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The Salesian Educational Approach as a personal spirituality

The Salesian Educational Approach as a personal spirituality

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 11:49

A new presentation by Fr David O'Malley SDB, sets out the concept of an inner Salesian spirituality, and is addressed especially to those who do not have a strong faith background:

The Salesians have always said that they have an educational philosophy that spells out how and why we work together in the task of education. What is less appreciated is that there is also an underlying personal spirituality... Read More »

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What does it mean to ‘have devotion to Mary’?

What does it mean to ‘have devotion to Mary’?

Posted: Mon, 25 May 2020 01:43

As we celebrate the feast of Mary Help of Christians, (transferred from 24 May this year, which falls on a Sunday), Fr Tony Fernandes SDB relects on the devotion to her that Don Bosco urged on us. (See the link below for details of the livestreamed Mass for the feast)


When we celebrate the Feast of Mary Help of Christians, what comes to my mind is simply that Mary, who was the first help to Jesus during... Read More »

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Celebrating St Mary Mazzarello

Celebrating St Mary Mazzarello

Posted: Wed, 13 May 2020 21:24

On the afternoon of the Feast of St Mary Mazzarello, many of the Salesian Family gathered in their homes to watch a film of the life of our co-founder, (see below) and Masses were live-streamed from the SDB communities in Bolton and Chertsey. Sr Pat Devine FMA led a Zoom evening session, hosted by Salesian Youth Ministry and attended by Cooperators, members of the Youth Ministry Team, Salesian staff... Read More »

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Staff at SJBA pass on a message of hope

Staff at SJBA pass on a message of hope

Posted: Wed, 13 May 2020 15:18

The staff of St John Bosco Arts College, including Sisters from our Croxteth community, found a very entertaining way to pass on a message of hope to their school community, in a video (below) released on the Feast of St Mary Mazzarello. We hope you enjoy the video, and remember its very important message.

The school has also begun a page on its website to celebrate and thank former students who have... Read More »

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Salesian Sundays with Sr Ella

Salesian Sundays with Sr Ella

Posted: Thu, 07 May 2020 18:00

For a few months, we've been sharing videos on Facebook, with Sr Ella Flynn FMA reflecting on the Sunday Gospel. Those videos are now on a playlist on our YouTube channel, where you can watch all of the collection so far, and see the 'Salesian Sundays' videos we post in future. The link to the full playlist is in 'More information' below.

Spend a few moments in Sr Ella's company, and gain some prayerful... Read More »

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Sisters talk about their vocations

Sisters talk about their vocations

Posted: Sat, 02 May 2020 17:45

Some of our sisters from around the Province have been sharing their stories this week, in a series of videos for Vocations Awareness week.

The first video (above) was posted for Vocations Sunday, and during the week, more videos have been added, in which we hear from Sr Pat and Sr Breda about their own experiences. Visit our YouTube channel to watch more of the series. ('More information' below)

If... Read More »

Tags: Homepage, Salesian Sisters, Vocation

Supporting grieving young people during lockdown

Supporting grieving young people during lockdown

Posted: Thu, 30 Apr 2020 12:17

As our Education delegate, Fr David O'Malley SDB is aware of school communities that are dealing with deaths of family members, parents and associates. "The usual pattern of support is not possible at this time, especially since the experience of dying and also funerals is far more stark than normal," he writes, "It is not easy and the limitations of technology appear starkly here"

Fr David hopes everyone... Read More »

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Student's winning photo is a symbol of kindness

Student's winning photo is a symbol of kindness

Posted: Wed, 22 Apr 2020 15:32

Year 8 students at St John Bosco Arts College, Croxteth were set a challenge this week to take a photograph that showed 'Kindness'. The response was excellent, with many submissions for the staff to choose from. The winning photo was this one by Lizzie Fitzsimmons.

SJBA staff said it was 'a wonderful shot showing us that the simple things really are the best'. Well done, Lizzie!

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SDB Provincial welcomes you to our new website

SDB Provincial welcomes you to our new website

Posted: Thu, 16 Apr 2020 17:39

I am delighted to be able to welcome you to the new website of the Salesian Province of Great Britain incorporating the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB), The Daughters of Mary Help of Christians (FMA) the Salesian Co-operators and the various groups within the Salesian Family.

We wish this website not simply to be a purveyor of good news but an online centre to aid the promulgation of the Salesian charism,... Read More »

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Easter message from our two Provincials

Easter message from our two Provincials

Posted: Sat, 11 Apr 2020 23:23

Easter messages from Fr Gerry Briody SDB, Provincial of the Salesians of Don Bosco GBR, and Sr Connie Cameron FMA, Provincial of the Salesian Sisters GBR. (Image: Christ with Crown of Thorns by Aloys Wach, Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons)

Being people of faith and action in our community

Let us pray, as we move from the sorrow of penitence to the joy of Easter resurrection, for a renewed commitment... Read More »

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