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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 69 Salesians of Don Bosco based in 8 Communities.

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Bob Gardner | 16 September 2016

WORLD DAY OF PEACE IN ASSISI

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STATEMENT BY ARCHBISHOP KEVIN MCDONALD

This World Day of Prayer for Peace, on the 20th September, is taking place thirty years after the first World Day of Prayer for Peace convened by Pope Saint John Paul II on the 27th October, 1986. Pope John Paul's inititaive in gathering together other Christian leaders and leaders of other religions was without precedent. It was inspired by the world's need for peace - a need that has only become more urgent and more pressing with the passage of time. But as we keep this...

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Final Profession of Br Lukasz Torbicki

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Clare Lewis | 15 September 2016

Final Profession of Br Lukasz Torbicki

On Sunday September 4th, Brother Lukasz Torbicki,  who spent a year between August 2012 and July 2013 as part of the Thornleigh community and working as a member of the College chaplaincy team, made his final profession in the parish church at Pogrezbieniu in southern Poland.   The parish is entrusted to the pastoral care of the Salesians and Lukasz and the parishioners were joined at the Profession Mass and subsequent celebrations by his family and Salesians from his province. Fr Hugh Preston, who had flown over to Poland along with his brother Francis to be present at the celebrations, acted as...

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