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Indian Catechetical Association Reflects on Education to Love
Week 01 at General Chapter 28: Welcome, Reports, Study, Reflection, Discernment
  • INC #N.9281 Indian Catechetical Association Reflects on Education to Love
     
    Kolkata, FEB. 22. Kolkata: Indian Catechetical Association held 24th edition annual meet at Nitika Don Bosco, from 12 to 14 February 2020. Participated by 57 teachers of catechism from all over India, the meeting contained the presentation of several research work on the theme, Education to Love: A Catechetical Perspective. . More

  • INB #N.9280 Week 01 at General Chapter 28: Welcome, Reports, Study, Reflection, Discernment
     
    Mumbai, FEB. 22. Father Stefano Vanoli, Moderator General Chapter 28 in his pre-Chapter `good night` on 15 February 2020 at the Basilica of Mary Help of Christians said, ``We are in Valdocco, we are from Valdocco`` not as a mere statement, but also as a greeting of welcome for the Salesians, Daughters of Mary Help of Christians and lay faithful arriving in Turin-Valdocco as participants, reminding them that it is a return to Valdocco after 62 years. The General Chapter 28, with its significantly `biblical 07` week-duration, with the 242 Capitulars, representing the 7 Regions, comprising of 66 nationalities engaged in active youth ministry in over 130 countries, is intensely seeking answers to the question ``What type/kind of Salesians for the young people of today?`` till it concludes on 04 April. GC 28 is expected to be a General Chapter that will provide renewed strength of purpose to the vocation and charismatic identity of Don Bosco`s disciples.. More

  • INB #N.9276 General Chapter 28 Begins at Valdocco-Turin
     
    Mumbai, FEB. 16. The XXVIII General Chapter (GC28) of the Society of St. Francis deSales on ``What kind/type of Salesians for the young people of today?`` has begun today Sunday 16 February, with the inaugural Eucharist at 18:30 (UTC +1) in the Basilica of Mary Help of Christians-Turin, broadcast live on the ANS Facebook page and on the website sdb.org, and will end on Saturday 04 April, with over 240 Capitulars, at the Salesians of Don Bosco Mother House in Turin-Valdocco. . More

  • INH #N.9274 PARA Andhra Pradesh organises Salesian Social Forum (SSF) Meet
     
    Hyderabad, FEB. 12. 14 Salesians consisting of 07 from INM, 05 from INH and 02 from INK participated in a 03-day SSF (Salesian Social Forum)Meet organised by PARA (People`s Action for Rural Awakening), at Ravulapalem, in verdant Konaseema of East Godavari District in Andhra Pradesh.. More

  • INB #N.9273 Prafulta DARE - 1st Time in India
     
    Mumbai, FEB. 10. MumbaiSalesians` Prafulta co-partnered with DARE (Dynamic Attachment Repatterning Experience), a groundbreaking somatic attachment training created by Diane Poole Heller and facilitated by Patricia Meadows MS, RN, RCST, SEP - somatic experiencing practitioner and a holistic trauma therapist with over 40 years` experience facilitating healing and transformation. Modules 01 and 02 of the 04-module training for psychotherapists, trauma therapists and somatic therapists was held at Don Bosco Provincial House, Matunga-Mumbai from 28 January to 02 February 2020. Introduced in India for the 1st time by Prafulta, there were 23 participants, including 06 Assistants with Patricia Meadows, who hails from West Virginia-USA, and has trained and assisted extensively with Diane Poole Heller, the creator of DARe, before becoming a DARe faculty member.. More

  • INH #N.9275 St John`s Regional Seminary organizes `ECHOES 2020` a Catholic Youth Fest
     
    Hyderabad, FEB. 9. St John`s Regional Seminary, Kondadaba, 7-9 February 2020: The Youth Fest `Echoes 2020` will go into the annals of the Salesians of Vizag Region as a successful mega event organized by the Salesians in Visakhapatnam, in collaboration with the clergy of Srikakulam Diocese and the Archdiocese of Visakhapatnam. The three day Catholic Youth Fest was held from 7th to 9th February 2020 at the shrine of Our Lady of Sorrows, Kondadaba. The punch line of the Echoes ``Arise! Young Man`` Lk 7:14 that went out as a clarion call to the length and breadth of the two dioceses, did ring in resounding responses from the young catholic men and women of the Archdiocese of Visakhapatnam and Srikakulam. There were about 500 youth from rural and urban deaneries of Visakhapatnam and Srikakulam dioceses. Accommodation was provided at St John`s Regional Seminary, Kondadaba.. More

  • INS #N.9270 DBCIC Mawlai Exhibits Sonia Gandhi Donated Artefacts
     
    Shillong, JAN. 30. The Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures known as Don Bosco Museum at Mawlai is exhibiting artefacts donated to DBCIC by Sonia Gandhi. Charles Pyngrope MLA inaugurated the exhibition on 28 January 2020.. More

  • INC #N.9269 Sambalpur Bishop ordains Salesian Deacon in Rourkela
     
    Kolkata, JAN. 30. Deacon Clement Lakra was ordained priest by Bishop Niranjan Sual Singh of Sambalpur on 19 January 2020 at Jalda near Rourkela in Odisha. 11 Salesians from the Salesian province of Kolkata and 06 from New Delhi were among the thousands of faithful who witnessed the sacerdotal ordination of Deacon Lakra, and a Capuchin deacon. Father Sunil Lakra was the Provincial`s delegate to present Deacon Lakra.. More

  • INM #N.9271 SIGA Chennai Aiming for WorldSkills 2021
     
    Chennai, FEB. 2. The Salesian Institute of Graphic Arts [SIGA] Chennai, hosted and participated in the District-cum-State Level competitions of the India Skills 2020, on 27 January 2020, as a lead up to the WorldSkills 2021. Out of 44 Print Media Technology participants from various districts in Tamil Nadu, Elakiya Sree and Ponmareeswarn qualified for the next level competitions. SIGA HoD Fredrick, and Lecturer Peter Nirmalraj, were part of the jury. . More

  • INC #N.9267 Kolkata Salesians get 15th Santhal Priest
     
    Kolkata, JAN. 29. Purnea, 29 January 2020 -- Bishop Angelus Kujur of Purnea ordained deacon Manoj Mario Hansda as priest at St Peter`s Cathedral Purnea-Bihar on 18 January 2020. Over 75 priests concelebrated alongwith Vicar General of Purnea Father Francis Tirkey, Kolkata Salesian Provincial Father Nirmol Gomes and ViceProvincial Father Joseph Pauria.. More


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