Don Bosco Global Youth Film Festival: Ambassadors of Hope to the Young

Don Bosco Global Youth Film Festival Reaching out the young to become ambassadors of hope   Don Bosco Global Youth Film Festival (DBGYFF) is the first worldwide festival from the Salesian Congregation to unite all our young people globally to come together on a common project where they can express their creative talents and be rewarded. This festival is our own festival, and is a precious opportunity to make the name of Don Bosco resonate in the 134 countries where we are present, especially in the hearts and minds of the young people. The festival screening will take place on Thursday and Friday, 18 & 19 of November 2021. DBGYFF is structured as a creative global platform, through which young people from all over the world can showcase and build their dreams and aspirations. Inspired by the Strenna of our Rector Major,  “Moved by hope”, it is a clarion call to encourage young people to become ambassadors of hope, and agents of transformation in our society.  This film festival is indeed a gracious opportunity to go closer to the young, to encourage them and motivate them towards the common good. It is an excellent tool to focus on what matters to...

SALESIAN MISSIONS USA – “Loaves and Fishes”: a campaign to support critical aid shipments to programs around the globe

“Loaves and Fishes”: a campaign to support critical aid shipments to programs around the globe 11 May 2021 (ANS – New Rochelle) – “Salesian Missions”, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, recently launched its annual “Loaves and Fishes” fundraiser which raises funds to ship life-saving aid to more than 130 countries around the globe. Because the cost of shipping critical aid is far less than its value, donations are multiplied many times over. For every dollar donated, Salesian Missions is able to ship $14 worth of critical goods to its programs. The fundraising appeal runs through the end of June 2021. Aimed at maximizing the impact of donor-assisted programs and answering the call for emergency aid deliveries, the Salesian Missions Property and Logistics Program is made possible by generous assistance from government and private sector partners. Millions of dollars in U.S. government-issued excess property and corporate in-kind donations are leveraged by an annual award to Salesian Missions from the USAID Ocean Freight Reimbursement Grant for humanitarian aid shipments. This award enables the Salesian Missions Office for International Programs to transport shipments of humanitarian aid and development commodities at low to no cost. Salesian Missions also maintains...

A Good Samaritan in Salesian Style – Brother Artemides Zatti

By our own correspondent Salesian world, 3 November 2020 — Some 44 years ago a Jesuit provincial in Argentina, Fr Jorge Maria Bergoglio, asked his confreres to pray through the intercession of Salesian Brother Artemide Zatti to obtain more new Jesuit Brother vocations. And already in those times, Brother Zatti ‘did the miracles’ and the Jesuits, a few years later, had dozens of solid Brothers in their province. Yes, Blessed Artemide Zatti is not just an ‘asset’ of the Salesian Family, he is among those many Saints – Blesseds – Venerables – declared by the Universal Church as models we follow and as our intercessors on our journey in this world. November 13, the liturgical memory of Brother Artemide Zatti is coming up. Maybe it’s a good chance for personal or community novena prayer for new Salesian Brother vocations. We already have many tools at hand (see Boscolink) including a Quiz, Biography, short movie and many photos. Blessed Artemide Zatti, pray for us! Short life-sketch of Blessed Artemide Zatti: 1880: Born in Boretto (Italy) three children, mother Albina Vecchi, father Luigi Zatti 1887: Sacrament of confirmation 1886: Elementary school (3 years only) in Boretto, while already working in the farm...