Dear Salesian sisters and brothers, As Covid-19 restrictions ease up in many places, I pray that God and his Mother, Mary, keep us all safe and vigilant. We are not out of the woods yet and many might feel that we are getting back to normal. While all of us are anxious to return to some normalcy and visit with one another or perform pre-covid-19 … Continue reading Provincial Letter May 29th, 2020
By: Fr. Tom Juarez San Luis Rey – Laredo, TX On Tuesday May 11 following the 6:30 evening Mass I went shopping for our community to the northern part of our city, wearing my mask to prevent illness. While pushing my cart filled with fruit and vegetables through the kitchen utensils area a couple ahead of me stopped, stared at me, and asked if I … Continue reading News from San Luis Rey
By Sheila Kun RN, BSN, MS, CPN, FCCP During the COVID-19 lockdown, my young friend Sarah, an intelligent, Master-prepared, fervent catholic, wrote this thought-provoking piece on Limbo for her Journal Club. I asked Sarah’s permission to share with you. I hope you will savor this very amazing piece of reflection on Limbo. Here in my apartment, my life has been put on hold. So, I’ve … Continue reading Are we in Limbo?
Joseph Kowalski was born at Siedliska, Poland, a little farming town near Rzeszow, on March 13, 1911, the son of Wojciech and Sofia Borowiec. The family’s faith was deep and practical. He was baptized on March 19, feast of St. Joseph, in the parish church at Lubenia, about 2½ miles from the town, which at that time did not have a church. Following his parents’ wishes, … Continue reading Blessed Joseph Kowalski, Salesian Priest and Martyr
By Fr. John Roche, SDB Coordinator for Vocations For the last six weeks, while so much of the world has observed shelter-in-place, I have reached out to more than 100 persons who have contacted me in the past three years. A vast majority of these men have been directed toward our Congregation as part of the Vocation Network “Vocation Match” test. I went through every … Continue reading Pray and Work for Vocations