Saints We Are

By: Fr. Randy Figuracion, SDB

When we talk about “saints,” we immediately think of the “canonized ones” – those proclaimed by the Church as blessed because they have lived extraordinary lives beyond that of an average Christian. Here we note that the Church does not make or create saints, but rather recognizes their virtues and present them to the faithful as role models in the practice of the faith.

The first saint I have known is San Antonio of Padua. My mom entrusted me to his care in my childhood. She even added it as my baptismal name. He was known for his persuasive preaching and impressive miracles borne out of his deep faith in God. The saint who inspired me most is St. John Bosco. Having read his life as a boy, his personality captivated me because he was such a talented individual both in nature and in grace. But my favorite saint is John Paul II because he inspired me to be a priest. Most of all, he is the only saint I have seen in my life.

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Making A Difference

About Us

The Salesian Family

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Salesians of Don Bosco
Founded: December 08, 1859

SF Membership: SDB Constitutions art 5

Daughters of Mary Help of Christians
Founded: August 05, 1872

SF Membership: SDB Constitutions art 5, FMA Constitutions art 3

Salesian Cooperators
Founded: May 09, 1876

SF Membership: Constitutions SDB art 5, Project of Apostolic Life: Statutes art 5

FIS Coordinators:

Cooperators – Cebu                       Fr. Daniel P. Elemia
Cooperators – Negros                    Fr. Medelino R. Borgueta
Cooperators – Mindanao                Fr. Orlando A. Borres
Past Pupils of SDB

Provincial Commissions

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Delegate: Fr. Amelito Narciso D. Racelis

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Bro. Louie D. Domasian
Fr. Arturo A. Sanchez, Jr.
Fr. Eligio R. Santos
Fr. Philip P. Lazatin
Fr. Roneldo R. Vilbar

Us in the Philippines

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The Salesians of Don Bosco is an international organization of men, founded by St. John Bosco, dedicated full time to the service of the young people, especially those who are poor and disadvantaged. Believing that their total dedication… Read More »

Us in the East Asia Oceania Region

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The Regional Councilor of the East Asia Oceania Region Fr. Vaclav Klement Province of origin: Korea Nationality: Czek Date of Birth: October 7, 1958 1st Profession: September 4, 1982 Ordination: May 25, 1986 Website: AUL – Australia CIN… Read More »

Us in the World

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The Rector Major and the General Council Fr. Angel Fernandez Artime Rector Major Ángel Fernández Artime was born August 21, 1960 in Luanco-Gozon, Asturias, Spain; he made his first profession on September 3, 1978, the perpetual vows on… Read More »

Our History

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Significant Milestones of the Congregation Beginning of Salesian Work: December 08, 1841 Adoption of the name “Salesian”: January 24, 1854 First Superior Council: December 18, 1859 “Decretum Laudis” for the Society: July 23, 1864 Approval of the Salesian… Read More »

Our Founder

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Beatified on June 2, 1929 Canonized on April 1, 1934   Early years and eventual priesthood John Bosco was born at Castelnuovo d’Asti on 16 August 1815, of a family of peasant farmers. His father, Francis Bosco, died… Read More »