On the 26th of April a bus of twenty-seven people, comprising of twenty-two students, two Salesian Brothers, the college chaplain, the Students Union President and Vice President departed from St. Catherine’s Salesian House on the North Campus of the Maynooth University to Westport for the annual climb of Croagh Patrick.
Every year students involved with the Salesian community organise and hold a large pool tournament in the common room of St. Catherine’s Salesian House on Maynooth Campus. 32 Students from many different walks of life, backgrounds and countries come together for a great competition, adding to the feel-good factor around college and forging many new friendships and memories along the way.
As we celebrate Easter, we are celebrating a Lord whose loving and life-giving power is at work among us, is constantly bringing new life out of death, continually transforming our tombs into places of Hope . Easter teaches us to hold our plans lightly so that we remain open to the surprising new work that the God of life is always doing in our midst.
Hello, my name is Luke McTernan. I recently attended the No work and All Play Seminar in Berlin, Germany. The No Work and All Play Seminar is a project run under Don Bosco Youth Net and is co-funded by the European Commission’s ‘Youth in Action’-programme. The four day seminar took place 14th and 17th of March 2013 in the Don Bosco Zentrum, in Berlin. I was one of 22 lucky participants each representing his / her own country.
On Saturday 16th March 2013 a meeting took place at the Salesian House in Maynooth University which reflected on the progress of Project Europe. Present were Fr Vaclav Klement, councillor for Salesian Missions throughout the world, Fr Michael Casey, Provincial of the Irish Salesian province, Salesian confreres who have come to Ireland as part of Project Europe and a number of Salesians from different Irish communities
The assembly opened on the morning of Saturday, 17th of November, it began by assessing the role played by SYM in Europe and tracing its history from foundation until the present day. Overall much of the day was taken up with various presentations from members of the small team, mainly a summary of the work done by them over the last three years. This culminated in all members splitting up into their particular regions, with an aim to discussing the problems as well as the opportunities that existed in the region. This ended with the nomination of new members of the small team for a three year term.
Salesians from all parts of Ireland found their pilgrim way to the Salesian House in St.Teresa’s Road Crumlin on the second leg of a journey through the Irish Salesian history dating back to the early years of the 20th century. The trek had begun in June, destination Copsewood House in Pallaskenry, County Limerick, the cradle of Don Bosco’s outreach in Ireland. On the 20th October the pilgrims set out again from all over the Island for Dublin 12.
August saw a flying visit from Bro Jean Paul Muller to the Salesian Provincial House in Crumlin and to the Salesian Spirituality Centre in Maynooth. Bro Muller is a member of the Salesian German Province and is a native of Luxemburg. He speaks a number of languages – French, German, English, Italian and English – and is a member of the European Justice Commission. As Economer General of the Order he coordinates and controls the administration of the provinces, so as to ensure that their management accords with the requirements of religious poverty and is at the service of the Salesian mission.