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Austria – 25 years of Salesian missionary volunteer service

Vienna, Austria – October 2018 – On October 5, over 200 guests gathered at the “Salesianum” in Vienna to celebrate 25 years of Salesian missionary volunteer service. Launched in 1993 by Fr Rudolf Osanger, with a first missionary trip to Tijuana, Mexico, the foreign volunteering service of Austria’s Salesians has been coordinated starting from 1997 […]

Missionaries of 149th Salesian Missionary Expedition: Lawrence Okoli

From Nigeria to Northern Belgium: this is the journey undertaken by the young Salesian Lawrence Okoli, 26, accepting the challenge of being a missionary ad gentes, ad estra, ad vitam. Starting with the 149th Salesian Missionary Expedition, he speaks today of what it means for him to be a missionary. “Obviously, it is not thanks to my merits […]

Preventive System as answer to “child trafficking”

Don Bosco’s preventive system aims to eliminate risks at its root through a series of targeted actions. But, when needed, Salesian missionaries also intervene later, if there is someone that requires help. This is what can be clearly seen in Ghana where the “Child Protection Centre” was born, a centre dedicated to minors police saved […]