Posted: Thu, 05 Nov 2020 14:43
In this week's Catholic Teacher Article, Mike explores the need for courage when teaching the poor and marginalised.
The Franciscan Priest and spiritual master, Fr. Richard Rohr, refers to "falling in love" as counterintuitive. Love, he says, is something we "fall" into as no one would willingly go there, in the knowledge that to love is to open oneself up to vulnerability and the real possibility that... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 04 Nov 2020 15:49
A reflection for on the Gospel for 32nd Sunday of the Year, by Fr Gerry O'Shaughnessy SDB
Today we are presented with another parable from Jesus, the master teacher: it tells the tale of a group of women getting ready for a wedding feast. This mixed group includes the scatty, the unthinking, the concerned and the planners. Make a list of your ten good friends and I am sure that you can identify traits... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 03 Nov 2020 17:33
Last weekend, the General Assembly of Don Bosco Youth-Net (DBYN) took place online, bringing together young people and representatives of member organisations from across Europe, with Salesian Youth Ministry in our Province represented by Animator, Sue McDonald.
A new administrative board and President were elected at the meeting, to serve for the next three years. On new the board, Don Bosco Youth... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 03 Nov 2020 09:40
On Saturday 24th October, Salesians in initial formation in the GBR Province gathered for a time of fraternity and reflection.
This year, 13 brothers from 6 provinces are continuing their formation in our province. Some are in university studies, others are in practical training, and 2 are on their final journey towards priestly ordination.
We pray for all our brothers, their formators and communities,... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 02 Nov 2020 07:00
On the Feast of All Souls, as we begin the month of remembrance, Fr Gerry O'Shaughnessy SDB shares some of his own experiences of grief—something which is unavoidable, but different for each one of us—and offers guidance in experiencing 'good grief', that helps us to heal and to treasure memories of our loved ones who have been called to the Father. (Image: Karim Manjra on Unsplash)
I remember... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 28 Oct 2020 15:05
In his reflection for the Feast of All Saints this Sunday, Fr Gerry O'Shaughnessy SDB turns our thoughts to the everyday saints in our midst, who support and inspire us, and to Don Bosco's reminder that holiness is for each and every one of us. Image: Part of the 'Communion of Saints' tapestry group, created by John Nava for the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, Los Angeles, USA.
I love the tapestries... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 23 Oct 2020 17:01
Fr Gerry O'Shaughnessy SDB invites you to join the Salesians and the Presentation Sisters in a series of reflections this Advent
Most of us are well acquainted with the concept of a 'pilgrimage'; many of us will have been to Rome, Lourdes, or the Holy Land on pilgrimage. We go for more than just a holiday: we journey with others to a Holy Place. In the Middle Ages, the tomb of St James in the Spanish... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 23 Oct 2020 17:00
Come, Lord Jesus, and stay with us (we are in, and not doing the shopping!!!). This Advent, we have more than the usual distractions as we await the coming of Jesus, and the Presentation Sisters and the Salesians of Don Bosco have come together to offer opportunities to reflect during the season.
Sr Susan Richert PBVM and Fr Gerry O'Shaughnessy SDB invite you to an Advent Camino, with daily reflections,... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 22 Oct 2020 18:21
Not all of us get the opportunity to visit our Salesian schools, so taking a virtual look around is one of the surprising benefits of the restrictions we're living under at the moment. Last week, Savio Salesian College Bootle released its Virtual Tour for prospective students and their families.
Digital visitors are welcomed at the main entrance by Headteacher, Mr Tony Costello, before being taken round... Read More »