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04/02/2013.  INC #N.6269
Posted by Antony EARATHARA , Kolkata
News in Education and Culture, Language and Cultures, Media, Catechetics

Zenon Cardinal Grocholewski, Prefect of the Congregation for Catholic EducatIon, who was on a friendly visit to Kristu Jyoti College released the book entitled ''Kristapurana of Father Thomas Stephens S.J. (1549-1619)'' at the Kristu Jyoti College Auditorium on 30-01-2013. . Read More

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New Library Block Inaugurated And Blessed At Don Bosco, Park Circus
01/02/2013.  INC #N.6262
Posted by Jacob IRUPPAKKATTU, Kolkata
News in Education and Culture, Youth, Success Story, Education School, Education

There was augmentation of joy and happiness at Don Bosco School, Park Circus(DBPC), Kolkata on January 31, 2013 on the feast of St. John Bosco as the staff, students, parents and guests gathered together for the inauguration and blessing of the new library block. Mr. Arnab Roy IAS, Secretary School Education, Government of West Bengal inaugurated the block and Fr. Thomas Ellicherail, SDB Provincial blessed the building and the facilities. The function was preceded by a Mass celebrated in the school auditorium for which the Catholic students and teachers including 20 ex-teachers took part. Later in the evening, there was a gathering of the clergy and religious of Calcutta Diocese,belonging to the city area.. Read More

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Media Celebrate Don Bosco Day in Jorhat, Assam
01/02/2013.  INC #N.6260
Posted by Antony EARATHARA , Kolkata
News in Youth, Language and Cultures, Media, Evangelization, Success Story, Marginalized, Social Development, Social Ministry

Institution for Culture And Rural Development (I-CARD) organized a special event for some North Eastern Media agencies on 31st January to celebrate Don Bosco Day at Life Plus, Jorhat. Representatives of six local newspapers and magazines, viz: The Ecletic, The Assam Tribune, Eastern Chronicle, Jan Sadharan, Asomiya Khabar and Amar Oxom gathered in Don Bosco Lotta, to celebrate and honour this Media Giant, Don Bosco, who passed away 125 years ago on this day. . Read More

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Fr. Paul Taverna Remembered
31/01/2013.  INC #N.6258
Posted by Jacob IRUPPAKKATTU, Kolkata
News in Evangelization, Parish / Church, Anniversary, Life and Health, Missions

Fr. Paul Taverna SDB, the pioneer Parish Priest of Don Bosco Shrine Parish Siliguri was remembered by the Senior Citizens of Saraswatipur on the occasion of his 18th Death Anniversary on Saturday, 26 January 2013. A Holy Mass was offered for the repose of his soul at 2.00 PM in the village chapel, presided over by Fr. Mathew George SDB, the Asst. Parish Priest and participated by over 60 elderly people of the village, Christians and non-Christians alike, who still cherish fond memories of their association with Fr. Paul Taverna. . Read More

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An Invitation to affirm ''Project Europe''
26/01/2013.  INC #N.6253
Posted by Antony EARATHARA , Kolkata
News in Salesian Family, Evangelization, Rector Major, The Regional, Parish / Church, Projects, Religion, Salesian Society

By the forthcoming 27th General Chapter, the ''Project Europe'' launched by the Rector Major Rev. Fr. Pascual Chavez in 2008, will have completed a 6 year period. In view of this, Fr. Maria Arokiam Kanaga, the General Councillor for the South Asian Region, has presented to his confreres a kind of balance sheet to motivate further the missionary thrust of the project. . Read More

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Deacon Xavier Lakra Ordained Priest for Kolkata Province
20/01/2013.  INC #N.6243
Posted by Jacob IRUPPAKKATTU, Kolkata
News in Salesian Family, Formation, Parish / Church, Festivals, Success Story, Religion, Salesian Society

Deacon Xavier Lakra SDB was ordained a priest on 13 January, 2013 at Don Bosco Shrine Siliguri by His Lordship Bishop Clement Tirkey, Bishop of Jalpaiguri. In a solemn ceremony attended by 45 priests, several Sisters and over a thousand people from the various parishes of North Bengal and Sikkim, Deacon Xavier Lakra was conferred the Order of Priesthood.. Read More

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Update on Sanctity in the Salesian Family As on 31st December 2012
19/01/2013.  INC #N.6242
Posted by Antony EARATHARA , Kolkata
News in Spirituality, Salesian Family, Parish / Church, Profiles, Religion, Salesian Society

The Postulator General of the Congregation, Fr. Pierluigi Cameroni, gave the General Council some update last week, regarding the latest situation of the Saints, Blesseds, Venerables and the Servants of God in our Family. Here I share some of that information with you.. Read More

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Sisters of Maria Auxiliatrix, Chennai (SMA) begins a second Community in Italy
08/01/2013.  INC #N.6230
Posted by Antony EARATHARA , Kolkata
News in Salesian Family, The Regional, Life and Health, Mental Health, Social Ministry, Salesian Society

Fossano (Turin): The Sisters of Maria Auxiliatrix, Chennai (SMA), an official member of the Salesian Family, have started a second community in Italy, after Messina where they have had a community already for two years. . Read More

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Christmas celebrated by BOSCO in Bangalore with deprived children
02/01/2013.  INC #N.6224
Posted by Antony EARATHARA , Kolkata
News in Youth, Festivals, Youth at Risk, Marginalized, BOSCO Out Reach, Social Ministry

Bangalore: Bangalore Oniyavara Seva Coota (BOSCO) organized a unique Christmas gathering in the city of Bangalore for children from various walks of life on 25 December 2012. Over 1000 children flocked at BOSCO Mane [Bosco Home], Chamarajpet to celebrate Christmas with Santa Clause. . Read More

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Fr. Francis Hembrom Defends his Doctoral Thesis in catechetics
13/12/2012.  INC #N.6210
Posted by Antony EARATHARA , Kolkata
News in Education and Culture, Salesian Family, Education Higher , Evangelization, The Regional, Success Story, Catechetics, Salesian Society

Rome, December 12, 2012: Fr. Francis Hembrom of the Province of Silchar successfully defended his doctoral thesis ''Catechetical Contribution of Salesians in the Assam Mission: 1922-1962 - A Historical-Critical Study'' at the Universita Pontificia Salesiana, Rome on December 12, 2012. . Read More

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