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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Sunday Reflection - 2nd Sunday of the Year

Sunday Reflection - 2nd Sunday of the Year

After the rest and excitement of Christmas and the New Year, today we return to the...

Posted: 15th January 2022

Empathy

Empathy

There are two big news stories, from both sides of the Atlantic Ocean, that have...

Posted: 12th January 2022

Salesian Strenna 2022

Salesian Strenna 2022

(ANS - Rome) - After the official preview presentation to the Daughters of Mary Help...

Posted: 12th January 2022

Latest Resources

A novena to Christmas

A novena to Christmas

Fr Gerry O'Shaughnessy has written a new Novena for Advent 2021 which takes us through to Christmas 2021

Justice and Peace Newsletter - November 2021

Justice and Peace Newsletter - November 2021

November's Justice and Peace Newsletter from Fr Marco Vilani SDB

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19th January 2022

Wednesday Mass with the Thornleigh Community

Join the Thornleigh Community for Mass at 17:30

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22nd January 2022

Blessed Laura Vicuna

Today marks the feast day of Blessed Laura Vicuna.

Blessed Laura Vicuna was a child from... Read More »

23rd January 2022

3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time - Mass with Thornleigh

Join the Thornleigh Community for Mass at 11am

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23rd January 2022

3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time - Adoration with the Thornleigh Community

Join the Thornleigh Community for Adoration at 6pm

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24th January 2022

Saint Francis de Sales

Today marks the feast of Saint Francis de Sales.

Saint Francis de Sales, is the patron saint... Read More »

26th January 2022

Wednesday Mass with the Thornleigh Community

Join the Thornleigh Community for Mass at 17:30

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31st January 2022

St John Bosco

Today is the feast day of Saint John Bosco.

Saint John Bosco is the founder of the Society... 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.