Day 6 – RM’s Visit: The Rector Major Celebrates Mass Commemorating the 125th Anniversary and Honoring Jubilarians

Sunday, 20 November 2022 – Day 6 (Last Day of RM’s Visit) (San Francisco, California) – On Sunday, the Solemnity of Christ the King, the Rector Major concluded his visit to California with a visit to Corpus Christi Church in San Francisco.  The parish community was presented to the Rector Major as a “Salesian parish of immigrant families.”   As the Rector Major walked up the steps to … Continue reading Day 6 – RM’s Visit: The Rector Major Celebrates Mass Commemorating the 125th Anniversary and Honoring Jubilarians

Day 5 – RM’s Visit: The Rector Major Celebrates Mass Commemorating the 125th Anniversary and Honoring Jubilarians

Saturday, 19 November 2022 – Day 5 (San Francisco, California) – After continuous back-to-back festivities, the Rector Major had a lighter schedule on the fifth day of his visit to the San Francisco Bay Area.  He spent some time with the Provincial and his Council and encouraged them in their continuing service to the province, Congregation, and the Church.  He expressed his joy in seeing that the Salesians … Continue reading Day 5 – RM’s Visit: The Rector Major Celebrates Mass Commemorating the 125th Anniversary and Honoring Jubilarians

“You have the power to choose who you want to be”

By: Paula LuengosSalesian Summer Camp Volunteer from Spain Hello dear Salesian Family of the Western Province, as you know every year we have a group of volunteers who help at our Salesian summer camp experiences.  Part of our mission as a Salesian family is to give voice to the ideas, feelings, and dreams of our young people, as well as to inspire and motivate other … Continue reading “You have the power to choose who you want to be”

Provincial Letter: December 2, 2022

Advent greetings and blessings to all of you! It was not long ago, on November 15-20, that our Province was blessed with the visit of the Rector Major, Fr. Angel Fernandez Artime. Many of you had the opportunity and the privilege to meet, to greet, to listen, to celebrate and to take photos, including selfies, with Fr. Angel.  Needless to say it was an awesome … Continue reading Provincial Letter: December 2, 2022

Day 4 – RM’s Visit: The Rector Major visits the Salesian Sisters and begins Northern California Visit

Friday, 18 November 2022 – Day 4 (Bellflower, California) – The St. Dominic Savio community of Salesian Sisters (in Bellflower) welcomed Fr. Angel into their home for an intimate Mass.  Also joining them were the Salesian Sisters from the Community of St. Thomas the Apostle and the Postulants.   The Salesian Sisters and Postulants were delighted to be able to celebrate the Eucharist with Fr. Angel, Fr. … Continue reading Day 4 – RM’s Visit: The Rector Major visits the Salesian Sisters and begins Northern California Visit

Day 3 – RM’s Visit: The Rector Major visits St. John Bosco HS, BoscoTech and St. Dominic Savio Church

Thursday, 17 November 2022 – Day 3 (Rosemead / Bellflower, California – USA) – The Rector Major continued his visit of Southern California with a gathering with students of St. John BoscoHigh School. In his message to the young people, Don Angel affirmed the “Bosco Brotherhood” that was evident among them, “I am impressed by the respect and fraternity you have for one another.  I know without a doubt you will carry … Continue reading Day 3 – RM’s Visit: The Rector Major visits St. John Bosco HS, BoscoTech and St. Dominic Savio Church

Day 2 – RM’s Visit: The Rector Major, Fr. Ángel Fernández Artime visits the works in East LA

Wednesday, 16 November 2022 – Day 2 (Los Angeles, California – USA) – The Rector Major made a visit to Bishop Mora Salesian High School in Los Angeles. Students from the Salesian drumline welcomed Don Angel and led him into a gym-filled crowd of the school. Playing the guitar along with the student mariachi band, the Rector Major thrilled the students with his musical talent. Following the gathering with the school … Continue reading Day 2 – RM’s Visit: The Rector Major, Fr. Ángel Fernández Artime visits the works in East LA

Day 1 – RM’s Visit: The Rector Major, Fr. Ángel Fernández Artime is Among Us in California, USA

Tuesday, 15 November 2022 – Day 1 (Bellflower, California – USA) – After much anticipation, the Rector Major, Don Angel Fernandez Artime has finally arrived in the United States for a 10-day visit to both U.S. provinces (USA West & USA East). To a student band playing Don Bosco Ritorno, Don Angel began the visit in Bellflower, California.  The Rector Major was greeted by students and lay educators from St. John … Continue reading Day 1 – RM’s Visit: The Rector Major, Fr. Ángel Fernández Artime is Among Us in California, USA

Provincial Letter: November 12, 2022

Dear Salesian Family and Salesian Young People: Greetings and blessings on this special weekend. Yesterday, the 11th of November, we celebrated Veterans’ Day, remembering and honoring all the men and women over the years who have served to defend our freedoms. May we never forget the blessings we have received because of the veterans who have sacrificed, many with their lives, so that we can … Continue reading Provincial Letter: November 12, 2022

El Fin

Reflection by Fr. Ed Liptak, SDBTranslation by Fr. Jesse Montes, SDB Existe mucho temor del fin del mundo, y muchos creen que la tierra un día colapsará y desaparecerá. La liturgia de esta semana, sin embargo, nos da una muestra de alegría y temor. La primera lectura de Malaquías pone pavor a los pies de los malhechores: “He aquí, viene el día, ardiendo como un … Continue reading El Fin

Canonization of Bro. Zatti: We are a Family and a School of Saints

By Fr. Alejandro Rodriguez, SDB During the Canonization of Bro. Artemide Zatti, I could not help, but focused attentively on the person who received the miracle through Bro. Zatti’s intercession.  Mr. Renato Narvaez did not say a single word in public and yet for me, he was a clear testimony of the presence of God, who continues to pour out—bursting forth—make visible, His love in … Continue reading Canonization of Bro. Zatti: We are a Family and a School of Saints

Dizziness – When Should You Be Concerned?

By: Sheila Kun RN, BA, BSN, MS Dizziness for me is a recurrent symptom; whenever I have stomach virus, my predominant symptom is dizziness. I usually get over it within 24 hours. However, dizziness is a sign of many conditions. They could be mild in my case, but it could also mean serious signal of health issues. Hence I resorted to the Mayo Clinic Educational … Continue reading Dizziness – When Should You Be Concerned?

Tech Senior Co-Hosts Local TV Show

By: Karen KrynenDirector of Communications – Don Bosco Technical Institute Interest and involvement in his community has led to a unique opportunity for Tech senior Christian Figueroa (CSEE ‘23). The senio class co-president and honor student is cohosting a bi-weekly program on KGEM-TV, the City of Monrovia’s community cable station that broadcasts City Council meetings. A frequent in-person attendee at the meetings, Christian was approached … Continue reading Tech Senior Co-Hosts Local TV Show

Canonization of Bro. Zatti: Surrounded by Joyful, Holy Witnesses

By Bro. Damien Ho, SDB Stumbling upon what seems to be myriads of people waiting in line to go through security and check-in before Holy Mass with the Rector Major and the general audience with Pope Francis, my gaze for the whole weekend both intentionally and unintentionally, fixated towards our coadjutor brothers who were there to witness the Canonization. The commotion and energy that fed … Continue reading Canonization of Bro. Zatti: Surrounded by Joyful, Holy Witnesses

Provincial Letter: November 4, 2022

Dear Salesian Family and Salesian Young People: The Rector Major, Fr. Angel Fernandez Artime, the 10th Successor of Don Bosco, is officially coming to visit us here in California from November 15-20. I say officially because, for those of you who may not know, we have been preparing for his visit for close to a year now but it took some working behind the scenes … Continue reading Provincial Letter: November 4, 2022