Candidate TJ Summer Experience

By: Christopher Green Hey everyone, I hope all has been well with you in the past week. Happy memorial of Saint Junipero Serra! I’d like to use this opportunity to let you know about my first week in Tijuana. When I left Los Angles on Saturday of last week, I was excited about this opportunity to clarify my understanding of God’s vocation for me through … Continue reading Candidate TJ Summer Experience

Salesian Cooperators Address Their Formation Program

By Fr. Mike Mendl, SDB (Haverstraw, N.Y. – June 30) – After two years of intense planning by a committee of about a dozen Salesian Cooperators, a workshop called “Forming the Formators” took place at Don Bosco Retreat Center in Haverstraw, June 28-30. It was meant to address programs of both initial formation of SC aspirants and ongoing formation of those already committed by a lifetime … Continue reading Salesian Cooperators Address Their Formation Program

Newly Inducted Salesian Cooperators

By: Elizabeth Gamarra (ASC – USA Western Province) This year’s celebration of this Solemnity was uniquely joyful for our Province, its Salesian Family, and the Association of Salesian Cooperators. On May 24th, six new Cooperators made their Promise during the MHC Bilingual Mass celebrated at St. Dominic Savio Parish in Bellflower and presided by Fr, Ted Montemayor, SDB Provincial of USA-West.   These candidates had completed their … Continue reading Newly Inducted Salesian Cooperators

Salesians, Continue Dreaming!

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!

Salesian Volunteers: A Youthful Experience

By JC Montenegro (Salesian Volunteers, CA) – It could be said that the Salesian volunteers started back in the time when Don Bosco started his ministry with the young. The Salesian cooperators took upon themselves the mission of Don Bosco, to form good Christians and honest citizens. Later on, the volunteer program as we know it today started globally in Ecuador in 1974. Two young … Continue reading Salesian Volunteers: A Youthful Experience

Getting to Know the Salesian Brother: Part 1. Salesian Brothers in the Salesian Community

By Bro. John Rasor, SDB (Don Bosco Tech, Rosemead) – What are Salesian brothers?  How do they fit into the whole Salesian picture?  That is the question I’ll try to answer in this series of little articles.  Let me say right away that Salesian brothers, priests, Cooperators, alumni, and all the rest of the Salesian Family are there because God loves youth.  We have no … Continue reading Getting to Know the Salesian Brother: Part 1. Salesian Brothers in the Salesian Community