Haiti: Four Years Later

Four years after a massive earthquake left Haiti in ruins, Salesian missionaries continue to work with those in need -- leading ongoing reconstruction efforts as well as assisting families and children who still require shelter, warm meals and clean water. And, thanks to the caring support of...

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Philippines: Rebuilding After the Typhoon

In the wake of widespread devastation wrought by Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) in November, the Salesians in the Philippines are working together to launch an exciting new project to reconstruct entire villages. “Adopt and Rebuild a Community” (ARC) will involve local residents on four...

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Central African Republic: The Crisis Continues

Since our first report on the Central African Republic, the situation in the capital city of Bangui remains grave.  Sadly, even little children are now being recruited into armed conflict -- or worse. Many have suffered gruesome attacks. As the violence approaches unprecedented levels, Salesian...

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Emergency in South Sudan

“May Jesus, the Prince of Peace, touch the hearts of leaders, commanders and politicians to make responsible choices in favor of the suffering people and the good of this new nation.” This is the prayer of Salesian missionaries serving in South Sudan -- where escalating violence threatens to...

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Fr. Edward Cappelletti, SDB (1921-2013)

 Fr. Edward Cappelletti, SDB1921-2013We mourn the passing – and celebrate the life –of a true hero to the poor and needy.As a young Salesian priest in the 1950’s, Fr. Edward Cappelletti had a vision. Assigned the task of raising funds through a small missions development office in New...

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You Can Save a Life in the Philippines

When Super Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines on November 8th, our Salesian missionaries living on the islands responded immediately to help their suffering neighbors—including many children orphaned in the wake of the storm. By quickly coordinating an emergency relief effort on the...

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Safe Havens and Healthy Alternatives for Youth

Juarez, Mexico has been called “the murder capital of the world.” Escalating brutality among rival drug cartels -- combined with widespread corruption and poverty -- casts a cloud of hopelessness and despair over this city just to the west of El Paso. In a bold effort to curb the violence and...

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