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Becoming More Salesian in a Time of Change

2 days 22 hours ago
By: Bro. Al Vu, SDB Delegate for Youth Ministry It has been a little over two weeks since I have returned from the General Chapter and this past Sunday marked by last day of my 14 day living life in quarantine. During those quiet days of seclusion allowed me to take time to unpack my experience of the chapter and reflect. It seems so surreal …
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Why Exercise Boosts Up Your Immunity

1 week 3 days ago
By Sheila Kun RN, BSN, MS, CPN, FCCP Given that the COVID 19 has visited our country, directives from the health officials are to maintain social isolation. If you are sick, stay home and don’t spread the germs to others. Sick contact contributes to community spread. Now that we are advised to stay indoors, many of us have to give up our gym routine or …
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Fr. Robert Bauer, SDB (1941-2020)

1 week 3 days ago
By: Fr. Mike Mendl, SDB Salesians of Don Bosco Eastern Province Fr. Robert Bauer died peacefully around 10:00 p.m. on March 23, apparently of heart failure, at United Hebrew Nursing Home in New Rochelle, N.Y., where he’d been resident for a few months.  He was 78 years old and had been a professed Salesian 59 years and a priest 48 years. Bob Bauer was born …
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Provincial Letter: March 26th, 2020

1 week 3 days ago
Dear Salesian Sisters and Brothers, Greetings from Camp St. Francis, in Aptos, where I am in my third day of my 14 day quarantine.   I give thanks to God for my return from Northern Italy and the beautiful space made available to me for my time in quarantine.    The Salesian community in Watsonville (which includes Br. Mike Herbers) has been most gracious and hospitable.   My …
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A month of Joy, Crosses, and Hope

1 week 3 days ago
By: Johnny Martinez St. Josephs Retreat Coordinator During these trying times where we are being called to trust in the Lord and practice physical distancing and social connection via other mediums, we would like to share with you our month in review, and through that, our voice. We know that a simple word from a loved one has the power to bring consolation and peace, …
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Coronavirus and Don Bosco

1 week 3 days ago
By Fr. Antoine Farrugia, SDB (Malta Province) It may seem a bit of a stretch to link this corona virus to our Salesian history, but it is actually quite easy. In 1854, cholera broke out in northern Italy, and in the summer of 1854 there were over 3,000 cases in Genoa, not far from Turin. Cholera was a feared disease with a 60% death rate …
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Pope Francis to the Salesians: “Do dream – and make others dream as well!”

2 weeks 3 days ago
(ANS – Rome – March 17, 2020) – Pope Francis’s closeness to the Salesian Family is well-known: the numerous ties with several Salesians meaningful to his life, the school year he spent at the Salesian school of Ramos Mejia, his devotion to Mary Help of Christians, etc. But in the message he sent to the participants in the 28th Salesian General Chapter, Pope Francis amazes for …
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RMG – Conclusion of the GC28: the “Valdocco Option”

2 weeks 3 days ago
(ANS – Rome) – “What can I compare the kingdom of God to? It is similar to a little yeast: if a woman takes it and kneads it with three large measures of flour, then the yeast ferments all the dough “. This beautiful parable of Jesus can be a good comparison for General Chapter XXVIII. It was shorter than expected, but like a pinch of yeast, his work …
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How to Take Care of Your Cold Feet?

2 weeks 3 days ago
By Sheila Kun RN, BSN, MS, CPN, FCCP This week, I am going to devote my message to the seniors because the experience of “cold feet” is quite different between age groups. Younger folks will have “cold feet” when they become indecisive when they face a major life-changing milestone. You probably have heard of having “cold feet” before their wedding. Well, for us, old folks, …
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First Doctoral Thesis based on the Salesian Volunteer Program

1 month ago
By: JC Montenegro Delegate for Mission Animation Yes, it is the first time in the history of the congregation that a Doctoral Thesis was dedicated to research what is happening with the Salesian Volunteer Movement at the world wide level. The research focused on the personal development that a volunteer goes through when a long term service takes place in our Salesian communities. The author, …
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Ash Wednesday at St. Joseph’s Retreat Center

1 month ago
By: Johnny Martinez St. Josephs Retreat Coordinator Greetings Salesian family! Here at St. Joseph’s we started our Lenten journey with a jam packed Ash Wednesday! We began by going out to East Los Angeles College to give Ashes and do Ash Wednesday services for the college kids that were walking by, it was a success as we had one of the young people come on …
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Pope Francis invites the Church to celebrate Laudato Si’ Week

1 month ago
(Author: Courtney Mares from Catholic News Agency) Pope Francis is calling on Catholics to participate in “Laudato si’ Week” in May to encourage care for our common home. “I renew my urgent call to respond to the ecological crisis. The cry of the earth and the cry of the poor cannot wait anywhere,” Pope Francis said in a video message published March 3. The video shows young …
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Tijuana 2020 Reflection

1 month ago
By: Adrian Fulay Coordinator for Youth Ministry – Salesian College Preparatory Richmond For many of the students from Salesian College Preparatory, Richmond, and St. Francis Central Coast Catholic High School, Watsonville, the word that exemplifies their experiences in Tijuana, Mexico, is “gratitude.”  In their reflections, the word “gratitude” resounded over and over again. Dennis, a junior, said that the experience helped him realize his blessings …
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Senior signs letter of intent

1 month ago
By: Karen Krynen Communication Officer Congratulations to Tech senior Ray Garcia (ACE ‘20) who signed a letter of intent to attend Menlo College, a private school in Atherton, California, and play on the school’s baseball team. Ray, a varsity pitcher and center fielder, plans to major in sports management when he begins his post-secondary studies in the Fall. The baseball star has made first and …
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Youth Ministry Thanks All Who Supported Us to Attend Youth Day 2020

1 month ago
By: Myriam Hernandez Coordinator for Youth Ministry – Boys and Girls Club A huge thank you goes out to our parishioners who bought raffle tickets so that members of our Youth Ministry could attend a youth conference. Youth Day is a one day event where teens from this and other surrounded dioceses come together for workshops, mass, and praise and worship. Christina Lopez age 17 …
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A Healthier You – Savor Small Pleasures

1 month ago
By Sheila Kun RN, BSN, MS, CPN, FCCP I always wonder if there is a scientific base for being happy and how it affects our body. My curiosity brought me to look up the topic and found these very interesting facts. How does our body react to joy? Without digging into complex research, these few simple sentences positively affirm the value of being happy. The …
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Engineers Day at the Tech

1 month 1 week ago
By: Karen Krynen Communications Officer Northrop Grumman, Fluor Corporation, and the Walt Disney Company were among the organizations represented when Bosco Tech alumni working in engineering and science-related professions returned to their alma mater to commemorate National Engineers Week. The special guests spoke on topics as diverse as materials engineering and amusement park ride development. Current students had the opportunity to ask questions about our …
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