Monthly Archives: January 2019

Pope Francis: “What Salesian for today’s youth? A concrete man, who takes courageous decisions”

On the occasion of the opening of the Salesian Family Spirituality Days, we publish the preface by the Holy Father to the volume edited by Antonio Carriero, SDB, “Evangelii gaudium con don Bosco“, a text in which the Salesian Family takes up the message of the Apostolic Exhortation of Pope Francis from a pastoral educational point of view.

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Sister Norma Pimentel: Come to the border, be part of what we are experiencing

Sister Norma Pimentel, M.J., serves as executive director of Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley in Brownsville, Tex. A religious sister of the Missionaries of Jesus, she has directed this charitable arm of the Diocese of Brownsville since 2008. She helped organize local response to the 2014 surge of Central Americans seeking asylum in the United States, Continue reading

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

At least once a year, Christians are reminded of Jesus’ prayer for his disciples that “they may be one so that the world may believe” (see John 17.21). Hearts are touched and Christians come together to pray for their unity. Congregations and parishes all over the world exchange preachers or arrange special ecumenical celebrations and prayer services. Continue reading

Marist News, January 2019

202 years of the Institute, Feast of January 2, 2019 in LaValla en Gier

The Brothers of the community of La Valla invited the Brothers of l’Hermitage, Marlhes and Saint-Etienne to mark, as is appropriate, the birthday of the Foundation of the Institute. There were about fifteen Brothers as well as a couple who are affiliated members of the Institute, originally from La Valla. Continue reading