Thursday, 25 September 2014 00:00

A Tale of Two Schools

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Computers, companions and collaboration

Despite being separated by thousands of kilometres and a vast ocean, two Salesian schools are drawing closer together, thanks to a collaborative project that is now in its third year.

Xavier College Gawler, South Australia, and Don Bosco Technical Centre, Alafua Samoa, have been working together to establish a computer laboratory at Don Bosco Technical Centre.

Thursday, 25 September 2014 00:00

Don Bosco’s grand plan for holiness

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Cheerfulness, Duties and Piety

“Don Bosco promoted his grand programme of holiness, “cheerfulness, duties and piety”, amongst the boys at the Oratory of St Francis de Sales. He provided them with a way of holiness that was easy, suited to their age and circumstances and led to a happy life.

Thursday, 25 September 2014 00:00

Pope Francis: Speaking from the heart

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Meeting with the detainees of local penitentiary in Isernia

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Good afternoon!

I thank you for your welcome. And I thank you for your witness of hope, which I heard in the words of your representative. Even in the Governor's greeting this word struck me: hope. This is the challenge, as I was saying two weeks ago at the prison of Castrovillari: the challenge is social reintegration.

Thursday, 25 September 2014 00:00

Statue of Don Bosco: mystery solved!

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The origin of the statues of Don Bosco, to be found in many Salesian works in Australia, puzzled Salesians for many years. Their history became shrouded by the passage of the years and failing memories. Fr Frank Bertagnolli details his investigations which finally led to solving the mystery. Editor

Fr Joseph Ciantar (who was responsible for the establishment of many Salesian works in Australia in the 1940s and 50s) is believed to have commissioned seven statues of Don Bosco.

Thursday, 25 September 2014 00:00

Province Day 2014

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On Saturday, 5 July, a good number of Salesians from our Australia-Pacific Province assembled at Lysterfield to celebrate this year’s Province Day and to formally acknowledge the eleven Jubilarians, five of whom were present on the day, who were marking important Anniversaries in their Salesian and Priestly journeys during 2014.

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