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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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Savio Salesian staff tell students how much they're missed

Savio Salesian staff tell students how much they're missed

Posted: Thu, 21 May 2020 23:06

As the first half of summer term draws to a close, with most students unable to attend our schools, the staff of Savio Salesian College Bootle made a video full of hope and care for the students they have been teaching remotely. MFL teacher Mrs Davies reminds us all of our importance to the wholeness of each others' lives: 'In French, you don't say "I miss you"; you say "you are missing from me" '.... Read More »

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Salesian Young Adults on life in lockdown: Chee

Salesian Young Adults on life in lockdown: Chee

Posted: Thu, 21 May 2020 20:33

In addition to their online meetings, some of the members of Sacred Heart Battersea's Young Adults' Group have generously shared their thoughts on life in our strange times. Here, Chee talks about the blessings she is experiencing as the distractions that increased the busyness of life have been taken away.

For more information on joining the Sacred Heart Young Adults Group, email batterseawest@rcaos.org.uk... Read More »

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‘Get a real job!’ - the reality of school

‘Get a real job!’ - the reality of school

Posted: Thu, 21 May 2020 18:58

In his latest article on being a Catholic teacher, Mike reflects on engagement with reality. (Photo: Freephoto on Pixabay)

Being a proud Scouse lad, the lyrics of the Beatles I am sure are as much as part of my DNA as the double helix. Music and football are an instant conversation starter where ever I go. One of the most sublime lyrics of the Fab Four is 'Living is easy with eyes closed.' Can you name... Read More »

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Bishop is part of Thornleigh's rosary in many languages

Bishop is part of Thornleigh's rosary in many languages

Posted: Thu, 21 May 2020 11:35

As we approach the feast of Mary Help of Christians, Fr Michael Winstanley SDB talks about the importance of Our Lady to Don Bosco, and in all of our lives, in this week's assembly from Thornleigh Salesian College. As staff, students and Salesian Brothers share a decade of the Rosary, with Hail Marys in Vietnamese, French, Italian, Polish and Spanish, they are joined by this week's special guest, Bishop... Read More »

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Salesian Young Adults talk about lockdown life: Cristiana

Salesian Young Adults talk about lockdown life: Cristiana

Posted: Thu, 14 May 2020 15:20

Members of the Young Adults Group at Sacred Heart, Battersea, have begun meeting virtually during lockdown, and Br Martin Pushparaj SDB has sent some videos in which members generously share their thoughts on life during lockdown, and what they are doing to lift their spirits.

In this video, Cristiana talks about how her own life has changed in recent months, and what she is doing to cope with the changes... Read More »

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Gratitude - the key to finding happiness in tough times

Gratitude - the key to finding happiness in tough times

Posted: Thu, 14 May 2020 11:49

This week, in their virtual assembly, Thornleigh Salesian College encouraged their community to look for things to be grateful for. Along with an uplifting version of Bambelela, (Hold on, never give up) from RE and Music teachers Dan and James, pictured above, staff, students and guest presenters talk about the things they are thankful for, from being able to hear birdsong to the health staff caring... Read More »

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Quid est veritas? Catholic schools seeking the highest good

Quid est veritas? Catholic schools seeking the highest good

Posted: Mon, 11 May 2020 16:31

In this week's article by a Catholic teacher, Mike considers the countercultural Gospel values that make a Catholic school 'good'. Photo: Winners of last year's Faith in Acton Awards from Savio Salesian College, Bootle.

The dialogue between Jesus and Pilate in the Gospel of John, where Jesus is asked 'Quid est veritas?' (what is truth), has always intrigued me! It is a clash between two world views.... Read More »

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Online Symposium brought people together from Mexico to Australia

Online Symposium brought people together from Mexico to Australia

Posted: Wed, 06 May 2020 14:25

Last week at our Online Youth Ministry Symposium, we had 60 participants from places including Mexico, Canada, Australia, Croatia, Ireland and of course here across the UK.

A huge thanks to Synod Fruits for leading the main session in the morning and to our SYM Companions for leading the sessions in the afternoon. You can find out more about the work of Synod Fruits here https://www.synodfruits.org.uk/... Read More »

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