A number of Salesians from Melbourne gathered at the Province Centre in Ascot Vale on Monday 25th January for the annual celebration of St Francis de Sales.
The celebration began at 5:00 PM in the chapel with a liturgy led by the provincial Fr Greg Chambers. Following the liturgy, Fr Peter Varengo gave a talk on the spirituality of St Francis de Sales in conjunction with Pope Francis’ emphasis on the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy.
On behalf of the Salesians gathered, Fr Greg thanked Fr Peter for his thorough presentation on the topic.
A festive dinner was served in the Provincial Dining Room to conclude the occasion.
The patron saint of the Salesians, Francis de Sales, is celebrated each year on 24th January.