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House System Innaguration in Don Bosco Egmore 0n 23,06,12 Presided over by Public Commission Chairman Mr. Natraj IPS.
23/06/2012.  Chennai #N.5904

[ Write a clear and concise overview of the main point(s) in a sentence or two. Who:Mr. Natraj IPS(Tamil Nadu Public commission chairman) What:Innaguration of house system When:23/06/12 Where:Don Bosco Egmoare, Chennai. Why: To help the students to be united in studies and Sports and create in them leadership qualities. How: Dividing the students into four Groups Namely Bosco,Thomas, Rua, Savio. Each group has got a flag which denotes their team with differnt colour.. Read More

Lonergan scholar Fr. Ivo Coelho 'makes sense of an anomaly in Insight' at Boston
23/06/2012.  Abroad #N.5905

Indian Salesian Fr. Ivo Coelho- an international expert on philosopher-theologian-economist Bernard Lonergan, SJ - participated and presented a paper at the 39th Annual Lonergan Workshop at Boston College from June 17-22, 2012. This edition of the Lonergan Workshop celebrated the ''Promise and the Challenge of Vatican II - 50 years later'' while paying homage to Fr Frederick E. Crowe, SJ (leading light in Lonergan studies, who passed away earlier this year).. Read More

A Nun & a Salesian among College Toppers at Pastor Lenssen Polytechnic, Kuthenkuzhy
21/06/2012.  Tiruchy #N.5900

The final diploma exams at the Don Bosco/Pastor Lenssen Polytechnic College at Kuthenkuzhy, Tamil Nadu, witnessed four students in the toppers list, including a nun and a Salesian. Sr. Josephine of the Sisters of Notre Dame was the college topper with 594/600. Jomy Parecattil, sdb of the Salesian Province of Bangalore was placed fourth with 579/600. . Read More

Fr. Erathara Antony (INC) New National Delegate for Social Communications
21/06/2012.  Abroad #N.5901

Fr. Erathara Antony (E.J) of the Kolkata Salesian Province has been appointed as the new National Delegate for Social Communications. This was made public on June 21, 2012 in the animation letter from Fr Filiberto Gonzalez - General Councillor for Social Communications. . Read More

Fr Amaladoss Sanjone 'raises the mercury' at UPS, Rome with Licence Defense
20/06/2012.  Abroad #N.5898

Fr Amaladoss Sanjone of the Salesian Province of Tiruchy defended his Thesis for Licentiate ''The Spiritual Care of Young People through Some of the Writings of Don Bosco'' on a hot and sultry Roman evening on June 19, 2012, at the Salesian Pontifical University. . Read More

Dn. Lijo Vadakkan sets UPS-Rome 'ablaze'
20/06/2012.  Abroad #N.5899

Deacon Lijo Vadakkan originally from the Salesian Province of Bangalore and missionary in Ethiopia-Eritrea set the Salesian Pontifical University - Rome 'ablaze' with his well-appreciated Licence Defense on June 19, 2012. The title of the thesis was ''The Spiritual Figure of Don Bosco as viewed by the 'Pope of Don Bosco' - A Research based on the Speeches and Writings of Pope Pius XI.'' . Read More

The Retreat - Yercaud inaugurates Sola Illam 2012-13
19/06/2012.  Tiruchy #N.5894

Sola Illam - a semi boarding was inaugurated at The Retreat Yercaud, on June 18, 2012. 65 school boys have registered to join Sola Illam. Fr. Lourdusamy-Director of Sola Illam welcomed the gathering. . Read More

220 complete 'Computing Skills for Religious' at Yelagiri
19/06/2012.  Chennai #N.5897

This summer, 220 priests and religious, in 8 batches, successfully completed the week-long ''Computing Skills for Religious'' (CSR) programme at Don Bosco Centre, Yellagiri Hills. Don Bosco Centre organizes CSR programme every summer, primarily focusing on Computer fundamentals, Microsoft Office skills, Web and Multimedia. Ever since the course was launched in 1999, over 2,500 participants, consisting of bishops, priests, religious, seminarians, and other professionals - auditors, police personnel, and NGO administrators have completed this programme. . Read More

Fr Nestor Guria - 6th Provincial of Dimapur
17/06/2012.  Dimapur #N.5893

Fr Nestor Guria has been appointed as the sixth Provincial of the Province of St Francis De Sales, Dimapur, by Fr. Pascual Chavez, Rector Major of the Society of St. Francis De Sales. . Read More

Work starts at Don Bosco University's 500 acre campus
15/06/2012.  Guwahati #N.5891

With the graduation of the first batch of engineering students this year, Assam Don Bosco University, the first Catholic University in India (estd 2008) will hold its ground breaking ceremony at the site for its permanent campus at Tapesia Gardens some 16 kms away from state capital Dispur, 15 June, 2.00 pm.. The 90 minute programme will start with introductory words ''The twists, the turns and the surprises along the way!'' by Vice Chancellor Dr Stephen Mavely SDB. It will be followed by a brief reflection ''There is a time and a place... for everything under the sun!'' by Dr Joseph Almeida SDB, Immediate Past Provincial Superior.. Read More

Last pioneer of Andhra - Fr Panampara Abraham - laid to rest
15/06/2012.  Hyderabad #N.5892

A fitting and final farewell was given to Fr Abraham Panampara at Don Bosco Karunapuram, Warangal on June 13. The Requiem Mass was presided over by His Grace Most Rev. Thumma Bala the Archbishop of Hyderabad and Fr Raminedi Balaraju, the Hyderabad Salesian Provincial. The 'Panampara Effect' was tangibly felt as numerous salesians, priests, religious, relatives and faithful paid their final respects, prayed and bid him farewell.. Read More

Salesian College, Sonada inaugurates academic session 2012-13
13/06/2012.  Kolkata #N.5895

B. Ph Session 2012-13 was inaugurated on June 12, 2012 at Salesian College Sonada. Prior to this a solemn Eucharist was presided over by Fr. Michael Peedikayil, the Salesian Provincial of New Delhi. The programme began with the lighting of the lamp, devotional singing and reading from the Holy Bible and the Bhagavad Gita.. Read More

Prayerful start to academic year at Jnanodaya Salesian College, Yercaud
12/06/2012.  Tiruchy #N.5888

The inauguration of the academic year at Jnanodaya Salesian College, Yercaud, started prayerfully on June 06, 2012 in the evening. The monthly recollection, preached by Fr. Henry Dominic, sdb was followed by the Inaugural mass the next day at 6.45 a.m. presided oer by Fr. Albert Johnson - Provincial of Tiruchy.. Read More

Fr Panampara Abraham (INH) dies in an accident
11/06/2012.  Hyderabad #N.5886

Fr Panampara Abraham (fondly called P.E.), aged 83 - the last surviving of the first batch of pioneers who initiated the Salesian charism in Andhra - died in an accident enroute to the street children work at Vimukti, Vijayawada. The incident occured at 2pm on June 11, 2012. The funeral of this veteran Salesian is scheduled for June 13, 2012 at Don Bosco Philosophate, Karunapuram at 3.30 pm. . Read More

KJC - Bangalore inaugurates academic year 2012-2013
11/06/2012.  Bangalore #N.5887

Kristu Jyoti College Bangalore began the academic year 2012-13 on June 07, 2012. Fr. Thomas Anchukandam, INK Provincial, presided over the inaugural Eucharist and Fr. T. Xavier Terrence, professor and Controller of Examinations of St. Peter's Pontifical institute, Bangalore, was the Chief Guest. The inaugural theme was ''by Your Light we see the light.''. Read More

Hyderabad PDO Seminar Acts published in Madrid, Spain
09/06/2012.  Abroad #N.5884

The Acts of the 2nd Seminar on Planning and Development Offices held in Hyderabad from November 06-10, 2011 has been published by the Salesian Mission Office in Madrid, Spain. The seminar in which 90 people from 35 provinces, of 62 countries participated, had analysed the current situation in the context of 'mission ad gentes' and had discussed the road-map for the future. . Read More

Fr Varghese Pallipuram (INK) obtains ''Licence to Encounter'' at UPS, Rome
08/06/2012.  Abroad #N.5883

Fr Varghese Pallipuram of the Salesian Province of Bangalore (INK) successfully defended his thesis for Licentiate ''Spiritual Encounter of Hindu-Christian Youth in the Context of Salesian India: Problems and Prospects,'' at the Salesian Pontifical University (UPS) Rome on June 08, 2012.. Read More

Strenna 2013: ''Don Bosco the Educator''
06/06/2012.  Abroad #N.5880

The first act of the Rector Major - Fr. Pascual Chavez at the summer plenary session of the General Council, was to present the Strenna 2013: ''Rejoice in the Lord always; again, I say, rejoice'' (Phil. 4:4) ''Like Don Bosco the educator, we offer young people the Gospel of joy through a pedagogy of kindness.''. Read More

DBYS Mumbai says: ''Thanks and Farewell Fr. Brian''
05/06/2012.  Mumbai #N.5878

Fr. Brian Moras, National Delagate for Vocation Ministry and Vocation Director of the Mumbai Province was given a loving farewell on June 03, 2012 by DBYS (Don Bosco Youth Services) at the Don Bosco Primary School Auditorium. Fr. Michael Fernandes, Provincial of the Mumbai Province and Fr. Ajoy Fernandes, Vice Provincial and Head of the Youth Pastoral Core Team of the province graced the occasion. Over 80 youth from across Mumbai gathered to say 'thank you' and 'farewell' to Fr Moras.. Read More

Student of Don Bosco Thanjavur secures 5th rank in State and 3rd in district
05/06/2012.  Tiruchy #N.5879

The results of the state level exam for Std. X announced by the Tamil Nadu Education Department on June 04, 2012 added a new feather in the much decorated cap of Don Bosco Matricualtion Higher Secondary School, Thanjavur. Master Aravind with a score of 493/500, made his alma mater proud by securing fifth rank in the state and third rank in the district.. Read More

Touring Summer Camp for better outreach at Don Bosco Manikandam
02/06/2012.  Tiruchy #N.5875

The Touring Summer Camp - a 'first-of-its-kind' initiative by Don Bosco Media and Don Bosco Vazhikatti, Trichy, witnessed enthusiastic children brave the scorching sun and participate whole-heartedly. Besides Spoken English Camps and Media Training Camps, Don Bosco Manikandam reached out to five nearby villages - Surakudippatti, Yagapudayanpatti, Theeran Managar, Gandhi Nagar and Karunya Nagar - identified as the most deserving of the neighbouring villages.. Read More

Incredible India charms Poland, thanks to Mumbai youth
28/05/2012.  Mumbai #N.5871

The festival in Poland has indeed been an enriching experience for all of us. It is a question to ask, ''How can one be an Indian and not be proud of it?'' This journey has brought us close to our own culture and the culture of other nations. The festival has really lived the spirit of cultural exchange in the true spirit of humanity. The festival was so youthful that all danced to just one tune of appreciating and being open to each other's cultures. The face of India was shining throughout and our smiling faces are what they will remember forever. . Read More

DBICA (Chennai) design to be GC27 Logo
28/05/2012.  Abroad #N.5872

The logo of the 27th General Chapter (GC27) has been chosen by the Rector Major. The stylised, minimalist and modern design is produced by the Don Bosco Institute of Communications (DBICA) in Chennai. It was picked by the Rector Major - in agreement with the Moderator of GC27, Don Francesco Cereda - from those sent to the Social Communications Department. . Read More

New Church building at Sonada
28/05/2012.  Kolkata #N.5881

A spacious, exquisitely built and beautifully furnished new Parish Church at Sonada was blessed and dedicated by Rt. Rev. Stephen Lepcha, the Bishop of Darjeeling, on Sunday MAy 27, 2012. The ceremony which began at 10.30 am was attended by several civil and ecclesiastical dignitaries, including Rev. Fr. Thomas Ellicherail SDB, the Salesian Provincial of Kolkata, priests, sisters and over 2000 faithful. During the Holy Mass presided over by the Bishop with over 40 concelebrants, the Church, the Altar and Tabernacle were blessed and consecrated.. Read More

5 say 'yes' for life at Tuem, Goa
27/05/2012.  Panjim #N.5868

Five Clerics - Francisco Britto, Jason Pinto, Kiran Nazareth, Marvin Vaz and Austin Fernandes - made their perpetual vows into the Salesian society INP)atop the hill parish church of Mount Don Bosco, Tuem on May 25, 2012. . Read More

Bangalore Province celebrates temporary and perpetual 'yes'
27/05/2012.  Bangalore #N.5873

The Province of Bangalore has been blessed with 10 young Salesians making their perpetual profession during the academic year 2011-12: Six Salesian clerics - Christudas Benny, Kanatt Stephen, Karintholil Shino, Kattiparambil Thomas, Palakudiyil Abhilash, and Puthenparambil James - made their perpetual profession during the Holy Eucharist, presided by Fr. Thomas Anchukandam (INK Provincial), at Sacred Heart Church, Keezhmad, Aluva (Kerala) on May 26, 2012. . Read More

A Grand Welcome to the First Year Brothers at the Retreat, Yercaud
27/05/2012.  Tiruchy #N.5876

The First year brothers had a grand welcome by the second year brothers at the Retreat, Yercaud on May 26. . Read More

1st Profession at Siliguri
26/05/2012.  Kolkata #N.5863

Eight Novices belonging to the Provinces of Kolkata and New Delhi made their First Profession on 24th May 2012 at Don Bosco Shrine, Siliguri. The Holy Mass presided over by Fr. Thomas Ellicherail, the Provincial of Kolkata Province began at 10.00 with over 25 priests joining in the concelebration. The Church was packed with Religious from the various communities in and around Siliguri, the parents and relations of the newly professed and faithful from the parish.. Read More

Successful completion of 'Befriend English - 2012' at Vilathikulam
26/05/2012.  Tiruchy #N.5864

VEMBU and SAYAL with the help of Don Bosco English Academy organized a twenty-day Spoken English Course for the students who study in and around Vilathikulam and Sayalgudi. . Read More

1st Profession at STI, NAshik
26/05/2012.  Mumbai #N.5865

On the Solemnity of Mary Help of Christians, eight young men - (Avil Correa, Ferreira Chris, Sagar Makasare, Mathias Liam, Nigel Pinto, Benson Po, and Kiran Ruptakke) made their First Religious Profession in the Society of St. Francis de Sales at 6.30 pm in the Chapel of the Salesian Training Institute, Nashik. ''The twelve months that the novices have journeyed on the spiritual road has reached its peak to experience the horizon but for a new beginning in the form of their first profession!''. Read More