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Tags: Covid-19

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Confreres help new Brothers find opportunities in Lockdown

Confreres help new Brothers find opportunities in Lockdown

Posted: Thu, 10 Sep 2020 17:56

Br Steven Teye Mensah SDB and Br Augustine Alfred Unuakhe SDB (first photo above) arrived in the UK as the pandemic hit, and carefully-laid plans went up in the air, but their new confreres in Battersea helped them find opportunities in difficult times, to learn new skills, explore their new city, and welcome them to the community. As the start of the new academic year begins, Br Steven has moved to... Read More »

Tags: COVID-19, Homepage, Salesian Vocations, Salesians of Don Bosco

Salesian Cooperators help Sisters feed families in Kenya

Salesian Cooperators help Sisters feed families in Kenya

Posted: Thu, 10 Sep 2020 16:00

Last month, we reported on the work the Salesian Sisters are doing to help people in a poor area near Nairobi to survive the hunger which is one consequence of the restrictions imposed to control COVID-19, and the Salesian Cooperators in Cowley responded with a generous donation. Last week, Fr Francis Preston SDB (a member of our Province working in Nairobi) was invited to join the Sisters and meet... Read More »

Tags: Covid-19, Homepage, Kenya, Salesian Sisters, SalesianMissions

Let’s talk about where are we going as a post-COVID Church

Let’s talk about where are we going as a post-COVID Church

Posted: Wed, 09 Sep 2020 10:01

"As we now move forward, after weeks of lockdown, we need to have an honest and open conversation about where we are going as a Church. How are we going to find a new 'wine skin' to meet this new challenge?" Gerry O'Shaughnessy SDB calls on all of us to help our Church form a community of faith for changed times, by sharing our own insights, experiences and sacrifices during the pandemic, and our hopes... Read More »

Tags: COVID-19, Homepage, Salesian Youth Ministry, Salesians of Don Bosco

Learning to move forward in trust, in a world we cannot control

Learning to move forward in trust, in a world we cannot control

Posted: Wed, 02 Sep 2020 18:26

Fr Gerry O'Shaughnessy SDB reflects on what he has learnt about pastoral care, community and finding strength and peace, during self-isolation in rural Ireland, and urges us to come together to find new ways of 'being church', inspired by what we have all learned during the pandemic.

I write these lines as the rain is lashing down outside making me feel grateful for the security and safety that I'm... Read More »

Tags: COVID-19, Homepage, Salesian Spirituality, Salesians of Don Bosco

Cardinal welcomes return of collective worship from 4 July

Cardinal welcomes return of collective worship from 4 July

Posted: Tue, 23 Jun 2020 18:10

Responding to the Prime Minister's statement on 23 June announcing that collective Worship can resume from 4 July, Cardinal Vincent Nichols, President of the Bishops' Conference of England & Wales said in a statement:

I welcome the statement by the Prime Minister earlier today, that places of worship are now able to resume collective acts of worship from 4 July. This is welcome news for members... Read More »

Tags: COVID-19, Homepage, Salesian Sisters, Salesian Youth Ministry, Salesians of Don Bosco

Schools welcome back more students

Schools welcome back more students

Posted: Tue, 23 Jun 2020 10:11

Our schools have been working hard to prepare for more students returning to classes and have recently welcomed back years 10 and 12.

Students, teachers and support staff have been amazing during these difficult times, and they are all in our prayers as they begin to adjust to further changes.

Photo: Socially-distanced students at Salesian College Farnborough last week.

Tags: COVID-19, Homepage, Salesian Schools, Salesian Youth Ministry, Salesians of Don Bosco

‘Listen to young people; listen to what God is saying to us.’

‘Listen to young people; listen to what God is saying to us.’

Posted: Thu, 18 Jun 2020 10:20

Don Fabio Attard SDB, the Salesians' General Councillor for Youth Ministry for the past 12 years, was the speaker at this week's online meeting for members of the Catholic Youth Ministry Federation of England and Wales (CYMFed). Don Fabio used his extensive experience to talk about listening and sharing as a vital approach to journeying with young people, and to urge a new outlook based on listening... Read More »

Tags: COVID-19, Homepage, Pope Francis, Salesian Spirituality, Salesian Youth Ministry, Salesians of Don Bosco, Synod

We CAN move forward in courage

We CAN move forward in courage

Posted: Thu, 18 Jun 2020 09:47

A reflection on the Gospel for the 12th Sunday of Ordinary Time, by Fr Gerry O'Shaughnessy SDB


This Sunday, the Church invites us back to ORDINARY TIME, as we still endure a lockdown preventing us from sharing together at our parish Churches - ordinary in the midst of the extraordinary. It is no coincidence then, that in the Gospel of today, Jesus tells us, "do not be afraid!" Many of us have lived... Read More »

Tags: COVID-19, Gospel, Homepage, Salesian Spirituality, Salesians of Don Bosco

Pandemic teaches us we need to work together

Pandemic teaches us we need to work together

Posted: Mon, 01 Jun 2020 10:29

In a letter to supporters, the General Councillor for Salesian Missions, Alfred Maravilla, SDB, writes about the international efforts of Salesians in meeting the challenges of COVID-19, and the lessons we are learning from the pandemic. Photo: Salesian Missions

Dear friends of the Salesian missions,

When the pandemic of the COVID-19 virus broke out, the Mission Department of the Salesian Headquarters... Read More »

Tags: COVID-19, Homepage, Salesian Missions, Salesians of Don Bosco

Updated COVID-19 statement for our Province

Updated COVID-19 statement for our Province

Posted: Thu, 28 May 2020 19:20

During this time when the Government is considering ways to gradually lift the lockdown, it is clear that social distancing measures will continue to be necessary to reduce the transmission of coronavirus. The country is being urged to 'STAY ALERT' and avoid "non-essential" social contact, including public transport, workplaces (where work can be done at home) and people from other households. As a... Read More »

Tags: COVID-19, Don Bosco Publications, Homepage, Salesian Youth Ministry, Salesians of Don Bosco

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