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 »
Posted: Wed, 08 Jul 2020 15:41
Pope Francis has named Archbishop Claudio Gugerotti as Apostolic Nuncio to Great Britain, in place of Archbishop Edward Adams, who retired in January 2020.
Claudio Gugerotti was born in Verona, Italy, in 1955 and ordained a priest of the Diocese of Verona in 1982. He studied Eastern Languages and Sacred Liturgy and was a professor of Patristics, Eastern Liturgy at the Institute of Ecumenical Studies... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 07 Jul 2020 20:11
The Salesian Cooperators in the Province of St Thomas of Canterbury (Great Britain) launched their brand new website, salesiancooperators.uk, on 7 July, the memorial of Blessed María Romero Meneses FMA.
Founded by Don Bosco himself, Salesian Cooperators are part of the worldwide Salesian Family, serving God in the young and the poor, according to their own personal circumstances in life. The... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 23 Jun 2020 18:10
Responding to the Prime Minister's statement on 23 June announcing that collective Worship can resume from 4 July, Cardinal Vincent Nichols, President of the Bishops' Conference of England & Wales said in a statement:
I welcome the statement by the Prime Minister earlier today, that places of worship are now able to resume collective acts of worship from 4 July. This is welcome news for members... 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: Wed, 10 Jun 2020 19:31
In a podcast this week, Cardinal Vincent Nichols spoke from Westminster Cathedral on how re-opening churches safely for private prayer is an important first step as society begins to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.
From Monday 15 June, churches can open for individual prayer, by following guidelines to prepare for reopening and to maintain safety standards in respect to virus transmission
The Cardinal... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 09 Jun 2020 11:19
Fr Gerry O'Shaunessy's reflection on the feast of Corpus Christi this Sunday
Another feast day, yet another virtual experience of the Eucharist. However, today is especially poignant as we celebrate the very gift of Jesus giving us himself - a gift to nourish and to share. 2020 will go down in our history as the time when we could not gather, as parish families, for much of Lent, Palm Sunday, Holy Week,... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 04 Jun 2020 12:57
On Wednesday, on behalf of the Bishops' Conference of England and Wales, Bishop Declan Lang, Lead Bishop for International Affairs, and Bishop Paul McAleenan (pictured), Lead Bishop for Racial Justice, issued the following statement expressing the Bishops' solidarity with sisters and brothers in the USA as they challenge the evil of racism and the brutal killing of George Floyd:
'We stand in solidarity... Read More »
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 »