(ANS – Rome) – On 11 June 2021 Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, the Rector Major, with the consent of his Council, nominated Fr Angelo Sylvester Miranda, SDB (known as Roshan), as the 4th Superior of the Salesian Vice Province of “St Joseph”, Sri Lanka (LKC), for 2021-2027. The Vice Province has 102 confreres including missionaries.
(ANS - Guadalajara) - The XXIII Meeting of the CIMAC-NAC-MESOAMERICA area took place online on 26 and 27 May. It involved the leaders of the Salesian schools in Central America, Mexico, the Antilles, and North America.
(ANS - Rome) - The tenth video seed completes the series of aids offered in recent months to encourage the reading and sharing of "Young Salesians and Accompaniment – Orientations and Guidelines" (GSA). In this last message, Rector Major Fr Ángel Fernández Artime and the General Councilor for Formation Fr Ivo Coelho, together with Christopher, Wellington, Carl, Ignazio, young post-novice confreres, trainees and theology students who, together with many other companions, have made the production of this and previous video messages possible.
Vietnam – Heartfelt sharing from Vietnam-Mongolia new Salesian Provincial
(ANS – Ho Chi Minh City) – On May 25, in Ho Chi Minh City, Fr Barnaba Le An Phong was installed as Provincial of VIE Province: Vietnam - Mongolia. Here, he shares his Salesian story, his thoughts, and his dreams.
RMG – "Moved by the hope of working in the Salesian network"
(ANS - Rome) - For the first time in the Congregation's history, a world meeting has been convened where the representatives of the Mission Sector, the Youth Ministry Sector, the NGOs for Development and the Salesian Mission Offices directly at the service of the Congregation, along with the provincial representatives of the Planning and Development Offices (PDOs), the Mission Offices, and the Salesian Social Sector from all over America, gathered - from 23 American countries and 6 countries in Europe - to get to know each other better and strengthen the foundations of a common path in and as a network.
United States – Funding supports most vulnerable during pandemic with food and prevention measures
(ANS – New Rochelle) – When the global COVID-19 pandemic struck and countries began lockdowns, Salesian missionaries around the globe went into action ensuring that those who were impacted in their local communities had the food and hygiene supplies they needed. Missionaries also quickly began to shift how they worked with poor children and their families, including working to provide education online when possible. To aid these efforts, significant funding was needed.
MESSAGES OF THE RECTOR MAJOR
TOTA PULCHRA ES MARIA (YOU ARE ALL BEAUTIFUL, O MARY)
Something very great is happening when, after two thousand years of human history, we continue to feel today, perhaps more than ever, that She, His Mother, is our Mother also.