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Camp St. Francis 2016: Positive Impact for Boys Ages 5-13

By Izzy Shahmirza (Camp Counselor) (Camp St. Francis – Aptos, CA) – We had another successful camp season! Our incredible administrators, combined with our senior and assistant counselors, had the privilege of serving an energetic and intelligent group of young boys aging from five to thirteen years old at Camp Saint Francis in Aptos, California. Throughout the month of July,

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Provincial: We Live Our Lives in the Spirit of Don Bosco Who Dreamt ‘Big’

The Provincial’s weekly letter to the Salesian Family: Dear Salesian sisters and brothers, These days I am in San Antonio, Texas.  Last week, I attended the CMSM (Conference of Major Superiors of Men) in Columbus, Ohio.  I took a “red eye” flight from San Francisco to Columbus, Ohio, via Detroit.  I left on Sunday and arrived on Monday morning.  I

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Camp Savio 2016: Visiting Deacons from Mexico

By Salesian Deacons Fernando Javier Hernández Reyes, David Raúl Reynoso Ruiz, and José de Jesús Medrano Pérez (Camp Savio 2016 – Bellflower, CA) – The experience of only three days in the Salesian Community in Bellflower has been of a great wealth for our vocational and pastoral growth.  This experience has a great value knowing that in one year we will finish our

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Provincial: May God Answer Our Prayers for Vocations

The Provincial’s weekly letter to the Salesian Family: Dear Salesian Sisters and Brothers, Today, Sunday, July 31st, I participated in the beautiful celebration for Fr. Tuan Nguyen’s 25th anniversary of Priesthood, which took place at our Vietnamese center, Mary Help of Christians, in Stockton. Bishop Steven Blaire was present at the Eucharistic celebration, along with 10 other priests. The Vietnamese

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Salesian Boys’ and Girls’ Club in San Francisco at Camp St. Francis

By Bro. Joseph Lockwood, SDB (Salesian Boys’ and Girls’ Club – San Francisco, CA) – On June 20th around 100 boys and girls (along with the club staff) loaded three buses at Salesian Boys’ and Girls’ Club, San Francisco to travel to Camp St. Francis, Aptos, CA for days of fun, excitement and adventure. The camp day began around 8:30

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