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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I have never denied the Eucharist to anyone!

I have never denied the Eucharist to anyone!

At his traditional post visit press conference on his recent Alitalia flight back...

Posted: 17th September 2021

Sunday Reflection - 25th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Sunday Reflection - 25th Sunday of Ordinary Time

It is interesting that the gospel this week opens with Jesus' re-enforcing what being...

Posted: 17th September 2021

September 11, 2021

September 11, 2021

This reflection, written by Fr Gerry O'Shaughnessy SDB, reflects on the events of...

Posted: 10th September 2021

Latest Resources

Justice and Peace Newsletter, August 2021

Justice and Peace Newsletter, August 2021

This month, Fr Marco Villani SDB, looks at how we can worship God freely and without fear.

Justice & Peace Newsletter July 2021

Justice & Peace Newsletter July 2021

Fr Marco Villani SDB, our Justice & Peace Coordinator invites us to reflect on illness and how to support those that are vulnerable around us.

Justice & Peace Newsletter, June 2021

Justice & Peace Newsletter, June 2021

In June, our Justice and Peace delegate Fr Marco Villani SDB asks us to focus on young people who are seriously ill, and those who support them.

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19th September 2021

25th Sunday of Ordinary Time

The Community at Thornleigh in Bolton will be live streaming their Mass service at 11:30am... Read More »

22nd September 2021

Feast of Blessed Joseph Calasanz Marqués and Enrico Saiz Aparicio, priests, and 93 companions martyrs

The feast of Blessed Joseph Calasanz Marqués and Enrico Saiz Aparicio, priests and... Read More »

26th September 2021

26th Sunday of Ordinary Time

The Community at Thornleigh in Bolton will be live streaming their Mass service at 11:30am... Read More »

29th September 2021

Sts Michael, Gabriel and Raphael

The Community at Thornleigh in Bolton will be live streaming their Mass service at 5:30pm... 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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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.