Downloadable Resources - tagged "Salesians of Don Bosco"

tagged "Salesians of Don Bosco"

Camino with Don Bosco - a new novena

Camino with Don Bosco - a new novena

Thu, 21 Jan 2021

Join the Salesian Family as we pray a new novena to prepare for the feast of our founder, St John Bosco, on 31 January. The reflections, prayers and activities take us through the nine days leading up to the feast, beginning on Friday 22 January.

The novena was created for 2021 by Fr Gerry O'Shaughnessy SDB, and it includes a couple of simple colouring pages for the children in your life.

Justice & Peace Newsletter, December 2020

Justice & Peace Newsletter, December 2020

Thu, 31 Dec 2020

In the December 2020 issue of the Justice and Peace Newsletter, Fr Marco Villani SDB asks us to think, act, pray for Christians in the Holy Land.

Advent Camino: a Christmas Eve Vigil Service

Advent Camino: a Christmas Eve Vigil Service

Wed, 23 Dec 2020

As the closing activity of our Advent Camino, we offer a beautiful Christmas Eve Vigil Service, created by Sr Susan Richert PVBM for families to use at home, as we bring our virtual Advent pilgrimage to an end.

A Camino through Advent 2020 - Fourth Week

A Camino through Advent 2020 - Fourth Week

Sat, 19 Dec 2020

Materials for prayer and reflection for each day of the fourth week of Advent.

Maranatha Advent Retreat 2020

Maranatha Advent Retreat 2020

Sat, 12 Dec 2020

A version of our Advent Retreat Day 2020 to follow yourself if you missed the event. If you would like the accompanying PowerPoint presentation, please contact us.

A Camino through Advent 2020 - Third Week

A Camino through Advent 2020 - Third Week

Sat, 12 Dec 2020

Our daily prayers and reflections for the fourth week of Advent include a Christmas Novena, beginning on Wednesday 16 December.

A Camino through Advent 2020 - Second Week

A Camino through Advent 2020 - Second Week

Sat, 05 Dec 2020

Scripture, thoughts and prayers for each day of the second week of Advent, with music and images to deepen our reflections and our connection to each other, as we await the coming of the child Jesus.

A Camino through Advent 2020 - First Week

A Camino through Advent 2020 - First Week

Sat, 28 Nov 2020

Join us as we begin our virtual Advent pilgrimage in this very challenging year. Material for prayer and reflection for each day of the First Week of Advent, created by Fr Gerry O'Shaughnessy SDB, with support from SR Susan Richert PVBM

Reflections on scripture, prayers, thoughts, video links, actions - and some activities for children.

Justice and Peace Newsletter, November 2020

Justice and Peace Newsletter, November 2020

Thu, 26 Nov 2020

The edition of our Justice and Peace newsletter for November looks at the issue of hunger in our difficult times.

Returning to school: a Salesian Perspective

Returning to school: a Salesian Perspective

Thu, 11 Jun 2020

As schools move towards bringing back more pupils with the easing of lockdown, our Province Salesian Education and Schools delegate, Fr David O'Malley, offers a Salesian perspective and guidance for school leaders and teachers.

A Novena to the Sacred Heart for our special times

A Novena to the Sacred Heart for our special times

Wed, 10 Jun 2020

A novena to the Sacred Heart is usually prayed in the nine days preceding the Feast, but can be prayed at any time for your special intentions. This new novena created by Fr Gerry O'Shaughnessy SDB helps us reflect on our difficult times during th COVID-19 pandemic, and to pray for all those serving our society, and for our families. It is a valuable prayer resource for the coming months.

Pentecost Novena

Pentecost Novena

Wed, 20 May 2020

Nine days of reflection and prayer between the Ascension of the Lord and Pentecost, with links to a varied range of music videos to set a thoughtful scene, by Fr Gerry O'Shaughnessy SDB.

A Rosary: Mary in May

A Rosary: Mary in May

Tue, 05 May 2020

Fr Gerry O'Shaughnessy SDB and Sr Sr Susan Richert PBVM offer a new way to use your rosary to honour Our Lady in her month of May:

Using your rosary beads – in a different way: Take an event in Mary's life and reflect on it. You might use one event each day and either over 1 decade or 5 decades – say the short refrain on the small beads.

Alternatively, you might wish to say the rosary in the usual way but reflect on these events of Mary's life.

A school Chaplaincy's lockdown tips for students

A school Chaplaincy's lockdown tips for students

Mon, 13 Apr 2020

Pray, be kind, be imaginative, be positive! Down-to-earth lockdown tips for students from a Chaplaincy Assistant.

How to Discover Your Vocation

How to Discover Your Vocation

Mon, 13 Apr 2020

Marriage, Priesthood, Consecrated Life, Permanent Diaconate, Single Life? This booklet by Fr Stephen Wang is written for Catholics who are trying to discover what direction their life is going in and what plans God has for them. It will help you to think and pray
about your vocation and become clearer about where God is leading you in your life.

Stations of the Cross for Good Friday 2020

Stations of the Cross for Good Friday 2020

Thu, 09 Apr 2020

The Stations of the Cross with reflections from Salesian Youth Ministry GBR animators and SDBs from across the Province. This booklet was created for the extraordinary situation in 2020, when the Easter Triduum was celebrated online during the COVOD-19 lockdown, and is a valuable prayer resource at any time.

Prevention or repression

Prevention or repression

Mon, 06 Apr 2020

Don Bosco identified the prevailing educational approach of his times as 'represssive', in contrast to his successful model which used encouragement to 'prevent' young people falling into difficulty. This article considers the early preventive approach alongside modern theories of empowerment, and its continuing evolution. Part of the Saesian Footprints series of resources introducing Salesian history and spirituality.

Don Bosco - Vocation

Don Bosco - Vocation

Mon, 06 Apr 2020

An account of Don Bosco's early life and his path to fulfilling the vocation he felt from an early age. Part of the Salesian Footprints series of resources introducing Salesian history and spirrituality.