A Heartwarming Tale from Bangalore

Every five minutes, a vulnerable girl or boy arrives alone and frightened at a train station in Bangalore, one of India’s biggest cities. Every five minutes! Some of them are simply lost, with no ability to find their way home. Others have been abandoned. Many have fled poverty and violence at...

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Tools of Love for Refugees in Uganda

Since April 2016, thousands of South Sudanese refugees have flooded across the northern Ugandan border into Palabek—where they join, as of now, at least 36,000 others seeking relief from violence, drought and famine in their own countries. Salesian missionaries working within the camp have...

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A “Dad’s” Love for His Kids in Ethiopia

Like any devoted parent, Angelo Regazzo rises each morning at 4:00am to have breakfast with the children before he goes to work. Unlike many parents, however, his family is comprised of quite a few kids: 400, to be exact. You see, this man is their father—just not in the typical sense. Angelo...

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Scouting Shines the Light of Peace

Today, in what seems to be the darkest hour in the war-torn country of the Central African Republic (CAR), 15,000 children and young people are ready and eager to join the worldwide “Scouting” movement, and brighten their country’s path toward peace. Scouting is a global movement that helps...

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Giving Gifts of Dental Health

Who would Santa be without his trademark sack of toys, slung over his shoulder as he scrambles toward the nearest chimney? This past Christmas, for dozens of impoverished kids in San Benito Petén, Guatemala, Santa arrived with a much different kind of bag: one carrying desperately needed dental...

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Sustainable Employment for India’s Youth

In India, a significant gap exists between the growing number of motorized vehicles on the roads, and the skilled technicians required to service and repair them. Missionaries at the Salesian-run St. Joseph’s Industrial Training Institute have forged a new partnership which promises a win-win...

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Award-Winning Environmental Stewardship

Students at a Salesian-run high school in India are leading the charge toward a cleaner environment, a more resilient planet, and a sustainable future — through “green” initiatives that directly benefit the communities in which they live, and inspire increasingly critical advocacy and action...

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God’s Extraordinary Kindness

“Often, I think about those 557 days, when I was in captivity. I was vulnerable, but not defeated. I was anxious, but not desperate. I had worries, but never lost trust in His Almighty hands.” These are the words of Father Tom Uzhunnalil, who recently visited Salesian Missions USA to offer a...

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