(Crux) Salesians use anniversary of Indian shrine to reflect on mission to youth
Nov. 16, 2017
(Excerpt) The church was built in the city’s Matunga neighborhood in 1957 by Italian Salesian Father Aurelius Maschio, who modelled it on the famous church in Turin bearing the same title. The Salesians already operated Don Bosco High School in the same neighborhood, which opened in 1942.
Spanish Father Ángel Fernández Artime, the Rector Major of the Salesian Congregation, was in Mumbai for the anniversary of both institutions.
The Salesians of Don Bosco – officially the Society of St. Francis de Sales – was founded by St. John Bosco in 1859 to help those children struggling in poverty.
Artime told Crux the order is still dedicated to educating and helping young people, in India and around the world.
“Don Bosco worked for the deprived sections of the youth, how is the Salesian congregation continuing the Mission of Don Bosco in the world today,” the priest said.
See the full Crux article by Nirmala Carvalho: Salesians use anniversary of Indian shrine to reflect on mission to youth