Life wasn't meant to be easy

Sr Josephine celebrating 60 years of religious profession

Sr Josephine Salmoiraghi FMA

I was born in Gorla Minore, Varese, in northern Italy on 20 June 1932 during the Great Depression. For political reasons papà Leopoldo could not find work, so mamma Rosa, four weeks after my birth, had to go back to work, as at that time there were no pensions or social security.

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Message to the young on the feast of St John Bosco

Don Bosco

Fr Ángel Fernandez Artime

My dear young people of the entire Salesian world, dear girls and dear boys. I greet you as a friend, brother and father; I address you this greeting on behalf of Don Bosco as I come to you “knocking at the door of your life” on the occasion of the feast of our beloved Father.

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Families never go out of style

“We Are Family: Every Home a School of Life and Love.”

Fr Ángel Fernandez Artime SDB

Our family has been the most precious resource we have had in life. It was truly a cradle of life in which we felt loved, cared for, protected and accompanied so that we could manage on our own in life.

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Let us celebrate life!


Each new day is a blank page presenting us with a host of possibilities on the horizons of our life. This is the incredible gift that we call time.

Fr Ángel Fernandez Artime SDB

In many countries, September marks the beginning of school, and families organize their life around this reality. In other places, the rhythm of life stays as it was because New Year is at the centre of the calendar and determines the changes.

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Salesian Spirit shining through sport

Dodge Ball Medals

Michael Gartland

It’s been a big year in sport for Salesian youth in Melbourne; we’ve walked away from three different tournaments as winners – an unprecedented hattrick. The month of May saw the first step in this treble with long-awaited victory in the Brotherhood Cup, a field soccer tournament contested by seminarians, brothers and connected youth. Two weeks and several hours of dodging, catching and throwing later, the Twilight Dodgeball Party was added to the collection, whilst hundreds of dollars were raised for the Capuchin Community’s outreach programs in South Melbourne.

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Like Pope Francis

Pope Francis

My dear young people: I trust in you and I pray for you. Have the courage to be counter-cultural

Fr Ángel Fernandez Artime

In a world where quite often we silence God and where He is pushed aside, we need the witness of young people for whom the Lord is truly the Lord of their lives and the path to happiness and authenticity.

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Cagliero Project Cambodia Immersion 2017

The Cambodian perspective

Br Joshua Pilaku SDB

The Cagliero Immersion Team arrived in Don Bosco Technical School, Phnom Penh, the capital city of Cambodia, on 1 July 2017. The team consisted of twelve Cagliero immersionists accompanied by Fr Bernie Graham, Br Tristan and Ms Romina.

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