SALESIAN SAINTS OF JUNE: St. Joseph Cafasso, priest

20 Jun 2019

June 23 (not observed liturgically this year)   This article is adapted from one that ANS published in 2011.   (ANS – Turin) – In Turin, where sanctity flourished to an unusual degree in the 19th century, St. Joseph Cafasso is remembered as the priest of the prisons, especially as
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Rector Major Message for June: BLOOD POURED OUT BRINGS FORTH LIFE

13 Jun 2019

THE MESSAGE OF THE RECTOR MAJOR FR. ANGEL FERNANDEZ ARTIME, SDB   It was very moving for me to meet with Bororo and Xavante youth joined together in this land where the Bororos live, to meet the missionaries who share day-to-day life with them and to celebrate our Faith right
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Salesian Saints: Blessed Francis Kesy and Companions, Martyrs

12 Jun 2019

Optional Memorial, June 12 by Fr. Pascual Chavez, SDB, and Fr. Pierluigi Cameroni, SDB   On June 12 the Salesian Family celebrates the liturgical memorial of the martyrs Blessed Francis Kesy and his four companions, who were members of the Salesian Family as leaders in the Salesian youth center in
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Experience: The Feast of Mary Help of Christians in the Philippines

05 Jun 2019

By Fr. Mike Pace, SDB I celebrated the Feast of Mary, Help of Christians in the Philippines. I am here attending the Salesian Spiritualty Seminar hosted by the FIN province at the Don Bosco Retreat Center in Batulao. My study cohort comprises 40 salesian confreres and lay mission partners from
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New Book: The Roots of the Spirituality of Saint John Bosco

30 May 2019

Don Bosco Publications in the U.K. has announced the publication of The Roots of the Spirituality of Saint John Bosco Fr. Giuseppe Buccellato, SDB, translated from Italian. This study examines the influence of other saints in the spiritual and apostolic life of the founder of the Salesians. The book offers an
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Communications from the Salesian Perspective

30 May 2019

By Jakeline Magalhães (with the collaboration of Fr. Tim Zak)   In his message in the Congregation’s Communications Newsletter of February 2018, Fr. Filiberto Gonzalez, the general councilor for communications of the Salesians of Don Bosco, wrote: Communication is a divine-human fact that touches the core of God and of
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SALESIAN SAINTS OF MAY: Blessed Joseph Kowalski, priest and martyr

23 May 2019

Edited from Wikipedia May 29, obligatory memorial for SDBs optional memorial for the rest of the Salesian Family Biography Joseph Kowalski was born in Siedliska (part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire at the time, part of partitioned Poland) on March 13, 1911, to Wojciech and Zofia Borowiec; the seventh of their
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Salesian Saints of May: St. Leonard Murialdo, priest

16 May 2019

St. Leonard Murialdo, priest   May 18, optional memorial by www.sdb.org Leonard Murialdo was born in Turin in 1828, eighth child of a well-to-do family. He lost his father at just four years of age, but he received an excellent Catholic education at the Scolopian College in Savona. As a
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SalesianSaints of May: St. Louis Orione, priest

15 May 2019

St. Louis Orione, priest   May 16, optional memorial   by www.sdb.org Louis Orione was born in Pontecurone in the diocese of Tortona on June 23, 1872. As a youngster he helped his father at mending roads until he turned thirteen. Louis wanted to study to become a priest and
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SALESIAN SAINTS OF MAY: St. Mary Domenica Mazzarello,

08 May 2019

St. Mary Domenica Mazzarello, co-foundress of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians   May 13, solemnity for the FMAs Feast for the rest of the Salesian Family by Fr. Mike Mendl, SDB “Consider your call, brothers and sisters. . . . God chose what is foolish in the world
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