Mekanissa: It was a public witness of the devotion of hundreds of people as they gathered together at the Shrine of Mary Help of Christians to celebrate the Feast of MHOC on 24th May, Thursday. Even though it was a week day, there wasn't any lessening of the number of faithful that came to celebrate the feast at the Shrine. The Mass was scheduled for 7.30 am presided over by the Cardinal, his eminence Berhane Yesus Surafel.
Adigrat: Feeling once again part of the Salesian Family, it was a home-coming feeling for all the Past-pupils who had gathered on 4 May for a friendly get-together at Don Bosco Gola', Adigrat. The meeting was organized by Abba Sebhat Hadgu, the Rector of the Post-novitiate house at the request of Abba Samuel Abraha who holds the role of animating the Past-Pupils' Association in the province of AET. The meeting was part of the series of other gatherings of Past-pupils that were already done in the province in various houses.
At the seminar, held until next Saturday, April 21, at the "Fraterna Domus" of Sacrofano, near Rome, 65 people participate, representing NGOs and structures of the Salesian Family of all five continents.
Nairobi: 26 February was a day of jubilation for AET as one of its sons made his perpetual commitment to the Lord by professing vows of Poverty, Chastity and Obedience. The function took place in the presence of many provincials and superiors of Africa and Madagascar region who had gathered for the Team Visit and Curatorium at Nairobi. As a preparation for the great event there was a day of recollection preached by Fr. Silvio Roggia at the Resurrection Garden in Nairobi.
Zway: 13th May was a red letter day in the history of Zway Don Bosco, as it commemorated the 25th anniversary of the death of Abba Elio, the great Italian missionary who had worked and died in Zway 25 years ago. The Italian missionary had left a beautiful memory in the hearts of people which was evident from the hundreds of people young and old that were present to mark this day at Zway. People from all walks of life, belonging to different religions and denominations were already at the Don Bosco compound starting from the previous day to prepare the place and surroundings for this great occasion.
Zway: "Listening and Moving", was the title of the one day encounter organised for young people in the north (Makelle) and south (Zway) by the Youth Ministry Department of AET. Abba Isidoro Apostoli the provincial vicar and Abba Lijo Vadakken the Youth Ministry delegate were the responsible behind the organisation of such a meet. The meeting focused on meeting with young people from various walks of life of different religious backgrounds to discuss the various questions proposed in the pre-synodal final document.
(ANS - Nairobi) - The participants in the Africa-Madagascar Region Visit have experienced the second day of work, yesterday, 21 February, reflecting on the question posed by the General Councilor for Formation, Fr. Ivo Coelho, in the homily of the Morning Eucharist: "How can we be credible signs of God's love for the young?" The two morning sessions were dedicated to a profound reflection on the quality of the training. With his intervention, Fr. Coelho urged the representatives of the entire region to pay attention to the two dimensions of Salesian consecrated life:
Debrezeit: From 1 to 3 of May was held a meeting of the Practical trainees as part of their initial formation. The meeting began in the provincial house with a session from the volunteer of Amici del Sidamo Ms. Laura who invited the clerics to reflect upon their call to be generous and offer free service to the young people who are in need. She also gave them an idea of the work that was being carried out in Nigat which is a center opened for the women on the street.
Addis Abeba: On 04th March 2018, the Salesian Cooperators met together in the Salesianum at Gotera for their monthly meeting. The meeting began with the prayer led by the President of the Salesian Cooperators Mr. Tessemma. After the brief prayer, the input of the day was given by Fr. Chrys Saldhana who gave an impressive input on planning mentality. He spoke extensively on 'what is a plan?', 'why a plan?', and 'how to draw up a plan?'.
Addis Abeba: The Social Communication Department of AET is happy to announce about the launching of the new Salesian Bulletin App on the Google Play Store. The App was launched almost two weeks ago developed by an Indian based company in collaboration with the Salesians of Don Bosco in Ethiopia. The App is totally free now for download for Android Phones on Google Play Store and a new version for iPhones is being developed.
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