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Holocaust Memorial Day 2021

Holocaust Memorial Day 2021

Posted: Thu, 21 Jan 2021 14:18

A reflection for Holocaust Memorial Day, and an invitation to join the UK ceremony, which is being live streamed at 7pm on the evening of Wednesday 27 January by the Holocaust Memorial Trust in the UK. The link for this is at the end of the article. The theme for HMD 2021 is 'Be the light in the darkness'. Photo: Tina Witherspoon on Unsplash.

On 27 January, the world marks Holocaust Memorial Day, and... Read More »

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New Novena to prepare for the Feast of Don Bosco

New Novena to prepare for the Feast of Don Bosco

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!

Tags: Gospel, Homepage, Prayer, Salesian Sisters, Salesian Spirituality, Salesian Youth Ministry, Salesians of Don Bosco

'The Hill We Climb'

'The Hill We Climb'

Posted: Thu, 21 Jan 2021 10:57

Fr Gerry O'Shaughnessy SDB reflects on the message of hope and unity for all of us in the poem for the inauguration of the new President of the USA, composed and performed by Amanda Gorman, the USA's first Youth Poet Laureate. The image is from Club Experience Blog (Boys and Girls Clubs of America); this site has a wealth of valuable resources for youth development.

Whatever your politics, I hope you... Read More »

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Icons of the heart

Icons of the heart

Posted: Wed, 20 Jan 2021 14:11

Don Bosco's approach of 'loving kindness' is the key to delivering the best for our students, as Catholic teacher and deacon, Mike Bennett explains.

I have habits and routines. In these difficult times, when what was 'normal' is no longer the reality, I cling to those routines and habits that I can still enjoy; they are vital to my well-being. One such habit is listening to BBC Radio 4. The Today Programme... Read More »

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Where do we stand as God calls us?

Where do we stand as God calls us?

Posted: Wed, 20 Jan 2021 11:33

Fr Gerry O'Shaughnessy SDB reflects on the Gospel for Sunday of the Word of God, 3rd Sunday of Year B: Mark 1: 14-20. Image: bernadette Lopez via Qumran2.net.

Last week, we saw how the evangelist John dealt with the call of Andrew and Peter. On this Sunday of the Word we are introduced to Mark's Gospel and his version of the call of these early followers. I like to see the evangelist Mark as a person... Read More »

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Get snapping to help the children of Don Bosco Ashalayam

Get snapping to help the children of Don Bosco Ashalayam

Posted: Wed, 20 Jan 2021 10:21

Would you like to support the valuable work of Don Bosco Ashalayam in helping the street children of Kolkata, and exercise your creativity at the same time? The parishioners of Christ the Prince of Peace in Weybridge, Surrey, have adopted the Ashalayam as their 'away' charity, and following their successful online concerts last year, they've come up with another new way to raise funds: they are running... Read More »

Tags: Homepage, India, Salesian Missions, Salesian Youth Ministry, Salesians of Don Bosco

Thornleigh student 'braves the shave' in memory of Grandad

Thornleigh student 'braves the shave' in memory of Grandad

Posted: Thu, 14 Jan 2021 14:01

During the Christmas holiday, Delilah, a Year 8 student at Thornleigh Salesian College Bolton, took part in the 'Brave the Shave' initiative, for Lymphoma Action , raising over £2,700 in memory of her beloved grandad, who died from Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma in May 2020, by sacrificing her beautiful 22-inch-long tresses.

Twelve-year-old Delilah has so far exceeded her fundraising target by over £1500.... Read More »

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The Salesian Martyrs of Auschwitz

The Salesian Martyrs of Auschwitz

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 »

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Legion of Honour award for Mother Yvonne

Legion of Honour award for Mother Yvonne

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 »

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Brother Augustine helps with COVID Testing at SJBC

Brother Augustine helps with COVID Testing at SJBC

Posted: Tue, 12 Jan 2021 11:11

Br Augustine SDB showed his versatility by helping out with Lateral Flow Tests for COVID-19 at St John Bosco College, Battersea.

As a new scheme for administering the rapid-result tests in schools was announced just as the Christmas holiday was beginning, schools worked hard to prepare for testing when term began this month. Br Augustine was helping with tests for staff and students.

Although a new national... Read More »

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