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Assisi without Francis & Salesians without youth

by Castilino  

I came across this very interesting news bit titled Beggars banned from churches in Assisi, Italy. It begins thus: "BEGGARS have been banned within 500m of churches in Assisi, Italy. And it's now illegal to feed the pigeons in the town square. You… more »

Vocations from within

by Castilino  

Today I am at Ravulapalem (school, boarding, parish, social service centre...). Had an adventurous journey from DB, Sanathanagar last night... missed the train (thanks to the Hyderabad traffic) and then got a bus straight to Ravulapalem. During the… more »

Formation to communication

by coelho  

Robert Pen is participating in a meeting organized by the Salesian Social Communications Department in Rome. The meeting will be held at Hyderabad, and will unfold in three sessions: formation, information and production. Robert is due to speak on… more »

About being clean...

by Castilino  

The Gospel passage (from Luke 11:37-41) I heard this morning, that of Jesus calling on the Pharisees to clean the interior as well as the exterior, reminded me of what Fr V.V. Paul (Shillong) once shared during class hours. Vendors walking in and out of… more »

History outside the archives

by Castilino  

This morning I put down in black and white an idea which has been floating in my mind since long. I proposed this idea to the novices (through a letter) and I hope something will emerge out of it. It is all about gathering the bits and pieces of history… more »

Never give up!

by Castilino  

Never give up!
I've been watching the little bird, from the nest outside my office, take off since yesterday morning. Unfortunately it hasn't been able to take off yet. It still keeps flapping its tiny wings and only manages to stay in the air for a few seconds only.… more »

Not just charity...

by Castilino  

Yesterday's surprise was hard enough - the one regarding the Provincial house staff pooling in 30 kgs of rice for the flood victims. Today I learnt another fact about the same generosity: the rice that they are putting aside for the victims is the best… more »

Don Bosco, Gandhiji and the Guardian Angel

by Castilino  

Don Bosco, Gandhiji and the Guardian Angel
Besides the fact that all these three figures play a prominent role in our lives, the one thing I admire them all for is this: they knew exactly what they were supposed to do. Each of us has his or her mission carved out, but great are those who strive… more »

Salesian books on Lulu.com

by Castilino  

Here's a list of Salesian Books now available on Lulu.com. As of now, they are all the handiworks of Fr John Lens sdb, the seniormost Salesian confrere in the Province of Hyderabad (INH), India. If anyone is aware of more such Salesian literature… more »

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