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Thursday, 12 March 2020 11:23

Join us for a Women's Prayer Weekend this June

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We're inviting women aged 18 and over to take time out to join us for a weekend of prayer from 5-7 June. It's an opportunity to reflect and spend time with God in the midst of busy lives. 


The weekend event will be held at Croxteth, and to assist with costs, we are asking for a donation of £35 for waged participamts and £15 from unwaged. 

Thursday, 12 December 2019 16:50

Salesian Sisters celebrate 60 years in Liverpool

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Last Friday, the Salesian Sisters gathered with friends, suporters and students past and present to mark 60 years of their ministry to the young in Liverpool.


Provincial Sr Connie Cameron FMA spoke movingly to the gathered congregation, students from St John Bosco Arts College created the beautiful music and dance at the Mass, and old friends had a chance to reminisce over a delicious buffet.

Thursday, 14 November 2019 16:09

Feast of Blessed Madeleine Morano FMA

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On 15 November, we celebrate the feast of Blessed Madeleine Morano, Salesian Sister, educator and catechist, who was born on this day in 1847. Madeleine overcame poverty and hardship to answer the call she felt from God to be a religious sister and a teacher.


Although she knew from an early age that she was called to both religious life and teaching, when her father died, 8-year-old Madeleine had to find work to help her mother support their large family, and it was only with the help of an uncle who was a priest, that she was able to continue her education as she worked. With her family dependent on her earnings, Madeleine could not leave them to enter a religious order, but she was able to begin training as a teacher at the age of 14, when she was employed at a new school close to home, and she gained her teaching certificate five years later.


Sunday, 04 August 2019 19:01

Happy Birthday, Salesian Sisters!

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On 5th August 1872, the first fifteen Salesian Sisters were clothed in their religous garments, and eleven of them (including St Mary Mazzarello) made their first professions. Don Bosco and the Bishop of Acqui were present on this joyful occasion at Mornese, Italy. Mother Mazzarello, who had worked with Don Bosco to establish the new society, was elected as their first superior on the same day.  
Tuesday, 02 July 2019 18:42

RIP Mother Antonia, Mother General Emeritus

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We are sad to announce the death of Mother Antonia Colombo, Mother General of the FMA from 1997 - 2008, who died peacefully yesterday in Lombardy, Italy, following a long illness.


Mother Antonia was especially dedicated to promoting and enhancing the dignity of women, and placed herself at the heart of initiatives to foster education and active citizenship for women and girls around the world.



An invitation is extended to all of the Salesian Family to join our Sisters to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of the Salesian Sisters arrival in Scotland in 1969.


Mass will be celebrated by Bishop John Keenan, Bishop of Paisley, at 3.00pm on Saturday 24th August in St. Fergus' Church, Blackstoun Road, Ferguslie Park, Paisley PA3 1LU


This will be followed by a simple buffet in the school opposite the Church.

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The latest project from the Bosco Centre in Bermondsey is a community cafe in the Docklands Settlement, serving delicious food and real coffee at affordable prices, while giving work skills and experience to young people with special educational needs.


The Bosco Centre was founded three decades ago by Sr Cecily Dunn, who died three years ago today (24 May 2016), and the cafe is the project of the current director, Darren Coghlan.

Friday, 17 May 2019 15:34

VIDES weekend - holiness for you too!

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David McCormick from VIDES writes about an amazing weekend


Holiness is for you too. A phrase I am sure that we are all fairly familiar with this year, as the Rector Major has challenged each of us to consider how we can find holiness in the simplicity of our everyday lives. This was also what was asked of a group of young people who have recently taken part in a VIDES for Youth weekend at Barnstondale activity centre.


The group of young girls, from St. John Bosco, Croxteth arrived with lots of energy (and snacks) on Friday evening and were welcomed warmly by our team who had been preparing for the weekend for quite some time. The weekend kicked off with everybody’s favourite part – the ice breakers – before we introduced how the weekend would run and some of the things that could be expected. In keeping with tradition, we closed and started each of our days together with a form of prayer and reflection, helping us to focus on the Salesian young people whose stories we can learn so much from. The young people were asked how they could relate different parts of these stories to their own lives, think of their hopes and dreams for the weekend and the future, and were also given space to pray for something in their lives.


Thursday, 16 May 2019 14:49

Come to our Enneagram workshop in November

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We would like to invite all members of the Salesian Family to attend a two-day workshop on The Enneagram on Saturday 2nd November- Sunday 3rd November 2019.


The day will be led by Fr John Mc Cluskey, a Mill Hill priest currently living in Freshfields, England. He is trained in the Enneagram and his specific presentation style and approach is excellent. He comes highly recommended!

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We wish all of you, especially our Salesian Sisters - a happy and blessed Feast of St Mary Mazzarello!


Born on 9th May 1837, and known for her unfailing cheerfulness and ability to draw others into the vital work of supporting poor and marginalised girls, Maria Domenica Mazzarello was chosen by Don Bosco to work with him in establishing the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians, Figlie di Maria Ausiliatrice (FMA) - the Salesian Sisters.

Wednesday, 10 April 2019 11:46

Sisters walk in St Teresa's footsteps in Avila

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A group of Salesian Sisters has been following in the footsteps of St Teresa in the beautiful medieval walled city of Avila, 'Town of Stones and Saints'.


They have visited the Convent of St Teresa, on the site of her former home, where a recreation of the room in which she was born has her father's record of her birth painted on the wall: 'On Wednesday, 28th March 1515, Teresa my daughter was born, within half an hour or so of five o'clock in the morning, on the said Wednesday almost at dawn.'

Friday, 05 April 2019 13:47

Excitement mounts as 50th preparations continue

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Excitement is building for the celebrations in August to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Salesian Sisters arrival in Scotland.


The Easterhouse and URSpace communities came together this week to discuss and develop ideas for this wonderful celebration.


The gathering included looking through documents, cuttings and scrapbooks with memories of over 50 years of presence in Scotland, serving young people in Paisley, Milton, Easterhouse, Elderslie and Johnstone, Nitshill, Newmains and Newlands.

The celebration Mass on Saturday 24th August will be presided over by the Right Reverend John Keenan, Bishop of Paisley and a past-pupil of Shrigley.


The Mass will be at St Fergus Church, Ferguslie Park, Paisley, on Saturday 24th August 2019, at 3pm. Please save the date!



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