Salesian presence at the U.N.

08 Aug 2019

Dear Salesian Family, Recently our province was blessed to host the annual review of the Salesian presence at the United Nations in New York. Three members of the general council (Fr. Fabio Attard, Fr. Guillermo Basañes, and Bro. Jean Paul Muller) and Fr. M.C. George from the Missions Dicastery came

Choices and Commitments

18 Jul 2019

July 18, 2019   Dear Salesian Family, It’s been four months now since the SDBs had their provincial chapter. Considering all the graduations, first Communions, and Confirmations, the summer activities and moving to new assignments that have occurred since then, I’m guessing few of us could remember the choices to

Salesian Family Council Plans for Collaboration

12 Jul 2019

  On Monday, July 1, members of the Salesian Family Provincial Council met virtually to propose some specific ways they could collaborate in the animation of the Salesian provinces in Canada and the eastern USA. Present at the meeting were Fr. Iguintz Calixte, Joe Conroy, Rosa D’Addario, Fr. Tom Dunne,

Following Don Bosco’s Example

27 Jun 2019

Dear Salesian Family,   In 1833 Mama Margaret went to visit her son John, who was studying in Chieri and had decided to become a Franciscan. The local parish priest warned Mama Margaret that if John became a Franciscan, he would not be able to take care of her in

Transition Moment: Gratitude and Prayers

20 Jun 2019

June 20, 2019 Dear Salesian Family, This is the time of year that the SDBs usually begin to implement the changes of assignments that were announced at the beginning of May. When we include the summer activities—camps, retreats, Gospel Roads, language studies, etc.—there will be a good number of SDBs

Culture of encounter

13 Jun 2019

June 13, 2019 Memorial of Saint Anthony of Padua, Priest and Doctor of the Church   Dear Salesians of Don Bosco (and Salesian Family), Two months ago, on Palm Sunday during the audience in Paul VI Hall, Pope Francis received students and teachers from Visconti High School in Rome. During

06 Jun 2019

June 6, 2019 Dear Salesian Family, As mentioned a few weeks ago, this edition of Salesian News gives special attention to the celebrations of Mary Help of Christians throughout the province and the graduation ceremonies of our schools. Looking back on the numerous celebrations for Mary Help in local Salesian

23 May 2019

Dear Salesian Family, Tomorrow is the Solemnity of Mary, Help of Christians!  I wish you all many blessings and assure you that you are in my prayers, as we turn to Mary with the same filial trust that Don Bosco placed in her. We arrive at the Solemnity of Mary

Reflections on the Provincial Chapter

11 Apr 2019

Dear Salesian Family, It’s been almost three weeks now since we finished the SDB provincial chapter. I would like to share a few reflections on the experience. The chapter began on March 19, the solemnity of St. Joseph, with a day of recollection and concluded on March 23 with our

The Parable of the Prodigal Father (Luke 15)

29 Mar 2019

Homily for Province Day (March 23, 2019)             Let’s enter the home of this family in the gospel parable just as the younger son asks his father to divide the inheritance and give him his portion. We might expect a big blow-up in the household—the father terribly insulted at the