September 20 - St. Andrew Kim Taegon, born in 1821 and died (executed) in 1846, was a Korean Catholic priest. The first Korean to be ordained a priest, he died for the faith during the years of 19th century persecution of Catholics in his country (1839-1867).

September 19 - On Saturday, September 19, 1846, at about 3 p.m., on a mountain near the village of La Salette-Fallavaux, two young shepherds, Mélanie Calvat, just under fifteen years old, and Maximin Giraud, eleven years old, see a "beautiful lady" in tears appearing in a resplendent light and addressing them.

September 18 - Born into a wealthy Roman family, she raised her three daughters in the religion of Christ and the fear of God. The Greek names of her three daughters, Pistis, Elpis and Agapi, have been translated into French and Russian: they are respectively Faith (or Vera), Hope (or Nadège) and Charity (or Liouba).

September 17 - Robert Bellarmin, born in Montepulciano in Tuscany (Italy) on October 4, 1542, came from a rich and numerous Tuscan family. Robert was the son of Vincenzo Bellarmino. His mother Cinthia Cervini was the sister of Cardinal Marcello Cervini, future Pope Marcel II.

The fourth bishop of Tsiroanomandidy

Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Gabriel Randrianantenaina bishop of the diocese of Tsiroanomadidy in the region of Bongolava. Four years ago, Mgr Gustavo Bombin Espino, former bishop of this diocese, was appointed bishop of Maintirano so the diocese in question did not have a bishop. The episcopal ordination took place on Sunday July 11, 2021 at the Public High School of the city Tsiroanomandidy.

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What kind of Salesians?

From February 16 to April 04 2020, The Salesian Congregation will hold the 28th General Chapter (GC 28) in Turin-Valdocco. This chapter presents 2 messages: the return to Valdocco, the Motherhouse of Salesian, after 62 years, the last was the CG18 and the general chapter which takes its title from a question: "What kind of Salesians for the youth of today?"

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Animated by hope

On December 29th, the official commentary of the Rector Major, Fr. Ángel Fernández Artime, on the Strenna 2021 "Moved by hope: 'Behold, I make all things new' (Rev 21, 5) was published in five languages: Italian, English, Spanish, Portuguese and French.

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