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In collaboration with the Irish Salesian Province, we are have produced a series of programmes to explore the sacred lands of Britain and Ireland.  The first of these takes place in England from 18th – 25th August 2018, in England. Come with us as we walk Christian routes, and explore cathedrals and abbeys, Neolithic sites and a Bronze Age causeway - but the group size is strictly limited to just 8, so book soon!



We have entered Passiontide, and as we prepare to accompany Jesus on the way of the cross, we reflect on two significant events in the Gospel of John, and look at the essence of Salesian prayer. 

The Fourth Gospel is a richly veined mine in which we can uncover deep insights into the person and meaning of Jesus, and into the nature of discipleship. In John's story there are two events which occur in the last week of Jesus' life which are closely linked. The wider context for each is the celebration of Passover, the immediate setting a meal. Each event contains a symbolic gesture. Mary of Bethany anoints the feet of Jesus and dries them with her hair. Jesus washes the feet of his disciples and dries them with a towel. Together the episodes illustrate the generosity and self-giving of Jesus, and invite a similar response from his friends and disciples.

Tuesday, 20 March 2018 16:25

St Joseph's is seeking a Cook

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St Joseph's, our lovely community for older Salesians in Bolton, is seeking an experienced cook to work for 25 hours a week, planning, coordinating and providing appropriate catering for the Community in consultation with the Home Manager.


See our Job Vacancies page for more information and an application pack.

Tuesday, 20 March 2018 10:17

Centenary of Bl Alberto Marvelli

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On 21st March 1918, a young man was born who would grow up with such compassion for the poorest and weakest in his community that he became involved in politics to make their lives better, following the call we all have as Catholics to play our part in shaping our communities for good.

Friday, 16 March 2018 15:18

Lent retreat at Sacred Heart RC Primary

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Fr Gerry O'Shaughnessy SDB has been leading Lent retreats for the pupils of Sacred Heart RC Primary, Battersea, and the children have really enjoyed the experience. The staff and pupils sent their thanks with a series of storyboards: what a lovely way to do it! Have a look at what they did:

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For this week's Lenten reflection, Fr David O'Malley SDB offers guidance in following the path of Don Bosco, showing loving kindness as we respond to our call to help the young and the vulnerable.

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Whatever your gender there is something maternal about the way that you are called to respond to frailty in others or in yourself. There should be no room for harshness in your life but rather a gentle and consistent discipline that ensures freedom and space to grow strong  where life is broken.  



Fr Andrew Ebrahim SDB and students from St John Bosco College, Battersea, were guests on their local radio station on Mothering Sunday. 


On Sunday morning, three of our pupils were invited to speak on 'Sunday Joy' at Wandsworth Radio about the Music for Lent  evening at St John Bosco College on Thursday 22nd March 7.30pm - 8.30pm. (See below for more information). The presenters were very welcoming and helped to  put our students at ease very quickly.



Year 9 students from Savio Salesian College, Bootle near Liverpool, joined up with four other schools from Sefton and Knowsley to participate in a very successful Business Conference hosted at the College.


Business Mentors representing a variety of careers are supporting the students in school to find out more about their own skills and preparation for working life. The students were in attendance for two workshops about careers in the NHS and how careers are developing /evolving in the Merseyside region. It is predicted that by the time this generation reaches the age of thirty eight they will have had up to fourteen different jobs; so they need to be prepared and equipped with a range of transferrable employability skills for their futures.


Read more on the College website



Work for the Salesians! Our youth retreat centre in Bollington, near Macclesfield, Cheshire, is seeking a new retreat team and programme leader. 


Savio House is seeking an inspirational and committed practising Catholic to lead our retreat team of young volunteers and community members in the delivery of engaging, thought provoking retreat programmes to the young people that we serve.



On International Women's Day, Br St Lloyd SDB shares the Battersea Salesians' tribute to the women who work at Salesian House


In Salesian House Battersea, we honour and give thanks for the ladies who rule our house.  Without them we would be in a very sticky situation!
Thank you for everything you do for us!

We also say goodbye and good luck to Abi who has supported us these past few months.

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