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...

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...

Canada – Birth of “St Joseph” association in Edmonton’s St Dominic Savio Parish

Edmonton, Canada – July 2021 – Devotion to St. Joseph is nothing new to Edmonton’s St. Dominic Savio Parish. Thus, in the year dedicated to St. Joseph, a group of lay people called the “Sodality of St. Joseph” was born. Officially created last May 1st, the feast of St. Joseph the Worker, in July the Sodality was consecrated with a solemn Mass celebrated in the parish. With 21 members, the Sodality’s main purpose is growing in holiness through devotion to St. Joseph, and to do so its members organize moments of prayer and sharing, putting themselves at the service of their family, the parish and the needy. RELATED ARTICLE(S) Canada – Salesian Family celebrates Don Bosco’s feast day Canada – Remembering Fr. Romeo Trottier, SDB (1937-2020) Source: Canada – Birth of “St Joseph” association in Edmonton’s St Dominic Savio...

United States – Inauguration of SUE Provincial Vicar and Director of Provincial House

New Rochelle, United States – July 2021 – On 4 July Fr Timothy Zak, Provincial Superior of the United States East and Canada Province (SUE), presided over the inauguration ceremony of his Vicar, Fr Dominic Tran, and the Director of the Provincial House, Fr Timothy Ploch, former Councilor for the Interamerica Region. Fr Mike Mendl, SDB Source: United States – Inauguration of SUE Provincial Vicar and Director of Provincial...

Identity Card of the Salesian School in Latin America

I12 July 2021 (ANS – Rome) – After a process of discernment and reflection carried out by the central team of the Salesian School in America (ESA), by the General Councilors for Youth Ministry (FMA and SDB), respectively, Sr. Runita Borja and Fr Miguel Angel García Morcuende, and after having collected the experiences and viewpoints of the four regions into which ESA is divided (CIB-CIS-BRASIL; CIMAC-Mesoamerica; CICSAL and SEPSUR-School; CINAB-ANDINA), the phase of drafting the ESA “Identity Card” has come to its conclusion. This important document is now being shared and published in each of the regional meetings taking place during this 2021. ESA’s “Identity Card” aims to be a common reference point for the construction of the educational-pastoral projects of the schools of the Salesian Family on the continent, helping to form a critical conscience and transform societies starting from the proposal of integral formation born with Don Bosco. With this Identity Card, written in 5 languages, a new step is taken in the consolidation of the network on the American continent, strengthening the Salesian mission of educating and evangelizing according to the foundations of the Preventive System, through the Educational Pastoral Communities, and fostering the leadership of young...

Pope offers assistance to Catholic charity in southern Italy – Vatican News

Pope offers assistance to Catholic charity in southern Italy Cardinal Konrad Krajiewski, papal almoner, offers the support of Pope Francis to a local Catholic charity in San Severo in the province of Foggia, southern Italy opening its doors to families in difficulty due to the pandemic. By Giancarlo La Vella “Solidarity spent well” is the slogan of the “Don Felice Canelli” Emporio della Solidarietà Catholic charity promoted by the diocesan Caritas of San Severo, a larger town in the Foggia area, which opened Saturday. All families in difficulty due to the pandemic are able to receive needed assistance. Present at the inauguration was Bishop Giovanni Checchinato of San Severo, Msgr. Francesco Soddu, director of Caritas Italiana, Fr. Andrea Pupilla, director of Caritas of San Severo; the mayor, Francesco Miglio, and Simona Venditti, municipal councillor for Social Policies. Cardinal Konrad Krajiewski, papal almoner, surprised the group with his personal visit to share the Pope’s good wishes and support for the initiative to the joy of all those present. The Church of San Severo is also celebrating one of its own priests, an apostle and friend of the poor, don Felice Canelli, who was recently declared venerable by the Holy See....