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        SALESIANS OF DON BOSCO

Tomb of Don Bosco, Turin

For detailed information see www.sdb.org then click on Salesian Family.  There is also an interesting article on the Salesian Society in the Catholic Encyclopedia.

Check out the following:

  1. WHO WAS DON BOSCO?

  2. WHAT MAKES THE SALESIANS UNIQUE?

  3. IF I WERE A SALESIAN, WHAT WOULD I DO?

  4. HOW CAN I LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SALESIANS?

 

Group of young Salesians from all around the world - at Chieri

Who was Don Bosco?
Question and Answer
John Bosco was born near Turin, Italy in 1815. From an early age, he was drawn toward helping poor and abandoned kids. In 1835 he entered the seminary and supported himself by working as a tailor, blacksmith, shoemaker, carpenter, violinist, acrobat, and magician. All these talents came in handy during his lifetime of working with youngsters. John was ordained in 1841 and soon after started a movement that would one day reach out to millions of poor kids on every continent. The Salesian Society was given permanent status within the Catholic Church in 1874. Don (Father in Italian) Bosco died in 1888 and was canonized in 1934 as the Apostle of Youth.

THE FOLLOWING LINKS MAY HELP FURTHER:

Salesians' Roman HQ -

Salesian Missions (US based)

 

Rooms Don Bosco built at Valdocco

Question and AnswerWhat makes the Salesians unique?
The special teaching methods of St. John Bosco. Realizing that giving bread to a hungry boy was only a temporary solution, Don Bosco developed what was actually the first "job placement" program in industrialized Europe. He developed practical ways to help kids help themselves. He did this through a program of "play...learn...pray." He replaced evil with reason, religion, and kindness. He pioneered trade schools, technical schools, and agricultural schools. His methods worked a hundred years ago and they work today...on every continent and in every culture where there are poor kids who need a friend.

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The Preventive System

 

 

Salesians at work!

Question and Answer

If I were a Salesian, what would I do?
You'd work with and for young people. You'd help kids with your heart, your hands, and your will. You'd give them a chance to grow up and become responsible members of their community. Best of all, the opportunities are unlimited! You could be an academic teacher, technical instructor, coach sports, run a youth centre, run a summer camp, serve in orphanages, make films, be a guidance counselor, music director, business director. The possibilities are endless. So are the locations, both in Australia and all over the world. All you need is the desire to work with kids.

 

THE FOLLOWING LINKS MIGHT HELP:

EDUCATION Salesians are educators

MISSIONS - Salesians can be found throughout the world.  An excellent site to visit is Salesian Missions

HUMAN DEVELOPMENT Salesians can be found almost anywhere in the world, working to uplift young people.

FAITH Salesians are educators to faith in God and in the created possibilities of humankind.

 

 

   


Question and AnswerHow can I learn more about the Salesians?
Simple. Take a look at the link below and/or Just send us a note or give us a call. Our address is listed below. We will send you illustrated materials that will give you all the colorful and exciting details about our lives and our work with kids in every corner of the world. There's absolutely no obligation. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

THE FOLLOWING LINK MIGHT HELP:  

Australia - Vocations