Australian Salesian Bulletin

The Salesian Bulletin was first published by St John Bosco in 1877. It is now published in 54 different national editions throughout the world, in a total of 30 languages. Each national edition is the agency of the Rector Major for the information and formation of the Salesian Family especially for those involved with the education and formation of youth. As such it follows the editorial and publication guidelines as formulated by the Rector Major and Council.

The Australian Salesian Bulletin was first published in 1955. Today it is issued 4 times a year with a run of 10,000 copies.

It is distributed free to individuals, families, bishops, parishes and schools throughout Australia, New Zealand the Pacific. The purpose of the Salesian Bulletin, according to the mind of St John Bosco, is to be informational and formational. It endeavours to keep its readers abreast of the main events in the Church and the Congregation on the local and worldwide level with particular attention to the overseas missions. The Australian Salesian Bulletin maintains a focus on youth issues.

Staff: All members of the editorial committee are engaged in full time activities apart from the Bulletin and give their services on a voluntary basis. Distributed freely, it depends on donations to cover costs of production and mailing. By soliciting support for the overseas Missions it raises over a million dollars each year. These donations are forwarded to various mission offices.

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Spring 2016 Salesian Bulletin

Spring

2016

In this issue the focus is on Mercy. The Rector Major writes about importance of being merciful to the young. We have two wonderful reflections around mercy and WYD by Michael Gartland and Teaghan Dolan. Fr Frank Moloney writes on Mother Teresa, the Pope and compassion. The FMA jubilarians celebrating 75 years of religious life. Plus, all the news from around our province, our region and the world wide Salesian congregation.

Spring 2016 Edition
Winter 2016 Salesian Bulletin

Winter

2016

The highlights of this edition are Pope Francis’ ‘Amoris Laetitia”, the Joy of Love and the pastoral visit of the Mother General of the Salesian Sisters. Also among the news from around our province, our region and the world wide congregation worldwide, the article of Michael Garland on Social Media is well worth reading. As is the work of the Salesian community in Fiji helping with the clean up after cyclone Winston.

Winter 2016 Edition
Autumn 2016 Salesian Bulletin

Autumn

2016

This edition announces the start of the Year of Mercy as proclaimed by Pope Francis with further articles and the editorial taking up the theme dealing with the virtue of Mercy itself. To encourage greater knowledge of the Australian church, the history and present development of the Catholic Church in the Northern Territory is the main article. Current news from the Australian-Pacific province, the Salesian Region of East Asia-Oceania and the worldwide congregation is featured.

Autumn 2016 Edition
December 2015 Salesian Bulletin

December

2015

This Christmas edition carries the Christmas Message of Pope Francis and with the feature article the Catholic Church in the Kimberley begins a series of coming know about the Australian Church. Alongside the regular Faith Journey article, the current news of the Province, the Region and the World are well worth thoughtful reading.

December 2015 Edition

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