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Welcome to the Salesians of Don Bosco in Great Britain

The Salesians of Don Bosco are a religious congregation of Brothers and Priests . We were founded in 1859 by Saint John Bosco. Don Bosco’s mission was clear and simple: to be a friend to young people who were poor, abandoned or at risk, and in so doing to be a friend to Christ. Wherever the Salesians work, our mission is the same, but its expression changes to suit the particular context. So you will find Salesians in schools of all kinds, youth clubs, in homes for homeless or abandoned children; working with street children; missionaries; chaplains in schools, colleges and universities and in parish work. There are currently almost 16,000 members (priests and brothers) in the congregation, working in 131 countries around the world. Currently in the British Province there are 63 Salesians of Don Bosco based in 6 Communities.

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Clare Lewis | 15 November 2019

Rector Major visits our Province next week

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Our Rector Major, Don Ángel Fernández Artime, flies in to Manchester on Tuesday. He will visit Savio House to see the work of the retreat team and Salesian Youth Ministry, and in Bolton, he will rededicate the restored chapel at Thornleigh.

Before leaving on Saturday evening, Fr Angel will visit Chertsey and Farnborough, and will conclude his visit with Mass at Sacred Heart Battersea.

We wish you a safe journey, Don Angel!

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Salesian students share food and faith at synagogue

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Clare Lewis | 15 November 2019

Salesian students share food and faith a…

  Rahim was part of a group of Year 10 RE students from St John Bosco College, Battersea, who visited a synagogue recently, and saw preparations for Sukkot, the Feast of Tabernacles or Feast of Shelters, including the building of a sukkah, representing the huts farmers stayed in as they worked on the harvest. Our trip to the synagogue in Wimbledon, last month, was very interesting. We started the session by discussing what we knew about Judaism. Questions were thrown open to both the Jewish students and ourselves which helped to get us thinking as soon as we got there.   We then got...

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