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THE YOUNG EVANGELIZED AND EVANGELIZING – DON BOSCO’S DREAM OF THE TWO COLUMNS

STRENNA 2024 – THE DREAM THAT MAKES YOU DREAM: A HEART THAT TRANSFORMS WOLVES INTO LAMBS

THE BASILICA OF MARY HELP OF CHRISTIANS AT VALDOCCO, THE ORATORY OF ST. FRANCIS DE SALES, IN TORINO, ITALY

OUR SALESIAN FAMILY OF THE USA & CANADA: COOPERATORS, ADMA, PAST PUPILS, FMA, SDB, & FRIENDS OF DON BOSCO

Don Bosco Salesian Portal is the website of St. John Bosco’s Salesian Family of the eastern United States and Canada. It is meant to be a “clearing house” for all things Salesian according to the “Oratory Criteria” of school, church, home, and playground and the “meeting hub” for all of us in the Family.  It is sponsored by the Salesian Family Provincial Council of St. Philip the Apostle and St. Joseph Provinces. Please see our “About” page for information regarding use of the Portal.  Enjoy!

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THE MONTHLY NEWSLETTER OF THE WORLDWIDE SALESIAN FAMILY & THE ARCHIVES OF ALL THE SALESIAN BULLETINS SINCE 1877! DON BOSCO CREATED THIS NEWSLETTER FOR HIS COOPERATORS!
THE MONTHLY NEWSLETTER OF THE SALESIAN FAMILY OF THE PROVINCES OF SAINT PHILIP THE APOSTLE & SAINT JOSEPH

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2024: The 200th Anniversary of Don Bosco’s Dream at Age Nine

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New Video – A Day at Casa Don Bosco

Come visit Don Bosco!

Live under the same roof as did Don Bosco, Mamma Margaret, Dominic Savio, Mickey Magone, Don Rua, Cardinal Cagliero…

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UPCOMING EVENTS IN THE SALESIAN & ECCLESIAL WORLD



10th NATIONAL EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS

“WE DO BELIEVE, O LORD (Creemos, Oh Señor) OFFICIAL HYMN

on the occasion of the National Eucharistic Revival

Indianapolis, Indiana, July 17-21, 2024

VISIT THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE



ADMA: WORLD CONGRESS IX

“I WILL GIVE YOU A TEACHER”

on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of St. John Bosco’s Dream at Age 9

Fatima, Portugal: August 29 – September 1, 2024

IT IS OPEN TO EVERYONE, NOT JUST ADMA MEMBERS. DON’T MISS IT!
THE WEBSITE IS AVAILABLE IN 5 LANGUAGES & HAS ALL THE DETAILS AND REGISTRATION PAGES.


SDB PAST PUPIL EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL ASSEMBLY

“JOURNEYING TOGETHER: CHANGE FOR CONTINUITY”

Valdocco: October 2-6, 2024

Extraordinary General Assembly of the World Confederation of Don Bosco Past Pupils (EXA-DB)
October 3-6, 2024, in Valdocco

PAST PUPILS OF THE SALESIANS – CLICK TO DOWNLOAD YOUR INVITATION:

LETTER FROM WORLD PRESIDENT, BRYAN MAGRO



VIRTUAL FMA PAST PUPIL CONGRESS OF THE AMERICAS

“A CHARISM THAT MAKES US DREAM TOGETHER”

100% Virtual: November 1-3, 2024

Past Pupils of the FMA: REGISTER – CLICK HERE



SDB GENERAL CHAPTER XXIX

“PASSIONATE ABOUT JESUS CHRIST AND DEDICATED TO THE YOUNG.”

Valdocco: February 16, 2025 to April 12, 2025

A reminder from GC XXVIII

Together with the Laity

And the prayer for GC XXIX

Click here for a large copy




150th ANNIVERSARIES OF THE SENDINGS OF OUR FIRST MISSIONARIES

NOVEMBER 11, 2025

SALESIAN SOCIETY OF ST. FRANCIS DE SALES

“THANK, RETHINK, RELAUNCH”

“Keep the missionary spirit and enthusiasm alive”

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WORLD CONGRESS OF THE SALESIAN COOPERATORS

“A DREAM, A PROMISE, THE FUTURE: REMEMBER, RENEW, RELAUNCH”

on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of Cum Sicuti and the Foundation of the Salesian Cooperator Association (May 9, 1876)

It will be preceded by a three-year period of preparation: 2024-2026

Date and place to be announced

“To live the present, looking to the future, but, above all, remembering the origins… so as to plan a future in which the Salesian Cooperators must, in fidelity to the Lord Jesus and in the footsteps of Don Bosco, respond to a world which is certainly very different from the one of yesterday”

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NOVEMBER 14, 2027

DAUGHTERS OF MARY HELP OF CHRISTIANS

“NOW IS THE TIME TO REKINDLE THE FIRE”

“Every important anniversary is a call to return to the roots of our history, to the sources of our spirituality”

It will be preceded by a three-year period in preparation, from November 14, 2024, to November 14, 2027

Year I: Celebration of the Centenary of the Birth into Heaven of Mother Catherine Daghero (1924-2024)

LIVE STREAM, JUNE 8, 2024, AT 10AM ITALY TIME


DON BOSCO’S KEEPSAKES TO THE FIRST MISSIONARIES DEPARTING FOR BUENOS AIRES IN 1875

At the close of the departure ceremony held in the Church of Mary Help of Christians on November 11, 1875, each of the departing missionaries received from Don Bosco a small leaflet with twenty keepsakes or souvenirs.

1. Seek souls and not money, honors, or dignities.

2. Be kind and most courteous toward all, but shun conversations and familiarity with persons of the other sex or with persons of questionable conduct.

3. Do not go visiting except for motives of charity or necessity.

4. Never accept invitations to dinner except for very serious reasons. In these cases arrange to go with another confrere.

5. Take special care of the sick, the children, the aged, and the poor, and you will gain the blessing of God and the goodwill of people.

6. Show respect toward all in authority, whether civic, religious, municipal, or state.

7. On meeting a person in authority, take care to greet him with respect.

8. Do the same toward priests and religious.

9. Shun idleness and disputes. Practice great moderation in eating and drinking and sleeping.

10. Love, reverence and respect other religious orders, and always speak well of them. This is the way of winning the esteem of all and of promoting the good of the Congregation.

11. Take care of your health. Work, but only as much as your strength allows.

12. Let the world know that you are poor in clothing, food, and dwelling, and you will be rich in the sight of God and will conquer people’s hearts.

13. Love one another, advise one another, correct one another, and never be carried away by envy or rancour. Rather, let the good of one be the good of all, and let the pains and sufferings of one be regarded as the pains and sufferings of all, and let each one strive to remove or at least to mitigate them.

14. Observe your rules and never neglect the monthly Exercise for a Happy Death.

15. Every morning commend to God the occupations of the day, especially confessions, classes, catechism, and sermons.

16. Constantly recommend devotion to Mary Help of Christians and to Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament.

17. Recommend to the boys frequent Confession and Communion.

18. In order to foster vocations to the priesthood, you should recommend: (1) Love of chastity; (2) horror of the opposite vice; (3) avoidance of bad companions; (4) frequent Communion; (5) and treat the boys with special charity, affability, and kindness.

19. Hear both sides before judging on reports and matters in dispute.

20. In your labors and sufferings do not forget that a great reward is prepared for us in Heaven. Amen.



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