Water: How Much Do You Know about Water and Health?

By Sheila Kun RN, BSN, MS, CPN, FCCP When it comes to health issues and management, it seems like the Eastern and Western approaches often differ. However, the perception of water and its value to your health appears to be very similar. It is a popular belief in Hong Kong, Japan and China that you should drink two cups of warm water before eating breakfast. … Continue reading Water: How Much Do You Know about Water and Health?

NCEA – Chicago 2019

On April 23 -25, over 9,000 Catholic educators from around the United States, as well as the UK, Australia, and Canada, took part in the 134th annual National Catholic Educational Association Convention and Expo (NCEA 2019) at McCormick Place-West in Chicago. This convention is the largest private education association gathering in the world, held in collaboration with the Archdiocese of Chicago. This was my first … Continue reading NCEA – Chicago 2019

Provincial Letter: April 30th, 2019

Dear Salesian Sisters and Brothers, The last week was a very busy time as many of us participated and attended different events prepared for Mother Yvonne Reungoat, Mother General of the Salesian Sisters who was visiting the Western Province of the Salesian Sister.    After spending several days right after Easter,  with our brothers who were doing their annual retreat at St. Anthony’s Retreat, Three Rivers, … Continue reading Provincial Letter: April 30th, 2019

World Youth Day Echo

The St. Joseph Salesian Youth Renewal Center, World Youth Day Pilgrims invite you to World Youth Day Echo! A one day event that will bring the World Youth Day theme: Mary’s Fiat and recreate pilgrim experiences through witness talks, music, Vigil Mass, Adoration, art, food and more! Come and see what being a pilgrim is all about and explore the different ways you can say … Continue reading World Youth Day Echo

Provincial Letter: April 24th, 2019

Dear Salesian Sisters and Brothers, Happy Easter!  I pray that this Easter Season may truly be a time of new life, deep peace and overflowing joy.  Our faith in the Risen Lord encourages us to trust in Him and surrender our lives to his Kingdom.  During the Holy Week services I attended, the presider told the congregation to allow God to catch you!  We sometimes … Continue reading Provincial Letter: April 24th, 2019

Don Bosco Tech Open House – November 18th

By Karen Krynen Communications Officer (Rosemead, CA) – Don Bosco Technical Institute (Bosco Tech) will host its Open House for prospective students and their families on Sunday, November 18, 2018, from 12 noon to 4 pm. Middle school students are invited to tour the school’s extensive engineering and applied science labs and participate in Bosco Tech’s signature Explore and Create workshops. Offered to boys in … Continue reading Don Bosco Tech Open House – November 18th

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, Camp Saint Francis 2016 would … Continue reading Camp St. Francis 2016: Positive Impact for Boys Ages 5-13

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 was able to spend Monday … Continue reading Provincial: We Live Our Lives in the Spirit of Don Bosco Who Dreamt ‘Big’

Camp Savio 2016: Last Week

By Dianna Rodriguez (Camp Savio 2016 – Bellflower, CA) – The entire camp met the beginning of the week with anticipation for the last day. The different grades started preparing the music and dances for the annual Talent Show and midnight spirit rally. The last week is always hectic because it forces the counselors to give more even when they are burnt out. Preparing for … Continue reading Camp Savio 2016: Last Week

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 theological studies. We want to … Continue reading Camp Savio 2016: Visiting Deacons from Mexico

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 Center community, which is overseen … Continue reading Provincial: May God Answer Our Prayers for Vocations

Salesians, Continue Dreaming!

Salesian Missions Sector – Rome, Italy August 2016 Dear Brothers and Friends, Last June Pope Francis visited the headquarters of the World Food Program (WFP) in Rome.  In his speech he said: “I desire that the fight to eradicate the hunger and thirst of our brothers and sisters, and with our brothers and sisters, will continue to challenge us not to grow weary and to … Continue reading Salesians, Continue Dreaming!

You’re Invited: Salesian Perpetual Profession 2016

With loving gratitude to God, the Salesians of Don Bosco of the Province of St. Andrew the Apostle joyfully announce the Perpetual Profession of our brother Vien M. Nguyen, SDB on the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary The Rite of Religious Profession will be celebrated during Mass on Monday, August 15, 2016 at 5:30 PM St. Dominic Savio Parish 13400 Bellflower … Continue reading You’re Invited: Salesian Perpetual Profession 2016

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 am with a wonderful and … Continue reading Salesian Boys’ and Girls’ Club in San Francisco at Camp St. Francis

Bosco Tech’s 27th Annual Golf Classic

By Karen E. Krynen (Bosco Tech – Rosemead, CA) – Many thanks to the golfers, sponsors, donors and volunteers who made the 27th Annual Bosco Tech Golf Classic on July 15 a very successful event. Held at the Montebello Golf Course, the tournament drew golfers for a fun day of competition and camaraderie. Through the generous support of many alumni and friends, Bosco Tech raised … Continue reading Bosco Tech’s 27th Annual Golf Classic