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May is traditionally dedicated to honouring and seeking the intercession of Mary as the Mother of God and Mother of the Church. For Mary's month, click on 'Mary' in genres to see our selection of books, medallions and prayers.

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Sunday Reflection - Pentecost

Sunday Reflection - Pentecost

Posted: Fri, 17 May 2024 10:25

I was reading my diary for Pentecost Sunday 2020; it was clear that we thought that things were going to be back to normal by summer 2020. The terrible Covid-19 pandemic, it seemed, was under some sort of control. I wrote back then:

One of the amazing POSITIVE effects of being in lockdown due to Covid-19 is the sense of UNITY that it has engendered. As a global family we are, literally, all in this... Read More »

Tags: Homepage, Salesians of Don Bosco, Sunday Reflection

Don Bosco and Mental Health

Don Bosco and Mental Health

Posted: Thu, 16 May 2024 14:29

In the UK, this week, from May 13th to the 18th, has been Mental Health Awareness week.
It is an issue that seems to be central to the lives of young people at present. The media is full of concerns and looking at the mind website you can read some of the background statistics that underpin these concerns for young people. The site reminds us that many young people have endured Adverse Childhood ExperienceS,... Read More »

Tags: Don Bosco, Homepage, Salesians of Don Bosco

Novena to Mary, Help of Christians

Novena to Mary, Help of Christians

Posted: Tue, 14 May 2024 01:15

In preparation for the Solemnity of Mary Help of Christians, celebrated on 24 May 2024, the Salesian Family is united in the prayer of the World Novena, from 15 to 23 May 2024. There will be a series of accompanying videos which we will share as they become available.

Day 1 - 15 May

Day 2 - 16 May

Day 3 - 17 May

Day 4 - 18 May

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Tags: Homepage, Salesian Saints, Salesian Sisters, Salesians of Don Bosco

Salesian Missions May 2024

Salesian Missions May 2024

Posted: Fri, 10 May 2024 11:02

The Salesian Missions office have released their prayer intention for the month of May which is for Formation in the Africa and Madagascar region.

You can find their newsletter as a PDF file below.

Tags: Salesian Missions, Salesians of Don Bosco

Reflection - Month of Ma(r)y

Reflection - Month of Ma(r)y

Posted: Fri, 10 May 2024 10:57

As we go through this beautiful month of May, our thoughts naturally turn to Mary of Nazareth, Mother of God, and Don Bosco's constant 'help'. I was delighted to receive a beautiful statue from a beloved family member called 'Maternal Bond' and it now stands on my work desk—a constant reminder to me of that love of Mary so simply expressed in the gospels and our rich Christian tradition. It was... Read More »

Tags: Homepage, Reflection, Salesians of Don Bosco

Reflection - Feast of St Mary Mazzarello

Reflection - Feast of St Mary Mazzarello

Posted: Thu, 9 May 2024 10:02

To be cheerful we must go ahead in simplicity, not looking for satisfaction, either from people or from the things of this world. Think only of doing your duty well for the love of Jesus and don't think of anything else. If you are humble, you will have confidence in Him. He will do the rest.

(St. Mary Mazzarello in a letter to Sr. Giuseppina-Directress of Postulants, 1879)

May is a great month for... Read More »

Tags: Homepage, Salesian Saints, Salesian Sisters, Salesian Spirituality, Salesians of Don Bosco

Savio House celebrates Savio's feast

Savio House celebrates Savio's feast

Posted: Wed, 8 May 2024 13:04

On Sunday 5th May, the community at Savio House invited parishioners up to Savio House to celebrate the feast of St Dominic Savio.

The sun was shining on those that were able to make it so the parishioners enjoyed their lunch in the sunshine, and the young people could enjoy the games outside too.

The day was also attended by the Mayor of Bollington, Helen Ellwood. This was Helen's last official engagement... Read More »

Tags: Homepage, Salesian Parishes, Salesians of Don Bosco, Savio House

Inter-Salesian Athletics

Inter-Salesian Athletics

Posted: Wed, 8 May 2024 10:21

On Friday 3rd May, the Salesian schools from across the UK came together in Trafford for the annual Inter-Salesian athletics competition.

Each school brought a selection of students of boys and girls from Years 7, 8, 9, and 10 to compete in various events throughout the day.
The events consisted of the 100m, 200m, 300m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, 100m hurdles, 4 x 100m relay, Long Jump, Triple Jump, Discus,... Read More »

Tags: Homepage, Salesian Schools, Salesians of Don Bosco

Reflection - Ascension of the Lord

Reflection - Ascension of the Lord

Posted: Wed, 8 May 2024 10:09

We come together today to celebrate Ascension Day—the day of homecoming for Jesus. In just a few days, on 13th May, we celebrate the feast of St Mary Mazzarello who founded the 'Daughters of Mary Help of Christians' with Don Bosco. She is very much in the school of hands-on saints who heeded the words of the angels in our first reading, 'Why...are you looking up into the sky?' She had the wisdom... Read More »

Tags: Homepage, Salesians of Don Bosco, Sunday Reflection

Reflection - Feast of Dominic Savio

Reflection - Feast of Dominic Savio

Posted: Thu, 2 May 2024 15:02

I love this modern painting of two great Salesian saints: Laura Vicuña and Dominic Savio—both were teenagers who can still teach adults so much, especially in these difficult times. I had a copy of this painting in the chaplaincy in Savio Salesian College, Bootle (Now The Salesian Academy of St John Bosco); I remember well when a student pointed up to it and asked me, "Is she Dominic's... Read More »

Tags: Dominic Savio, Homepage, Reflection, Salesians of Don Bosco