By Izzy Shahmirza (Camp Counselor) (Camp St. Francis – Aptos, CA) – We had another successful camp season! Our incredible administrators, combined with our senior and assistant counselors, had the privilege of serving an energetic and intelligent group of young boys aging from five to thirteen years old at Camp Saint Francis in Aptos, California. Throughout the month of July, Camp Saint Francis 2016 would … Continue reading Camp St. Francis 2016: Positive Impact for Boys Ages 5-13
The Provincial’s weekly letter to the Salesian Family: Dear Salesian sisters and brothers, These days I am in San Antonio, Texas. Last week, I attended the CMSM (Conference of Major Superiors of Men) in Columbus, Ohio. I took a “red eye” flight from San Francisco to Columbus, Ohio, via Detroit. I left on Sunday and arrived on Monday morning. I was able to spend Monday … Continue reading Provincial: We Live Our Lives in the Spirit of Don Bosco Who Dreamt ‘Big’
By Dianna Rodriguez (Camp Savio 2016 – Bellflower, CA) – The entire camp met the beginning of the week with anticipation for the last day. The different grades started preparing the music and dances for the annual Talent Show and midnight spirit rally. The last week is always hectic because it forces the counselors to give more even when they are burnt out. Preparing for … Continue reading Camp Savio 2016: Last Week
By Salesian Deacons Fernando Javier Hernández Reyes, David Raúl Reynoso Ruiz, and José de Jesús Medrano Pérez (Camp Savio 2016 – Bellflower, CA) – The experience of only three days in the Salesian Community in Bellflower has been of a great wealth for our vocational and pastoral growth. This experience has a great value knowing that in one year we will finish our theological studies. We want to … Continue reading Camp Savio 2016: Visiting Deacons from Mexico
The Provincial’s weekly letter to the Salesian Family: Dear Salesian Sisters and Brothers, Today, Sunday, July 31st, I participated in the beautiful celebration for Fr. Tuan Nguyen’s 25th anniversary of Priesthood, which took place at our Vietnamese center, Mary Help of Christians, in Stockton. Bishop Steven Blaire was present at the Eucharistic celebration, along with 10 other priests. The Vietnamese Center community, which is overseen … Continue reading Provincial: May God Answer Our Prayers for Vocations
Salesian Missions Sector – Rome, Italy August 2016 Dear Brothers and Friends, Last June Pope Francis visited the headquarters of the World Food Program (WFP) in Rome. In his speech he said: “I desire that the fight to eradicate the hunger and thirst of our brothers and sisters, and with our brothers and sisters, will continue to challenge us not to grow weary and to … Continue reading Salesians, Continue Dreaming!