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No one can deny the immense excitement created in Goa with the visit of the relic of Don Bosco. . Read More
The relic set off on its journey leaving the capital city, Panjim to the port town of Vasco.. Read More
Don Bosco Wisdom Town School children prepare themselves to receive the casket of Don Bosco on 26th November 2011.. Read More
Boco Information Service(BIS) correspondents from each Don Bosco Institution attended two days of workshop in Citadel, Chennai. They were highly motivated, about the need of updating the news every day for the benefit of the whole Don Bosco Institutions. The participants reported that in those two days they had the mesmerizing experience. It was not only useful for the institution they come from but also useful for their own life.. Read More
Youngsters who belong to kilpauk vicinity have decided to donate their blood to the needy. Therefore, they gathered together in SIGA at Don Bosco Hall on 14th of July to offer their blood voluntarily and happily.. Read More
A two day News Reporting Workshop was conducted on August 20-21, 2011 for the BIS correspondents of the local communities in the Salesian Province of Chennai. . Read More
A group of young minds gathered this weekend for the sole purpose of becoming the ''Voice of the Voiceless'' by learning the art of reporting as BIS correspondents on 21st and 22nd of August at The Citadel, Chennai.. Read More
MADRID - The Vice Chancellor of Assam Don Bosco University Dr Stephen Mavely was euphoric about a meeting with Princess Nora de Liechtenstein held in her palace in Madrid, 18 August.
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After the farewell Eucharist in Don Bosco Oros on August 18 2011, the Relic Casket of Don Bosco was escorted by a motorcade of 30 cars from Maharashtra to Goa. Thousands of devotees and students from Don Bosco institutions extended a warm welcome to the saint of the young. . Read More
The Trainer is the corner stone of the BASE project and in order to capacitate the trainers, SKILL TRAINERS EMPOWERMENT PROGRAM (STEP 1) was held at DB Provincial House, Bangalore on August 17-18, 2011.. Read More
BOSKON Communications (Communications Centre of the Panjim-Konkan Province) has published a new book. Titled ''Don Bosco-The Dreamer'' the pocket-edition is authored by Banzelao Teixeira,sdb.. Read More
The Pilgrim Relic of St John Bosco, popularly known as Tornateancho Ixtt (meaning friend of youth in Konkani) will be arriving in South Goa to Don Bosco Fatorda on August 21, 2011. Having devotees in huge numbers from North Goa during the past few days, some of them even claiming to have received healing, the Relic will stopover at St. Andrew's Parish, Vasco on the 21st afternoon before being accorded a majestic welcome at Fatorda.. Read More
''Dark clouds hovered over the horizon in the early hours of the morning. No, Please God not today. Let there be a dry spell, said my heart as it throbbed with fear and anxiety. But, then it did rain at 8: 30am. Another 30 minutes and we would be in the procession with the relic of Don Bosco. How will this sea of people make it to the place of veneration? My heart questioned me a second time.'' Pre-Novice Vinay Ganawa from Don Bosco Udyogshala, Pinguli-Kudal recounts his experience with the Relic of Don Bosco at Sindhudurg.. Read More
As the second day set in, the students of various schools and secondary Schools came to see the relic of Don Bosco and seek his blessings.. Read More
They immediately began to march to the tune of the drums and the band set that accompanied them. In both the centres the same procedure was followed and we had a colourful celebration of the great day.. Read More
The Fourth batch of the Finishing School under the BOSCO PLUS programme was officially inaugurated by Rev. Fr. Joseph Elavanal, the Executive Director of BREADS on the 16th of August, 2011 at Don Bosco Technical Institute, Hassan.... Read More
On the arrival of John Bosco at the Don Bosco Oratory in Panjim at 5:15 p.m. there were a lot of eyes awaiting the blessed presence. The relics were welcomed by the students' council of Don Bosco School, High School, College, the neighbourhood people and members of the salesian family while the police band played salesian tunes. The Provincial, Fr. Ian Figueiredo initiated the ceremony by adorning the relic with a traditional garland on the behalf of the province and with the ''All 4 Jesus'' band at their best tunes. . Read More
The Relic of Don Bosco was kept for public veneration from 7:45 a.m. onwards at Don Bosco Panjim. People filled in and waited in serpentine queues to see the relic, pay homage, receive the blessings of Don Bosco and to feel his presence.. Read More
Kadiyala Kamala could very well have been just another name in the list of residents of Seethampet village in the Kothavalasa Mandal of Vizianagaram District (Andhra Pradesh). That it still is. However Kamala is a well known name in the whole town of Kothavalasa. A little further into the city of Visakhapatnam, especially amidst the medical fraternity of the government facilities, the same Kamala is fast gaining popularity. Besides being the youngest government employee, Kamala is today looked up to by many a youngster, even her own seniors from school, college and nursing school. But this was not the case earlier. . Read More
Rev. Fr. Raminedi Balaraju sdb, the Provincial of Hyderabad inaugurated a two day Province level Seminar for Catechists @ Ponnur on 16th August, 2011. Marking the preparation for the celebration of the 200th Anniversary of Don Bosco's birth the Province of Hyderabad undertaken a two day reflection on Evangelisation in Context with Catechists working in our Salesian Parishes. There were 32 plus participants for the seminar from all over the Andhra Pradesh.
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The evening of the first day of Don Bosco's arrival at Oros manifested something even more
spectacular. Hundreds of people, Christians as well as those of other faiths, attended the
Eucharistic Adoration. ''Let us thank God for the gift of Don Bosco to the Church and to
society!''exclaimed Fr. Lino Lopes, who conducted the adoration service which lasted more
than two hours. Impressive, it may sound, but the entire crowd remained to the end, even
people of other faiths. It was clearly evident, looking at the huge crowd that Don Bosco was
able to draw people towards Christ. Through moments of praise, worship, adoration and
prayer, the congregation thanked God for the gift of Don Bosco, the patron of the young.. Read More
The Salesian communities of Don Bosco Oros and Pinguli animated a night vigil for the youth of the Sindhudurgh diocese on 18th August 2011. More than 200 youngsters from various parishes, along with their animators and parish priests, thronged to Oros to spend the evening with Don Bosco, the saint about whom they had heard so much in the run up to this event.. Read More
On August 16, 2011 amidst the Parish Feast celebrations, the first and only Rathwi Bible, DevniVaat, in the folklore or storytelling style was released by Fr. Kenneth Pereira sdb at Chhotaudepur, through all the efforts put in and initiated by Fr. Elson, Fr. Ivan, Fr. James and Mr. Harsing who did the translation from the Gujarati Bible.. Read More
For the seven thousand plus youth from fifty countries across the Salesian world, the Salesian Youth Movement (SYM) gathering at the church of Mary Help of Christians, Madrid, was more than just a party.
Participants revelled in fete games and cultural items staged through the early part of the evening. However, the entire seven thousand plus gathering turned reverentially silent over the final hour and a half that was dedicated to reflection and prayer.
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As the World Youth Day has been steadily unfolding, the Salesian Youth Movement had its special day as Rev. Fr. Fabio Attard, sdb and Rev. Sr. Ma del Carmen Canales, fma, both Counsellors of the Department of Youth Ministry for the respective congregations convened a Mini-Forum of SYM representatives of the Salesian World. There were about two hundred participants spanning the world from Africa, America, Asia-Oceania, Europe and Rome.. Read More
St Paul's Regional Seminary, Nuzvid celebrated the Marian month commencing on the feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel (16th July. It concluded with the celebration of the twin feasts of Assumption of Our Blessed Mother and Independence Day of our motherland India. . Read More
A meaningful Prayer service was organized at the inception of the triennial preparation for the bicentenary of the birth of don bosco (1815-2015) on 16th August, 2011 at Don Bosco Beatitudes, Vyasarpadi - Chennai. More than 150 members of the Salesian Family from Chennai region participated. The prayer service was also organized in other three regions namely, Puducherry, Vellore and Tirupattur..