Minori stranieri non accompagnati, Salesiani per il Sociale lancia la piattaforma digitale per la formazione e aggiornamento degli operatori – Salesiani Piemonte e Valle d’Aosta

Minori stranieri non accompagnati, Salesiani per il Sociale lancia la piattaforma digitale per la formazione e aggiornamento degli operatori 14 Settembre 2021/in Intorno a noi / Viene lanciato ufficialmente il Digital notebook, L’accompagnamento dei minori non accompagnati in Europa: le esperienze dei Professionisti del sociale che rappresenta un valido strumento per tutti gli operatori che lavorano sul campo a supporto dei minori stranieri non accompagnati. Già il 16 ottobre 2020 era stata lanciata la piattaforma inglese e francese, all’interno del webinar internazionale, Caring for unaccompanied minors in Europe e ad oggi è disponibile anche in italiano, greco e tedesco. La piattaforma è frutto del lavoro svolto all’interno del progetto Building knowledge from local practices: a solution for better care and support of unaccompanied minors in Europe, che ha coinvolto 7 partner europei: Apprentis d’Auteuil in Francia, in qualità di capofila, Salesiani per il Sociale APS in Italia, Christliches Jugenddorfwerk Deutschlands in Germania, The Smile of a Child in Grecia e partner del campo di ricerca, Università di Ghent in Belgio, Università del Bedfordshire in Inghilterra e Osservatorio sulla migrazione dei minori – Università di Poitiers in Francia. Questo strumento offrirà agli operatori l’occasione di una formazione continua e la possibilità di confrontarsi con una community di esperti nel settore e con altri operatori che operano nei diversi paesi. Durante...

EAO ADMA Congress 2021 – A Rich Charismatic Experience

By ADMA EAO Congress Steering Committee        ADMA EAO, 13 September 2021 — After a long and involved preparation since January 2020, the Second EAO ADMA Congress (online) was a true rich and inspiring charismatic experience. On 11-12 September (3 hours each day) several hundred ADMA members, their spiritual animators (SDB and FMA), SDB provincials, young Salesians in formation and other members of the Salesian Family came together to pray, deepen their identity, interact and get to know each other better.        Praying together        On Sunday (Day 2) the beautiful animated Rosary prayer in 6 languages (Tagalog, English, Vietnamese, Thai, Japanese and Cebuano) with amazing Marian songs in the respective languages. The opening prayer was offered in Tok Pisin and Motu (PNG) and final prayer was in Thai. Youtube presents these prayers.        Getting to know each other better        Through the professionally and wholeheartedly prepared ADMA life video sharing, we learn of ADMA faith experience (TLS), a young ADMA voice (FIS), stories of starting experiences (KOR, INA, VIE), the long and rich history of devotion to Mary Help of Christians in the Philippines (FIN). At the end of...

NEW Events at the Marian Shrine

We Salesians at the Marian Shrine in Stony Point, NY, are moving forward in being proactive and organizing events that center on our common core – youth and devotion to Mary – especially the Help of Christians. We present the following new opportunities to you in order that you may keep us in your prayers and if you are in the NY/NJ area it would be great if you could participate especially in bringing groups of young people in your apostolate to these spiritual opportunities. October 9th: Our Lady of Fatima Statue will visit the Marian Shrine. Eucharistic Adoration begins at 1:30 pm at our Mary, Help of Christians Outdoor Altar Procession with the Blessed Sacrament to Our Lady of the Rosary Statue Recitation of the Holy Rosary. Our desire is to make sure that young people are an important part of this event since we are Salesians. October 23rd: Rise Up! Lowly but Chosen – Mini-conference for youth and young adults (14-22) from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. We will have this event in our Youth Center Gym – a live band, testimonies, and motivational speakers, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and the opportunity for Confession. This event is $20.00 per person....

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...

An inspiring experience of Young ADMA in Manila

By Mr Sampiano Froiland        St Ildefonso Parish Metro Manila, The Philippines, 29 August 2021 — The ADMA 2nd EAO (Online) Congress is coming up soon (11-12 September). We hope this Manila young ADMA experience will inspire many to invite our young people to get closer to Mary and thus follow Jesus.        How did the Youth ADMA start in St Ildefonso parish?        Youth ADMA started with the initiative of our Parish Priest, Fr Antonio Molavin, SDB to include all the young people as members of ADMA in order to instill in them devotion to Mary Help of Christians which has a special place in Don Bosco’s heart.        What makes you happy as a youthful ADMA member?        Being a devotee of Mary Help of Christians, being with young people with a shared common passion of propagating the devotion to Our Lady, knowing the different stories which Don Bosco told about Our Lady, serving the Church with Mary as my companion, guide and intercessor.        What are the monthly or other youth ADMA activities?        We commemorate Mary Help of Christians monthly with a...