Casa Don Bosco Museum in the heart of “Art with those who are part of it”

12 October 2021 (ANS – Turin) – The “Abbonamento Musei” (Museum Pass) association, which links some of the most prestigious and characteristic cultural centers of Piedmont, Lombardy and Valle d’Aosta, has launched a new initiative to accompany tourists and people interested in history, art and culture in their adventures of discovery: it is “L’Arte con chi ne fa parte – Art with those who are part of it”, a proposal that will allow you to visit the participating museums with a new vision altogether, because it will be the founders, the first collectors, the entrepreneurs, the nobles and the sovereigns who will guide you along the evocative visits and routes. The Don Bosco House Museum also takes part in the initiative, which has completed little more than a year after its inauguration, and having now completed its final layout, can thus become a key player thanks to the presentation of the figure of Don Bosco. Within the project, the Don Bosco House Museum offers two guided tours: The first package – Saturday 16 October 2021, at 15:30 – tells of a life marked by “Salesian” dreams that have changed the lives of millions of young people all over the world. A visit...

Educators challenged to make the World a Better Place

By Isabella Saleu        Boroko, Port Moresby, PNG, 29 September 2021 — “All teachers are called to the mission of making the world a better place; for you, you are called to make our country Papua New Guinea a better place through the work you do for the young.” This was the challenge given by Fr. Gregorio Bicomong Jnr SDB, the Superior of the Vice-province, during his homily at the closing Mass of the first Don Bosco Education System (DBES) Educators’ Congress on 25 September, 2021, at the Shrine of Mary Help of Christians, Boroko. Present as concelebrants were Salesians Fr. Pedro Sachitula, Fr. Roger Miranda, Fr. Pankaj Xalxo, Fr. Alex Garces, Fr. Gilbert and Fr. Albert Swer. During his homily Fr. Gregorio shared with the congregation the struggle of Jesus to make himself understood. Jesus was the Greatest Teacher of all times, yet he too was misunderstood even by his own disciples who were also afraid to ask him questions. “It the same for us as teachers, some of our students do not understand and are even afraid to ask questions?” he said. Highlighting 3 main lessons from the Gospel, Fr. Greg shared that learning is sequential...

Salesian News 152 | September 30, 2021

  Trouble viewing? Read this online. Download Full-Length PDF N. 152 | September 30, 2021 Letter of Convocation, Pt. I By Fr. Tim Zak, SDB, Provincial On April 5, 2021, Fr. Stefano Martoglio, Vicar of the Rector Major, invited the provinces of the Congregation to convene a provincial chapter in 2022. Therefore, in accordance with Article 172 of the Constitutions, and after consultation with the provincial council, I call together a provincial chapter, beginning Sunday, July 10, 2022. Read more Some Practical Points on Being Instruments of God’s Life in Time of the Pandemic By Fr. Dominic Tran, SDB, Vice Provincial Regarding moral guidelines regarding the COVID-19 vaccines, we can refer to what Pope Francis has spoken and what the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF), as well as the Conferences of Catholic Bishops of both Canada and the USA, have issued. Read more Please excuse the off-format in this week’s PDF issue due to a program glitch, which has affected our publications for this week. We are working with the provider on the issue and pray it will be resolved soon. Additionally, in order to pave the way for new and exciting ventures and ways to connect with our Salesian Family, the...

Inauguration of Exhibit Halls of Saints of the Salesian Family at Casa Don Bosco House Museum

06 September 2021 (ANS – Rome) – On Wednesday at the Casa Don Bosco Museum Fr Á.F. Artime inaugurated two rooms dedicated to the Saints, Blessed, Venerable and Servants of God of the Salesian Family. The opening of these two new rooms represents the completion of the definitive layout of the Don Bosco House Museum. In one hall there will be a larger space dedicated to the figure of Saint Maria Domenica Mazzarello, together with other glorified members of the Salesian Family (the martyrs of Poznam and Spain, the blessed Artemide Zatti, Alberto Marvelli, Zeffirino Namuncurà and Alexandrina Da Costa). In the second room, 32 display cases will commemorate the memory of various Salesians, Daughters of Mary Help of Christians, Salesian Cooperators, Past Pupils, consecrated persons and lay people of the Salesian Family who lived the charism of Don Bosco in a luminous way. “A contemporary installation will also show the great tree of the Salesian Family, germinated by the spiritual intuition and heart of the Saint of the young. The showcases are of particular interest as they contain personal objects and writings of those who have embodied the spirituality and pedagogy of Valdocco in an extraordinary way,” explained...

Fr Eusebio Muñoz, SDB, has returned to the Father’s House

02 September 2021 (ANS – Rome) – Fr Eusebio Muñoz, SDB, passed away at noon yesterday, 1 September 2021, at the “San Carlos” Clinical Hospital in Madrid. He was the Director of the Salesian Mission Office in Madrid and the former Central Delegate of the Rector Major for the Secretariat of the Salesian Family. After defeating Covid-19 a few months ago, he suffered a stroke and developed subsequent infection, which ultimately led to his death. With 76 years of age, 59 years of Salesian life and 49 years of priesthood, a Salesian with a capital “S” has left us. He was a man endowed with an overwhelming personality and great intelligence, who was and remains loved as a father from the many people lucky enough to to have lived with him. Fr Muñoz was born on 26 December 1944 in Pozoblanco, a Spanish town near Córdoba where the Salesian charism has ancient roots and which penetrated deeply into the soul of the young Eusebio. He completed his novitiate in San José del Valle and made his first profession on 16 August 1962 and his perpetual profession on July 26, 1968 and was ordained a priest on July 22, 1972....