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New book on the Salesians of Auschwitz in final stages of preparation

New book on the Salesians of Auschwitz in final stages of preparation

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 »

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Salesians of Auschwitz Exhibition for schools

Salesians of Auschwitz Exhibition for schools

Posted: Thu, 05 Nov 2020 18:27

To accompany his forthcoming book on the Salesian Martyrs of Auschwitz, Dr Alasdair Richardson has produced an exhibition, which will be available to schools and parishes. He is also working on a series of resources for RE teachers. Alasdair has many years of experience in religious education, and is now Senior Lecturer in Religious Education at the University of Winchester, specialising in Holocaust... Read More »

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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 »

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Restored film of Blessed Michael Rua's funeral in 1910

Restored film of Blessed Michael Rua's funeral in 1910

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 »

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Remembering Blessed Alberto Marvelli

Remembering Blessed Alberto Marvelli

Posted: Mon, 05 Oct 2020 07:16

'One can be in politics and be a saint, and this is a very great message that comes from the life of Alberto Marvelli.' These words, spoken by Archbishop Angelo Comastri of Loreto, are an important reminder to all of us, in times when popular respect and trust for politicians is generally low.

On 5th October, we celebrate this inspiring young man, whose life also reminds us that we are called to be... Read More »

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It's our founder's birthday!

It's our founder's birthday!

Posted: Sun, 16 Aug 2020 07:54

Our founder, St John Bosco, was born on 16th August, 1815, in a tiny hamlet called Becchi, in the hills of the Piedmont area of Italy. His family were agricultural labourers, and John was only a toddler when his father died, leaving his young widow Margherita to bring up three boys alone. She was a resilient and resourceful woman, who instilled compassion and charity into her family despite their own... Read More »

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