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Former fashion editor helps students explore animal rights

Former fashion editor helps students explore animal rights

Posted: Tue, 20 Oct 2020 12:11

Bel Jacobs, former fashion editor for London's Metro newspaper, visited St John Bosco College, Battersea, last week to speak to A-Level Philosophy and Ethics students about the rights of animals.

Head of RE, Fr Andrew Ebrahim SDB, said, "Looking at whether animals have any rights at all is covered in the syllabus, but the textbook approach is rather dry and so we thought we would ask Ms Jacobs to come... Read More »

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

Theological Virtues in Real Time

Theological Virtues in Real Time

Posted: Thu, 15 Oct 2020 19:17

A look back at his first teaching job interview prompts Michael Bennett to consider how Catholic teachers are called to live the values of the Gospel.

On a rainy Thursday evening in 1998, I was appointed to my first teaching job. The interview started at 7:00 pm. There were no children in the school. The three candidates were given the ubiquitous tour of the school. Dressed in our graduation suits,... Read More »

Tags: Homepage, Religious Education, Salesian Schools, Salesian Spirituality, Salesians of Don Bosco

Holocaust Education expert writing new book on Salesians of Auschwitz

Holocaust Education expert writing new book on Salesians of Auschwitz

Posted: Thu, 15 Oct 2020 15:43

Over the past year, Dr Alasdair Richardson, a specialist in Holocaust Education, has been researching the lives of the 22 Salesian priests who were sent to Auschwitz during the Second World War, for a new book to be published in January 2021 by Don Bosco Publications.

Alasdair, Senior Lecturer at the University of Winchester's Institute of Education, has many years of experience in Religious Education,... Read More »

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

New roles for SDBs

New roles for SDBs

Posted: Wed, 14 Oct 2020 19:21

Fr Tony Fernandes SDB has taken on the role of Province Economer from Fr Mervyn Williams, and has moved from Savio House to the Thornleigh community in Bolton. Fr Mervyn is currently in the parish at Farnborough, and will go on sabbatical in the New Year.

Fr Bob Gardner SDB has joined the Chaplaincy at Thornleigh Salesian College, so he is still based in the Bolton community, and he retains his other... Read More »

Tags: Homepage, Salesians of Don Bosco

Practising the law of love

Practising the law of love

Posted: Wed, 14 Oct 2020 15:51

The Gospel for 29th Sunday of the year tells us of the challenges Jesus faced from those trying to entrap and destroy him, Fr Gerry O'Shaughessy SDB offers a reflection on how we can be good citizens, practising Jesus' law of love. (Matthew 22: 15 - 21)

This week we see the Pharisees withdrawing from their discussion with Jesus. However, they still want to torment him and send their 'disciples' to challenge... Read More »

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

Sr Pauline is our new Provincial

Sr Pauline is our new Provincial

Posted: Wed, 14 Oct 2020 14:55

On 5 August 2020, the anniversary of the founding of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians, Sr Connie Cameron FMA handed over the role of Provincial to Sr Pauline Clark FMA, in a beautiful service at Blundellsands.

In the moving words of the service, Sr Connie urged Sr Pauline to 'awaken your spirit to this new adventure; hold nothing back." Accepting the mantle of care for the Province, Sr Pauline... Read More »

Tags: Homepage, Salesian Sisters

Sixth Forms get creative with Virtual Open Evenings

Sixth Forms get creative with Virtual Open Evenings

Posted: Tue, 13 Oct 2020 15:39

Our Salesian schools continue to creatively adapt to the restrictions protecting everyone from COVID-19. This week, Salesian College Farnborough held a virtual 6th Form Open Evening. St John Bosco College Battersea, currently celebrating being named 14th in the list of the country's top-performing secondary schools with high Progress 8 scores for disadvantaged students, took their 6th Form event online... Read More »

Tags: Battersea, Farnborough, Homepage, Salesian Schools, Salesians of Don Bosco

Sr Ella on praying the Rosary

Sr Ella on praying the Rosary

Posted: Tue, 13 Oct 2020 09:08

In her 'Salesian Sundays' video this week, Sr Ella Flynn FMA offers a guide to praying the Rosary, in this month of October.

Sr Ella's Sunday reflections are posted on the Salesian Sisters GBR YouTube channel every weekend. See the channel on the 'More information' link below.

Tags: Prayer, Salesian Sisters

Shrigley Old Boys gather virtually across the miles

Shrigley Old Boys gather virtually across the miles

Posted: Mon, 12 Oct 2020 14:33

Last weekend, the Shrigley Old Boys held their annual reunion online. On Saturday night, they watched a video from their homes which included a welcome from Vice Provincial Fr Bob Gardner SDB, a series of video clips from concerts at past reunions and photos of life at Shrigley and old friends. The evening closed with an inspiring 'Goodnight' from Fr John Dickson SDB, reflecting on Don Bosco's creative... Read More »

Tags: Homepage, Past Pupils, Salesians of Don Bosco, Shrigley Old Boys

Rethink, reconnect, renew: Don Bosco Green Alliance campaign

Rethink, reconnect, renew: Don Bosco Green Alliance campaign

Posted: Mon, 12 Oct 2020 09:34

Don Bosco Green Alliance is an international collective of young people from the Salesian Family institutions, who contribute to global environmental action, thought and policy. Read about their Laudato Si' Year Campaign, 'Rethink, Reconnect, Renew', and see if your branch of the Salesian Family could join them.

The Covid-19 Pandemic literally brought the world to a standstill! Locked down in our homes... Read More »

Tags: Don Bosco Green Alliance, Homepage, Salesian Youth Ministry, Salesians of Don Bosco