Salesian Secondary College

Why the name Salesians?

31-March-17
Why the name Salesians?

John Bosco had a great admiration for St Francis de Sales (1567-1622). Francis, who was born near Geneva, 21 August 1567, was patron saint of Piedmont and Savoy and much loved by John Bosco. He admired his joyful, optimistic spirituality and because of the gentleness of his approach, he chose him as patron of the Congregation. He wished his followers to be filled with the spirit of Francis de Sales – a kindness that was all-embracing, a gentleness that was strong, a love that was humble and a faith that was steadfast.

For Francis there was no ‘religious elite'; holiness was possi­ble for everybody no matter their position, stage or career in life. Francis used a simple metaphor to sum up his work when he said: ‘you catch more flies with a spoonful of honey than a barrel full of vinegar’. In other words: Love is stronger than violence or force of any kind. John Bosco fully agreed and he named his Congregation after Francis de Sales, hence the name ‘Salesians’.

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31-Jan-2018
Get some of the last few remaining tickets for our musical Back to the 80's From the school office 061393105 or the limetree theatre box office 061 953 400
29-Jan-2018
Former Governor of Mountjoy Prison Mr John Lonergan will visit Salesian College on Tuesday Feb 6th at 7.15pm . Please see attached poster for further details
Events
Mar
08 2018
Fashion Show 2018
Apr
22 2018
Salesian Cycle Challenge 2018
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Don Bosco Road
Pallaskenry
Co. Limerick
Ireland
V94 WP86

353 (061) 393105

School Opening times
Monday, Wednesday & Friday: 9.00am to 3.20pm
Tuesday & Thursday: 9.00am to 4.00pm
School Roll Number: 64180O
Registered Charity #: 20147679
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