Salesians of Don Bosco

Province of St. Francis Xavier Bombay (INB)

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Message from the Rector Major regarding the communique that Blessed Artemides Zatti will be proclaimed a Saint

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Fr Gildasio Visits INB

The General Councillor for Social Communication,

Fr Gildasio Mendes Dos Santos SDB, visited the Province of Bombay (INB) from 22-25 August 2022. The purpose of this fraternal visit was to give him the opportunity to meet with, interact with, and encourage the Social Communication Sector of the Province.

INB Extraordinary Visitation

Fr Biju Michael, General Councillor for South Asia Region, commenced the Extraordinary Visitation of the Province of Bombay on 11 August 2022. He will be visiting the houses and the Salesians of the province over the next three and a half months.

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Strenna 2022 (Click on the Posters to View | Download | Print)

Please click the link to access| download the resources for the Salesian Mission Day 2022 with the theme Communicating Christ Today.

https://bit.ly/resources-smd-2022

ORDINATIONS 2021

LIVESTREAM Ordination Eucharist of Chris Ferreira & Joyston Machado at 6.30 pm on 18 December 2021 at the Shrine of Don Bosco’s Madonna, Matunga-Mumbai on the MumbaiSalesians YouTube Channel

ORDINATION OF ALEX CARVALHO LIVESTREAM on 18 December 2021 at 10 am at the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima, Panjim-Goa.

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Don Bosco - Our Father & Founder

Don Bosco was a charismatic Italian priest who lived and worked in the Italian city of Turin. His life’s work was the care of young people, especially the ‘poor and abandoned’. He approached his work in a unique and original manner, which he called the ‘Preventive System’. He founded the Salesians to continue his spirit and mission. He was proclaimed a Saint of the Catholic Church in 1934.

St. John Bosco, was called ‘Don’ Bosco by his boys because ‘Don’ in Italian means ‘Father’. Today he continues to be fondly remembered by the same name. He founded an organisation that would take care of poor youth. He called his followers ‘Salesians’, a name he took from St. Francis de Sales, a popular Saint of his native place in northern Italy. He chose St. Francis de Sales as the patron of his society and encouraged his followers to imitate the Saint’s gentle humanism.

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Our Vision-Mission

We, the Salesians of Don Bosco, of the Province of St. Francis Xavier Bombay (INB), inspired by the preferential love of Christ the Good Shepherd for the poor, and Don Bosco’s predilection for poor and disadvantaged youth, commit ourselves to the holistic advancement of youth at risk, especially the economically poor, both rural and urban, by empowering them to creatively address the factors responsible for their poverty.

We, as consecrated religious, carry out this vision according to our specific charism of education and evangelization, at the service of the church, in collaboration with the Salesian Family, our lay collaborators and other people of good will.