Downloadable Resources

Novena to Mary Help of Christians

Novena to Mary Help of Christians

Tue, 17 Mar 2020

The Feast of Mary Help of Christians, a great feast in the Salesian calendar, is observed on 24th May. We invite you to join us in praying a novena in her honour, from 15 - 23 May, although these prayers can be said at any time, and are often used to ask for Our Lady's help in any difficulty.

Memoirs of the Oratory, 1815-1855: Don Bosco

Memoirs of the Oratory, 1815-1855: Don Bosco

Mon, 16 Mar 2020

In 1858 Pope Pius IX asked Don Bosco to write about his life and work. Don Bosco was slow to respond, out of humility or perhaps sheer lack of time, but after a more explicit command in 1867 he started the 'Memoirs of the Oratory'. The book gives a fascinating insight into Don Bosco's thought and has been the basis of much further study.

The published English edition, with introduction and footnotes, is out of print, but you can download it as a pdf here.

Baptised and Sent at Advent

Baptised and Sent at Advent

Fri, 31 Jan 2020

A set of Advent resource sheets based on Baptised and Sent, (Salesian Mission Sector, Rome). Readings, Salesian reflections, prayer and activities centred on our personal call to mission, inspired by the centenary of On the centenary of Maximum Illud, Pope Benedict XV's letter to the Church on carrying the Gospel message throughout the world.

Novena to Don Bosco - Salesian Way of Life

Novena to Don Bosco - Salesian Way of Life

Wed, 22 Jan 2020

Novena asking for Don Bosco's intercession in asking God to make us better and more compassionate advocates for the young. The novena is traditionally prayed in the 9 days leading to his feast on 31 January, but can be said at any time. This version is based on the book 'A Salesian Way of Life' by Fr David O'Malley SDB.

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