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Shrigley Old Boys mark 90th birthdays in Scotland

Shrigley Old Boys mark 90th birthdays in Scotland

Posted: Mon, 17 Feb 2020 09:41

A large group of 40 Shrigley Old Boys,spouses and others gathered at the Bonne Auberge restaurant in Glasgow on Saturday 1st February to celebrate the 90th birthday of Fr Robert Coupe SDB, and to mark that of Bro Donald MacDonald SDB, whose his illness sadly prevented him from joining us. It was particularly gratifying to see that several Scottish old boys now living in England had come along, even... Read More »

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Salesian Fellowship Schools Conference 2020

Salesian Fellowship Schools Conference 2020

Posted: Fri, 31 Jan 2020 16:21

From 22-24 January, headteachers and senior staff from seven schools forming the Fellowship group of our Salesian Schools Network came together in Battersea to share experience and best practice, deepen their knowledge of the Salesian charism, and discuss the development of the Fellowship.

This Fellowship part of the Network is a group of diocesan schools whose headteachers have chosen to look at incorporating... Read More »

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Bootle's 'Good Samaritans' are a credit to their school

Bootle's 'Good Samaritans' are a credit to their school

Posted: Fri, 31 Jan 2020 10:00

Savio Salesian College chaplain, Fr Jakub Ruszniak SDB, is rightly very proud of their caring students, and so are we! Above: the six young people with Headteacher Mr Costello.


This week we here at Savio we have had a call from a lady whose 89-year old mum lives in Ennerdale Drive. She had a fall putting out her bin and a group of pupils from our school came over and helped her up, took her indoors... Read More »

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Happy Don Bosco Day!

Happy Don Bosco Day!

Posted: Thu, 30 Jan 2020 18:00

We wish all of the Salesian Family a joyful Feast of St John Bosco!

Don Bosco, pray for us as we continue to help the young to be happy and thrive, following your example.

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Feast of St Francis de Sales, Patron of Salesians

Feast of St Francis de Sales, Patron of Salesians

Posted: Thu, 23 Jan 2020 14:29

At his ordination, Don Bosco resolved to be guided by the "charity and sweetness of St Francis de Sales". When he founded our congregation, he chose this gentle saint as its patron, naming it the Society of St Francis de Sales - the Salesians. We celebrate the feast of this inspiring saint on 24th January.

St Francis (August 21, 1567 - December 28, 1622) followed the early church in believing that we... Read More »

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Salesian students from Spain and Italy visit Thornleigh

Salesian students from Spain and Italy visit Thornleigh

Posted: Thu, 23 Jan 2020 11:54

Thornleigh Salesian College in Bolton has been hosting students from Salesian schools in Turin and Madrid this week, who are visiting on a language exchange programme.

While visits such as this are great for language-learning and exploring each other's cultures, the oportunity for young people to come together and share our Salesian charism is invaluable.

Some of the students are pictured above with... Read More »

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Don Bosco: still working his magic for the young

Don Bosco: still working his magic for the young

Posted: Wed, 22 Jan 2020 15:15

As we lead up to the feast of our founder on 31st January, Fr David O'Malley SDB reflects on the influences that shaped Don Bosco's vocation to work with the young, and the endeavours of his fellow Salesians.

Don Bosco worked magic. He could walk a tightrope, make things appear, juggle, do card tricks and entertain young people with stories and skills that would amaze them. He learnt these skills in... Read More »

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Join us in praying the Novena to St John Bosco

Join us in praying the Novena to St John Bosco

Posted: Tue, 21 Jan 2020 11:08

We celebrate the feast of our founder, Don Bosco, on 31 Janury, and for the nine days leading to the feast, from Wednesday 22 January, we invite all members of our Salesian Family, and everyone who works with or cares for the wellbeing of young people, to join us in praying a novena asking for DOn Bosco's intercession in asking God to make us better and more compassionate advocates for the young.

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Students engage with challenging topics at RE conference

Students engage with challenging topics at RE conference

Posted: Tue, 21 Jan 2020 10:42

Last Friday (17 January), St John Bosco College, Battersea, hosted a Religious Education conference led by Dr Peter Vardy, eminent theologian and philosopher, and former Vice-Principal of Heythrop College.

The conference, attended by Year 11 RE students and teachers from several schools, focused on ethical issues that form part of the GCSE syllabus, including gender, homosexuality, creation, stewardship,... Read More »

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Calling Shrigley Old Boys! Book for 2020 reunion!

Calling Shrigley Old Boys! Book for 2020 reunion!

Posted: Mon, 20 Jan 2020 13:37

The 2020 Shrigley Old Boys Reunion for past pupils and staff of the former Salesian Missionary College, Shrigley, is taking place from Friday 11 - Sunday 13 September. A reduced room rate has been negotiated at Shrigley Hall Hotel and 20 rooms have been provisionally reserved, with alternative accommodation at the Church House Inn, Bollington. (Above: Old Boys and their wives at last year's reunion)... Read More »

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