News - May, 2021

Catch up on the news from around our Province

May, 2021

The dynamic care of St Mary Mazzarello

The dynamic care of St Mary Mazzarello

Posted: Thu, 06 May 2021 16:06

A reflection for the Feast of St Mary Mazzarello (13 May), co-founder of the Salesian Sisters, from Fr Gerry O'Shaughnessy SDB. Photo (SDB UK): Mural of the meeting between Mary Mazzarello and Don Bosco, Mornese.

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... Read More »

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

St Dominic Savio: listening to the young

St Dominic Savio: listening to the young

Posted: Thu, 06 May 2021 10:14

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; I remember well when a student pointed up to it and asked me, "is she Dominic's girlfriend?"It made me stop and think; when... Read More »

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

Youth Presence - new charity for children & young people

Youth Presence - new charity for children & young people

Posted: Wed, 05 May 2021 15:54

Youth Presence is a new charity, based in Kendal, Cumbria, that is dedicated to working with and supporting children and young people. Founded on Salesian values and supported by the Salesian Sisters, Youth Presence is inviting the Salesian Family to learn more about them.

The charity is holding an Online Information Event on Thursday 13th May at 2.30pm, to share its journey and vision with the Salesian... Read More »

Tags: Homepage, Salesian Sisters, Salesian Youth Ministry

Young philanthropist helps victims of St Vincent volcano

Young philanthropist helps victims of St Vincent volcano

Posted: Wed, 05 May 2021 15:00

Santana, an inspirational student at St John Bosco College Battersea (SJBC), launched a fundraising campaign to help the people of St Vincent and the Grenadines, following the devastating volcanic eruptions of La Soufrière in April. With the support of his amazing mum and staff at SJBC, he appealed to fellow students and their families to donate supplies and cash, and also managed to mobilise... Read More »

Tags: Battersea, Homepage, Salesian Schools, Salesian Youth Ministry, Salesians of Don Bosco

SJBC Year 7 students learn about Baptism

SJBC Year 7 students learn about Baptism

Posted: Wed, 05 May 2021 11:10

Recently the Year 7 students at St John Bosco College Battersea had an opportunity to act out the ceremony of Baptism in the school chapel. It allowed students to witness what a baptism ceremony might look like. The reflections of Vicente De Oliveira from Year 7, showed how powerful he found the whole experience:

The first thing that came to my mind when I was reading from the Gospel of St Mark, ​was... Read More »

Tags: Battersea, Homepage, Religious Education, Salesian Schools, Salesian Youth Ministry, Salesians of Don Bosco

'Remain in my love'

'Remain in my love'

Posted: Tue, 04 May 2021 13:49

The themes of friendship and love in the Gospel for 6th Sunday of Easter (John 15: 9-17) are explored in this refection by Fr Gerry O'Shaughnessy SDB. Image: LiturgyTools.net CC-BY-SA 3.0

Today our gospel fills me with hope as I am reminded of the deep friendship of God—a friendship that is real and impacts our lives for good. I hope and pray that you have that friend you can rely on: they are... Read More »

Tags: Gospel, Homepage, Prayer, Salesian Spirituality, Salesians of Don Bosco