PrevPrev Article

NextNext Article

Larger Font Smaller Font Up Down Go comment Print Attachment


By our own correspondent

Rome, 24 October 2020 --  The Feast of All Saints is coming soon (November 1) and with the Solemnity a good occasion to remember, explore and to give thanks at least for a few of the as yet not so well-known Salesian Family members who are already on the route to the altars, scrutinized by the Universal Church. What about the variety of the Salesian Vocation we live in the Salesian Family? For example, if one would like to know who the Salesian Cooperator is, the best way is to explore the 14 holy Salesian Cooperators (7 Blessed, 3 Venerables and 4 Servants of God and probably many others we don't know).  Unfortunately, most of them are not really well known outside Italy. A good number of Salesian religious (SDB and FMA) find it difficult to believe in the real Salesian Lay Vocation according to the pointers of Salesian Cooperators themselves. Maybe the best way to understand their vocation would be to explore the role-models of Salesian Cooperators already sanctioned by the Universal Church.

How many faces of the holy Salesian Cooperators are you able to identify on the poster? If you look carefully, you can see both clergy and lay people. There are diocesan parish priests, bishops and even Pope Pius IX. There are martyrs, missionaries, oratory animators, house wives, sociologists, labor union activists, dedicated catechists, sick people who were paralyzed for years, mystics in ordinary life, great benefactors of incipient Salesian works, and staff in Salesian houses. They were born in Italy, Spain, Portugal and Syria - but there are many more who lived a holy life also in our continents but not yet well known around the world.

Yes, the Salesian Cooperators have their Rule 'Project of Apostolic Life' with an excellent commentary, but probably the most eloquent and most easy accessible insight in their vocation, mission, formation and spirituality are the lives of their holy members, since the times of Don Bosco until today. Let us learn at least one more holy Salesian Cooperator during these days and let them accompany us on our vocation journey!


  • Pius IX, Pope (+1878, Italy)
  • Bartolome Blanco Marquez, Lay Martyr (+ 1936, Spain)
  • Alexandrina Maria Da Costa, Lay (+1955, Portugal)
  • Bartolome Blanco Marquez, Lay Martyr (+ 1936, Spain)
  • Toniolo Giuseppe, Lay (+1918, Italy)
  • Bartolome Blanco Marquez, Lay Martyr (+ 1936, Spain)
  • Alexander Planas Sauri, Lay Martyr (+1936, Spain)
  • Bartolome Blanco Marquez, Lay Martyr (+ 1936, Spain)
  • Teresa Cejudo Redondo de Caballero, Lay Martyr (+1936, Spain)
  • Bartolome Blanco Marquez, Lay Martyr (+ 1936, Spain)
  • Hedviges Carboni, Lay (+1952, Italy)


  • Dorotea Chopitea, Lay (+ 1893, Spain)
  • Margaret Occhiena Bosco, Lay (+ 1856, Valdocco - Italy)
  • Attilio Giordani, Lay (+1973, Italy - Brazil)

Servant of God:

  • Giuseppe Guarino, Cardinal (+ 1897, Italy)
  • Matilde Salem, Lay (+1961, Syria)
  • Felice Canelli, Priest (+1977, Italy)
  • Vera Grita, Lay (+1969, Italy)

Related resources for download:

   Related news articles:












Drag and drop your files here, or Click attach files button.

Maximum File Size : 0MB (Allowed extentsions : *.*)

0 file(s) attached ( / )

  1. 5496(II)_Following the path of Blessed Michael Rua

    ALA_5496 By our own correspondent Rome, 29 October 2020 -- As with every year, today (29 October) we celebrate the liturgical memory of Blessed Michael Rua, the first successor of Don Bosco (1937-1910). It is another good opportunity to di...
    Date2020.10.29 CategoryWorld Reply0 Views433 file
    Read More
  2. 5496(I)_Ready to walk the journey of Life

    ALA_5496 By Sr. Fatima Mafu DBTI Boroko, PNG 29 Ocotber 2020 -- 32 students of the 4th year Education Batch gathered together at the Emmaus Conference Centre, Boroko on23-24 October for their Spiritual Retreat. The Retreat was animated by ...
    Date2020.10.29 CategoryPGS Reply0 Views341 file
    Read More
  3. 5495_True charity at heart during the pandemic - Vietnamese in Ethiopia

    ALA_5495 By our own correspondent Adwa, Ethiopia (AET Viceprovince), 28 October 2020 -- On 20 October 2020, the Vietnamese Embassy in Tanzania sent an appreciation letter to (Duc cha = Father) Joseph Trinh Kinh Luan, Vietnamese Salesian mi...
    Date2020.10.28 CategoryWorld Reply0 Views234 file
    Read More
  4. 5494_Six New Salesian Deacons

    ALA_5494 Philippines , Timor Leste and Myanmar By Jarmy Reignier Atienza Roxas, SDB Paranaque City, the Philippines 24 October 2020 -- In the midst of the pandemic, the Salesians of Don Bosco from the community of the Seminaryo ng Don Bosc...
    Date2020.10.27 CategoryFIN Reply0 Views538 file
    Read More
  5. 5493(II)_Will you become my friend? - Fr. John Lee publication finally in English

    ALA_5493 By our own correspondent Seoul, South Korea (KOR), 26 October 2020 -- The best missionary animation is to let the missionary speak out. During this missionary month of October we may be encouraged by the consistent daily storytell...
    Date2020.10.26 CategoryKOR Reply0 Views444 file
    Read More
  6. 5493(I)_Philippines South Province Blessed with a New Priest

    ALA_5493 By Jan Odivilas Archdiocesan Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes, Cebu City, The Philippines, 24 October 2020 -- The Salesian Society of St. John Bosco in the Philippines, South Province (FIS), celebrated the ordination to the Order of ...
    Date2020.10.26 CategoryFIS Reply0 Views577 file
    Read More
  7. 5492_Explore the incredible treasures of the Salesian lay vocation!

    ALA_5492 By our own correspondent Rome, 24 October 2020 -- The Feast of All Saints is coming soon (November 1) and with the Solemnity a good occasion to remember, explore and to give thanks at least for a few of the as yet not so well-know...
    Date2020.10.24 CategoryASC Reply0 Views379 file
    Read More
  8. 5491(II)_Missionary reflection before priestly ordination in Brazil

    ALA_5491 By Deacon John Baptist Nguyen Duy Tan Vietnamese missionary in Brazil Manaus, Amazon, Brazil (BMA Province), 23 October 2020 -- On 5 December 2020 three Vietnamese missionaries will be ordained to the priesthood in Sao Paolo (Braz...
    Date2020.10.23 CategoryWorld Reply0 Views223 file
    Read More
  9. 5491(I)_Sharing the vocation journey in Myanmar - Hsipaw formation community

    ALA_5491 By Fr. Camillus Suan Hsipaw, Northern Shan State Myanmar, 23 October 2020 -- We would like to share some news from our Salesian Aspirantate - Prenovitiate Community, Hsipaw (diocese of Lashio) Myanmar. This school year we have 4 p...
    Date2020.10.23 CategoryMYM Reply0 Views578 file
    Read More
  10. 5490_Teacher's day in Don Bosco Vientiane - Laos 2020

    ALA_5490 By Fr. Patrick Maccioni Don Bosco Vientiane - Laos, 22 October 2020 -- Greetings from the quiet country of Laos! We are always isolated. It is already 7 months since we have been able to go out of the country. In this Covid year w...
    Date2020.10.22 CategoryTHA Reply0 Views393 file
    Read More
Board Pagination Prev 1 ... 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 ... 497 Next
/ 497