Fighting for life in the district of the 'easy trigger'

Argentina Slums


Father Frederick Salmeron SDB

Fr Frederick ‘Chingui’ Salmeron, a 29 year old Salesian with a diploma in drug prevention, works with the young people of the Ludueña district, one of the most dangerous of Rosario, Argentina. Here people live ‘in the shadow of death’, but he, with other Salesians, keep the community alive.

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The first Vietnamese Salesian, Fr Isidore Le Huong, passed away!

Fr Isidore Le Huong


Joseph Phuoc SDB

On 7 April, in the presence of more than hundred Salesians SDB and Salesian Family members, in the Salesian cemetery in Cau Bong (HCM City), was buried the first Vietnamese Salesian of Don Bosco, Fr Isidore Le Huong. He went to his eternal reward on 4 April ‒ his feastday and birthday ‒ after 60 years of Salesian consecrated life and 56 years of priesthood.

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OzBosco 2017

OzBosco 2017

We are a family: every home a school of life and love

Romina Martiniello, Assistant director of the Cagliero Project

For those of us who work in the area of Salesian Youth Ministry in Australia, the planning and running of OzBosco is a rather significant affair. It serves as our national Salesian gathering for youth; the only official occasion where our young people from all across the country are invited to come together in the name of friendship, fun and Don Bosco.

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A gift of hope for Don Bosco Tech

brand-new Isuzu flat deck truck

Ash Wednesday was a day of new beginnings at Don Bosco Alafua.

Matt Evans, Cagliero Volunteer to Samoa

Following a school Mass, celebrated by Fr Sefo, a new addition to the vehicle fleet, our brand-new, all-blue, Isuzu flat deck truck, was blessed. This is the realisation of a dream which began in 2016 during the Australian Siva tour which allowed our students to showcase their finest dancing skills throughout the country.

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A vision for today's young people

Pope Francis

Editorial - Winter 2017

Frank Freeman SDB, Editor of the Salesian Bulletin

Recently Pope Francis has issued to today’s young people a call to action, a challenge and a vision. “‘Dear young people, we didn’t come into this world to vegetate, to take it easy, and to make our lives a comfortable sofa to fall asleep on. The times we live in do not call for young couch potatoes, but for young people with walking shoes. No, we came for another reason: To leave a mark.’

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Prayer at night means summer is bright

SA Leaders

Youth ministry - summer camp style

Jenny Myers, co-ordinator of the South Australia girls camp

The phrase ‘red sky at night, shepherd’s delight’ refers to the anticipation of fair weather the next day (Mt 16:2). At summer camp, our interactive night prayer shapes us with flow on effects. We’ve come to anticipate a wonderful atmosphere the next day. Really? Yes - incredible isn’t it?

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Why the only future worth building includes everyone

Pope Francis

His Holiness Pope Francis

Taken from a speech....

To Christians, the future does have a name, and its name is Hope. Feeling hopeful does not mean to be optimistically naïve and ignore the tragedy humanity is facing. Hope is the virtue of a heart that doesn't lock itself into darkness, that doesn't dwell on the past, does not simply get by in the present, but is able to see a tomorrow.

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