The 27th General Chapter (GC27), which ended on Saturday 12 April, was “a real time of grace and presence of the Spirit.” This was the phrase used by Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, tenth successor of Don Bosco, in his final talk to the more than 200 chapter members. He entitled his address “an opportunity to belong more to God, to our brothers and to young…
Tuesday, 15 July 2014 00:00

Don Bosco welcomes disaster victims

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The infrastructure on the large and central island of Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands, destroyed by the recent cyclone, will take years to recover. The Salesians have two presences there, one at Henderson, outside the capital city of Honiara, and one, still further out, at Tetere. All these areas were affected, but Don Bosco Henderson has been able to take in a growing number of…
Tuesday, 15 July 2014 00:00

RIP Fr Matthias Mo SDB

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Fr Matthias Mo, a much loved and respected Salesian priest of the province of Mary Help of  Christians and the Chinese Catholic communities in Sydney and Melbourne, was farewelled at Our Lady of Rosary Church in St Marys, NSW, and St John Bosco chapel in Salesian College Rupertswood, Victoria. Fr Mo passed away peacefully at the Rosary Retirement Home in Sydney on Wednesday, 5 March.
After much investigation and consultation, Salesian College Sunbury decided it would construct a purpose-built separate Learning Centre for its Year 9 students. Construction commenced in 2013. Working in conjunction with McIldowie Partners Architectural Firm, the new Learning Centre was developed through renovations of the existing Naughton House building and Shearing Shed. Precom Constructions were appointed to build modules which were constructed off site. The modules…
Tuesday, 15 July 2014 00:00

On the border between USA and Mexico

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Many national borders have today become areas of great tension and suffering. Desperate peoples, marginalised and homeless wanderers seeking a better life for themselves and their children are denied access by many nations and often imprisoned as if they were criminals.
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