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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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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Don Bosco Winter Camp

Winter Camp

Don Bosco Camp - Safety Beach

By Teaghan Dolan - Volunteer Leader

As the winter school holidays approach, we are often greeted with some of Melbourne’s worst rainy, cold and miserable weather – but the show goes on at Don Bosco Camp for its annual Junior and Senior Winter Holiday Camps!

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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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Build a better world

A better world can be built also as a result of your efforts, your desire to change and your generosity.

His holiness Pope Francis

My Dear Young People, I am pleased to announce that in October 2018 a Synod of Bishops will take place to treat the topic: "Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment.” I wanted you to be the centre of attention, because you are in my heart. Today, the Preparatory Document is being presented, a document which I am also entrusting to you as your "compass” on this journey.

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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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Connecting, please wait…

Connecting... please wait

Connection is perhaps the most cherished thing any human being can have

Michael Gartland

Recently, I had the absolute privilege of visiting my Grandma in hospital. Obviously, the circumstances could have been better but we had the chance to just sit and chat for hours, free from distractions. We spent a lot of time reminiscing about the good ol’ days, which, as it turns out, is a period we both remember quite clearly

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