Posted: Tue, 31 Aug 2021 16:25
You may have been following the new Channel Four documentary, 'Sixteen: Class of 2021'. It followed a group of final year students at the Link Academy in Dudley during the trauma of the pandemic. It is an honest and, at times, brutal account of what our young people in school shared during lockdowns that ranged from in class-learning to on-line in their pyjamas! We saw the highs and lows of this cohort... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 12 May 2021 15:49
On 8th May 2021, Salesian Priests and Brothers around the country came together (on Zoom), for a study day under the guidance of Fr Rossano Sala SDB. Fr Sala is a Professor of Pastoral Theology and Youth Ministry at the Salesian Pontifical University in Rome and is also the former Special Secretary of the Synod of Youth. He presented two sessions on the topics of "Youth Ministry after the Synod on... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 31 Mar 2021 11:07
We have been through deaths
We have felt the loss of life and of meaning.
We have remembered the senseless suffering
Of the cross on Calvary.
All this is grist to God's mill
That makes the bread of our resurrection.
All our struggles with suffering,
All our searching for meaning,
Is caught up into a deeper wisdom,
Written into a longer story
Deepening trust in a loving God.
Nothing is wasted.
And so, we struggle... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 24 Mar 2021 19:04
On the evening of the 23rd of March, the Battersea Salesian Community gathered, in common with people across the nation, to remember the 126,000 deaths from Covid over the last year and the 2.73 million deaths worldwide in the same year. Even yesterday, London lost another 96 people through COVID.
The community gathered to pause and sing a hymn of trust in God before returning to their studies in the... Read More »