"Don Bosco is Alive Today"

This year, as a Novena preparation for the Feast Day of Saint John Bosco we want to present the living spirit of Don Bosco in Ireland.

Novena - Day 9 - 30th January 2016

“Don Bosco is Alive Today” – Part Nine – St John Bosco Community College

This video is prepared and presented by staff and students of the St. John Bosco College, Kildysart, Co. Clare. They reflect on Don Bosco and his life influence theirs today.

Thanks to the staff and students of St. John Bosco College, Kildysart, Co. Clare.

Novena - Day 8 - 29th January 2016

“Don Bosco is Alive Today” – Part Eight – The Oratory

For Don Bosco the Oratory was a very important place. The place of work, prayer, study and play, so today we ask the young people from Salesian Oratory in Malta what the Oratory means for them today… Don Bosco is Alive!

Many thanks to all at the Oratory in Dingli and Sliema.

Novena - Day 7 - 28th January 2016

“Don Bosco is Alive Today” – Part Seven – Salesian College Celbridge

This video is prepared and presented by Students and Teachers from Salesian College in Celbridge. They share and reflect on Don Bosco’s life and their experience of Salesian Spirit and Don Bosco as a perfect friend.

Many thanks to all at Salesian College.

Novena - Day 6 - 27th January 2016

“Don Bosco is Alive Today” – Part Six – Salesians

In this video the young Salesians from Ireland and Overseas present the three elements of the Preventive System of Don Bosco: Reason, Religion and Loving Kindness, which are very important elements of the Salesian life and work.

Many thanks to all the Salesians involved.

Novena - Day 5 - 26th January 2016

“Don Bosco is Alive Today” – Part Five – Heywood Community School

This video is prepared and presented by Students and Teachers from Heywood Community School in Ballinakill, Co. Laois. They share and reflect on Don Bosco’s story and their experience of Salesian Spirit in their school today.

Many thanks to all at Heywood Community School.

Novena - Day 4 - 25th January 2016

“Don Bosco is Alive Today” – Part Four – Don Bosco Care

In this video we hear the story of Jordan, who shares his experience of Don Bosco, Salesians and Staff of “Don Bosco Care” in Dublin. How this experience changed his life, and helps him to look ahead.

Many thanks to Jordan and all the staff at Don Bosco Care in Dublin.

Novena - Day 3 - 24th January 2016

“Don Bosco is Alive Today” – Part Three – Salesian College Fernbank

This video (Novena Day 3) is prepared and presented by Students and Teachers from Salesian School of Mary Help of Christians in Fernbank, Limerick. They share and reflect on Don Bosco’s life and their experience of Salesian Spirit in their school and life.

Many thanks to all at Salesian School in Fernbank, Limerick.

Novena - Day 2 - 23rd January 2016

“Don Bosco is Alive Today” – Part Two – SAVIO Volunteers

The second video (Novena Day 2) is prepared and presented by Jane Mellett, who is coordinator for #SAVIO #Volunteers. Jane shares her experience as a volunteer and how Don Bosco and the #Salesians changed her life.

Many thanks to Jane for her contribution to this Novena project, and all her work for SAVIO Volunteers.

Novena - Day 1 - 22nd January 2016

“Don Bosco is Alive Today” – Part One – Salesian College Pallaskenry

The first video (Novena Day 1) is prepared and presented by Students and Teachers from Salesian Secondary College in Pallaskenry, Co Limerick. They share and reflect on Don Bosco’s life as a teenage boy, his difficulties and how those difficulties are reflected in Ireland today. The Transition Year students also explore through interview what 1st year students have learned about John Bosco as they study about his life in their first step of their journey in their new Salesian school.

Many thanks to all at Salesian Secondary College, Don Bosco Road, Pallaskenry, Co Limerick.

DB2015-prayer-back_blue-01Prayer to Don Bosco:

Saint John Bosco,
Friend of the young,

Teacher in the ways of God,
Your dedication to empowering
the needy inspires us still.

Help me to work for
a better world,

where the young are given
the chance to flourish,

where the poor’s dream for justice
can come true,

and where God’s compassion
is shown to be real.

Intercede for me
as I bring my needs to you
and to
 Our heavenly Mother,
the Help of Christians.

St John Bosco, Pray for us!