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Rector Major Appoints New Salesian Family Delegates
05/06/2020.  INB #N.9392
Posted by Chris Valentino, Mumbai
News in Appointments, Brothers Congress, DB Alumni, Evangelization, Formation, Parish / Church, Profiles, Rector Major, Religion, Salesian Family, Salesian Society, Spirituality, Vocation, Volunteering, Youth Groups


The Rector Major of the Salesians of Don Bosco, Father �ngel Fern�ndez Artime,released an official statement on 05 June 2020, naming the new Delegates of the Rector Major for the groups that are spiritually mentored by the Sons of Don Bosco. The newly appointed Delegates are: Father Joan Llu�s Play�, Delegate of the Rector Major for the Secretariat of the Salesian Family;Ecclesiastical Assistant of the VDB (Volunteers of Don Bosco) and CDB (Volunteers with Don Bosco) Bro. Duc (Dominic) Nam Nguyen, Vietnamese Salesian Brother, Delegate of the Rector Major for the Association of the Salesian Cooperators and the Delegate of the Rector Major for the Past Pupils of Don Bosco. Father Alejandro Guevara, Delegate of the Rector Major as Spiritual Animator of the Association of Mary Help of Christians [ADMA]. Father Pier Luigi Cameroni, Postulator General for the Causes of Saints, will also be part of the team of the Secretariat.. Read More

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Don Bosco Green Alliance Launches 'Rethink, Reconnect, Renew' Campaign
05/06/2020.  INB #N.9391
Posted by Chris Valentino, Mumbai  - 1 Comments
News in Agencies, Ecology, Education, Education and Culture, Education Dept, Education Higher , Education School, Justice and Human Rights, Language and Cultures, Lifestyle, Profiles, Projects, Rector Major, Salesian Family, Salesian Society, Social Development, Social Life, Social Ministry, SPCSA, Spirituality, The Regional, Vocation, Volunteering, Youth, Youth Groups


On 05 June 2020, 46th World Environment Day, Don Bosco Green Alliance, an international collective of young people from the Salesian Family institutions, who contribute to global environmental action, thought and policy, launched a new campaign 'Rethink, Reconnect, Renew'. This campaign will be run throughout the ongoing Laudato S�' Year. Father Savio Silveira-Convener Don Bosco Green Alliance addressed a letter on the launch of the new campaign to the Alliance Members. . Read More

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Chennai Salesians 'Relief With Dignity' Sustains Migrants
05/06/2020.  INB #N.9390
Posted by Chris Valentino, Mumbai
News in BOSCO Out Reach, Agronomy/Agrotech, Development Office, Disasters, Marginalized, Projects, Social Development, Social Ministry


The devastating COVID-19 gobal pandemic triggered off a humanitarian criss of unprecedented proportions across the globe. It was more severe in India, where people migrate in search of jobs and livelihood almsot on a daily basis. These were left stranded, distressed and desolate in the wake of the COVID-19. In this deplorable scenario, the Chennai Salesians [INM], through theier Province Planning and Development Office [PDO], conceived of a novel idea to sustain these vulnerable stranded. . Read More

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Indian Salesian Father Stephen Kuncherakatt Passes Away in Jerusalem
03/06/2020.  INB #N.9387
Posted by Chris Valentino, Mumbai
News in Formation, Lifestyle, Obituary, Profiles, Salesian Family, Salesian Society, The Regional, Vocation


Indian Salesian Father Stephen Kuncherakatt, aged 86, passed away at 22:30 hours on 02 June 2020 in Jerusalem. Ailing from and battling 'cancer' since quite some time, he was hospitalised, where he breathed his last. Father Kuncherakatt originally belonged to the Salesian Province of St. Thomas the Apostle Chennai [INM]. At the time of his demise, he was in residence at the Salesian Monastery-Ratisbonne in Jerusalem, of the Salesian Province of Ges� Adolescente [Adolescent Jesus] the Middle East [MOR].. Read More

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BOSCOM South Asia Google Meet Updates & Plans Further Milestones
02/06/2020.  INN #N.9386
Posted by Thoombalan Babu Varghese, New Delhi
News in Lifestyle, Media, Salesian Society, Skills Training, SPCSA, The Regional


BOSCOM South Asia Executive Body and the Province Secretaries had a joint Google Meet on 01 June. Father K. M. Jose - Provincial of Chennai and BOSCOM Provincial Incharge with Father Ernest Rosario-BOSCOM Delegate, and Father P. T. Joseph-SPCSA Webmaster, updated the participants of further updates and initiatives in the offing, exhorting all members to stay connected.. Read More

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Indian Salesian Father Peter Gonsalves Makes His Albums Available for Free on YouTube
01/06/2020.  INB #N.9385
Posted by Chris Valentino, Mumbai
News in Art Forms, Education and Culture, Lifestyle, Media, Parish / Church, Religion, Salesian Family, Salesian Society, Social Life, Spirituality, Success Story, Youth, Youth Groups


As COVID-19 lockdown begins to ease, with Unlock 1.0, the Spirit reminds that God Still Loves the World and with the Blessed Virgin Mary Mother of the Church, the sons of Don Bosco together with the entire Salesian family, alumni, cooperators, collaborators, and well-wishers can journey on being 'signs and bearers of God's love to the young. In order that this may be so, Indian Salesian Father Peter Gonsalves, Dean of the Faculty of Social Communication Sciences of the Salesian Pontifical University [UPS] Rome, and appointed by Pope Francis in 2017 as Consultant to the Vatican Secretariat for Communications, offers 02 of his musical albums: The Peter Gonsalves Collection and The Marian Collection, for 'free' on YouTube. . Read More

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12 Young Men Make 1st Profession as Salesians for 03 Provinces in Darjeeling
30/05/2020.  INC #N.9384
Posted by Nirmol Toppo, Kolkata
News in Evangelization, Formation, Missions, Parish / Church, Religion, Salesian Family, Salesian Society, Vocation


Darjeeling, known as the producer of arguably the best quality tea in India, has produced 12 Salesians for 03 provinces under the care of Father Samuel Mondal, the Novice Master and his team. The novices made their 1st religious profession at Nazareth Bhavan, Dhajea Busty on 24 May 2020. 06 of the newly professed belong to Kolkata province [INC], 04 to Guwahati province [ING] and 03 to New Delhi province [INN]. . Read More

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Don Bosco Childline Organises COVID-19 Awareness on Delhi Streets
30/05/2020.  INN #N.9383
Posted by Thoombalan Babu Varghese, New Delhi
News in BOSCO Out Reach, Agencies, BOSCO, Disasters, Life and Health, Lifestyle, Marginalized, Social Development, Social Life, Social Ministry, Youth at Risk


Don Bosco Childline, New Delhi organized a social awareness programme on COVID-19 on the streets of Delhi on 29 May, 2020. The resource persons informed the local people about the origin, transmission, symptoms and prevention of COVID-19.. Read More

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Indian Salesian Father Joshtrom Kureethadam Appointed Head of Laudato Si Year
30/05/2020.  INC #N.9382
Posted by Nirmol Toppo, Kolkata
News in Appointments, Ecology, Lifestyle, Parish / Church, Projects, Salesian Family, Salesian Society, Social Development, Spirituality, The Regional


The Vatican has appointed Indian Salesian Father Joshtrom Kureethadam SDB the coordinator of the Sector on Ecology and Creation. Father Kureethadam is to coordinate plans to materialize the visions of Laudato Si as Pope Francis has announced 24 May 2020 to 24 May 2021 as a special year of the papal encyclical.. Read More

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Don Bosco Nitika's 'ASK' Answers Catechetical Queries Online
29/05/2020.  INC #N.9381
Posted by Nirmol Toppo, Kolkata
News in Catechetics, Evangelization, Formation, Parish / Church, Religion, Salesian Society, Spirituality, Youth


Don Bosco Nitika Catechetical Centre based at Kolkata, has initiated ASK - Answers for Seekers of the Kingdom. The talks live-streamed on YouTube Channel Kolkata Salesians is the initiative of Nitika Director Father Gilbert Choondal, as several catechetical seminars are cancelled with the COVID-19 lockdown. Father Choondal answers questions on Catholic faith raised by the viewers, after ASK Online collects questions through emails, Whatsapp and SMS. The talk show started on 01 May 2020 and is viewed by about 1000 people from across the world. Nitika Catechetical Centre plans to launch similar content in Bengali, Santhali and Hindi. Over 100 topics are discussed already at ASK Online. Father Patrick Lepcha hosts the same programme in Nepali.. Read More

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