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RIP Mother Antonia, Mother General Emeritus

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Clare Lewis | 2 July 2019

RIP Mother Antonia, Mother General Emeri…

We are sad to announce the death of Mother Antonia Colombo, Mother General of the FMA from 1997 - 2008, who died peacefully yesterday in Lombardy, Italy, following a long illness.   Mother Antonia was especially dedicated to promoting and enhancing the dignity of women, and placed herself at the heart of initiatives to foster education and active citizenship for women and girls around the world.

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Your invitation to celebrate with the Sisters in Scotland

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Clare Lewis | 5 June 2019

Your invitation to celebrate with the Si…

  An invitation is extended to all of the Salesian Family to join our Sisters to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of the Salesian Sisters arrival in Scotland in 1969.   Mass will be celebrated by Bishop John Keenan, Bishop of Paisley, at 3.00pm on Saturday 24th August in St. Fergus' Church, Blackstoun Road, Ferguslie Park, Paisley PA3 1LU   This will be followed by a simple buffet in the school opposite the Church.

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VIDES weekend - holiness for you too!

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Clare Lewis | 17 May 2019

VIDES weekend - holiness for you too!

  David McCormick from VIDES writes about an amazing weekend   Holiness is for you too. A phrase I am sure that we are all fairly familiar with this year, as the Rector Major has challenged each of us to consider how we can find holiness in the simplicity of our everyday lives. This was also what was asked of a group of young people who have recently taken part in a VIDES for Youth weekend at Barnstondale activity centre.   The group of young girls, from St. John Bosco, Croxteth arrived with lots of energy (and snacks) on Friday evening and were welcomed warmly...

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Come to our Enneagram workshop in November

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Clare Lewis | 16 May 2019

Come to our Enneagram workshop in Novemb…

We would like to invite all members of the Salesian Family to attend a two-day workshop on The Enneagram on Saturday 2nd November- Sunday 3rd November 2019.   The day will be led by Fr John Mc Cluskey, a Mill Hill priest currently living in Freshfields, England. He is trained in the Enneagram and his specific presentation style and approach is excellent. He comes highly recommended!

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Sisters walk in St Teresa's footsteps in Avila

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Clare Lewis | 10 April 2019

Sisters walk in St Teresa's footsteps in…

  A group of Salesian Sisters has been following in the footsteps of St Teresa in the beautiful medieval walled city of Avila, 'Town of Stones and Saints'.   They have visited the Convent of St Teresa, on the site of her former home, where a recreation of the room in which she was born has her father's record of her birth painted on the wall: 'On Wednesday, 28th March 1515, Teresa my daughter was born, within half an hour or so of five o'clock in the morning, on the said Wednesday almost at dawn.'

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Excitement mounts as 50th preparations continue

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Clare Lewis | 5 April 2019

Excitement mounts as 50th preparations c…

    Excitement is building for the celebrations in August to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Salesian Sisters arrival in Scotland.   The Easterhouse and URSpace communities came together this week to discuss and develop ideas for this wonderful celebration.   The gathering included looking through documents, cuttings and scrapbooks with memories of over 50 years of presence in Scotland, serving young people in Paisley, Milton, Easterhouse, Elderslie and Johnstone, Nitshill, Newmains and Newlands. The celebration Mass on Saturday 24th August will be presided over by the Right Reverend John Keenan, Bishop of Paisley and a past-pupil of Shrigley.   The Mass will be at St Fergus Church,...

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