Salesians of Don Bosco

Province of St. Francis Xavier Bombay (INB)

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Strenna 2022

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(ANS - Vatican) - On 9 April 2022, the Holy Father Francis received in audience His Eminence Cardinal Marcello Semeraro, Prefect of the Vatican Congregation for the Causes of Saints. During the Audience, the Supreme Pontiff authorized him to promulgate the Decree concerning:

- the miracle attributed to the intercession of Blessed Artemide Zatti, Professed Layman of the Salesian Society of St John Bosco; born on 12 October 1880 in Boretto (Italy) and died on 15 March 1951 in Viedma (Argentina).

This act of the Holy Father opens the way for the Canonization of Blessed Artemide Zatti. The date of the Canonization will be decided by the Supreme Pontiff during an ordinary Consistory.

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

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


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.


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.