(ANS - Turin) - The "Museo Casa Don Bosco House Museum", a museum strongly desired by the Rector Major, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, located in the heart of Turin-Valdocco, and inaugurated by him last October, is increasingly assuming its role as custodian and promoter of the cultural and spiritual heritage of the Salesian Family, and at the same time it also enhances its dimension of service to art and artistic fruition for the territory. An expression of all this is the inauguration of a space dedicated to the Saints and Blessed of the Salesian Family, and the exhibition "Lock art - Journey across the world via living room and kitchen", two events already scheduled from the beginning of next month.
(ANS - Rome) – Several objects that the Servant of God Fr Luis (Luigi) Bolla used for over 25 years in the Eucharistic celebrations with the Achuar indigenous people, in Ecuador and Peru, were consigned to the Rector Major, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, by Fr Vicente Santilli, a Salesian missionary in Peru.
(ANS - Lombriasco) - The "ApiCultura" project in Lombriasco was established in October 2020 from a training course developed by "Net4Grow", a network of Salesian Agricultural Schools in the world, and the Salesian Agricultural School of Lombriasco, near Turin. The aim of the project was to bring beekeeping back to the benches of the Salesian agricultural school in Lombriasco, but with new themes, such as the safeguarding of the species, the importance for the care of the environment, the productive and innovative aspects that revolve around this world now in constant evolution.
Democratic Republic of Congo – Fr Gavioli, SDB: "I'm grateful to the Lord because I have always been able to live together with the poorest and most vulnerable"
(ANS - Bukavu) - Bukavu is a populous city in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where Fr Piero Gavioli, a Salesian, 79 years old, of which 55 spent in the African country, resides. Previously, he lived for about forty years in Lubumbashi, where, in addition to leading a parish and teaching in the seminary, he was responsible for the youth ministry of the diocese; and six years in Goma, where he directed a large center consisting of an oratory, a vocational school, an orphanage and shelter for single mothers. He was then sent to Bukavu with five other Salesians to run a small vocational school entrusted to the Sons of Don Bosco by the Xaverian missionaries. “I'm happy because most of the kids finish their courses and find a job,” he says.
RMG – SYM: THE JOURNEY | THE “LEADS” | THE PLAN
(ANS – Roma) – The “LEADS” (leaders) of Salesian Youth Movement from INTER-AMERICA - AMERICA SOUTH CONE - AFRICA-MADAGASCAR - SOUTH ASIA - EAST ASIA OCEANIA come together for the first time on ZOOM for their “PLAN LAUNCH”. It will take place on 31 JULY 2021 @ 14.30 (Rome time).
RMG – Fr Maravilla: “Forming our Lay Mission Partners”
(ANS – Roma) – “Through the Sacrament of Baptism, all Christians are part of the people of God and share in the mission of the Church. Every lay person together with consecrated women and men and ordained ministers is co-responsible for the Church’s mission,” says Fr Alfred Maravilla, SDB, General Councilor for the Missions, in his message for the August missionary magazine “Cagliero 11”. Below we report his reflection on the role of the laity in the Church.