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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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Clare Lewis | 25 August 2016

Celebrating Blessed Maria Troncatti

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On 25th August we celebrate Blessed Maria Troncatti, a Salesian Sister, who trained and worked as a Red Cross nurse in military hospitals in the First World War, and was a missionary in Ecuador for many years.

 

She was part of an initially tiny group of Sisters engaged in evangelisation and care for the Shuar people of the Amazon forest, looking after their physical needs as nurse, surgeon and dentist, and their spiritual needs as catechist, envangeliser and role-model. The work she began in an isolated and dangerous environment continues today.

 

Blessed Maria...

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NEW PROVINCIAL - FR GERRY BRIODY SDB

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Bob Gardner | 23 August 2016

NEW PROVINCIAL - FR GERRY BRIODY SDB

On Sunday 14th August 2016, our new Provincial was installed at a Mass at Thornleigh Salesian House, Bolton. Fr Tadeusz Rozmus SDB, Regional Councillor for Central and North Europe, presided at Mass, during which he thanked Fr Martin Coyle SDB for his 6 years of leadership as Provincial of the Province of St Thomas of Canterbury (GBR).   After the homily,  Fr Rozmus read the Rector Major’s Letter of Appointment and Fr James Gerrard Briody SDB made the solemn Profession of Faith in order to assume the ministry of service and leadership as Provincial.   Our congratulations go to Fr Gerry on his appointment, and...

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