Mission News

Making Life Better, One Well at a Time

Can you imagine spending more than half your daily salary on a single bucket of water? For a full-time employee earning minimum wage in the United States, that would be $29 for just a few gallons: barely enough for a family to drink—let alone bathe in, cook with, or use for sanitation. Yet every...

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Home at Hogar Maria Auxiliadora

Reina was just four years old when her mother died—leaving her and her younger sister Norah in the care of their father who often worked long hours away from their home in Capinota, Bolivia. Like most local men, he struggled to earn a living which meant that he frequently traveled far from home...

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Serving in Syria, Regardless of War

It’s difficult to escape news of the countless heartbreaking casualties of Syria’s ongoing civil war. Yet, buried under the barrage of stories about this overwhelming humanitarian crisis is one that often escapes coverage—and one that continues to wreak a unique level of devastation all its...

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Modeling Don Bosco’s Example for Future Generations

Twenty years ago, Phaisan graduated from the Don Bosco Technical School in Bangkok, Thailand. Today, he pays that opportunity forward—by training and employing underprivileged youth in coffee production and retail services. di BOSCO Coffee, borne of Phaisan’s three complementary...

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Press Releases

DR CONGO: Youth at Chem Chem Youth Center have access to clean, safe water through Salesian Missions “Clean Water Initiative”

The water project is positively impacting 150 youth living at the Salesian Chem Chem Youth Center as well as the surrounding population of more than 2,000. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (April 16, 2019) Children, young mothers and pregnant women now have access to safe, clean drinking water thanks to a water...

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INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR STREET CHILDREN: Salesian Missions highlights rehabilitation and social programs impacting street youth around the globe

Salesian programs ensure that youth living on the streets are able to access the education and social programs they need to have hope for the future. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (April 12, 2019) Salesian Missions joins the United Nations (UN) and organizations around the globe in highlighting the plight of...

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LESOTHO: Salesian Missions donor provides funding allowing young girl from poor family to attend school

The donation helped pay for a young girl from the local community to attend the Salesian-run St. Luke’s Parish primary school. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (April 10, 2019) A young girl was able to start school at the Salesian-run St. Luke’s Parish primary school in Maputsoe, a town located in the northern...

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WORLD HEALTH DAY: Salesian Missions highlights medical programs and clinics that ensure poor youth have access to health care

Programs in Brazil, El Salvador, Guatemala and India illustrate the work of Salesians around the globe that support this year’s theme, which is focused on health care for all. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (April 7, 2019) Salesian Missions joins the World Health Organization (WHO) and other international...

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News Coverage

(Crux/Catholic News Agency) The pilot bishop of the South Pacific

GIZO, Solomon Islands Jan. 8, 2019 Known as the “flying bishop” of Solomon Islands, Bishop Luciano Capelli visits Catholics across dozens of islands by piloting a small airplane he also uses to deliver food and medicine. Capelli, an Italian, was a Salesian missionary in the Philippines for 35...

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(Catholic News Service) Pope says priests must be “men of joy” and says St. Bosco is “best” example

VATICAN CITY Jan. 31, 2019 (Excerpt) A priest must be able to see the people around him as his children, as brothers and sisters, and must be willing to risk everything for them out of love, Pope Francis said in his morning homily. In fact, the best example of this kind of priest is St.Read more...

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Salesian Priest Kidnapped in Yemen Details Ordeal in New Rochelle Talk

NEW ROCHELLE, NY Sept. 12, 2018 (Excerpt) A chaplain to the Missionaries of Charity Sisters in Yemen at that time who was also serving Catholics there on a religious visa, Father Uzhunnalil, now 60, was abducted March 4, 2016, after a group of gunmen barged into the care home for the elderly run by...

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(Crux) Preparing for pope, young Chileans say they’re glad he wants their views

SANTIAGO, CHILE Jan. 8, 2018 (Excerpt) The playground at the Salesian-run school is filled with children in brightly colored swimsuits, laughing and screaming as young Catholic volunteers spray them with water in the 100-degree summer sunshine. The children range in age from 6 to 12. They are...

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