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MumbaiSalesians Mourn the Demise of Father Byron D'Silva
27/05/2020.  INB #N.9379
Posted by Chris Valentino, Mumbai
News in Missions, Obituary, Parish / Church, Profiles, Religion, Salesian Family, Salesian Society, Vocation


The Salesian Province of St. Francis Xavier Bombay [INB] mourns with great sadness the demise of Father Byron Anthony D'Silva, aged 77, on 27 May 2020 at 14:15hrs, at the Holy Spirit Hospital Andheri-Mumbai. He was a Salesian of Don Bosco for 56 years. The funeral service will be a private ceremony, due to the COVID-19 lockdown restrictions protocol. Born at Dramapur-Goa on 15 February 1943, Father D'Silva did his novitiate and made his 1st Religious Profession at Yercaud on 24 May 1964. He was ordained priest on 16 December 1972 at Panjim.. Read More »

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Father Chrys Saldanha's Golden Jubilee of Priesthood Provides Life Lessons for Young Salesians [ANS Interview]
26/05/2020.  INB #N.9378
Posted by Chris Valentino, Mumbai
News in Anniversary, Formation, Profiles, Salesian Family, Salesian Society, Spirituality, Success Story, Vocation


Father Chrysanthus Saldanha, fondly called 'Chrys' is currently based at Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He commemorated the Golden Jubilee of his sacerdotal ordination on 17 May. He also celebrates the Diamond Jubilee of his religious profession this year. Father Saldanha has dedicated himself to Salesian Formation and has also served as MumbaiSalesians' Provincial of St. Francis Xavier Bombay [INB]. He also coordinated the launch of Project Africa.Father Saldanha has done many good works in his Salesian life. 50 years after his priestly ordination, here is an interview- testimony that can say a lot for and to all young Salesians. Reproduced here, is the Interview published by Agenzia Info Salesiana (ANS).. Read More »

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Docu-Video Pays Tribute to 03 Salesians Killed in Imphal, in 2001
19/05/2020.  INB #N.9372
Posted by Chris Valentino, Mumbai
News in Disasters, Missions, Obituary, Profiles, Salesian Society, The Regional, Vocation


''The Three Red Diamonds of Kangleipak, The Ransom Paid,'' - with Kangleipak recalling the ancient name of Manipur - is the title of a video-documentary tribute by Indian Salesian Father Thomas Josekutty Madathiparambil, in memory of the 03 Salesians - Father Raphael Paliakara, Father Andreas Kindo, Cleric Shinu Joseph Valliparambil -killed in Imphal in 2001, protecting the young people present in the Salesian Novitiate at the time. Father Josekutty was one of those novices and remembers that incident very well, which opposed the generosity of sacrifice to the arrogance of violence.. Read More »

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17th Provincial of Kolkata [INC] to be Installed at Turin
17/05/2020.  INB #N.9368
Posted by Chris Valentino, Mumbai  - 1 Comments
News in Appointments, Rector Major, Salesian Family, Salesian Society, The Regional


The 17th Provincial of the Salesian Province of Kolkata [INC], Father Joseph Pauria, is to be installed at the Basilica of Mary Help of Christians, Turin [Italy] on 17 May 2020 at 7 p.m. local time. . Read More »

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Don Bosco Solidarity COVID-19 Relief India Sustaining Million Vulnerable Lives
16/05/2020.  INB #N.9367
Posted by Chris Valentino, Mumbai
News in BOSCO Out Reach, Agencies, BOSCO, Migrants, Social Development, Social Ministry


As India nears the end of COVID-19 lockdown 3.0, people are weary of different things. For the poor and the migrants, it is about survival - no jobs, incomes and even food in some places. Their immediate and sole concern is getting back home to a sense of emotional security. Hopefully, these will not be treated like cattle just because they are from a different state. From 25 March to 14 April, as the nation was thrown into the chaos of lockdown 1.0, it was the non-governmental organisations (NGOs) such as the Don Bosco Network, who leaped to the rescue of the poor and stranded across India.. Read More »

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Novena to Mary Help of Christians and Laudato Si Week on ANS YouTube Channel and FaceBook Page
14/05/2020.  INB #N.9365
Posted by Chris Valentino, Mumbai
News in Evangelization, Media, Parish / Church, Rector Major, Religion, Salesian Family, Salesian Society, Spirituality, The Regional


The month of May dedicated to Mary Help of Christians is a month of prayer, rosary and novena to Mother Mary. The solemn feast of Mary Help Of Christians and the lead up to the feast day, is unfotunately to be celebrated within the confines of our homes, due to the COVID-19 lockdown restrictions. However, interested devotees can participate online as the Novena to Mary Help of Christians, commented upon by the Rector Major Don Angel Fernandez Artime, is available in 06 languages, on the ANS [Agenzia Info Salesiana] YouTube Channel and FaceBook page. . Read More »

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Former South Asia Regional Councillor Father Maria Arokiam Kanaga Appointed Superior of UPS ViceProvince
10/05/2020.  INB #N.9364
Posted by Chris Valentino, Mumbai
News in Appointments, Rector Major, Salesian Family, Salesian Society


The Rector Major Father Ángel Fernández Artime, with the consensus of the General Council, has appointed Father Maria Arokiam Kanaga as the Provincial of the ViceProvince Maria Sede della Sapienza of the Salesian Pontifical University (UPS). The General Council in its work session currently has also appointed Father Horacio Barbieri as the Provincial of the Blessed Artemide Zatti Province of Northern Argentina (ARN).. Read More »

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Don Bosco Oratory Mumbai Youth Pay-It-Forward During COVID-19
04/05/2020.  INB #N.9356
Posted by Chris Valentino, Mumbai
News in Disasters, Life and Health, Lifestyle, Marginalized, Social Life, Social Ministry, Success Story, Youth, Youth at Risk, Youth Groups


In times such as these, with the COVID-19 set upon us like the sword of Damocles, that generosity, compassion, empathy and feeling oneness with those less privileged, comes to the fore. it is the generous ones that will survive the onslaught of COVID-19. The Don Bosco Oratory at Provincial House, Matunga-Mumbai with the tagline 'Nurturing Lives 'Significantly' witnesses this in its young oratorians to the full. . Read More »

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BOSCONET Don Bosco Network's Impactful COVID-19 Solidarity Relief
01/05/2020.  INB #N.9354
Posted by Chris Valentino, Mumbai
News in BOSCO Out Reach, Agencies, Disasters, Justice and Human Rights, Marginalized, Migrants, Social Ministry


The prevailing COVID-19 lockdown has affected millions across India. Many migrants are stranded without any source of income, hoping to reach home in their respective native states from their places of work. The expected general easing of the lockdown is intended to help these stranded interstate migrants travel back to their own homes. However, there have been many causalities in the process. Don Bosco Network India is trying to reach out to these most affected through its 11 Planning and Development Offices [PDOs] across the country. . Read More »

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MumbaiSalesians at Dominic Savio Andheri with 300 Alumni Volunteers Complete 01 Month 'FEED MY MUMBAI' COVID-19 Outreach
30/04/2020.  INB #N.9353
Posted by Chris Valentino, Mumbai
News in Administration, Agencies, Disasters, Marginalized, Salesian Family, Salesian Society, Social Ministry


The Mumbai Salesians at Dominic Savio Andheri with 300 Alumni [Past Pupils] have completed a 01 month 'Feed My Mumbai' outreach, creating a sustainable impact on communities affected by COVID-19 lockdown in Mumbai City. With the intent to ensure that no one sleeps hungry, Feed My Mumbai is part of the Feed My City campaign, through the KVN Foundation, that provides freshly cooked nutritious meals to the needy in 5 cities - Bangalore, Hyderabad, Noida, Chennai and Mumbai. . Read More »

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