One encounter leads to another!

Today at Scoresby a group of young women came to share afternoon tea with the community and a short prayer in the chapel. The origins of this encounter came out of OzBosco held at St. Joseph's College, Ferntree Gully this year. A group of young women who attended the youth rally and met some of the Sisters and novices, wanted to get to know them more, hence their request to come and share some time with the Sisters. And it happened today. We never know how one encounter leads to another!

A deep sense of gratitude

Today, 23 May, Sr. Lucy Rose Ozhukayil, FMA General Councillor, left the SPR (South Pacific Region) Province for India where she will stay for two days and then leave for Rome where she will attend meetings with Mother Yvonne and the rest of the General Council for more than a month. At the Melbourne airport she asked Sr. Edna Mary MacDonald to thank each and everyone of the SPR province for all that she experienced during her three weeks in this region of the world. She also shared that the annual retreat of Mother Yvonne and the General Council will be held in Mornese this year. She stressed the point that she will pray for all in the SPR province when she is there. She stated as well t

From one culture to the other youthful initiatives abound

Sr. Lucy Ozhukayil, member of the Salesian Sisters' General Council in Rome, continued her visit around the SPR (South pacific Region) province meeting the Salesian Sisters in the Solomon Islands and in Sydney, Australia. Among several activities In the Solomon Islands from 9-11 May, Sr. Lucy met young women at the Laura Vicuna Hostel run by the Sisters for those studying at various institutions in and around Honiara, Solomon Islands. She also met women who attend the Mary Mazzarello Development Centre, a technical course also run by the Sisters. She saw village life as she visited places where the Sisters hold Sunday School each Sunday and spoke with students at the Don Bosco Technical Inst

From Mornese to Sunbury, Victoria, Australia

Today, 8 May, S. Lucy had a "From Mornese to Sunbury" journey being asked to officially inaugurate a "Mornese Well" at Salesian College, Sunbury, Victoria, Australia. At Salesian College the Year 9 campus is dedicated to Maria Mazzarello with the name "Mazzarello Campus". Through Sr. Rochelle Lamb who is now part of the staff, the spirituality of Maria Mazzarello is spreading and deepening among staff and students. Through the SDB in the name of the SDB Rector, Fr. Will Matthews, the principal, Mr. Mark Brockhus, the religious education co-ordinator, Steve Connelly, and staff at the school, the Mazzarello Campus was created a few years ago for all Year 9 students at the school. The symbols o

Youth leading youth

Sr. Lucy Rose Ozhukayil, General Councillor of the Salesian Sisters in Rome, was able to participate in another youthful event today, 7 May, this time at the St. Margaret Mary's Parish, Brunswick, VIC on Good Shepherd Sunday, the day the Catholic Church reflects on God's calling and plan for each person. At Brunswick the Salesian Youth Club (SYC) celebrated its 10th year of foundation at a Eucharistic celebration presided by Fr. Anthony Quang sdb and two other Vietnamese Salesian priests. Sr. Lucy was publically welcomed to this youthful celebration. During the Eucharist youth leaders renewed their commitment and others made their first public commitment to lead among their own peers. The M

40 years young!

Today, 6 May, feast of St. Dominic Savio, the St. Dominic Savio Early Learning Centre (SDSELC), Clayton, VIC, celebrated its 40th year of foundation in the presence Sr. Lucy Rose Ozhukayil, FMA General Councillor, visiting Australia for the first time. It was significant to have Sr. Teresa Fossati and Sr. Josephine Salmoiraghi present as founding members of the first FMA community in Clayton where Sr. Christina Sawn RIP was the community leader and Sr. Doris Barbero the four community member now living in Samoa. Fr. Frank Bertagnoli sdb was the main celebrate with Fr. John Gandini sdb and Fr. O. Cantamessa concelebrated in the presence of many Salesian Sisters, SDSELC staff, parents/guardian

Welcome, Sr. Lucy Rose Ozhukuyil fma

The Salesian Sisters of the South Pacific Region (SPR province) welcome Sr. Lucy Rose Ozhukuyil, one of the General Councillors of the Salesian Sisters' international Congregation with its central house in Rome, Italy. Sr. Lucy has been assigned by the Mother General, Mother Yvonne Reungoat, to visit the South Pacific region as her representative of the worldwide congregation of the Salesian Sisters spread in around 95 countries throughout the world. This is Sr. Lucy's first visit to this part of the world. The Salesian Sisters in Australia, Samoa and the Solomon Islands (the three countries that comprise the South Pacific Region) wish Sr. Lucy a very fruitful and enjoyable stay, a stay whic

Young people to the fore

Sr. Rochelle Lamb and Sr. Edna Mary MacDonald of the South Pacific Region (SPR) province joined several other Salesian Sisters from many Asian countries at Yamanaka Ko, Japan, at the foothills of Mt Fuji, from 25 April - 1 May. This meeting was called by Sr. Runita Borja fma, Youth Pastoral Worldwide Co-ordinator of the Salesian Sisters. The main focus of this international gathering was to reflect on the role of the youth ministry co-ordinator in each province in Asia and the Pacific. Through interactive methodological processes and stimulating talks, all were engaged in reflective dialogue on exploring best practice in planning and co-ordinating youth ministry in each province. The sharin

#OzBosco2017 - A wonderful experience

During the weekend 28-30 April, over 150 enthusiastic young people together with Salesian Sisters, Brothers and Priests gathered at St. Joseph's College, Ferntree Gully for #OzBosco 2017. Friday night was the time for registration, greeting old friends and meeting new friends. Everyone was chatting and exchanging smiles. After dinner people gathered in for a beautiful opening ceremony, concluded with the traditional Salesian Good Night led by the students and staff of Salesian College at Sunbury. Saturday morning campers woke up to the magnificent scenery of the surrounding area with rolling hills and green trees. After some morning activities and games, everyone gathered again for the keyno

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