The Salesians of Don Bosco UK

I am delighted to welcome you to the website of the Salesian Province of Great Britain, a site incorporating the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB), The Daughters of Mary Help of Christians (FMA) and the various groups within the Salesian Family. My hope is that this site will become the first port of call, not simply for Salesian news, but for those who are interested in deepening their personal spirituality and knowledge of Don Bosco.
Two hundred years after his birth, his mission to encourage his Salesians to be young with the young, and to form them as good Christians and honest citizens, able to contribute to the building up of the Church and of society, is as relevant as it ever has been.
Fr Gerry Briody SDB, Provincial

Group of young people and leaders

Latest News

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The dynamic care of St Mary Mazzarello

The dynamic care of St Mary Mazzarello

A reflection for the Feast of St Mary Mazzarello (13 May), co-founder of the Salesian...

Posted: 6th May 2021

St Dominic Savio: listening to the young

St Dominic Savio: listening to the young

I love this modern painting of two great Salesian saints, Laura Vicuña and...

Posted: 6th May 2021

Youth Presence - new charity for children & young people

Youth Presence - new charity for children & young people

Youth Presence is a new charity, based in Kendal, Cumbria, that is dedicated to working...

Posted: 5th May 2021

Latest Resources

A new Rosary for May

A new Rosary for May

May is the month of Mary; the month of the Rosary. Fr Gerry O'Shaughnessy SDB and Sr Susan Richert PVBM have created a new way to pray this ancient and...

Justice and Peace Newsletter, April 2021

Justice and Peace Newsletter, April 2021

Fr Marco Villani SDB, our Justice and Peace Coordinator, turns our attention to the plight of those in the developing world who have been hit hard by the...

A Camino through Lent 2021 - Easter Sunday

A Camino through Lent 2021 - Easter Sunday

A final reflection from Fr Gerry O'Shaughnessy SDB to bring our Camino to a close, and inspire us with the hope we have as an Easter people.

What's On

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9th May 2021

Sunday morning Mass

Sunday morning Mass from the Thornleigh Salesian College Chapel, livestreamed on our Facebook... Read More »

9th May 2021

Adoration and Good Night

Spend half an hour with the Blessed Sacrament.

10th May 2021 - 14th May 2021

Morning Prayer from Royal Holloway

Morning prayer from the Chapel of Royal Holloway, is streamed by Fr John Dickson SDB at... Read More »

12th May 2021

Wednesday evening Mass

Join the Salesians for Mass each Wednesday evening at 5:30 pm, live on Facebook.

13th May 2021

Feast of St Mary Mazzarello

Feast St Mary Mazzarello (1837-1881), the co-founder of the Salesian Sisters

16th May 2021

Sunday morning Mass

Sunday morning Mass from the Thornleigh Salesian College Chapel, livestreamed on our Facebook... Read More »

16th May 2021

Adoration and Good Night

Spend half an hour with the Blessed Sacrament.

17th May 2021 - 21st May 2021

Morning Prayer from Royal Holloway

Morning prayer from the Chapel of Royal Holloway, is streamed by Fr John Dickson SDB at... Read More »

19th May 2021

Wednesday evening Mass

Join the Salesians for Mass each Wednesday evening at 5:30 pm, live on Facebook.

23rd May 2021

Sunday morning Mass

Sunday morning Mass from the Thornleigh Salesian College Chapel, livestreamed on our Facebook... Read More »

Who is St John Bosco

St John Bosco is remembered as a man who dedicated his life to the service of abandoned young people. Over 150 years ago he challenged the way young people were treated in the desperate poverty that existed at that time in the city of Turin, Italy.

John Bosco created an order in the Catholic Church, called the Salesians. They were founded in the poverty of a city we consider to be one of the most prosperous in the world today.

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Light a Candle

Light your candle and leave us your prayer requests in detail, or with just a name.

Don Bosco Publications

Don Bosco Publications is a small publishing house operated by the Salesians of Don Bosco UK. Our growing catalogue includes books on Salesian spirituality, biographies of saints, prayer books, handbooks for chaplains and teachers, Gospel commentaries, and a range of books for children. We also stock religious medals, keyrings and prayer cards.

We publish Don Bosco Today, a free magazine issued three times a year to subscribers, and available to read on our website.

Salesian Books

Don Bosco speaks to:

Parents

Give timely advice. A fatherly word in private is worth much more than reproach.

Teachers

Sweeten correction with comfort. Correction at times brings about anxiety and fear. A word of comfort can easily offset this. A person who forgets and helps the culprit to forget is a true educator.

Young People

It is a mistake to skirt difficulties or to skip what you don't understand and go on to something else. Tackle the obstacle until you have overcome it.

Priests

You must behave so as to edify all who see you; you must try to help others not only by advice but mostly by example.