I have been visiting and working with the Refugees for one and a half years. I visit them at MIDC (Maribyrnong Immigration Detention Centre) and MITA (Melbourne Immigration Transit Accommodation), Broadmeadows. At first this enterprise started off as a language translation help for the Sri Lankan Tamils in the refugee camp but gradually it has become my apostolate with the permission of my superiors and…
Tuesday, 15 July 2014 00:00

A time honoured presence

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The Salesian community of Brunswick The traveller, northwards bound along Sydney road Brunswick, would surely notice the large sign, “Don Bosco” denoting the location of the Brunswick Salesian Community with its threefold apostolic works: a hostel, a youth centre and a parish. DON BOSCO HOSTEL Don Bosco Hostel, founded in 1939, with its first Rector Fr John Biloni, was originally going to be built as a…
On Thursday 13 February 2014, between 8.30 and 9.39 a.m. people arrived for the opening of the Mary Mazzarello Development Centre (MMDC) at Henderson, Solomon Islands. Sr Sesilia Sala was the MC for the day and at 9.30 a.m. she introduced Sr Sialei Paupuaga, the FMA community leader, who gave the welcoming address and extended a warm welcome to Archbishop Adrian Thomas Smith of the…
Tuesday, 15 July 2014 00:00

OzBosco 2014 celebrated in Tasmania

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200 young people from Adelaide, Hobart, Melbourne and Sydney gathered at Dominic College in Tasmania for OzBosco 2014 from 4th to 6th April. It was an event filled with joy, optimism, love and friendship. The theme for OzBosco 2014 “Choose Love and Serve God” was echoed amongst the participants throughout the weekend.
Tuesday, 15 July 2014 00:00

A Kingdom of Wonders

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Cagliero in Cambodia It has been a busy and wonderful start to 2014 for the Cagliero Project. There are currently seven volunteers in the field in Cambodia, Samoa and Zambia. All of the volunteers have been making significant contributions in their respective countries. Jasmine, in Malololelei, Samoa, is working with the Salesian sisters in their new primary school. She has been warmly embraced by the…
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