Congratulations Fr. Vien Nguyen, SDB!

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!

Salesian High School Richmond Sophomore Retreat!

By: Reegan Ledet Novice – Richmond, CA (Novice Christopher Green leading an activity at the Sophomore retreat Credit: Fr. John Puntino, SDB) Thursday April 15th, Salesian College Preparatory had their first Sophomore Retreat in the past 5 years, and the Sophomore Class of 2023 had the ability to be the first to participate. In years past, the Sophomore Retreat experience was a Service Day that … Continue reading Salesian High School Richmond Sophomore Retreat!

Salesian 101 Session 3

By: Luis Chacon Salesian Volunteer At the Salesian Family Youth Center, we know of the great gift that the Holy Spirit has given us in the Salesian charism through Don Bosco. We recognize that we will never finish discovering Don Bosco and that his educational system can change the world. With this in mind, several members of the SFYC (Administration, Youth Program, and SHOUT) were … Continue reading Salesian 101 Session 3

Blessed Laura Vicuña (1891-1904)

  From Chile to Argentina Laura Carmen Vicuña was born in Santiago, Chile, on April 5, 1891, to Joseph and Mercedes Pino. The Vicuña family, Chilean aristocrats, were forced into exile by a revolution. They took refuge in Temuco in a poor house, but soon after Joseph died suddenly, and Mercedes had to take refuge with her two daughters in Argentina. They came to Junín … Continue reading Blessed Laura Vicuña (1891-1904)

“Young Salesians and accompaniment – Orientations and Guidelines”

Dear confreres, The dissemination of “Young Salesians and accompaniment – Orientations and Guidelines”, through ‘video seeds’ is coming to you with the seed No 4, for December 2020.   The focus this time gest inspiration from the Psalm 26: “Your face, O Lord, do I seek” …Following in Don Bosco’s footsteps. In fact, from the more than 4000 responses received in the research on accompaniment, we can … Continue reading “Young Salesians and accompaniment – Orientations and Guidelines”

Salesian 101 – Introduction

By: Marisol Becerra Province Youth Ministry Assistant – Office Support Manager This past Saturday Salesian Educators, Cooperators, Religious, and lay people gathered from around the United States for the Salesian 101: Online Salesian Youth Spirituality Formation session. It was a session filled with prayer, presentations, and meaningful discussions. Fr. John Roche led the presentations on the origins of the Salesian family, Don Bosco and St. … Continue reading Salesian 101 – Introduction

Novices Host St. Anthony’s Youth Group

By Nelly Nguyen & Br. Vien Nguyen, SDB St. Anthony’s Youth Group On November 23, 2018, St. Anthony’s Youth Group were invited to come and enjoy a day packed with fun activities and sessions put together by Novices John and Kevin. We were welcomed into the Salesian facilities and started the day with a short session on God’s love for us through song as well … Continue reading Novices Host St. Anthony’s Youth Group

Induction of Pre-Novices

“Here in your midst I feel completely at home; for me, living means being here with you” – Don Bosco This year we are happy to announce that there will be three pre-novices in our province; Christopher Green, Eduardo De Leon, and Reegen Ledet. These young men have just entered their pre-novitiate. They were inducted on Wednesday August 21st , 2019 in front of the … Continue reading Induction of Pre-Novices

Newly Inducted Salesian Cooperators

By: Elizabeth Gamarra (ASC – USA Western Province) This year’s celebration of this Solemnity was uniquely joyful for our Province, its Salesian Family, and the Association of Salesian Cooperators. On May 24th, six new Cooperators made their Promise during the MHC Bilingual Mass celebrated at St. Dominic Savio Parish in Bellflower and presided by Fr, Ted Montemayor, SDB Provincial of USA-West.   These candidates had completed their … Continue reading Newly Inducted Salesian Cooperators

Salesian Volunteers: A Youthful Experience

By JC Montenegro (Salesian Volunteers, CA) – It could be said that the Salesian volunteers started back in the time when Don Bosco started his ministry with the young. The Salesian cooperators took upon themselves the mission of Don Bosco, to form good Christians and honest citizens. Later on, the volunteer program as we know it today started globally in Ecuador in 1974. Two young … Continue reading Salesian Volunteers: A Youthful Experience

Renewal of Profession, a Renewal of Gratitude & Joy

By Bro. Jhoni Chamorro, SDB (Camp St. Francis, CA) – Two months ago, I flew from New Jersey knowing that I was making a complete transition back to my province.  My Provincial assigned me to the community of Richmond so that I could finish my undergraduate degree at St Mary’s University in Moraga. I can’t express how full of gratitude my heart is for the 3 years I … Continue reading Renewal of Profession, a Renewal of Gratitude & Joy

Getting to Know the Salesian Brother: Part 1. Salesian Brothers in the Salesian Community

By Bro. John Rasor, SDB (Don Bosco Tech, Rosemead) – What are Salesian brothers?  How do they fit into the whole Salesian picture?  That is the question I’ll try to answer in this series of little articles.  Let me say right away that Salesian brothers, priests, Cooperators, alumni, and all the rest of the Salesian Family are there because God loves youth.  We have no … Continue reading Getting to Know the Salesian Brother: Part 1. Salesian Brothers in the Salesian Community