Tags: Salesian Spirituality
Posted: Wed, 22 Jul 2020 11:54
Fr Gerry O'Shaughnessy SDB reflects on the Gospel for the 17th Sunday of the year - the pearl of great price. Photo: Eye for Ebony on Unsplash
Well you'll be glad to know that this week Jesus is still reflecting on the 'field'-the field that is the church made up of a variety of good and bad; the church that is inclusive, the church that does not judge: rather, a church that offers peace and reconciliation... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 14 Jul 2020 09:03
A new free app for phones and tablets offers the prayers used by Salesians, in 9 languages and variants, including both British and American English. Salesians@Prayer can be downloaded from the App Store and Google Play.
Prayers can be downloaded from the app to use offline. The app will be developed in future to incorporate even more Salesian documents, and is an invaluable tool for Salesian religious,... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 24 Jun 2020 14:00
Continuing our series of articles by a Catholic teacher, this week Mike explores the glimpses of the divine we see in our schools and students.
"Every creature is a word of God and is a book about God"
These words come from the 13th century philosopher and mystic, Meister Eckhart. Like all mystics, he did not see God as confined to ancient scriptures or rituals, not that God cannot be found there; He... Read More »
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 »
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 »
Posted: Thu, 18 Jun 2020 09:08
Catholic teacher Michael Bennett reflects this week on helping the young find God in the silence of their own interior space. Photo: Students in the chapel at the 'Make Some Noise' Salesian Youthgather, 2018
My youngest son, Isaac, has a sharp mind, and a sharper wit! He questions everything, reflects deeply and is never quite happy to accept things as they seem to be. A number of years ago, his mum... Read More »
Posted: Sun, 14 Jun 2020 10:32
In this week's Salesian Sundays video, Sr Ella Flynn FMA talks about Corpus Christi, our celebration of the body of Christ, and our faith in the real presence.
Follow the link below to watch the video on YouTube.
Posted: Thu, 11 Jun 2020 19:20
In this week's article on Catholic education, Mike looks at school life as a pilgrimage. Photo: Savio Salesian College students in Lourdes, 2017
I am missing the daily routine of school. The school day has a rhythm, as does the term and the school year. I have always either been at school or working in a school; at forty-six, I am used to the movement of the school day and how the clock ticks.
In this... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 03 Jun 2020 19:29
A reflection for the feast of the Most Holy Trinity, by Fr Gerry O'Shaughnessy SDB
I still have many things to say to you but they would be too much for you.
But when the Spirit of truth comes he will lead you to the complete truth.
John 16: 12-13
Many of us know the beautiful icon of the Trinity painted by Rublev; it presents the three sitting around a table with the chalice of blessing. The fourth space... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 02 Jun 2020 14:07
This week's article by Catholic teacher, Michael Bennett, looks at the importance of being a friend to young people. Photo: A Salesian summer camp in 2015
For nine years I was fortunate enough to serve the community of Bootle in Savio Salesian College. From the moment I was appointed, I knew I had found my spiritual home amongst the Salesian family. I was doubly lucky: not only had I landed in a Salesian... Read More »