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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

New Rector for Provincial House - Mumbai
26/05/2012.  Mumbai #N.5866

Fr. Michael Fernandes, Provincial of the Mumbai Province, officially installed Fr. Ian Doulton as the New Rector of the Provincial House Community on May 25, 2012. At a simple yet very meaningful ceremony, in the presence of the entire community, Fr. Doulton pledged to lead the Provincial House community in accordance with the great Salesian tradition and legacy left us by Don Bosco.. Read More

Perpetual Profession celebrated in the Panjim-Konkan Province
26/05/2012.  Panjim #N.5867

Called to follow Jesus the Good Shepherd more closely in the way set out by Our Father and Founder St. John Bosco, five energetic and filled with love for the young Cl. Jason Pinto, Cl. Mervin Vaz, Cl. Francisco Britto, Cl. Kiran Nazareth and Cl. Austin Fernandes pledged their love and commitment before God as they made their Perpetual Profession at Don Bosco Tuem, Goa on 25 May 2012.. Read More

7 say perpetual 'yes' in Mumbai
26/05/2012.  Mumbai #N.5870

Don Bosco lives and will continue to live in the hearts of millions of people round the globe. The line which Don Bosco saw passing from Patagonia to Peking - making its way from Sudan and Calcutta continues to accentuate the fact that Don Bosco in his God given prophetic vision has envisaged each and every Salesian. Cls. Crescens Lemos, Leon Rodrigues, Dinesh Vasava, Richard Burkhao, Jacob Palaparambil, Johnson Bhuriya Pannasingh and Ashwin Mal are part of the band whom Don Bosco saw committing themselves in perpetuity to continue the mission given to him by God. The perpetual profession which took place at Our Lady of Dolours, Wadala on May 24, 2012 was a day to remember for these seven clerics, who after much prayer, discernment and guidance have taken the bold step of saying ''YES'' to the Lord forever.. Read More

11th Province in India - Silchar Inaugurated
25/05/2012.  Guwahati #N.5862

Silchar, 24.05.2012: The Salesians of Don Bosco inaugurated their eleventh province in India and marked yet another milestone in their 106-year old service to the people of India. The province of Silchar, carved out of the erstwhile province of Guwahati and comprising 34 institutions and 231 Salesians spread across Mizoram, Tripura, Khasi-Jaintia hills of Meghalaya and the Barak Valley of Assam, was formally inaugurated on 24th May 2012 at Don Bosco Centre, Silchar. It has Blessed John Paul II as patron.. Read More

Mumbai Youth in Poland: Cultural Youth Festvial without frontiers - Life Enricher
24/05/2012.  Mumbai #N.5859

The silent hustle and bustle in a country far away from home bought a pleasant surprise to fifteen individuals here in India. Thanks to the missionary activities of Fr. Oscar Tuscano in Albania, the Salesian Youth House named after St. Jan Bosko in Rozansystok in Poland invited us youngsters from the Salesians of Don Bosco Mumbai Province to take part in a Cultural Youth Festival Without Frontiers (Festiwal Mlodziezy Bez Granic) and accompanying activities from May 18 to June 3, 2012. Fr. Ajoy along with Fr. Glenn and Fr. Roy carefully chalked out a plan to select a team of youngsters from the Salesian Parishes of the Mumbai region to be part of this Cultural Exchange. Fr. Isaac Arackaparambil and Sr. Rita Lobo were chosen to accompany the group and what followed was five months of rigorous practices in dance, choir, presentations, and exhibitions, depicting Indian Culture. . Read More

24/05/2012.  Mumbai #N.5860

No more Black Monday! With all the groups present in the house, it was time to kick start the festival with a bang and getting introduced was the best way to begin. Kasia and Aarick who are among the great minds organizing the event, met the groups together in the hall early on Monday morning to break the ice with some innovative and interesting games. Those present were Israel, Japan, Mongolia and India. . Read More

24/05/2012.  Mumbai #N.5861

The much awaited Cultural Exchange Programme 'BEZGRANIC FESTIWAL MLODZIEZY ROZANYSTOK 2012 (Without Frontiers Youth Festival)' began on May 22, 2012. . Read More

Perpetual profession at Bandel Basilica
20/05/2012.  Kolkata #N.5874

Clerics Kullu Roshan, Khalho Sudhir, Rai Solomon and Murmu Charles made their Perpetual Profession at the historic Basilica of Our Lady of Bandel on May 19, 2012. . Read More

''Gifted Journey'' - new book by Fr. Joe Thannickal, President - SPA
19/05/2012.  Abroad #N.5857

Fr. Joe Thannickal - President of the (SPA)Salesian Psychological Association, belonging to the Salesian Province of Kolkata, and currently based in Bangalore - has published a new book ''Gifted Journey - Search for Your Meaning, Transcend Your Limitations, Partner with Your God.''In these times, when many are afflicted by a pathology of meaninglessness, this book provides a psycho-spiritual approach (based on the life of Jesus), to find meaning in life.. Read More

International Salesian Bulletin Editors' Meet
18/05/2012.  Hyderabad #N.5856

The long awaited meeting of the Salesian Bulletin Editors hit the right note on 17th May 2012 at 9.00 am. There are 49 participants from all over the world (33 Salesian Priests, 3 Coadjutor Brothers, 6 Lay Men and 7 Lay women). A significant number of lay people who assist with or produce the Salesian Bulletin issues are also part of the proceedings. Two Indian Salesians - Fr Yerramaneni Baly and Fr Ashok Kujur - representing the Telugu and Hindi editions, are also part of the meet. This meet is to review the Salesian Bulletin's importance and impact in the world.. Read More

''Philosophical understanding of culture'' at DBCIC Mawlai
18/05/2012.  Shillong #N.5913

In collaboration with the Indian Council of Philosophical Research (ICPR) New Delhi, the Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures (DBCIC), Mawlai organized a seminar ''Philosophical Understanding of Culture and Festivals of North East India'' on May 17 2012, at the Museum's Media hall.. Read More

21 clerics of INM& INT ready to say final ''Yes''
17/05/2012.  Tiruchy #N.5853

Twenty one young salesians of the provinces of Tamilnadu - Chennai and Trichy - are preparing to dedicate themselves totally to follow Jesus Christ the Good Shepherd in the path of Don Bosco. The immediate preparation for the perpetual profession course began on May 12, 2012 at the Provincial House, Kallukuzhi in Trichy.. Read More

17/05/2012.  Hyderabad #N.5854

Don Bosco Navajeevan Bala Bhavan Visakhapatnam was filled with colourful flags and various decorations for BOSCO SUMMER THRILL. The camp commenced on 29th April at 7.00 pm with an inaugural programme during which Fr. Thomas Thottiyil, the director of Navajeevan declared the camp open. Bosco Boys indeed showed lot of energy and enthusiasm through their participation. Fr. Thomas challenged the boys to keep up the same energy and enthusiasm throughout the camp. The valedictory function was held on 12th May at 7.00 pm. The chief guest for the programme was D. Ramesh, Sabbavaram Inspector of Police, Visakhapatnam.. Read More

'International Salesian Bulletin Editor's Meet' at Pisana, Rome
17/05/2012.  Abroad #N.5855

The meeting of the Editors (direttori) of the Salesian Bulletins got underway at the Salesian Generalate - Pisana, this morning and will conclude on May 20, Sunday. 41 Salesian Bulletins are represented. A significant number of lay people who assist with or produce the Salesian Bulletin issues are also part of the proceedings. Two Indian Salesians - Fr Yerramaneni Balaswamy and Fr Ashok Kujur - representing the Telugu and Hindi editions, are also part of the meet. This meet is to review the Salesian Bulletin's importance and impact in the world.. Read More

15/05/2012.  Mumbai #N.5851

The annual Vocation camp for the seniors was conducted from May 2-6, 2012. There were forty four participants for the camp out of which thirty one were selected to join Don Bosco, Lonavla either for the junior college or for an experience with the post XII students. The second Vocation camp for the juniors was scheduled from May 8-11, 2012. There were forty nine participants who were selected either to make an experience of the Vocation Camp and some for the Apostolic School. Nine from this group were selected to join Lonavla in the new academic year while most of the participants expressed their desire to join Don Bosco, Lonavala after the Xth Standard. . Read More

Veteran Past Pupil Mr. Devasagayam passes away in Chennai
15/05/2012.  Chennai #N.5852

Veteran Salesian Past Pupil and former Tamil Nadu State Police Band Master Mr. Devasagayam, expired on May 15, 2012 at St. Isabel's hospital in Chennai. He was 87. A renowned musician who placed his prodigious musical talents entirely at the service of the poor, Mr. Devasagayam's life and example remains a great inspiration for generations of Salesians in India. . Read More

Fr. Victor Ampanattuvila passes away in Guwahati
10/05/2012.  Abroad #N.5850

Fr Victor Ampanattuvila, passed away on May 09, 2012 at St. John's Hospital, Guwahati. He was 79 and ailing for sometime. Fr Ampanattuvila was a veteran educationist and missionary, having worked among the rural poor of lower Assam and Garo Hills with selfless dedication for five decades. . Read More

Assam Don Bosco University: blessing and dedication of Azara Campus
04/05/2012.  Guwahati #N.5849

Assam Don Bosco University (ADBU) hosted the blessing and dedication ceremony of Azara Campus on May 02, 2012 at a glittering function attended by many eminent dignitaries. The occasion marked the conclusion of the construction and infrastructure development activities at Azara. The university now focuses its attention to the challenges of developing its permanent campus at Tapesia Gardens, on the outskirts of Guwahati city. . Read More

Summer Camp at Kalavasal enthralls the participants
03/05/2012.  Tiruchy #N.5847

A journey has been undertaken. It is a journey towards perfection. Mathew 5: 48 is the motto of the summer camp which is well thought-out in Don Bosco Vidivelli, Kalavasal. ''KOLAAGALA KODAI PAYANAM'' is the title with which the summer camp 2012 is organized from 29 April - 6 May. . Read More

Graduation Day: Sri Lankan Refugee Youth Skill Training
03/05/2012.  Tiruchy #N.5848

The second batch completed their skill training and the graduation day celebration was held on 2nd May 2012 at Manikandam Don Bosco. . Read More