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…
Dear Brothers, Welcome! I thank Don Angelo for his words. I hope that he and the new General Council will ably serve the Salesian Congregation by leading, by guiding and supporting it along its journey. May the Holy Spirit help you to grasp the expectations and challenges of our time, especially those of young people, and interpret them in the light of the Gospel and…
Tuesday, 15 July 2014 00:00

Friends and pens across two cultures

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The Friends: In 2003, three teachers from Nagle College, Bairnsdale, visited Baucau to teach in the Salesian Secondary School, San Antonio (ESSA). On their return, and with a determination to assist the students in practical ways, a group of interested people was formed, and through the inspiration of Brian and Mary-Anne Esmonde, the Bairnsdale Friends of East Timor (BFOET) came into existence. Its primary function…
I have completed 4 years since I came behind these bars. I recall all my feelings about my own land so fresh in my memory like my shadow! I owe much to Kristo, my friend here in Australia, whom I consider as my sister. She burdens herself with all my pains and understands my feelings. My nation is a place of warfare. We are not…
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…
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