Posted: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 16:43
The Rector Major, Fr Ángel Artime SDB, has spoken from Rome to Confreres, the Salesian Family, catechists and young people, in a video message released on Wednesday 1 April 2020.
"I greet you in this moment of great pain due to the Coronavirus pandemic," he said. He spoke of the 14 Salesians who have already died from the virus, and the pain so many share because of those they know and love who... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 10:21
In difficult times, finding the sparks of light in our lives and things to be grateful for is more important than ever. With churches and religious communities now offering Masses and prayer online, especially as video, our communities and our Salesian Family is being strengthened and finding joy in seeing Salesians they may not have seen for a long time, or those they regularly see but no longer can.... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 11:10
We are approaching Holy Week, the most important time of year in our Church, and this year, we are not able to carry out our 'Easter Duties' in the way we usually do. Cardinal Vincent Nichols speaks to us in a video to give guidance on how we can faithfully live the Passion and Resurrection at home. He explains how we can make an 'act of perfect contrition' when we can't get to confession, and speaks... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 25 Mar 2020 08:24
As we celebrate the Feast of the Annunciation, we remember that Mary's "Yes" brought Jesus into human form; that he lived as one of us and understands all our suffering and anxiety; and that he remains with us always.
At 17:15 this evening, the Thornleigh Salesian Community will live-stream their Mass for the feast on our Province Facebook page.
Please join us then or visit the page later where you will... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 16 Mar 2020 18:41
A spiritual communion
Fr David O'Malley SDB has produced a resource for use at home in the coming weeks.
This short prayer pattern follows the shape of the mass and allows you to participate in a homely prayer. It invites Jesus into your home and into your lives for the coming week. It is designed for families and couples, but it can also be used by individuals who have had to self-isolate and anyone... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 31 Jan 2020 16:21
From 22-24 January, headteachers and senior staff from seven schools forming the Fellowship group of our Salesian Schools Network came together in Battersea to share experience and best practice, deepen their knowledge of the Salesian charism, and discuss the development of the Fellowship.
This Fellowship part of the Network is a group of diocesan schools whose headteachers have chosen to look at incorporating... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 30 Jan 2020 18:00
We wish all of the Salesian Family a joyful Feast of St John Bosco!
Don Bosco, pray for us as we continue to help the young to be happy and thrive, following your example.
Posted: Thu, 23 Jan 2020 14:29
At his ordination, Don Bosco resolved to be guided by the "charity and sweetness of St Francis de Sales". When he founded our congregation, he chose this gentle saint as its patron, naming it the Society of St Francis de Sales - the Salesians. We celebrate the feast of this inspiring saint on 24th January.
St Francis (August 21, 1567 - December 28, 1622) followed the early church in believing that we... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 22 Jan 2020 15:15
As we lead up to the feast of our founder on 31st January, Fr David O'Malley SDB reflects on the influences that shaped Don Bosco's vocation to work with the young, and the endeavours of his fellow Salesians.
Don Bosco worked magic. He could walk a tightrope, make things appear, juggle, do card tricks and entertain young people with stories and skills that would amaze them. He learnt these skills in... Read More »