Posted: Thu, 04 Feb 2021 19:29
Cardinal Charles Maung Bo, Myanmar prelate and a Salesian of Don Bosco, issued a letter on 3 February calling for peace and democracy following the coup in his country on Monday. He writes 'as a spiritual leader', to the people of Myanmar, the civilian leaders, the Myanmar Army, and the international community.
'I write with love towards all, seeking a durable solution, praying for an end forever to... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 04 Feb 2021 17:51
The Salesian Cooperators were blessed on the Feast of Don Bosco to welcome new members to the Association at St James's Bootle. Cooperator Sue McDonald writes about the occasion, and the plans for the new Bootle Centre. Photos: Sue McDonald and David McCormick
Fr Jakub and I began a formation programme late in 2019 for a number of parishioners of St James' Parish Bootle to look at becoming Cooperators.... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 04 Feb 2021 17:42
Our own Br Steven Lloyd SDB was the guest on the first video in the new series of Clergy Café, broadcast live on YouTube each Wednesday evening by Shrewsbury Youth Mission Team (SYMT).
Br Ste talked to Sandy Fairley, Director of SYMT, about the Salesian mission and charism, his own vocation and the impact experiences such as his gap year at Savio House and being part of the Relics Pilgrimage... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 04 Feb 2021 16:05
The world of education in particular is driven by unceasing urges to do better. Catholic teacher and Deacon, Mike Bennett, looks at the impact on all of us when we stop valuing what is 'good'. (Image adapted from a cartoon by Bellinon on Pixabay)
At the age of nineteen, I went to live for a short time in the village of Bartrès, near Lourdes. I had secured a gap year position working at Hosanna... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 04 Feb 2021 12:52
A reflection on the Gospel for 5th Sunday of the year, Mark 1: 29-39, by Fr Gerry O'Shaughnessy SDB. Image by Marcello Cerrato via Qumran2.net
Some years ago, the 'Sunday Times Magazine' ran a weekly feature called 'A Day in the Life of...' It featured a popular celebrity of time describing a typical day in their busy schedule. In many ways, this is what Mark is attempting to do in today's gospel reading.... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 04 Feb 2021 09:45
Salesian Cooperator Sue McDonald tells us about their very successful online retreat day for the Feast of our founder, Don Bosco:
A huge 'thank you' to those of you who joined us last Saturday! Our Retreat for the Feast of Don Bosco, organised by the Salesian Cooperators, was a fitting celebration in this lockdown time.
We were joined by 65 people from across Europe and the UK, from locations including... Read More »