera’s visit to America from 1900 to 1903, taking up the texts of Fr Calogero Gusmano published in the Salesian Bulletin of the time; and the five trips that Fr Albera made to Spain between 1883 and 1913, again according to the chronicles in the Salesian Bulletin of that time. The Sector for Formation of the Salesian Congregation considers these books – published on Amazon and accessible from anywhere in the world both in paper and digital format – a wonderful contribution to get to know better the second Successor of Don Bosco at the head of the Salesian Congregation. From the pages of the era’s Salesian Bulletin, it is possible to perceive the enthusiasm that the figure of Don Bosco and his work signified during the expansion of the Congregation in America and Spain at the beginning of the 20th century. These two books are a beautiful tribute to Father Albera in the year dedicated to him for...

Spirituality Day of the Salesian Family 2022: here is the program

REGISTER BEFORE JANUARY 10TH ON OUR HOMEPAGE: https://DonBoscoSalesianPortal.org 05 January 2022 (ANS – Rome) – There is great anticipation throughout the Salesian world for the 2022 edition of the Spirituality Days of the Salesian Family. With little more than a week to go before this important event (January 13-16, 2022) which will gather, in person and in digital mode, thousands of members of the groups of the great tree planted by Don Bosco starting from the spirituality of St. Francis de Sales, the Secretariat for the Salesian Family has announced the detailed program of the appointments: a program rich in events, opportunities for reflection and deepening, moments of communion, sharing and spirituality. Following the scheme that proved to be very effective last year, the SFSD 2022 foresee a double level of participation with live broadcasting on each of the four days from 13:00 to 15:00 (UTC + 1) of the worldwide appointments, and the creation of complementary activities at the regional level, managed with different times and methods, by the respective teams. The world events will all be broadcast live by ANS on its Facebook page and YouTube channel, in five languages ​​(Italian, English, Spanish, French, Portuguese). Thursday 13 begins with the opening session, which...

ONLINE presentation of Strenna 2022: DEC. 27 @ 10AM ET

24 December 2021 (ANS – Rome) – Everything is now ready: on Monday, 27 December 2021, the Salesian Family from all over the world will be able to watch the official presentation of the Strenna of the Rector Major, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, for the year 2022. The theme of the message, already announced months ago – “Do all through love, nothing through constraint” – is inspired by St. Francis de Sales, on the 400th anniversary of his death, and will be accompanied by the traditional video. As per tradition, the Rector Major of the Salesians of Don Bosco, Father and Center of Unity of the Salesian Family, will be the first to deliver his message of the Strenna for the new year to the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians at their Generalate. Fr Á.F. Artime will illustrate the message and the preview video to the new FMA Mother General, Mother Chiara Cazzuola, and to a small group of her sisters. The presentation of the Strenna is a moment that involves the whole Salesian Family in welcoming the Rector Major’s gift of the inspiring theme of the pastoral year, which invites us to look in the same direction on...

Ask Don Angel Fernandez Artime, SDB, Rector Major, a Question

We are also providing here a LINK TO OUR PORTAL PAGE FOR RESOURCES on the SFSDays AND TO REGISTER FOR IT plus RESOURCES ON Strenna 2022: “Do all through love; nothing through constraint.” St. Francis de Sales The questions you pose will be compiled and choose one from among them to pose to our Rector Major during the Salesian Family Spirituality Days: January 13-16, 2022. CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT YOUR...

Don Angel and Fr. Tim with companion SDB Provincials in Nizza Monferrato 

29 October 2021 (ANS – Nizza Monferrato) – “They’re coming!” was the cry of enthusiasm with which, on Wednesday, October 27, the visit of Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, Rector Major, his Vicar, Fr Stefano Martoglio, and the Provincials participating in the mid-term review course, were welcome at the Mother-House of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians (FMA), in Nizza Monferrato. The visit is the first from a Rector Major to this center, and occurs 150 years from the first visit of Don Bosco to this  Piedmontese town. This was part of the formation program of the course for the Provincials, as a journey to deepen the Salesian spirituality for women, in the footsteps of Mother Mazzarello and the first FMA. The visit to the Mother House of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians immediately began with what is most precious in it: the young people. The Vocational Training group (CIOFS-FP) of the Course for Beauticians of Nizza Monferrato illustrated to the guests the training program designed to launch the girls to enter the world of work. Then, accompanied by Sr. Paola Cuccioli, Director of the Historical Archives of Piedmont and Valle d’Aosta and member of the ACSSA (Association...