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Message from Pope Francis for World Youth Day

World Youth Day


The following is the text of the Message the Holy Father Francis has sent to young people of the world on the occasion of the 33rd World Youth Day, to be celebrated on Palm Sunday, on the theme

“Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favour with God”(Lk 1:30)

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Future melodies

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Editorial - Autumn 2018

Frank Freeman SDB, Editor of the Salesian Bulletin

I had dropped in by invitation on a rehearsal of a college band to hear a special composition by two senior students entitled “Future melodies”. A lively piece of music was being played with the percussion instruments well to the fore. “Typical modern music”, thought I, a devoted lover of the great classical musical masters, “nothing but monotonous rhythm”. “Great”, said one of the young players eagerly as he lowered his cornet, “Did you pick up the melody?” Embarrassed, I had to confess that I had been blissfully unaware of any melodic theme. “Well, it’s there! You’ve just got to listen for it.” When they began again, I ignored the sound and fury of the drums. The melody was there alright as my young friend had said.

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Don Bosco Leadership Camp 2017

Salesian Leadership

Don Bosco Camp - Safety Beach

By Teaghan Dolan - Volunteer Leader

Don Bosco Camp’s annual Leadership camp is a fantastic week long collaboration of leadership, community, and Salesian spirit all with the service of young people in mind.

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Bread, work and eventually heaven - Salesian Charism, at work

Fiji Christmas

By Young Pomahun

Young is a year 10 student of Don Bosco Technical school in Port Moresby, PNG

While many students are spending the school holidays relaxing at home with their families and travelling places, I was given the opportunity to work as a casual employee at Theodist Limited, a stationery company here in Port Moresby.

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Every day an opportunity

Editorial - Summer 2017

Frank Freeman SDB, Editor of the Salesian Bulletin

We were finishing a meal in a restaurant. My jocular and rotund colleague, pushing aside a well cleaned plate, the best compliment to a chef, remarked “Now tell me: from what book do you get all those ideas for your articles?” And this, accompanied by an all-knowing wink suggesting “You can trust me.“

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Christmas in Fiji

Fiji Christmas

By Br Sinapati Ioane

Don Bosco Sunday School Share the Spirit Of Christmas With The Old People At Home Of Compassion And The Old Sisters At Wailoku

“Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly Merry Christmas.”
Peg Bracken

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Hope has its Enemies

Taken from an address to the general audience

His Holiness Pope Francis

Dear Brothers and Sisters, We were speaking lately about hope; but today, I would like to reflect with you on the enemies of hope because hope has its enemies: just like any good in this world has its enemies.

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