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

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First Sunday of Advent - Sunday Reflection

First Sunday of Advent - Sunday Reflection

May I wish you a very happy new year! The First Sunday of Advent marks the start...

Posted: 27th November 2021

Feast of Christ the King - National Youth Sunday

Feast of Christ the King - National Youth Sunday

Today we are presented with the dilemma of Pontus Pilate in his failure to recognise...

Posted: 20th November 2021

33rd Sunday of Ordinary Time

33rd Sunday of Ordinary Time

As we come to the end of this liturgical year, Jesus reminds us that his Word will...

Posted: 13th November 2021

Latest Resources

Justice and Peace Newsletter - November 2021

Justice and Peace Newsletter - November 2021

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

Justice and Peace Newsletter October 2021

Justice and Peace Newsletter October 2021

Fr Marco Villani SDB, reflects on the COP26 conference. (Written before the start of the Conference)

Justice & Peace Newsletter September 2021

Justice & Peace Newsletter September 2021

Fr Marco Villani SDB visits the vulnerability that homeless teenagers might face

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28th November 2021

1st Sunday of Advent

1st Sunday of Advent -

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30th November 2021

Feast of St Andrew

Today marks the feast of St Andrew, the Patron Saint of Scotland.

One of the disciples of... Read More »

5th December 2021

2nd Sunday of Advent

2nd Sunday of Advent -

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12th December 2021

3rd Sunday of Advent

3rd Sunday of Advent -

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19th December 2021

4th Sunday of Advent

4th Sunday of Advent -

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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.