Tags: Salesian Sisters
Posted: Thu, 21 Jan 2021 13:30
Please join us in praying a new novena in the nine days leading up to the feast of our founder, St John Bosco.
'Camino with Don Bosco' is a new series of daily reflections, prayers and activities for the period from Friday 22 - Saturday 30 January, created for 2021 by Fr Gerry O'Shaughnessy SDB. The novena can be downloaded from the resources area of our website (link below).
Please pray with us!
Posted: Tue, 12 Jan 2021 13:12
Congratulations to Mother Yvonne Reungoat FMA, Mother General of the Salesian Sisters, who has been appointed Officier of the Légion d'Honneur, for her service during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Legion of Honour is the highest French order of merit, and is awarded in different degrees to those who have served their country with distinction. In 2012, Mother Yvonne was awarded the first degree,... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 06 Jan 2021 16:12
Jean Casha, a Salesian Cooperator from Surrey, has been awarded the British Empire Medal in the New Year Honours list, for services to young people, particularly in the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme in West Molesey, Surrey.
Jean has been a leader and trainer in the Duke of Edinburgh Scheme at all levels—Bronze, Silver and Gold awards—for over 40 years, and was a member of staff at Salesian... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 06 Jan 2021 14:30
Feast of the Epiphany 2021
Arise, shine out Jerusalem, for your light has come,
the glory of the Lord is rising on you,
though night still covers the earth
and darkness the peoples.
Is 60: 1-2
The first reading of the mass of the Epiphany contains this passage from Isaiah. The sentiments it expresses, seem appropriate as we move towards the end of the Christmas season and into a new year.
The dawn seems to... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 05 Jan 2021 08:45
Fr Gerry O'Shaughnessy SDB urges us to look after our pastoral leaders and ministers who are stretching themselves to their limits to care for us.
Many years ago I was leading a residential in-service course for primary school leaders. As now, these good people were at the sharp end of education, wanting the very best for their students and their parishes—the fact that they gave up their weekend... 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, 22 Oct 2020 10:39
Recently, we've shared news of how the Salesian Sisters in Dagoretti Market, Nairobi, have been supporting local families during the COVID-19 crisis, helped by kind donors from our Province, but now, we'd like to tell you more about 'Mama Margaret's' one of the regular projects run by the Sisters, and its UK origins.
Mama Margaret's provides work and skills development to local women, who make handcrafted... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 14 Oct 2020 14:55
On 5 August 2020, the anniversary of the founding of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians, Sr Connie Cameron FMA handed over the role of Provincial to Sr Pauline Clark FMA, in a beautiful service at Blundellsands.
In the moving words of the service, Sr Connie urged Sr Pauline to 'awaken your spirit to this new adventure; hold nothing back." Accepting the mantle of care for the Province, Sr Pauline... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 13 Oct 2020 09:08
In her 'Salesian Sundays' video this week, Sr Ella Flynn FMA offers a guide to praying the Rosary, in this month of October.
Sr Ella's Sunday reflections are posted on the Salesian Sisters GBR YouTube channel every weekend. See the channel on the 'More information' link below.
Posted: Wed, 07 Oct 2020 15:50
The beatification of Carlo Acutis will take place on Saturday, October 10, 2020, at 4:00pm in the Upper Basililca of San Francesco in Assisi.
Carlo was born in London in 1991 to Italian parents who moved back to Milan with him when he was very young. He developed leukemia and died on 12 October 2006, at the age of 15. Despite his own suffering, Carlo did all he could to help the people he saw around... Read More »