Thanks to God, this week I'm visiting the second last province of Africa - Madagascar Region, ANGOLA! A place of early Portoghese evangelization in the 15th century, country of many martyrs,country of many Saints. Also from 1981 a country with many Salesians who brought the Charism of Don Bosco during the civil war to this place!
SPRING in KOREA
This year in the Korean Province of the Salesians of Don Bosco eight Aspirants joined the Congregation. In the bimonthly Salesian provincial newsletter (March 2013) these young people share their first years of following the Salesian vocation - what was their attraction, person or event that arouse the interest, the point of decision 'I will follow Don Bosco'... Eight vocation stories for your thought
After the succesful celebrations of the 2010 Salesian Mission Day focused on the Gypsie-Rom Salesian commitment in Europe, I became aware about this date.
Ten millions of our brothers and sisters around Europe and some more millions in Asia and America deserve more than ONE special day.
I remember especially our Salesian communities in some European countries which are completely commmitted to this ministry
Hungary - Kazincbarcika (Schools, Vocation training center, Parish, Youth Center, Boarding houses)
Bulgary - Stara Zagora and Kazanlak (Lozenec) with youth center and starting parish
Slovakia - Kosice, Lunik IX, Bardejov and many other
Czech Republic - Ostrava, Ceske Budejovice, Teplice youth centers.
and many more in Albania, Spain and other places...
On the Mercy Sunday on the way to Angola
a simple prayer for all Gypsie youth, their families
and all Christian believers who are walking with the Gypsies..
Three full days in Andalusia, Espana - Sanlucar, Centro de espiritualidad salesiana juvenil (Province of SSE - Sevilla). Wonderful time with a lot of rain, few hours of strong sunshine and with 15+ enthusiastic Salesians and Lay Mission Partners from 8 Don Bosco Network organizations.
Tijuana - Ciudad Juarez - Nuevo Laredo (Mexico - US boarder)
Holy Week 2013
A special journey, walking - talking together around the three frontier works of the Mexican Salesians near the US boarder, started some 25 years ago! Two provincials, two youth ministry delegate and their 'assistants' together. Five days of rich fraternal and mission experience!