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Fr Joe, Fr Brian, Fr Harry and Br Donald

By Br Donald MacDonald SDB 


Our four Liberian missionaries had a “wee get together” recently in St Joseph’s Bolton, January 2018.

Published in Featured News
Tuesday, 02 January 2018 15:17

Sean Devereux - 25 years on

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On 2nd January 1993, Sean Devereux was assassinated in Kismayo, Somalia. He was 28 years old. Today, we pray for him, for his family, and for all those who risk their lives to help others.

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Tuesday, 19 December 2017 17:59

Fr Tony SDB - 40 years of priesthood



Congratulations to Fr Tony Fernandes SDB on his 40th anniversary of priestly ordination!


This wonderful occasion was celebrated in St Gregory's, Bollington, and his family (above) joined the celebrations.  

Published in Featured News
Monday, 18 December 2017 13:39

Liberia: the Salesians are back in Tappita



Via Br Donald MacDonald SDB


Fr Sony Joseph Pottenplackal SDB from Monrovia has sent news of how the Salesians are faring back in Tappita.

Published in Featured News
Saturday, 16 December 2017 00:46

A warm welcome to our new Missionaries!


Br Po Tak and Br Martin - with Mr Toad


Our new Project Europe missionaries arrived safely in Bolton this week to a warm welcome, despite the Northern weather.

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140 years ago this week, the first Salesian Sisters' missionary expedition set out from the port of Genoa, Italy. Here's how the Sisters marked the occasion in Genoa.


On November 14, 2017, the provincial community and the directors of the Province of “ Madonna del Buon Consiglio” of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians (FMA) met before the ancient port of Genoa on a barge near the famous Aquarium to commemorate a historical date: November 14, 1877, the day that led the FMA beyond the borders of Europe, transposing the charism of Don Bosco and Mother Mazzarello to the Americas.

Published in Salesian Sisters News

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Fr Kieran, Fr Guillermo Basañes (Councillor for the Missions), 

Br Po Tak, Rector Major, Br Martin and our Provincial, Fr Gerry


In the story of the how the Salesians of Don Bosco became a world-wide spiritual family in the Church, the 11th November 1875 is a significant date to keep in mind. Ten Salesians, led by Fr John Cagliero SDB, were sent by St John Bosco from Turin to Argentina.

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This weekend, Salesians who served in Liberia during the 1990s are commemorating their friends, the five ASC Sisters from the USA who were killed 25 years ago. St John Paul II declared them Martyrs of Charity. Fr Joe Brown SDB and Br Donald McDonald SDB talk about their memories of the Sisters.


Friendship and support naturally developed between the various Catholic missions ministering to the Liberian people during unsettled and dangerous times, and a monthly day of recollection was hosted at each community house in turn.


Br Donald recalled a delightful custom the Sisters had: 'When you first went in, they got you to sit down and they took a picture of you, and when you looked round, all round the room there were the pictures of everyone we knew.'

Published in Featured News
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.

Published in Youth Ministry
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.

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