Australian Salesian Bulletin

The Salesian Bulletin was first published by St John Bosco in 1877. It is now published in 54 different national editions throughout the world, in a total of 30 languages. Each national edition is the agency of the Rector Major for the information and formation of the Salesian Family especially for those involved with the education and formation of youth. As such it follows the editorial and publication guidelines as formulated by the Rector Major and Council.

The Australian Salesian Bulletin was first published in 1955. Today it is issued 4 times a year with a run of 12,000 copies.

It is distributed free to individuals, families, bishops, parishes and schools throughout Australia, New Zealand the Pacific. The purpose of the Salesian Bulletin, according to the mind of St John Bosco, is to be informational and formational. It endeavours to keep its readers abreast of the main events in the Church and the Congregation on the local and worldwide level with particular attention to the overseas missions. The Australian Salesian Bulletin maintains a focus on youth issues.

Staff: All members of the editorial committee are engaged in full time activities apart from the Bulletin and give their services on a voluntary basis. Distributed freely, it depends on donations to cover costs of production and mailing. By soliciting support for the overseas Missions it raises over a million dollars each year. These donations are forwarded to various mission offices.

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The Autumn edition of the Australian Salesian Bulletin celebrates a wonderful achievement in the life of the province - 100 years of Salesianity! Alongside its regular columns it features comprehensive coverage of a busy period of professions, diaconations and ordinations, a feature from Alice Cardwine of Earthcare on the importance of devolping Eco-Spirituality and an update on the Fine Arts Course in Samoa!.

Autumn 2023 Edition
Spring 2022 Salesian Bulletin



The Spring edition of the Australian Salesian Bulletin suggests gratitude as a great resolution for the modern age. In his editorial, Fr Frank reveals a touching letter he recently recieved about a greatful son. FMA Provincial Sr Louise McKeogh speaks of the joy gratitude begets, while regular columnist Teaghan challenges us to lead greatful lives. Reports on OzBosco14 and updates from around the Salesian world appear, including an abridged interview with Archbishop Tim Costelloe, who was recently appointed as the president of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference!

Spring 2022 Edition

Winter 2022 Salesian Bulletin



The Winter edition of the Australian Salesian Bulletin cries out for peace in a world seemingly stuck in a never-ending winter. However, we are reminded that only through hope, laughter and joy will we be able to move forward, as Teaghan so aptly puts it in her column. Updates from the Salesian Misisons effort for the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, as well as a brilliant article about Ms Tasileta, a wonderful employee of the DBTC in Samoa. We also feature two wonderful lives that were lived well, luminaries of the Australia-Pacific Province. Regular columns are included, such as reflections from the Rector Major and the (new!) Mother general, the green pages and news from around the Australia-Pacific province.

Winter 2022

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This edition is inspired by the Strenna for 2022 - "All Through Love, Nothing by Constraint" - the famous words of our patron St Francis de Sales. We return to a focus on youth ministry, with a poignant reflection by Teaghan Dolan on the power of patient prescense, as well as reports from the Youth camps from around Australia and a photo gallery of Don Bosco's Feast Day Festival. We also celebrate the completion of the new Youth and Educational Centre in Fiji!

Autumn 2022

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