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Saturday, 10 December 2011 00:00

Our Missionaries

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Salesians who have come from overseas to the British (GBR) Province in recent years met during the weekend of 10th-11th December 2011 at Savio House Bollington. Also present in Savio House were those in initial formation, the Province Formation Team and members of BOVA (Bosco Volunteer Action), leading to a lively exchange of experiences.

Tuesday, 23 June 2009 01:00

Cornwall Cooperators

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On Saturday 3rd December ten Salesian Cooperators, plus eight others including a family of five children, attended a Day of Reflection in Falmouth presented by Fr Martin Poulsom, the SDB Delegate, on the theme of Family and the true meaning of Christmas. His title, The Humble Shed, linked the Crib with the Pinardi Shed in Turin where Don Bosco started his work just over 150 years ago. Earlier in the day during Mass, Frank Goff from Camborne was enrolled as a Salesian Cooperator and all Cooperators present renewed their Promise to pray for and, where possible, work with young people according to the Salesian charism of St John Bosco.

Sunday, 23 October 2011 01:00

National Youth Symbol

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From 23rd to 30th October 2011 the Salesians of Don Bosco were entrusted with the Catholic Youth Ministry Federation (CYMFed) National Youth Symbol.

The symbol-rich artwork of the Candle Stand tells the story of God's infinite love. Designed by Xavier Javier, a young creative artist from the Hexham and Newcastle Youth Ministry Team, it has been adopted as the National Symbol for Catholic Youth Ministry in England and Wales, and was blessed by Pope Benedict during his visit to the UK last year.The four sides of the Candle Stand.

Friday, 07 October 2011 01:00

Salesian Student Gathering

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Salesian students from Bootle, Bolton, Farnborough, Croxteth, Chertsey and Wimbledon took part in the 8th Salesian Student Leadership Gathering. They met in Savio House from October 7th to October 9th 2011.


Student Leaders from our Salesian Schools

Thursday, 17 October 2013 18:32

Salesian Cooperators of Great Britain Retreat

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On the weekend of 8th and 9th October, nearly 40 members of the Salesian family, Cooperators, SDB and FMA, gathered at Brettargh Holt for the Annual Retreat organised by the Cooperators Provincial Council. People came from as far away as Glasgow and Falmouth (400 miles!) to take part in what was a wonderful Retreat led by Fr Michael Cunningham on the theme A new way of seeing: finding God in the ordinary.

Thursday, 15 September 2011 01:00

Olympic Relay of Prayer

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Young people from the Diocese of Salford converged on Thornleigh Salesian College in Bolton on Thursday 15th September 2011 for the launch of a Relay of Prayer leading up to the London Olympic Games in 2012.


Pupils gather around the stage, with logo designed by a primary school boy.

Wednesday, 18 May 2011 01:00

Salesian Youth Animator

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Sue McDonald has begun her new role as Salesian Youth Animator for the Salesians of Don Bosco in Great Britain.


Thursday, 21 July 2011 01:00

Artwork in Bootle

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Two pieces of artwork have recently been unveiled in the Salesian parish of St James, Bootle, as part of the 125 years celebration of the church.


One painting shows Don Bosco receiving a copy of the local paper from a youngster wearing a blue and red football kit (so it doesn't upset Liverpool or Everton supporters).

Thursday, 21 July 2011 01:00

Renewed Commitment

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Brother Jakub Ruszniak SDB (24) from the Northern Polish Province renewed his vows as a Salesian of Don Bosco on 21st July 2011 during the End of term Mass at Salesian School Chertsey. He has been involved there for the past two years and is well known to all the students for his musical, sporting and magical skills. Next year he will be going to the Salesian Theological College at the Ratisbonne in Jerusalem to continue his studies for the priesthood.

Saturday, 01 October 2011 01:00

Salesian Schools Conference

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This year's Conference for Salesian Schools took place in Stoke on Trent from the evening of Friday 30th September to lunchtime on Saturday 1st October 2011.

The theme of the Conference was 'Caring for our most vulnerable pupils'. About fifty took part, including head teachers, heads of year, teachers and chaplains from Savio Salesian College Bootle, Saint John Bosco College Croxteth, Thornleigh Salesian College Bolton, Salesian School Chertsey, Salesian College Farnborough and Saint John Bosco College in Wandsworth.

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