Tags: Salesian History
Posted: Thu, 11 Feb 2021 11:50
Dr Alasdair Richardson spoke about his new book 'The Salesian Martyrs of Auschwitz' at the first of a short series of webinars hosted by Hampshire Inspection & Advisory Service this week. The theme of the series is 'Holocaust & Genocide: Issues for Religious Education', and the attendees included RE teachers and advisors from around the region.
Alasdair spoke about his research and how teachers... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 12 Jan 2021 15:33
Fr Gerry O'Shaughnessy SDB introduces 'The Salesian Martyrs of Auschwitz', the new book by Holocaust education expert, Dr Alasdair Richardson, published this week by Don Bosco Publications, setting it in the context of the Salesian presence in Poland. The book is available from our online bookshop (link at the end of the article).
Dr Alasdair Richardson's 'The Salesian Martyrs of Auschwitz' is a challenging... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 03 Dec 2020 23:01
Happy 179th Birthday to all in the Salesian family!
Our tradition has it that our great Salesian family was 'born' on this day, 8th December in 1841. According to the story that most of us are familiar with, Don Bosco was preparing to celebrate the feast-day mass of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception in the Church of St Francis of Assisi. He had been ordained to the priesthood only four months previously... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 19 Nov 2020 16:56
'The Salesian Martyrs of Auschwitz,' a new book by Dr Alasdair Richardson, is in its final stages of production and will be published by Don Bosco Publications in January 2021. The book will be available to buy from our online bookshop following its launch, costing £12 +p&p, and orders can also be placed by email, post or phone.
January has been chosen for publication to mark Holocaust Memorial... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 07 Oct 2020 14:23
In the month of his feast, a remarkable 110-year-old silent film of the funeral of Blessed Michael Rua, first successor of Don Bosco, has been restored by the Italian National Museum of Cinema the National Corporate Cinema Archive. The partnership has been entrusted with the Salesians' photographic archive, and the footage of the events of 6-9 April 1910 is one of the first fruits of their work.
The... Read More »