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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 | 22 June 2018

St Joseph Cafasso

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St Joseph Cafasso, who we celebrate on 23rd June, has a special place in the Salesian Family, as the mentor, spiritual director and friend of Don Bosco. We celebrate his memorial on 23rd June.

Born in Piedmont, Italy, into a devout peasant family that valued education, he bore the discomfort of a spinal deformity, and became an outstanding scholar and respected teacher and seminary director.

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Chertsey students at Worth Abbey Good Shepherd celebration 2018

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Clare Lewis | 21 June 2018

Chertsey students at Worth Abbey Good Sh…

  On Wednesday June 20th, the Memorial of St. Alban, a selection of Year 7 pupils from Salesian School Chertsey attended the annual Good Shepherd Celebration at Worth Abbey, West Sussex. Salesian School Chertsey has a proud tradition of being in the position to represent Catholic secondary schools in this increasingly popular diocesan event.

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