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Thursday, 17 October 2013 18:40

Don Bosco UK - Saints

Don Bosco UK - Saints

Our Salesian Saints

boscosaints

Saint John Bosco has inspired thousands of people, young and old, priests, brothers, sisters and lay people, to strive for holiness in their lives. The Church has recognised many of them as outstanding in holiness and deserving the titles of Saint, Blessed, Venerable or Servant of God.

We, too, can be inspired by reading about their lives. The short accounts which appear on these pages are based on those appearing on the web site of the Salesians in Rome

 

There are many others from the Salesian Family with the title Blessed, Venerable or Servant of God. You can read more about them all, and see further photographs and graphics, on the web site of the Salesians in Rome.

Thursday, 17 October 2013 18:40

Don Bosco UK - History

Don Bosco UK - History

History of our Province

Fr John Dickson SDB has compiled a short history of our Salesian Province, now called the GBR, or Great Britain, Province. His article will appear as an entry in the Dictionary of Salesian Life and Work.

  1. Originality and Social Impact
  2. Title of the Province
  3. Origins and Foundation
  4. Early Development
  5. Interwar Expansion
  6. Wartime Crisis
  7. Postwar Growth
  8. Development after Vatican II
Thursday, 17 October 2013 18:40

Don Bosco UK - Oxford

Don Bosco UK - Oxford

Oxford

In Cowley, Oxford, we have a parish and a local group of Cooperators. Please note that the house is small and there are no facilities for visiting students. The Salesians in Cowley are now part of the Chertsey community and you will find them listed there.

Our Lady Help of Christians
59 Hollow Way
Cowley
Oxford
OX4 2ND

Tel: 01865 770 910
Email: pp@olhoccowley.co.uk

Members of community

Additional Addresses

Information updated from database Sat Aug 31 07:00:43 2013

Thursday, 17 October 2013 18:40

DonBosco UK - Communities

Don Bosco UK - Communities

Salesian Communities

There are seven Salesian Communities in the GBR (Great Britain) Province.

Three in the North West of England: Bootle, Bolton, and Bollington.

One in the Midlands: Cowley.

Three in the South of England: Farnborough, Chertsey and Battersea.

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Satellite map used by permission of IMSAT SA

 

Thursday, 17 October 2013 18:40

Don Bosco UK - Links

There are Salesian Web Sites all over the world - why not have a look around!

Salesians in Rome
This is the central portal for the Salesians of Don Bosco, with a wealth of information and resources available in five languages.
Salesian News Agency
ANS publishes up to date news from around the Salesian world, photographs, magazines and video clips.
Salesian Sisters in Rome
This is the central portal for the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians.
Salesian Cooperators in the UK
Lay people in the Church, young and not so young, are being encouraged to play a more active role in the growth of the Church. The Salesian Cooperator Vocation offers a way of life well thought out by Don Bosco and approved by Pope Pius IX which addresses the demands of the modern times.
Salesian Past Pupils
The Past Pupils of Don Bosco are the largest group in the Salesian Family, with an estimated world-wide membership of 3,000,000 in 53 National Federations and 920 local associations. In Great Britain there are an estimated 25,000 former pupils.
Don Bosco Publications
Following the example of Don Bosco, they seek to publish good books for children, young people and those who would care for them in Don Bosco's way.
Salesians Ireland
The Salesians have been working in Ireland since 1919. They work for young people in a number of centres and services throughout the country. Of particular interest on their web site is the section on Prayer and Spirituality.
Don Bosco Youth Net
DBYN enables young people to get involved in Salesian training and volunteering initiatives in Europe. (You don't need a password to view the site!)
Bosconet
A website of resources and information for the Salesian Family of East Asia and Oceania - but with plenty of material of interest to a wider audience.
Don Bosco's Way
This website is dedicated to Don Bosco's method of education interpreted for teachers, parents and youth leaders of all faiths. It is written chiefly for a South Asian audience and contains English resources for further information and study.
Salesian Missions Online
From the Missions Office of the Salesians in New Rochelle, United States.
Don Bosco West
That's the San Francisco Province of the USA.
Youth Outreach
Youth Outreach provides specialised services to young people who have run away from home or who are temporarily unable to return home. It was developed by Fr Peter Newbery, an English Salesian who is now a member of the Hong Kong Province.
Catholic Youth Work
The world's largest website dedicated to Catholic Youth Workers... Jobs, Resources, Events, News, Chat and loads of other stuff too.
VIDES UK
VIDES UK is part of an International Voluntary Organisation founded in 1987 by the Salesian Sisters.
Thursday, 17 October 2013 18:40

Don Bosco UK - Volunteers

Don Bosco UK - Volunteers

Bosco Volunteer Action

Learning through action; serving the young and the poor alongside Salesian communities around the world.

 

Interested in Volunteering?

Bosco Volunteer Action (BOVA) is the UK volunteering organisation of the Salesians of Don Bosco, a Catholic Religious order. It offers placements for adults to serve the young and the poor, living and working alongside Salesian communities around the world.

In addition it supports and encourages methods of raising awareness of development issues. This includes short term group experiences of the developing world for groups from schools and sixth forms, working with other groups who have had an experience of poverty and instances of development education (justice and peace) within youth ministry.

In all aspects of BOVA's work there is a particular focus on providing a well-planned educational experience; stimulating, preparing and encouraging a long term involvement with development issues, faith and the Salesian family.

Who are the Salesians?

The Salesians of Don Bosco are an international Roman Catholic Religious Order dedicated to be signs and bearers of the love of God for young people, especially those who are disadvantaged.

The Salesian family (made up of Priests, Brothers and Sisters as well as others, such as volunteers and past pupils), continues the work of its founder, Saint John Bosco, a priest who served the young and poor. Today the Salesians have projects such as schools, youth centres, homes for street children and vocational training centres.

What does BOVA offer?

Bosco Volunteer Action (BOVA) is a volunteer group of the Salesians. It offers opportunities to adults (18+) to live and work with Salesian communities around the world, assisting in their work with young people while experiencing life outside of the UK. Placements last between one month and two years.

The work BOVA volunteers offer varies depending on the needs of the host community and the skills of the volunteer. Previous volunteers have assisted in schools, vocational training centres, office work and administration, youth centres and residential centres, coached sport, led music, taught maths, ICT (computers) and English.

BOVA does not charge a placement fee as we are not aiming to make a profit out of volunteers. However, we cannot afford to make a loss either, so volunteers are not paid and are expected to cover the cost of their training (two training weekends), flights, insurance, visas and so on. The host community usually provides food, lodgings and work.

Where?

The Salesians are in 128 countries - all around the world.

So far, BOVA volunteers have lived and worked with host communities in Bolivia, Ghana, India, the Philippines, Sierra Leone, Tanzania... and the list continues to grow. Please note that BOVA aims to match volunteers to communities' needs, so cannot guarantee a placement in a particular country.

Why?

Benefits to you:

  • Life experience: of working and living in a different culture
  • An opportunity to serve
  • Personal development
  • A break from life in the UK
  • An experience of living with/alongside a religious community
  • A carefully planned educational process

BOVA recognises that the main beneficiaries of a volunteer experience in the developing world are the volunteers themselves. We therefore attempt to enhance the educational benefit through pre-departure training, support and formation during the placement, and debrief and ongoing communication after return to the UK. We hope that the volunteer experience will act as a stimulus for ongoing involvement with development issues, BOVA and the Salesian family.

Benefits to host communities:

In some circumstances volunteering can be exploitative of the developing world. BOVA works hard to avoid this situation by carefully checking both volunteer and placement, attempting to match skills, interests and requirements. Volunteers are just one part of an ongoing Salesian presence, so while their contribution is valuable, the project in which they work will not suffer too much when their placement ends.

How Christian/religious is all this?

BOVA, as all the Salesian family, has its foundations in a joyful expression of Christian service. Placements are with host communities of priests and brothers who have given their lives to serve God in this way. However, BOVA is happy to accept volunteers of other faiths or no faith, on the understanding that they will be respectful of the faith dimension and sensitive to the requirements of their host community. This may involve attending prayers or Mass.

Interested?

To find out more...

Website: BOVA

Email: bova@salesianyouthministry.com

Thursday, 17 October 2013 18:40

Don Bosco UK - Text-a-Day

Don Bosco UK - Text-a-Day

Text-a-day

Each day Fr Bob Gardner sends out text messages with quotes from the Bible, Don Bosco, St Francis de Sales, and other inspirational sources. He has given us permission to relay these messages on our web site. Contact him if you would like to receive the message directly on your mobile phone.

Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler. Albert Einstein

Thursday, 17 October 2013 18:40

Don Bosco UK - St Luigi Versiglia

Don Bosco UK - St Luigi Versiglia

Saint Luigi Versiglia (1873-1930)

Versiglia

Luigi Versiglia was born at Oliva Gessi (Pavia) on 5th June 1873. He came to Don Bosco's Oratory when he was twelve years old and went on to become a Salesian Priest. After his ordination in 1895 he spent ten years as novice master at Genzano di Roma. In 1906 he led the first Salesian missionary expedition to China, fulfilling a prophecy often repeated by Don Bosco. Once he had established a 'mother house' in Macau, he opened a mission in the area of Shiu Chow. He became its first bishop on 22nd April 1920.

He was a man of wisdom and tireless energy, a real shepherd totally dedicated to his flock. He gave his Vicariate a solid infrastructure with a seminary, houses of formation, various residences, an orphanage and old peoples homes. He was more of a father than an authoritarian. He led by his example of hard work and Christian love and never asked people to do anything without first weighing up their capabilities.

On 25th February 1930 he was with Don Caravario and five others, all young people, on the way to visit the small Christian Community at Lin Chow (Li Tau Tseu). They were stopped by a group of armed men, who first demanded protection money and then made to take away the three women in the party. Don Versiglia and Don Caravario stood in their way and were knocked to the ground and tied up. Their crucifixes were ripped away and, as they prayed, they were shot dead.

Don Versiglia and Don Caravario were canonized by Pope John Paul II on 1st October 2000 and their Feast Day is on 25th February.

Thursday, 17 October 2013 18:40

Don Bosco UK - Safeguarding

Don Bosco UK - Safeguarding

Safeguarding

For advice on Safeguarding matters, the Salesian contact person is:

Fr T Williams SDB
Chesnut Grove
Bootle
L20 4LX

Tel: 0151 944 1039
Email: tsrwills(at)hotmail.co.uk

See also the site of the Catholic Safeguarding Advisory Service (CSAS).

Thursday, 17 October 2013 18:40

Don Bosco UK - News

Don Bosco UK - News

News from near and far

Pilgrimage Petitions
During the Pilgrimage of the Relics of Don Bosco in...
Pilgrimage of the Relics of Don Bosco
Early in January 2013, the casket containing the Relics of...
Renewal of Vows
On 8th September 2012 Br Sebastian Marcisz of the Warsaw...
New Communications Office
Based in the Salesian Parish in Cowley, Oxford, the new...
Phoenix Holidays 2012
On 29th July Savio House was given over to 27...
Cornwall visits Wintershall
Salesian Cooperators from Cornwall gave some young people in their...
Don Bosco Evening
Salesian School Chertsey hosted a Don Bosco Evening on 14th...
Bosco Magic at Chertsey
Students at Salesian School Chertsey have the opportunity of expert...
Saint James' 125th Birthday
On a very rainy Sunday 3rd June 2012, the Salesian...
Salesians in Liberia
Fr Harry O'Brien, currently (2012) Rector and Parish Priest in...
Scouts at Savio
From 25th to 27th May 2012, one of the hottest...
May Procession in Chertsey
The annual May Procession was held at Salesian School Chertsey...
The Salesian missionary communities of Papua New Guinea
Shaun Larcom studied for a doctorate at University College London....
WYD 2013
The Salesians in the GBR province are organising a small...
Salesians at 'Flame'
It is said in football circles that 'all roads lead...
India Night at Chertsey
On the feast of St Patrick (17th March), there was...
Business Secretary visits Chertsey
The Right Honourable Dr Vincent Cable MP, Secretary of State...
Golden Jubilees
Fr Sean Murray SDB celebrated his Golden Jubilee as priest...
All Saints meet the Queen
Children from the Salesian parish of St James, Bootle, accompanied...
Chertsey in the North West
On a rainy Friday morning in January, 14 boys set...
Salesian Study Days
The Salesian Study Days in 2012 took place in three...
Strenna for 2012
Fr Pascual Chez, the Salesian Rector Major, has presented his...
Memories of World Youth Day
Back in August a contingent of young people from Great...
Our Missionaries
Salesians who have come from overseas to the British (GBR)...
Cornwall Cooperators
On Saturday 3rd December ten Salesian Cooperators, plus eight others...
Three Meetings
The week following Friday 25th November 2011 was a busy...
National Youth Symbol
From 23rd to 30th October 2011 the Salesians of Don...
Salesian Student Gathering
Salesian students from Bootle, Bolton, Farnborough, Croxteth, Chertsey and Wimbledon...
Salesian Cooperators of Great Britain Retreat
On the weekend of 8th and 9th October, nearly 40...
Salesian Schools Conference
This year's Conference for Salesian Schools took place in Stoke...
Olympic Relay of Prayer
Young people from the Diocese of Salford converged on Thornleigh...
Salesian Youth Animator
Sue McDonald has begun her new role as Salesian Youth...
Artwork in Bootle
Two pieces of artwork have recently been unveiled in the...
Salesian group at Greenbelt
This summer a Salesian group of 20 people attended Greenbelt,...
Renewed Commitment
Brother Jakub Ruszniak SDB (24) from the Northern Polish Province...
Dr John Lydon
John Lydon, Assistant Headteacher at Salesian School Chertsey, graduated as...
Cooperators' Summer News
Our current Salesian Cooperators' Council, formed last November, held a...
Thanksgiving Mass at Battersea
At 2pm on Thursday 7th July there was a Mass...
Jubilees
Every year the Province celebrates significant Jubilees of profession and...
Loyal Service
There was a celebration in Thornleigh House Bolton on Tuesday...
Salesian Students Unite
Organised by Fr James Gallagher SDB and Mr Kevin Regan,...
Salesian Youth Ministry Animator
The Salesians of Don Bosco are advertising an important post...
BOVA goes to Rome
From 10th to 12th April 2011 there was a meeting...
Salesian Soccer in Sri Lanka
The Don Bosco Soccer Club, Negombo, has won the 2011...
Church School Awards
2010-11 marked the first year of the Church School Awards....
Chertsey visits Bootle
On Saturday 2nd April 12 Year 11 footballers from Salesian...
Don Bosco's Lenten Journey
On Saturday 19th March 2011, following the morning mass for...
Visitors to Ratisbonne
It's is not too often that the Salesians in Jerusalem...
Notre Dame Weekend Retreat
Eleven students from the London Centre of Notre Dame...
Celebration at Hidden Gem
For the past few years Salesian volunteers and past volunteers...
News from Jerusalem
Fr Gianni Caputa, who teaches at the Salesian Theological College,...
News from Tunisia
Fr Laurence Essery SDB, a Salesian from Great Britain who...
Project Europe: 2011 to 2012
Salesian Provincials from all over Europe, including our GBR Provincial...
The Don Bosco Salesian Book Club
Fr John Dickson SDB is launching a Club to raise...
New Salesian Cooperators Centre in Cornwall
On 8th December, the Feast day of the Immaculate Conception,...
Student Voice
In October 2010, student representatives from Salesian College Battersea, Salesian...
Salesians in Teheran
Fr John Dickson has sent this fascinating account of an...
Prague Blog
From Thursday 4th to Wednesday 10th November 2010, in Prague,...
Parish Meeting
Salesians working in parishes met at Hothorpe Hall from Monday...
Formation Weekend in Battersea
This year there are four young Salesians in initial training...
Salesian Cooperators Retreat 2010
Salesian Cooperators in Great Britain met in Savio House during...
Salesian Education Conference
Over 150 educators from our Salesian Schools and Retreat Centres...
Papal Award for Maria Barnes
On Saturday 25th September 2010 Mrs Maria Barnes received the...
Salesians respond to the Pakistani floods
There are two Salesian houses in Pakistan, the Don Bosco...
Papal Visit to Great Britain
The Salesian Family was well represented at the various events...
Cowley Improvements
For several years Fr Kieran Anderson SDB, Parish Priest of...
New Provincial takes office
On Saturday 14th August 2010 the Bolton community gathered in...
Salesian Sisters Celebrate
On the evening of Wednesday August 4th the Salesian Sisters...
Salesians out Serving
The first SOS (Salesians out Serving) programme for 2010 ran...
Salesian School Chertsey raises 27,000+
In the Section 48 Report of November 2008 it was...
Fr Robson at the Palace
Fr George Robson SDB was awarded the MBE in the...
One Heart
The Salesian Spirituality Team, which includes members of the Salesian...
Student Voice 2010
Students from Salesian College Battersea, Savio Salesian College Bootle, St...
A new Salesian priest
It has been ten years since our province has had...
Ruby Jubilee
On Saturday 26th June 2010 Fr Charles Garrick celebrated forty...
Silver Jubilees
On Saturday 19th June 2010 two Salesians in the Great...
UK-OZ Wiki
Salesian Schools on opposite sides of the world are using...
Provincial Chapter 2010
Every three years Salesian representatives from the UK meet for...
Group 711 in Lourdes
During Easter Week 2010 fifty one sixth formers and fifteen...
Marathon Men
On Sunday 11th April 2010 two of our young Polish...
Two Jobs at Savio House
NB. Both posts have now been filled. ...
More help for Haiti
On Sunday 14th February Fr Michael Winstanley, our Provincial, was...
Gospel Reflections for Lent: Year C Palm Sunday
On this Sunday there are two readings from Luke's Gospel....
Chertsey India Exchange
In February 2010 Fr Andrew Ebrahim took a group of...
Gospel Reflections for Lent: Year C Sunday 5
The Gospel reading chosen for the Fifth Sunday of Lent...
Gospel Reflections for Lent: Year C Sunday 4
Today's Gospel reading contains what is probably the best known...
Concert for Haiti
Donations continue to arrive for the Salesian relief work in...
Gospel Reflections for Lent: Year C Sunday 3
Last week, after the transfiguration, we left Jesus as he...
Gospel Reflections for Lent: Year C Sunday 2
For the second Sunday of Lent the Gospel reading is...
Gospel Reflections for Lent: Year C Sunday 1
Each year the Gospel reading for the First Sunday of...
Our Lady's Fiftieth
The church of Our Lady of Lourdes in Newent, Gloucesteshire,...
Hearts for Haiti
An enterprising teaching assistant at the Blessed Sacrament Junior School...
St Clare's Fiftieth
On the Feast of Saint John Bosco, 31st January 2010,...
Salesians in Haiti
The terrible earthquake which struck Haiti at 16:53 local time...
Salesian Family Study Days
For 2010 the Salesian Family Link Group (Consulta) decided to...
MBE for Fr George Robson
Fr George Robson has been awarded an MBE in the...
The next GBR Provincial
The next Provincial of the GBR Province will be Fr...
Christmas in Jerusalem
This Christmas, Fr Andrew Ebrahim from our Chertsey community was...
Christmas in Tunisia
Fr Laurence Essery is the Rector of the small Salesian...
Just another snowman?
There has been quite a lot of snow this year...
Fr Gilheney with Catenians
Fr John Gilheney, former Headteacher of Salesian School Chertsey and...
Opening of All Saints
The new Bootle super school, All Saints RC Primary based...
Bro Marco ordained Deacon
On Monday morning, December 7th 2009, in the Salesian parish...
Thornleigh Pupil in Downing Street
Zoe Cook, a pupil from the Fairtrade Group at Thornleigh...
Fr Albert at 90
Fr Albert Carette celebrated his 90th birthday with his community...
Battersea returns to Turin
Students from Salesian College Battersea returned to Turin this summer...
Missionaries for Britain
Two young Salesians from India are preparing to come to...
Retreats in Zambia
Fr John Dickson SDB writes from Lusaka, September 22nd 2009:...
Australians in Bolton
A unique event took place on September 22nd 2009 at...
Final Profession
Br Marco Villani made his perpetual profession as a Salesian...
Ready for Action
Many Salesians from overseas come to the UK to improve...
A Birthday Surprise
Fr George Robson SDB, parish priest of St Dominic's Huyton,...
Celebrating Faithful Service
For nearly 30 years the GBR Province has benefited from...
Province Retreat at Ammerdown
The 2009 Retreat for Salesians in the Great Britain Province...
New Single from Salesian
On the feast of Mary Help of Christians, 24th May...
School Leaders visit Turin
A group of senior staff and governors from Salesian Schools...
Agnelli visits London
In February 2009, 130 students from the Salesian Agnelli School...
Reflections on Dominic Savio
'Young people are that part of human society, so rich...
Fr Fabio in Britain
Fr Fabio Attard, General Councillor for Youth Ministry, visited the...
Remembering 1st April 1934
Past pupils of the Salesian Missionary College, Pott Shrigley, gathered...
Gospel Reflections for Lent: Year B Sunday 6
In Year B we are offered two options for the...
Gospel Reflections for Lent: Year B Sunday 5
The Gospel extract this week takes us to the last...
Salesian Family Survey
At the beginning of January 2009, the Salesian Family Link...
Gospel Reflections for Lent: Year B Sunday 4
This Sunday we stay with John. Our Gospel extract is...
A Past Pupil returns to Chertsey
On 16th March 2009 Dr John Lofting visited the Salesian...
A Rectors' Meeting with a Difference
Fr Francis Preston, former Provincial of the Salesians in Great...
Gospel Reflections for Lent: Year B Sunday 3
Today we switch from Mark's Gospel to that of John,...
Gospel Reflections for Lent: Year B Sunday 2
For the second Sunday of Lent the Gospel reading is...
Gospel Reflections for Lent: Year B Sunday 1
Each year Lent is introduced with the story of the...
Memorial Mass for Brother John
About 60 people gathered for a memorial Mass for Brother...
Salesian Family Days 2009
Over four hundred people, SDB, FMA, Cooperators, Past Pupils, volunteers...
Student Voice at Savio House
Twenty six student representatives from Salesian Schools in Great Britain...
Cardinal celebrates Advent with US Students
Cardinal Cormac Murphy O'Connor, Archbishop of Westminster, kindly agreed to...
St James' Parish Christmas Production
The week ending December 13th 2008 saw a unique take...
The Power of Rualink
Blaisdon Old Boys came to the help of Father Brian...
Meeting of Salesian Parish Clergy
From Monday 27th October to Wednesday 29th October 2008, Salesian...
Chertsey Teacher on Executive Council of WUCT
Mr John Lydon, from the Salesian School in Chertsey, has...
Retreat in South Africa
Fr Michael Winstanley, Provincial of the GBR Province, was invited...
A new Salesian Brother
On Saturday 16th August 2008, Don Bosco's Birthday, Alexander (Sandy)...
Joseph comes to Bootle
They were rocking in the aisles in St James in...
Two Golden Jubilees
Fr Frank Sutherland and Fr John Booth celebrated their Golden...
Fr Vincent receives his award
Fr Adriano Bregolin, Vicar of the Rector Major, is spending...
First Salesian Centenarian in Great Britain
On Sunday 15th June 2008 Br Christopher Gorton SDB celebrated...
Province Retreat at Ushaw
Forty Salesians made their annual retreat in Ushaw...
British contingent at the Vatican
On Monday 31st March 2008, the members of the 26th...
Bootle Parish at Los Angeles Religious Education Congress
A group of parishioners from St James' Parish, Bootle, were...
Dinner for Catholic Lay Associations
John Lydon, representing the Catholic Association of Teachers, Schools and...
Welcome for new Head at Thornleigh
Mrs Alison Burrowes took up her post as Head Teacher...
Salesian Study Days
As a way of preparing for the Feast of Don...
Salesian Student Voice
During the first weekend of October, student leaders from SDB...
Catholic Teachers meet in Rome
John Lydon, Assistant Headteacher of Salesian School Chertsey and a...
Thornleigh Sixth Formers in Tanzania
On Saturday 21 July, after several months of fund raising...
Spanish Martyrs Beatified
Fr Enrico Saiz Aparacio, and sixty two other Salesian priests,...
New Novices
On the evening of the Feast of the Assumption (15...
Two events in Catholic Education
Professor Gerald Grace hosted the launch of a book entitled...
Donation for Liberia
At the June meeting of the Runnymede Circle of the...
DPhil for UK Salesian
Fr Martin Poulsom SDB graduated as a Doctor of Philosophy...
The Salesian Cemetery at Shrigley
On 21st July 2007, following the Annual General Meeting of...
Ninety Nine Today
Brother Chris Gorton SDB celebrated his 99th birthday on 15th...
Moshi, here we come!
Sixth Formers from Thornleigh Salesian College, Bolton, met in the...
From Pentecost to Visitation
The Provincial Chapter of the Great Britain Province met at...
Schools Pilgrimage
From Friday 4 May to Monday 7 May a group...
An informal visit
Fr Albert Van Hecke SDB, General Councillor for the Northern...
Province Retreat at Worth Abbey
During Easter week 2007 nearly fifty Salesian priests and brothers...
New Look in Newent
The parishioners of Our Lady Lourdes in Newent, Gloucestershire, have...
Mass in Jerusalem
On Thursday 29th March 2007 the Ratisbonne Salesian Community gathered...
Hot off the Press
The arrival of spring and the build up to Easter...
New Books for Teachers
The annual meeting of The Catholic Association of Teachers, Schools...
The Gospel According to Judas
Fr Francis Moloney SDB and Jeffrey Archer will be taking...
Chinese pupils visit Bootle
Did you know that Merseyside has the oldest Chinese community...
Fr Laurence visits Hong Kong
In January 2007, Fr Laurence Martin visited the Salesians in...
South African Provincial Team
Kgotso! Pula! Nala! That means Peace! Rain! Prosperity! - a...
Opening of All Saints
Over five hundred people packed into St James' Church on...
Mamma Margaret Days
On 13th, 27th and 28th January 2007, just before the...
Parish Mission in Bootle
It was fitting that the Faith Formation Team from the...
Cooperators meet in Rome
The Third World Congress of Salesian Cooperators took place in...
World Post for British Past Pupil
Peter Hunter has been appointed as the new Councillor of...
Education - A Path To Love
Mr John Lydon, Assistant Headteacher of Salesian School, Chertsey, was...
Doctorate for Manchester Salesian
Fr Edmund O'Neill SDB received his Doctorate in Canon Law...
Name chosen for New School
The Governors of the new community school based at St...
Chertsey All-Weather Sports Facilities
Thursday 21st September 2006 saw the opening of the new...
Training for Leaders in GBR Salesian Schools
The Youth Ministry Schools Team organised its annual residential in-service...
New Team at Savio
After two weeks of intensive training the new volunteer members...
Ninety eight not out!
Brother Christopher Gorton had a day away from the Nursing...
Battersea Past Pupil ordained Deacon
Michael Kennedy was ordained as a Permanent Deacon with five...
More Pictures from Liberia
The school run by Amadu Sarnor in the village of...
Rector Major visits Great Britain
The Salesians in Great Britain were privileged to have their...
Fr Tony Bailey celebrates 40 years
On 4th March 2006 there was a Mass and Buffet...
Key Government appointment for Director of Youth Outreach
HONG KONG: 1/3/2006 The Hong Kong Education and Manpower Bureau...
Flying Visit to Tappita
With a little help from the United Nations, Fr...
Salesian Family Directory
Each year Annabel Clarkson, Salesian Cooperator and Secretary and Registrar...
Great News for Savio High
Congratulations to Savio High School, Bootle on gaining Specialist School...
New Head for Chertsey
Mr James Kibble has been appointed as the new Headteacher...
Memorial Mass for Fr Chris McMahon
Fr Chris McMahon SDB, who died in South Africa on...
Fr Provincial in Galilee
Our Provincial, Fr Michael Winstanley, was invited by the Salesian...
Fr Graham receives his MA
Over the past three years Fr Graham Forristalle has been...
Sparks fly at Bootle!
Nearly two hundred members of the Salesian Family from all...
Our first VDB
On Friday October 28th 2005 Ina Coles made her final...
SDB Parish Clergy meet at Savio
It has been ten years since the SDB parish clergy...
Memorial Mass for Fr Pat Kenna RIP
Fr Pat Kenna SDB, who died on 8th July 2005,...
FMA Provincials visit Ratisbonne
On the evening of 15th September 2005, 18 FMA provincials...
Profession Day
Bro Marco Villani SDB (left) and Bro Matt Jeziorski SDB...
New challenge for Fr Preston
Fr Francis Preston, who was Provincial of the GBR (British)...
Novices on the home straight!
Our novices made their pre-profession retreat at Savio House in...
A remarkable gathering
After their visit to Italy at Christmas 2004, Fr John...
Fr David O'Malley celebrates 25 years
At Thornleigh College, Bolton, on 25th June 2005, Fr David...
Honours for Battersea Past Pupil
It has been a very special week for Augustine ('Gus')...
Passing of a great Salesian
Fr Ainsworth passed away on 5th June 2005 after a...
Province Retreat 2005
This year the Province retreat was held at Ushaw College,...
Cooperators celebrate at Savio
On the eve of the Feast of Saint John Bosco,...
Salesian Family Celebrates in Rome
Fr Bernard Parkes SDB from Savio House has sent the...
Visit to Rome and Turin - New Year 2005
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A Life Given for Africa
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Sharing the Salesian Youth Ministry joy in Krakow

Youth Ministry

Sharing the Salesian Youth Ministry joy …

Clare Lewis | 17-05-2019

Ryan from our Youth Ministry team tells us about the recent event in Krakow   Recently I had the opportunity to visit Kraków, Poland, for Savionalia 2019 and it was incredible! It...

Salesian Sisters celebrate 60 years in Liverpool

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Salesian Sisters celebrate 60 years in L…

Clare Lewis | 12-12-2019

  Last Friday, the Salesian Sisters gathered with friends, suporters and students past and present to mark 60 years of their ministry to the young in Liverpool.   Provincial Sr Connie Cameron FMA...

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