Strenna for 2013
Each year the Salesian Rector Major sends a Strenna or slogan to the Salesian Family. This year Fr Pascual Chávez, has chosen Like Don Bosco the educator, we offer young people the Gospel of joy through a pedagogy of kindness. You can read more about it by clicking on the image of the poster above.
Working for Youth in Need
The Salesians of Don Bosco, (SDB) are an international Roman Catholic Religious Order of men dedicated to be signs and bearers of the love of God for young people, especially those who are disadvantaged.
Founded by Saint John Bosco in Italy during the nineteenth century, we now number nearly 16000 Priests and Brothers, present in over 130 different countries all over the world.
Wherever we work, the development of the young through education and evangelization is the focus of all our concern because we believe that our total dedication to the young is our best gift to humanity. Saint John Bosco said, "I have promised God that I would give of myself to my last breath for my poor boys."
In the Salesian province of Great Britain we have over 80 Salesians (Priests and Brothers) working from eight communities, with responsibility for schools, parishes, youth work and a retreat centre.
We collaborate with other members of the Salesian Family including the Salesian Sisters, Cooperators, Volunteers of Don Bosco and Past Pupils.
We maintain support for our Mission in Liberia, West Africa, where Salesians work for the children especially those who were soldiers in the recent wars.