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Tuesday, 03 October 2017 15:45

Beatification of Titus Zeman

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On Saturday 30th September, Salesian priest Titus Zeman was beatified in a ceremony in Bratislava, the city where he was born in 1915. He is the first Slovakian Salesian to be beatified.

Thursday, 28 September 2017 16:44

Faith, Fun & Family in the Heart of Battersea

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Br Ste Lloyd SDB describes the new summer scheme which revived a Salesian tradition in London this year.


This summer the Salesian community and Sacred Heart Parish in Battersea rekindled the long tradition of summer schemes in the London area. With the support of the Salesian Youth Ministry department, we offered 30+ young people, aged 8-16, a week of Faith, Fun and Family.

Thursday, 28 September 2017 11:24

New Pocketbook tells stories of inspiring Salesians

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Celebrate the feasts of Salesian Beati Alberto Marvelli and Alexandrina da Costa in October by learning more about their inspiring lives in On The Road to Sainthood, the new book from Don Bosco Publications.


The latest little volume in our Pocketbook Series presents brief biographies of 15 Salesian figures whose lives of holiness and devotion have placed them on the path to sainthood. 

Friday, 22 September 2017 09:55

New BOVA volunteers head overseas

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Anita Motha introduces the two latest BOVA volunteers as they settle into their overseas placements.


This summer has been particularly busy for two new BOVA volunteers, Peter and Angela, as they have been preparing for long term overseas placements with Salesian communities. After receiving excellent A-level results and securing their first choices of university offers, they are eagerly anticipating the start of their placements.

Friday, 22 September 2017 09:30

Meet our new missionaries!

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This weekend, the 148th Missionary Expedition will be sent out from Turin. In the photo above, Br Martin and Br Po Tak hold Letters of Appointment to the GBR Province from the Rector Major.


Br Martin who is from India and Br Po Tak from China are now in Turin with the other Salesian missionaries, where they are visiting the places directly connected with Don Bosco.

Tuesday, 12 September 2017 11:37

Good friends and good fruits at Confronto 2017

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Fr Roman Szczypa SDB was part of the group who travelled from the UK to Turin in August, for this year’s Confronto, the Salesian Youth Movement' European gathering. He tells us about the programme, and how impressed he was by the faithfulness of the young people attending. The photo above shows the group with the Rector Major and Mother General. 

‘We are like fruit trees. People come to us in search of good fruits. What a shock if they find none!’

Have you ever had the experience of spending time at a big international meeting? Perhaps yes, perhaps no! But I have actually had this experience. Therefore I would like to share with you, who are at this very moment reading this article, what I have personally experienced. This may be helpful and of interest to you and give you an understanding of what it was like to share in the unity and charism of such an event. This took place in August 2017 in Turin in Italy, at the very heart of where the Salesians were founded by St John Bosco, who was born, lived, worked and died there. Many people from all over the world have heard of this place, Colle Don Bosco, and many people have already visited it.

Thursday, 14 September 2017 16:08

Rector Major's statement following the release of Fr Tom

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(ANS - Rome) - The Rector Major, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, expresses great joy and satisfaction in his statement on the liberation of Fr. Thomas Uzhunnalil. Having just returned from Malta, Fr Á.F. Artime immediately wanted to write a message to all the Salesians and members of the Salesian Family around the globe to share the happiness of this highly hoped for event and to thank all those who collaborated towards Fr Tom's release.



Sunday September 3rd 2017 marked the end of an era, as the Parishioners of Our Lady of Lourdes, Newent, and St Michael's Blaisdon, bid farewell to Fr Aidan Murray SDB, and the Salesians ended a chapter in their history, as they formally handed over care of the Parish to the Diocese of Clifton.

Friday, 08 September 2017 14:13

Welcome to our new Polish Brothers!

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In August, three Salesian Brothers from Poland joined the British Province for a year. Fr Fr Kieran Anderson SDB tells us more about them.


On 30th August 2017, during the community celebration of the Eucharist at St Joseph's, Bolton, Br Dawid Jakubiak SDB, Br Mateusz Papierz SDB and Br Mirosław Kosiec SDB renewed their religious profession as Salesians of Don Bosco.

Having completed 3 years of philosophy studies in Poland, these young Salesians have come to the British Province for one year, as part of their practical training experience.

Tuesday, 12 September 2017 13:52

Fr Tom Uzhunnalil SDB is free

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India's Foreign Minister has confirmed that Fr Tom Uzhunnalil, the Indian Salesian kidnapped in Yemen in March last year, has been released.


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