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Salesians of Don Bosco in the Philippines

The Salesians of Don Bosco in the Philippines is a Catholic religious congregation of pontifical right working in the Philippines under two jurisdictions: for Luzon, the Philippine North Province (FIN); for Visayas and Mindanao, the Philippine South Province (FIS). The Salesians started working in the Philippines in 1951.[1] The FIN has 25 canonically erected communities while the FIS has 14 canonically erected communities.

Salesians of Don Bosco in the Philippines
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AbbreviationS.D.B.
MottoDa mihi Animas cætera tolle ("Give me souls, take away the rest")
Formation18 December 1859 (1859-12-18)
FounderSt. John Bosco
TypeClerical Religious Congregation (Clerical religious institute of pontifical right)
PurposeDedicated to do apostolic works
HeadquartersDirezione Generale Opere Don Bosco,
Via della Pisana 1111,
Casella Postale 18333,
00163 Roma
Fr. Ángel Fernández Artime
Vicar of the Rector Major
Fr. Francesco Cereda
Main organ
Rector Major And General Council
Websitesdb.org/en
Formerly called
Society of St Francis of Sales

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Salesian Works and PresencesEdit

The Salesian presences refer to a physical presence of a Salesian work in a geographical area. Salesian presences may house more than one Salesian community doing one or more works. A Salesian community on the other hand is a religious house that has been canonically established by the congregation to live in a stable manner in a Salesian presence. Salesians identify eight official works:

  1. Oratory and Youth Center
  2. School and Professional Formation
  3. Boarding and Hostel
  4. Tertiary Sector
  5. Parish
  6. Social Services and Works for Youth at Risk
  7. Social Communication
  8. New Forms of Salesian Presence

Philippine North ProvinceEdit

SchoolsEdit

  • Don Bosco Technical Institute - Tarlac City, Tarlac
  • Don Bosco Technical Institute - Makati City, NCR
  • Don Bosco Technical College - Mandaluyong City, NCR
  • Don Bosco College - Canlubang, Calamba City, Laguna
  • Don Bosco Academy - Mabalacat City, Pampanga
  • —Don Bosco Academy - Bacolor, Pampanga

Parishes and ShrinesEdit

  • National Shrine of Mary Help of Christians - Paranaque City, NCR
  • Mary Help of Christians Parish - Mayapa, Calamba City, Laguna
  • Diocesan Shrine of Mary Help of Christians - Canlubang, Calamba City, Laguna
  • St. John Bosco Parish - Makati City, NCR
  • San Ildefonso Parish - Makati City, NCR
  • St. Dominic Savio Parish - Mandaluyong City, NCR
  • St. John Bosco Parish and Center for Young Workers - Sta. Rosa, Laguna
  • St. John Bosco Parish and Youth Center - Tondo, Manila, NCR

Youth at RiskEdit

  • Tuloy (formerly Tuloy sa Don Bosco) - Alabang, Muntinlupa City, NCR
  • Pugad (Center for Migrant Youth) - Makati City, NCR

Formation HousesEdit

  • Don Bosco Center of Studies (School of Theology) - Paranaque City, NCR
  • Sacred Heart Post Novitiate (School of Philosophy) - Canlubang, Calamba City, Laguna
  • Don Bosco Prenovitiate Formation House (Aspirantate and Prenovitiate) - Canlubang, Calamba City, Laguna
  • Don Bosco Center for Spirituality (Retreat House / Chapel on the Hill) - Batulao, Nasugbu, Batangas

Philippine South ProvinceEdit

SchoolsEdit

  • Don Bosco Technical Institute (DBTI) - Victorias City
  • Don Bosco Technical College-Cebu (DBTC) (formerly Don Bosco Technology Center) - Cebu City
  • St. Louis School - Don Bosco (SLS-DB) - Dumaguete City
  • Don Bosco High School (in partnership with Local Government) - Cotcot, Liloan, Cebu
  • Don Bosco Training Center and Youth Center - Borongan, Easter Samar
  • Don Bosco Technological Center, Inc. - Prenza, Balamban, Cebu
  • Don Bosco Youth Center and Training Center - Pasil, Cebu City

Parishes and ShrinesEdit

  • Archdiocesan Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes - Punta Princesa, Cebu City
  • Sto. Nino Parish - Pasil, Cebu City
  • St. John Bosco Parish - Cotcot, Liloan
  • Diocesan Shrine of St. John Bosco - Murcia, Negros Occidental
  • St. Joseph the Worker Parish - Victorias City, Negros Occidental
  • Mary Help of Christians Parish - Dacudao, Calinan, Davao City
  • Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish - Mati City, Davao Oriental

Youth at RiskEdit

  • Don Bosco Boys Home - Liloan, Cebu
  • Magone Home After Care Services - Liloan, Cebu
  • Bacolod Boys Home (chaplaincy) - Bacolod City
  • Don Bosco Boys Home - Dumangas, Iloilo

Formation HousesEdit

  • Don Bosco Formation Center - Lawaan, Talisay City, Cebu
  • Sacred Heart Novitiate - Lawaan, Talisay City, Cebu
  • Center for Lay Adults and Youth (CLAY) - Lawaan, Talisay City, Cebu
  • Don Bosco Center of Spirituality - Retreat House - Lawaan, Talisay City, Cebu
  • Don Bosco Center of Spirituality - Retreat House - Granada, Bacolod City
  • Don Bosco Center of Spirituality - Retreat House - Mambucal, Murcia, Negros Occidental
  • Don Bosco House of Spirituality - Mantalongon, Dalaguete, Cebu

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Bicomong, G. E. (2001). The arrival of Don Bosco in the Philippines: requests made to the Salesians 1891-1951. Makati City: Don Bosco Press.