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Welcome to the Salesian Sisters - the Salesian Sisters of St John Bosco (Daughters of Mary, Help of Christians) were founded by St John Bosco and St Mary Mazzarello. The Sisters currently number 14,000 worldwide, working in over 93 countries.

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Bosco Centre Inset Day

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Clare Lewis | 28 February 2017

Bosco Centre Inset Day

The staff of Bosco Centre in Bermondsey enjoyed an INSET day at Battersea this week. The group explored resilience in adults and looked at how Don Bosco's approach built resilience in those who care for the young. There will be a second INSET for the staff of the Bosco Centre Nursery later in the year. This project was led for many years by Sr Cecily Dunn FMA who died suddenly last summer. The Centre is still coming to terms with that sad loss and asks for the prayers of the Salesian family as it moves forward. You can read more about the Bosco...

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Sisters open new house in Beckenham

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Clare Lewis | 1 December 2016

Sisters open new house in Beckenham

The new community house in Beckenham was blessed by Bishop Pat Lynch this week. He is pictured above with Sr Mary and Sr Helen.   It's a busy but exciting time, as the Sisters continue to settle in, and prepare for their mission, working with female asylum seekers.   We wish them every blessing in their valuable work.    

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Sr Anne Frances - Perpetual Profession

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Clare Lewis | 6 October 2016

Sr Anne Frances - Perpetual Profession

  On Saturday 24th September, the whole of Croxteth, so it seemed, came out in force to join us in celebrating Sr Anne France’s Final Profession. Queen of Martyrs Parish Church was filled to the brim with over 200 people present; Anne France’s family and relatives, her Sisters in the province, friends from her Lourdes day, past and present work colleagues, Vides volunteers, parishioners and of course young people! It really was a Salesian Family Affair! The day began with a magnificent and meaningful liturgy. The theme of the mass was: “Shout for joy … he will renew you by His love!”...

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Sr Cecily Dunne's ashes laid to rest

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Clare Lewis | 30 September 2016

Sr Cecily Dunne's ashes laid to rest

On the 17th September at 11.30 a small group of the Salesian family gathered to lay to to rest the ashes of Sr Cecily Dunn FMA who died on May 24th after a three week period of illness. The service took place at Alvin's funeral directors memorial garden which lies directly across the road from the Don Bosco Centre where Sr Cecily had worked for over thirty years. The service was led by Sr Pat Devine with support from Sr Norma and Romaine Shilling.The Bosco Centre has undergone a major refurbishment since the death of Sr Cecily and is already working...

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Jubilarians celebrate 315 years of FMA life

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Clare Lewis | 10 August 2016

Jubilarians celebrate 315 years of FMA l…

The 144th anniversary of the founding of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians last week was celebrated with even greater joy in our Province, as there were six jubilarians this year. On this wonderful occasion, a combined total of 315 years of religious life was commemorated at the Provincial House in Blundellsands: Sr Lisetta, 70 years; Sr Anne, Sr Ella and Sr Sally, 60 years; Sr Kay, 40 years; and Sr Linda, 25 years. The sisters renewed their vows during a beautiful Mass at St Joseph's parish church, and the celebrations with friends, families and sisterhood continued at the House. We congratulate...

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Salesian Sisters explore 'vocation culture' in Bratislava

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Clare Lewis | 28 April 2016

Salesian Sisters explore 'vocation cultu…

The yearly meeting of the FMA inter-provincial conference for part of Europe and the Middle East took place in the beautiful city of Bratislava. The chosen theme for reflection and discussion was Vocations Culture. Present with the provincials were delegates who have an interest and experience of this topic. An inspiring, challenging presentation by Fr. Igino Biffi SDB opened the topic and, together with two practical experiences presented by the Austrian-German and the Slovenian provinces, provided a platform for thought and discussion. As well as deepening an awareness and thirst for establishing a vocational culture the participants benefited from the wonderful hospitality of...

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