Italy – Don Bosco’s best known and most used photograph: “Don Bosco in an armchair”

Turin, Italy – 1880 – The photograph that we propose is a work of art by the photographer Michele Schemboche, portraying Don Bosco seated in an armchair, taken in Turin in 1880. It is interesting to note that this image was the best known and most used throughout history and probably corresponds to the most…

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RMG – The Salesians in the world on the threshold of the 28th General Chapter

(ANS – Rome) – In view of the 28th General Chapter of the Congregation, the Salesians of Don Bosco convene a Press Conference to illustrate the different realities in which they operate throughout the world and what the strengths and challenges, new opportunities and risks for the Congregation in today’s social and ecclesial context are. The…

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Italy – XXXVIII SF Spirituality Day ends: concreteness, courage and commitment

(ANS – Turin) – Continue to grow as Don Bosco’s Family; implement the “politics of the Our Father” in the various realities and with their own characteristic features; give visibility to the good that is accomplished. These are the three concluding messages that Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, Rector Major of the Salesians and center of unity…

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Cambodia Salesian Family Day and Br. Roberto’s 50th Anniversary

Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA — The Cambodia Salesian Family celebrated their annual day at Don Bosco Phnom Penh this Saturday, 18th of January and the occasion of the 50th anniversary of religious life of Br. Roberto Panetto, Italian missionary in Thailand since 23rd of November 1975 and in Cambodia since 24th of May 1991.  The Cambodian Association…

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Brazil – “If you believe in the power of good and love, don’t stop”: reflection starting from Strenna 2020

(ANS – Sao Paulo) – The Rector Major asks that the Strenna for 2020 be the “guiding thread” of pastoral activity. For the education and evangelization of young people, the Salesian Family has inherited the famous binomial “good Christians and upright citizens”, but there is a growing fragility as we are not always apostles-missionaries and we…

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