Our Way to Hope

    Attention, Salesian Past Pupils and Salesian Cooperators! Karen Pena, Past Pupil of Mary Help of Christians Academy, in North Haledon, NJ, and her “Our Way to Hope” non-profit organization team are again holding their Thanksgiving and Christmas Initiatives for the benefit of the young people of Paterson and their families. Please consider giving generously and offering to lend a helping hand if you are able. Below are the dates and the link to her Facebook page. Donations requested: turkeys, canned foods, and toys Thanksgiving basket giveaway – November 20, 2018 at the Frank J. Rodimer Center in Paterson, NJ from 6-8pm. Christmas event – December 20th also at the Frank J. Rodimer Center in Paterson, NJ from 6-10pm. Save the Date: March 29, fundraising Gala, venue TBD FACEBOOK PAGE FOR OUR WAY TO HOPEShare this:Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new...

RMG – 9 March 2018: 161st anniversary of dies natalis of St Domenico Savio

(ANS – Rome) – Remembering Saint Domenico Savio in this special year that the Church dedicates to young people is significant because not only was he a model and an example for his companions at the Valdocco oratory, but he also knew how to embody the role of a team captain or leader, a sort of teacher in the ways of God (as Don Bosco also saw him in the dream of Lanzo in 1876). The confirmation of this comes from the life of various Blesseds, Venerables and Servants of God who made the proposals of Domenico their own: Laura Vicuña, Zephirino Namuncurà, Giuseppe Kowlaski, Alberto Marvelli, Giuseppe Quadrio, Ottavio Ortiz Arrieta. And not only in the Salesian world. In recent days, Pope Francis acknowledged the martyrdom of a young Slovak girl, Anna Kolesárová, called Anka, a young woman from the Archdiocese of Košice, who lived a calm and peaceful existence until the soldiers of the Red Army occupied her native village, Vysoka nad Uhom. She left a shelter where she was with her family to feed a soldier who turned on her; she repeatedly rejected his assaults and prepared to die rather than give herself to him. She was...

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...

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...

Argentina – Parliamentarians in Argentina promoting an initiative to have Laura Vicuña declared a saint.

Source: Argentina – Parliamentarians in Argentina promoting an initiative to have Laura Vicuña declared a saint.Share this:Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new...

Echoes. Making Divine Mercy our Mission in Life. Published 9/28/2016

By far one of the most helpful resources for the extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy is a series of nine short books prepared by the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization — the Va Source: Echoes. Making Divine Mercy our Mission in Life. Published 9/28/2016Share this:Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new...
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