Dear Salesian Family and Salesian Young People: “Do all through love, nothing through constraint.” These words from St. Francis de Sales make up our strenna for the year 2022. We have been reflecting on these words for many months now. But another tragic mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas, on May 24 jarred our minds and our hearts; the killing of 19 elementary school children and … Continue reading Provincial Letter: May 27th, 2022
By: Luis ChaconProvince Coordinator for Volunteers On Sunday, April 17, some of the Salesian presences in the Los Angeles Area decided to celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus in a different way: bringing not only food and clothing to our homeless brothers and sisters on Skid Row, but also moments of prayer and letters (with blessings and motivational messages) written by the young people of the … Continue reading Homeless Outreach on Skid Row: A different way of celebrating the Resurrection of Jesus
Our Vocation Director, Fr. Vien Nguyen, SDB received his Masters degree in Theology from the Dominican School of Philosophy & Theology this past Saturday. Fr. Vien’s thesis was on Saint John Bosco through the Eyes of John Paul II within the Context of the Iuvenum Patris. First and foremost, I am grateful to the province for supporting me in my studies. The community of Don Bosco Hall … Continue reading Congratulations Fr. Vien Nguyen, SDB!
By: Sheila Kun RN, BA, BSN, MS Julie-Allyson Ieron’s book on “The Overwhelmed Woman’s Guide… Caring for Aging Parents” gave me many good tips on how to care for seniors and how to take care of caregivers. Many of the chapters are what I considered my survival guide. The following is her chapter on how to show seniors adjust to change. She called it the … Continue reading Divine Secrets (Part 1)