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 »
Posted: Tue, 29 Sep 2020 11:11
The Salesian Sisters' Croxteth Community has a new initiative that we would like to extend to members of our Salesian Family.
As we journey towards the 150th Anniversary of the FMA Institute in 2022, we would like to promote the person and spirituality of Mother Mazzarello in a new way. We are beginning a Salesian Book Club which will take place online, via zoom.
The sessions will take place once every... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 10 Sep 2020 16:00
Last month, we reported on the work the Salesian Sisters are doing to help people in a poor area near Nairobi to survive the hunger which is one consequence of the restrictions imposed to control COVID-19, and the Salesian Cooperators in Cowley responded with a generous donation. Last week, Fr Francis Preston SDB (a member of our Province working in Nairobi) was invited to join the Sisters and meet... Read More »
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 »
Posted: Fri, 07 Aug 2020 10:11
With Salesian summer projects and camps cancelled due to COVID-19, Sue McDonald, GBR Youth Ministry Animator, realised this is the first time she has not had a 'Salesian summer' for the last 40 years! Sue looks back fondly at the variety of summer camps run by Salesians that she has been part of, as a participant and as a volunteer or leader, over four decades, and shares her hopes for a new way to... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 09 Jul 2020 17:46
Fr Francis Preston SDB has sent us an account of the situation in Dagoretti Market, a very poor township about two miles from the Salesian Sisters' Novitiate at Mutuini, near Nairobi, Kenya, where he has been based for the last three months. Fr Francis writes 'the big problem here in East Africa at the moment is hunger. By switching some of the money I had received from benefactors and friends to pay... Read More »