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Council Meeting and Travels

on Sat, 05/02/2015 - 23:10

The Provincial's weekly letter to the Salesian Family:

May 1, 2015

Dear Salesian sisters and brothers,

I am presently in San Francisco participating in Provincial Council meetings.  The meetings are being held at Sts. Peter and Paul.  I wish to thank Fr. John Itzaina and community for their hospitality and their ministry at Sts. Peter and Paul.

I will be in San Francisco until Saturday, May 2.  On Saturday I will fly back to Los Angeles to attend to several commitments and participate in


Reflections on Salesian Connections by Francis Piccollo
Introduced by Fr. Michael Ribotta, SDB


A young boy stole bread from Don Bosco and in turn, Don Bosco stole his heart for God. A Salesian vocation story worth retelling...

The thousands of boys who passed through Don Bosco's school of St. Francis De Sales known in Turin as the ‘Oratory’, formed a motley mix: children salvaged from the city's mean streets, orphans, youth at risk, and sons of peasant families. Many of them often interacted with Don Bosco and sometimes with unexpected results.

Novices from California Experience Holy Week in Tijuana, Mexico

on Mon, 04/06/2015 - 21:06

Tijuana, Mexico - April 2015 - This year the provinces of England, Austrian, Irland and the USA West and East have decided to have their novitiate together in California, USA.

The main idea of having the novitiate together is to give the novices an opportunity of group experience; God has blessed this group with 11 novices all together. As part of their formation, the Mission Animation Department has put together a short missionary experience in Tijuana, Mexico.

Juan Carlos Montenegro the


Meet our young men in initial formation (2015):

Please pray for our young men in initial Salesian Formation 2015:

Kris Tran, Quang Damien, Martin Pantoja, Quang Nguyen

Lewis Calobrisi (SUO), Ronald Chauca (SUE), Paul Garcia (SUO), Branden Gordon (SUE), Gerhard Jessl (AUS), Steven Lloyd (GBR), James Nguyen (SUO), David O’Hara (IRL), Joshua Sciullo (SUE), Simon Song (SUE), Fr. Derek Van Daniker (SUE)

Br. Jhoni Chamorro, SDB, Br. Benito Guerrero Jr., SDB

Br. Peter Le, SDB, Br.

SDB Communities Celebrate Easter Together

on Mon, 04/06/2015 - 13:01

On Easter Sunday (April 5, 2015), the Salesian communities in southern California gathered in Bellflower, and Salesian communities in northern California gathered in Richmond, to share in celebrating the Joy of Easter with one another.  He is Risen -- Alleluia, Alleluia!  Happy Easter!

Salesian Come and See (April 17-19th, Texas)

on Wed, 03/25/2015 - 16:29


The "Wolfpack" Experience

on Wed, 03/25/2015 - 16:25

By Br. Benito Guerrero, Jr., SDB

Last week was spring break for us at Seton Hall and while most of my classmates were anxiously awaiting the opportunity to visit family or head south to escape the winter, I was being sent to Washington D.C. Every year, the temporary professed brothers are sent to various communities for a week to get first hand experience of living in a school community. This year, Br.


St. John Bosco Mural at Bishop Mora Salesian High School

on Sun, 03/15/2015 - 16:49

By Beatriz Mojarro

Bishop Mora Salesian High School was beaming on March 6, 2015. It was a very special day on the Salesian campus. Not only did the Class of 1965 celebrate their Golden Diploma Ceremony with a school mass but members of the Class of 1964 unveiled their gift to the school. Muralist, David Botello ’64, of East Los Streetscapers was commissioned by the Class of 1964 to create a mural of St. John Bosco.

"Here We May Become a Sign of Peace"

on Thu, 03/12/2015 - 17:23

The Provincial's weekly letter to the Salesian Family:

March 12, 2015

Dear Salesian sisters and brothers,

Today, after having lunch with the community of Sts. Peter and Paul, I will drive down to Los Angeles.  Tomorrow, Thursday, I will be at Don Bosco Tech, attending an all morning Board Meeting.  On Friday to Sunday, I will participate in the Religious Education Congress in Anaheim.

I always look forward to this annual gathering of Church (The Religious Education Congress).  I love the