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Savio House

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Savio House is a residential centre for young people aged 14-25 who want to develop their awareness of their own unique story, their gifts and their direction in life. It provides programmes for searching experience through adventure, conversation and stillness. It reaches beneath the normal level of awareness by using the images and stories of the Gospels and invites young people, as far as they are ready, to experience the mystery present at the centre of their lives.

The centre is staffed with a youth team and is set in stunning scenery in the foothills of the Pennine Hills between Buxton and Macclesfield. Savio is also the base for Salesian Youth Ministry in the UK and hosts many other branches of the Salesian network through the year. It is a place of friendship and hospitality.

For further information contact admin at saviooffice@saviohouse.org.uk

For more information and retreat photos please visit http://www.saviohouse.org.uk/

Most Recent Savio Stories

I leave behind beautiful England

29th of January

 

Simon.jpgAfter three weeks in the community of Savio House, Bollington, I have a deep peace inside me, and a new energy. I was surprised by the spirit of community, the brotherhood between religious and the group of young volunteers. Being a salesian is not just working for the young people’s goodness, receiving school groups every day for a great retreat, it’s also living everyday with them, sharing good humour and sadness in every moment, having a child’s heart: I understood and lived it in Savio House. For young people who come here, or for us who are staying here, this community is a peace haven in our fast world where it can be difficult to find our own deeper peace and our own deeper good humour. I saw that we are all striving towards this not as an individual, but as a community!  I would like to thank all those individuals who are part of this community, because I feel again this deeper peace and good humour to walk with sense in our society. Don Bosco told Dominic Savio too: “to become saint, you just have to be happy!”

So, Savio House is a good way to become saint!

Now, I return to Paris to share my deeper happiness with those around me, to follow my MA in social science about street children in Central America, and to carry on collaborating with the VIDES Human Rights Office in the United Nation and speaking better English! We are preparing an event about young people in March, during the 25th session of the Human Right Council. You can follow us on facebook or on: http://iimahumanrights.blogspot.fr/

Simon-Pierre

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