Salesian Map 2020

By: Fr Gildásio Mendes, SDB Councillor for Social Communication Jesus Christ,  Communicator of the Father, said to his disciples: “Go into all the world and proclaim the good news to the whole creation” (Mk 16:15). Don Bosco, Communicator of the Father’s love for the young, left his own testimony to the Salesians in the great motto: “da mihi animas, caetera tolle”.  Don Bosco, in faithful … Continue reading Salesian Map 2020

Mensaje del Rector Major P. Angel Fernandez Artime: “Sueñen y hagan soñar”

(Papa Francisco a los Salesianos) A todos ustedes, amigos y amigas del carisma de Don Bosco en todo el mundo, o simplemente lectores que se han encontrado por casualidad con este Boletín Salesiano, instrumento de comunicación que fundó y tanto amó el mismo don Bosco, les hago llegar hoy un saludo que tiene una hermosa connotación de cercanía, de espíritu de familia, de parte del … Continue reading Mensaje del Rector Major P. Angel Fernandez Artime: “Sueñen y hagan soñar”

The Message of the Rector Major Fr. Angel Fernandez Artime: “Dream & Help others Dream”

(Pope Francis to the Salesians) Poor young people if, in addition to all that must be done to survive during this time, we kill, annul, or maim their dreams and their desire to do something great and beautiful with their lives. Greetings to all of you, friends of Don Bosco’s charism around the world, or readers who may have chanced upon a Salesian website. Today’s … Continue reading The Message of the Rector Major Fr. Angel Fernandez Artime: “Dream & Help others Dream”

Blessed Joseph Kowalski, Salesian Priest and Martyr

Joseph Kowalski was born at Siedliska, Poland, a little farming town near Rzeszow, on March 13, 1911, the son of Wojciech and Sofia Borowiec. The family’s faith was deep and practical. He was baptized on March 19, feast of St. Joseph, in the parish church at Lubenia, about 2½ miles from the town, which at that time did not have a church. Following his parents’ wishes, … Continue reading Blessed Joseph Kowalski, Salesian Priest and Martyr

Thanks for being so impulsive

From ANS – Published May 12th, 2020 In general, we hear that young people are: passionate, fearless, idealistic, reckless. Young people are indeed like this, sometimes it could be an advantage or a danger. But, on a cold December 1859, in the silence of the outskirts of Turin, in a modest room, 19 young people listened attentively to the words of a dreamer priest and … Continue reading Thanks for being so impulsive

Biographical note regarding Bishop Giuseppe Cognata (1885-1972), SDB, bishop of Bova and founder of the Salesian Oblates of the Sacred Heart

(ANS – Rome – April 19, 2020) – Giuseppe Cognata was born at Agrigento (Sicily) on October 14, 1885, to Vitale and Rosa Montana Cognata. He showed a great wealth of human gifts and talents from his childhood. As a twelve-year-old he entered the San Basilio Salesian school in Randazzo (Catania), Don Bosco’s first work in Sicily, ready to accept the call to religious and … Continue reading Biographical note regarding Bishop Giuseppe Cognata (1885-1972), SDB, bishop of Bova and founder of the Salesian Oblates of the Sacred Heart

Rector Major announces the cause of beatification and canonization of Bishop Giuseppe Cognata

(ANS – Rome – April 19, 2020) – Fr. Angel Fernandez Artime has announced that Pope Francis has authorized the opening of the cause of beatification of Bishop Giuseppe Cognata, SDB, bishop of Bova (Calabria) and founder of the Salesian Oblate Sisters of the Sacred Heart. Rome, April 18, 2020 Official announcement by the Rector  Major Cause of Beatification and Canonization of Bishop Giuseppe Cognata … Continue reading Rector Major announces the cause of beatification and canonization of Bishop Giuseppe Cognata

First Doctoral Thesis based on the Salesian Volunteer Program

By: JC Montenegro Delegate for Mission Animation Yes, it is the first time in the history of the congregation that a Doctoral Thesis was dedicated to research what is happening with the Salesian Volunteer Movement at the world wide level. The research focused on the personal development that a volunteer goes through when a long term service takes place in our Salesian communities. The author, … Continue reading First Doctoral Thesis based on the Salesian Volunteer Program

Rector Major November Message

The dream to which I refer, dear friends of the Salesian charism, is Don Bosco’s great missionary dream. Even in the very first years of the foundation of the fragile, little Society of St. Francis de Sales (the Salesians), he sent out his first missionaries to Argentina, in 1875, to care for the Italian immigrants who were reaching those shores by the thousands. Intense, also, … Continue reading Rector Major November Message

Strenna 2020: Presentation of the Theme

“Your will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven” (Matt 6:10) “GOOD CHRISTIANS AND UPRIGHT CITIZENS” Note: While I was presenting the commentary on the 2019 Strenna to the Salesian Family in Valdocco (Turin), some were already asking for the draft of the 2020 Strenna, so that they could have it for the beginning of the educational-pastoral year in some parts of the … Continue reading Strenna 2020: Presentation of the Theme

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!

Volunteering: A Risk Today, An Opportunity for the Future

By ANS (ANS – Bellflower) – Juan Carlos Montenegro is a past pupil of the Don Bosco Kennedy Salesian Technical Institute in Quito, Ecuador. From his years in the Salesian school he felt that his life “should not be a meaningless life.” As a student, he decided to go as a volunteer among the native Achuar people in Wasakentsa. “It was an experience that changed my … Continue reading Volunteering: A Risk Today, An Opportunity for the Future