SUO’s Salesian Family Day of Recollection

By: Elizabeth GamarraProvince Delegate for Salesian Family Approximately 70 members of 4 of the major groups of the Salesian Family in Southern California participated in a “Day of Recollection” held at St. John Bosco High School in Bellflower, California which also included various local sites of the Salesian Cooperators throughout the province. Two groups were formed to accommodate the English and Spanish participants.  The theme chosen for … Continue reading SUO’s Salesian Family Day of Recollection

Insulin Resistant Diet – A Good First Step to Manage Your Diabetes

By: Sheila Kun RN, BSN, MS, CPN, FCCPSalesian Cooperator Quoting my dear friend Ms. Jodi Dalyai, MS, RD, CDCES from her book “The Everything guide to the Insulin Resistance Diet”, she reported that multiple studies have shown that the best way to prevent/treat insulin resistance, as well as halt the progression of pre-diabetes and diabetes in those at risk, is through making and maintaining changes … Continue reading Insulin Resistant Diet – A Good First Step to Manage Your Diabetes

How A Summer Camp Changed My Life?

By: Diana SerranoUniversity of California, San Diego, ’17, BA Mount Saint Mary’s University, ’20, BSN As I browse social media, I see various posts about planned summer activities happening in the community. I can’t help but feel nostalgic for the summers I would spend at Camp Savio, the place that influenced my career choice and made me who I am today. I started attending Camp Savio … Continue reading How A Summer Camp Changed My Life?

LA Salesian Community and St. Bridget Chinese Catholic Church celebrated the Golden Jubilee of priesthood of Fr. John Lam, SDB

By:  Joseph NgSalesian Cooperator – St. Bridget Chinese Catholic Church Praise the Lord!  The Los Angeles Salesian Community and St. Bridget Chinese Catholic Church celebrated the Golden Jubilee of priesthood of Fr. John Lam, SDB.  Fr. Lam is a humble servant of God.  A kind and dedicated shepherd, he regularly visits the sick and elderly at any time of the day.  Fr. Lam entered the … Continue reading LA Salesian Community and St. Bridget Chinese Catholic Church celebrated the Golden Jubilee of priesthood of Fr. John Lam, SDB

Diabetes Type II (Part IX): Complications of Insulin Resistance

By: Sheila Kun RN, BSN, MS, CPN, FCCPSalesian Cooperator Abstracted by Sheila Kun RN from Renewed Vitality Insulin Resistance can lead to Metabolic Syndrome, also called Syndrome X. This occurs when a person has the following four conditions: High blood pressure Elevated glucose levels (blood sugar) Abnormal cholesterol/triglyceride levels Excess abdominal fat (waist size greater than 35 inches in women or 40 inches in men) … Continue reading Diabetes Type II (Part IX): Complications of Insulin Resistance

A glimpse of SYLC 2021!

By: Salesian Youth Ministry Department SYLC 2021 “Moved By Hope”!  This years SYLC was one like we never experienced in the past 30 years.   After a yearlong of planning, training, and prepping for SYLC we finally where able to come together virtually and in person.  Facilitators where trained and sent out to the various community sites to gather the young people to begin a weeklong … Continue reading A glimpse of SYLC 2021!

Boyle Heights will miss you Fr. Rafa!

By: Miriam HernandezCoordinator for Youth Ministry – Salesian Family Youth Center Every farewell always generates a pinch of sadness and a halo of hope, even more so if the one who is leaving is a cheerful priest who people enjoyed being around and sought a spiritual guide during challenging times for so many of us. This is the case of Father Rafael Saiz SDB, who … Continue reading Boyle Heights will miss you Fr. Rafa!

Fatherly Love

By: Sheila Kun RN, BSN, MS, CPN, FCCPSalesian Cooperator 2020 is a year not like any year that we have experienced. The pandemic has changed many people’s lives; some lost grandparents, parents, siblings, friends and co-workers. Working in a hospital, I witnessed in March 2020 some “crazy” decisions some fathers had to make. As no one knew how contagious this COVID 19 virus was, many … Continue reading Fatherly Love

Hacia un “Nosotros” Cada Vez Mas Grande – Los Salesianos y la Migracion en America

By: Soledad Soto Communication Coordinator for Red America Social Salesiana (RASS) #SomosMigrantes “Me da miedo que nos saquen de aquí, porque estamos sin papeles(…) Me asusta que la situación en mi país no se arregle, que no podamos volver con nuestras familias, (…)”  comenta Brangely, migrante venezolana que reside en Colombia. Ella, como otros cientos de miles de migrantes, ha salido de su país natal … Continue reading Hacia un “Nosotros” Cada Vez Mas Grande – Los Salesianos y la Migracion en America

Causes of Insulin Resistance

By: Sheila Kun RN, BSN, MS, CPN, FCCPSalesian Cooperator Abstracted by Sheila Kun RN from Renewed Vitality Many things contribute to Insulin Resistance. One of the biggest causes is increased amounts of fatty acids (also called triglycerides) in the bloodstream. Triglycerides are a form of cholesterol. Several studies have shown that these fats impede insulin from getting into the cells. The biggest reason for elevated … Continue reading Causes of Insulin Resistance

Red America Social Salesiana: 20 Paises, 16 Inspectorias, Una Mision!

By: Soledad Soto Communication Coordinator for Red America Social Salesiana (RASS) América Social Salesiana es la red de las obras y servicios sociales que atienden a las niñas, niños y jóvenes en alto riesgo de exclusión social de América. Su objetivo es consolidar un trabajo coordinado entre las obras sociales salesianas, con el fin de mejorar la calidad de la respuesta de la congregación a … Continue reading Red America Social Salesiana: 20 Paises, 16 Inspectorias, Una Mision!

The SUO Province Welcomes Fr. Alejandro Rodriguez!

By: JC Montenegro, Ph. D. Delegate for Mission Animation Fr. Alejandro was born in Morelia, Michoacan in Mexico. He met the Salesians in 1980 when he was six years old and joined the Salesian Oratory. He did his first profession in 1994 and was ordained as a priest on July 5, 2003. In his Salesian life, he has been in many positions around education. At … Continue reading The SUO Province Welcomes Fr. Alejandro Rodriguez!

Bosco Tech to Host Commencement Exercises on June 5th

By: Karen Krynen Communications Officer – Don Bosco Tech ROSEMEAD, CA – May 28, 2021 – Don Bosco Technical Institute (Bosco Tech) will host commencement exercises for the graduating class of 2021 on Saturday, June 5, at 5 p.m. The outdoor ceremony will be held on the campus mall, with safely spaced seating limited to graduates and three family members. This year’s graduation keynote speaker is … Continue reading Bosco Tech to Host Commencement Exercises on June 5th

Diabetes Type II (Part VII) – Insulin Resistance

By: Sheila Kun RN, BSN, MS, CPN, FCCPSalesian Cooperator For the past few weeks we have explored the basics of diabetes; what is diabetes, how the body metabolizes food, glucose and insulin production. We also discussed the risk factors of diabetes. This week, we will explore another concept in the management of diabetes: insulin resistance. I found a good article from Renewed Vitality. So sharing … Continue reading Diabetes Type II (Part VII) – Insulin Resistance

Meet our two newest Salesian Volunteers!

By:  Alejandro Martinez and Martin NeiraSalesian Volunteers. I am Alejandro Martínez Casanova. I was born in Bogota, Colombia in 1989. I made the decision to become a Salesian Volunteer with the purpose of enriching my personal project of life. Since I was 9 years old, I grew up surrounded by music in a Salesian High School in Bogota. Today, I am a professional choral and … Continue reading Meet our two newest Salesian Volunteers!

MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS for the 2021 World Day of Migrants and Refugees Towards an ever wider “we”

Dear Brothers and Sisters, In the Encyclical Fratelli Tutti, I expressed a concern and a hope that remain uppermost in my thoughts: “Once this health crisis passes, our worst response would be to plunge even more deeply into feverish consumerism and new forms of egotistic self-preservation. God willing, after all this, we will think no longer in terms of ‘them’ and ‘those’, but only ‘us’” … Continue reading MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS for the 2021 World Day of Migrants and Refugees Towards an ever wider “we”

Diabetes Type II (Part VI) -Diabetes Affects Hispanics/Latinos More – From CDC

By: Sheila Kun RN, BSN, MS, CPN, FCCPSalesian Cooperator Over their lifetime, US adults overall have a 40% chance of developing type 2 diabetes. But if you’re a Hispanic/Latino American adult, your chance is more than 50%, and you’re likely to develop it at a younger age. Diabetes complications also hit harder: Hispanics/Latinos have higher rates of kidney failure caused by diabetes as well as … Continue reading Diabetes Type II (Part VI) -Diabetes Affects Hispanics/Latinos More – From CDC

The Groundbreaking of Mary Help of Christians Center at Los Angeles, California

By:  David LawSalesian Cooperator – St. Bridget Chinese Catholic Church On May 8, 2021 at 10AM, it was a sunny morning at St. Bridget Chinese Catholic Church. Around 100 people gathered together to celebrate the groundbreaking ceremony for Mary Help of Christians Center. We were honored to have invited our strong supporter and long-time friend, Bishop Edward Clark; the Provincial of Salesians of Don Bosco, … Continue reading The Groundbreaking of Mary Help of Christians Center at Los Angeles, California