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Reflections

The Preventive System

'Over a lifetime of working with a wide range of young people and adults, Don Bosco grew into a model for the development of the whole person which he called the preventive system. He managed this in the chaos of inner city Turin with young adults who were often wild and abandoned by society...'

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A Bed of Roses

'Eventually he spoke about it to a small group of his first Salesians, repeating Mary’s words to him: “The path strewn with roses is an image of your mission among young people”...'

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Wine and Wineskins:

A Balanced Spirituality for Today

'What many people seem to have experienced in those golden days of the Olympics was the uncovering of a yearning to connect , to move beyond the isolated self, of the immediate family, to embrace a bigger human story, yet one in which we all need to play our part...'

'What unites us is far more important than what divides us...'

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Don Bosco’s Spirituality

'Our lives become meaningful when we realise that the God of Jesus is all about relationships, being connected, overcoming separateness and self-centred living'

'When we give ourselves to bringing others to life, we are caught up into generous love and life of God'

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Eight Salesian Beatitudes

'Don Bosco knew that if people open their hearts to one another a confidence was established that ran like an electric current between people so that they came to life. Therefore he created a way of living together that allowed respect, understanding, affection and humour to be built up into relationships that would reveal the presence of God...'

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'The Beauty of Virtue’

Skin deep or heart felt?

'The practice of living a virtuous life directs the love of a Salesian heart to reach out in open friendship especially to those who are young and who are also poor, marginalized, exploited or abandoned...'

'St Francis de Sales believed that nothing was as gentle as real strength and nothing as strong as real gentleness...To accept the crosses of everyday life with the balance of cheerfulness, peaceful calm and dedicated commitment to continue to walk with Jesus along the path of Christian discipleship is the virtuous Salesian response.'

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Prayer to Don Bosco

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Salesian Creed

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