'I was not worthy to be a martyr'

Mumbai, 2017 Dec 15 : When Father Tom Uzhunnalil, a Salesian Priest, kept hostage for 557 days by terrorists in Yemen, was finally released from captivity on September 12, 2017, the world listened carefully for his testimony. Would it be one of resentment, bitterness, pain or torture? His abductors had after all gunned down 16 people, including four Missionaries of Charity nuns, in front of his eyes, before scurrying him away to an undisclosed location. Could anyone emerge from captivity unscathed?  Read More »
Joaquim Fernandes

Colombia - Among world's Top 50 teachers: Carlos Sanchez from San Juan Bosco Industrial Technical Institute
Mumbai, 2017 Dec 15 (ANS - Contratacion) - Among the world's 50 best teachers selected in the 2018 ''Global Teacher Prize'' - an award considered the ''Nobel'' of the education sector - is a teacher of the San Juan Bosco Industrial & Technical Institute of Contratacion, Santander, Province of Colombia-Bogota. His name: Carlos Enrique Sanchez Santamaria, professor of Information Technology and Communication.  Read More »
Joaquim Fernandes

Twenty Eight Salesian Cooperators profess at Puthenthurai, Tiruchy
Tiruchy, 2017 Dec 13 Twenty Eight Salesian Cooperators made their promise at Puthenthurai on 10 December 2017. The promise of the new cooperators was received by Mr. Xavier, the provincial coordinator, Mr. Manohar the Secretary and Mrs. Arul Gnanam the Treasurer.  Read More »
Lawrence Britto Ashok

Nepal - Salesian aid starts to bear fruit
Mumbai, 2017 Dec 12 (ANS - Kathmandu) - Salesians have been present in Nepal since 1992. First with the start of a center in Dharan, in the East of the country, then Sirsia (1996), Kathmandu, Baroul and Chakkarghatty ( 2014) and, finally, Biratnagar (2017). Undoubtedly, the most difficult moment was the double earthquake of 2015 which devastated the capital and caused more than 8,800 deaths, and destroyed homes, schools and hospitals.  Read More »
Joaquim Fernandes

Sustainable future for Don Bosco Yerwada
Mumbai, 2017 Dec 12 PUNE: Don Bosco Junior College, Yerwada switched to clean energy generation using solar electrification and a 31 Kilowatt solar plant, to power fans, air conditioners, lights, water pumps and computers at the institution on December 5.  Read More »
Joaquim Fernandes

In His Time
Mumbai, 2017 Dec 12 NASHIK: ''In His time, He makes all things beautiful, in His time,'' was the main message of Father Tom Uzhunnalil when he visited Divyadaan, Nashik, on December 9.  Read More »
Joaquim Fernandes

Salesian Youth Movement in North-West India Connects, Celebrates, Commits
Mumbai, 2017 Dec 12 GUJARAT: The Salesian Youth Movement [SYM] SYMBIOS GuRaM 2017 was officially inaugurated by Father Godfrey D'Souza - Salesian Provincial Mumbai on December 09, 2017 at Dakor Don Bosco. Amidst a vast gathering comprising of 445 youth participants, volunteers, Salesians, SMI and FMA nuns, Father D'Souza declared the gathering open by launching the SYMBIOS Logo-Rosary Balloon that took flight on a pleasantly sunny weekend morning.  Read More »
Joaquim Fernandes

Father Tom Uzhunnalil, SDB receives the Mother Teresa Memorial Award for his bravery and resilience in the face of adversity
Mumbai, 2017 Dec 11 Father Tom Uzhunnalil, a Salesian from the Province of Bangalore abducted in Aden in 2016 and released in September is awarded the Mother Teresa Memorial Award 2017 for Social Justice by the Harmony Foundation on 10th December, 2017 at the J W Marriott hotel, Sahar, Mumbai, India.  Read More »
Joaquim Fernandes

Jingle Bells Season 2 kicks off
Kolkata, 2017 Dec 10 Sonada, Darjeeling - A youth group from Sonada parish became the first church group to start the Jigle Bells Season 2 in the hills to record original Christmas Carol composition in Nepali language entitled: Nazarethko Bethlehamma.  Read More »
Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM

Salesian Provincial Community Day celebrated in Mumbai
Mumbai, 2017 Dec 07 The Salesian Province of Mumbai celebrated Provincial Community Day at the Don Bosco Provincial House on December 4th, 2017. Nearly 100 Salesian confreres, along with the Provincial Councillors and most of the animators of communities, were present on the occasion.  Read More »
Joaquim Fernandes


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