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Salesian Family

The Salesian Family is a spiritual movement in the Catholic Church. It brings together all the groups which share Don Bosco's mission to youth and work in his spirit.

Don Bosco himself founded the Salesian Society, the Salesian Sisters, the Cooperators and Past Pupils. Since then, over 20 groups have been added to the Salesian Family.

Together, we are signs and bearers of the love of the Father, made known by Jesus in the power of the Spirit, for young people the world over.


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Salesian Saints

God has shown great love towards the Salesian Family of Don Bosco enriching it with holiness. Priests, lay people, consecrated religious, young people and adults in the Family, members dedicated to education and evangelisation, building God's Kingdom in daily life and apostles called to the heroism of martyrdom, all find a richness of inspiration among our Saints. It is marvellous what the grace of the Holy Spirit works in the hearts of those who accept him and make themselves available to him! As it spreads, his love urges all those, who accept his gift, to perfect charity and an even deeper union. The communion which we intend to achieve as a Family has in a holiness, sought after with constancy, the richest aspect of our fellowship. (Charter of Communion in the Salesian Family, Article 38). Intro to Salesian Saints Bishop Oreste Marengo - Cause Introduced July 2007 St. Joseph Cafasso - June 23 Bl. Laura Vicuna - January 22 St. Francis de Sales - January 24 Bl. Eusebia Palomino - February 9 St. Dominic Savio - May 6 Bl. Joseph Kowalski - May 29 Bl. Francis Kesy & Companions - June 12 Bl. Maria Romero Meneses - July 7 Bl. August Czartoryski - August 2 Bl. Joseph Calasanz & Companions - September 22 Bl. Alberto Marvello - October 5 Bl. Alessandrina da Costa - October 13 Bl. Luigi Guanella - October 24 Bl. Michael Rua - October 29 Bl. Maddelana Morano - November 5 Sts. Luigi Versiglia & Callisto Caravario - November 13 Ven. Margaret Occhiena - November 25 Bl. Philip Rinaldi - December 5