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News 2013 February

Kolkata Salesian Province Begins Provincial Chapter
06/02/2013.  Kolkata #N.6274
Posted by Jacob IRUPPAKKATTU, Kolkata
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The Salesian Province of St. John Bosco, Kolkata began its Provincial Chapter at 2.30 PM on February 4, 2013 at Nitika Don Bosco, with a recollection preached by Fr. Tomy Augustine the Rector of Salesian College, Sonada. The inaugural session began at 5.00 PM with Fr. Johny Nedungatt the Moderator, who in the name of Fr. Thomas Ellicherail the Provincial declared the Chapter open, in the presence of 64 members. The Chapter is scheduled to end on Saturday 9, 2013 with the celebration of the Provincial Community Day and the New Priests' Day.. Read More

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Feast of Don Bosco Celebrated in Style In The Northern Arabian Vicariate
05/02/2013.  Mumbai #N.6273
Posted by Lowe Glenford, Mumbai
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The entire Salesian Community was floored completely with happiness and joy celebrating the feast of their founder and patron Don Bosco on 31 January. The spiritual celebration had actually begun earlier with the novena to Don Bosco. The cooperators animated the Novena by screening a portion of the movie on the life of Don Bosco. The main celebrants during the novena days shared their reflections on Don Bosco. . Read More

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Provincial Chapter VIII takes off in Hyderabad
05/02/2013.  Hyderabad #N.6272
Posted by CASTILINO Vincent, Hyderabad
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Starting a Provincial Chapter with the topic of practical atheism seems absurd. Yet that is how it was to be on February 4, 2013 in Hyderabad as 52 confreres (29 ex-officio members; 15 local community delegates and 8 Province Delegates) commenced the eighth Provincial Chapter (PC8) of the Salesian Province of Hyderabad. Providing the initial impetus was Fr Stanislaus Swamikannu, the former Provincial of Chennai, through his radical talk. The PC 8, which concludes on February 7, 2013, also consists of four observers from the Salesian family and two external Secretaries. The moderator of the Chapter is Fr Thathireddy Vijayabhaskar, the Vice-Provincial. . Read More

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Mumbai Provincial Chapter 2013 Begins at Lonavla
05/02/2013.  Mumbai #N.6271
Posted by Lowe Glenford, Mumbai
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Sixty four Salesians arrived at Don Bosco Lonavla this morning, 5 February, to begin their 15th Provincial Chapter. At 5 pm, the chapter members gathered in the AV hall for a preliminary recollection preached by Fr. Francis D'Mello S.J., former Jesuit provincial of Mumbai. He spoke on ''Living the Radicalism of the Gospel'' in keeping with the theme of the Twenty-seventh General Chapter: ''Witnesses to the Radical Approach of the Gospel''. He elaborated that a radical is one who does everything with a totality of himself. He invited each confrere to seek to live a life of unquenchable enthusiasm, vibrant creativity, working from joy and gratitude. . Read More

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An 'Epic' Release
04/02/2013.  Kolkata #N.6269
Posted by Antony EARATHARA , Kolkata
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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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Don Bosoco's Feast celebrated with Friends of Don Bosco in Guwahati
03/02/2013.  Guwahati #N.6265
Posted by A. Jayaprakash, Guwahati
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The Province of Guwahati Celebrated the feast of our Father and Founder St. John Bosco in a novel way at the Salesian Provincial House in Guwahati on 31st January, 2013. The ability of the Provincial Fr. V. M. Thomas, SDB to 'think broad' makes the celebration of the feast of Don Bosco at the Salesian Provincial House in Guwahati an unique event.. Read More

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Blessing And Laying Of Foundation Stone of DBSI Tezpur
01/02/2013.  Guwahati #N.6264
Posted by A. Jayaprakash, Guwahati  - 1 Comments
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The Blessing and laying of the foundation stone for DON BOSCO SOCIAL INSTITUTION (DBSI) at Barua Road, Tezpur was done at 10am, on Jan. 31st the feast of St. John Bosco, Father, teacher and friend of youth of all times. . Read More

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New Library Block Inaugurated And Blessed At Don Bosco, Park Circus
01/02/2013.  Kolkata #N.6262
Posted by Jacob IRUPPAKKATTU, Kolkata
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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.  Kolkata #N.6260
Posted by Antony EARATHARA , Kolkata
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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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