When you look at the above image, what do you see? It is a cross, the symbol of Christianity. However, it is not our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ who hangs on this one; rather, it bears the image of a poor boy. The message is clear and very strong: our Lord Jesus is being crucified in those who are being crucified in today’s world.

On Friday 16th August, Br Silvio Quaranta celebrated his 75th Anniversary of Salesian Profession with fellow Salesians and the residents of the St Joseph’s home in Northcote, Melbourne. A special lunch was served to mark the occasion, and Fr Chris Ford celebrated Eucharist, where he made special tribute to Silvio’s life story; a life that was joyfully dedicated to the Australia-Pacific province.



Mexican Missionary Fr Gabriel Cruz speaks a little about his missionary life thus far.

I've been in Lahore, Pakistan, for almost a year. It is a very complete Salesian work: with a boarding, primary and secondary school, technical school, Saturday oratory and many other activities. There are just three Salesians who run this presence. We have about 200 children and young people living with us or participating in our educational activities and services.



Br Peter, a misssionary from Vietnam to Samoa tells us about some of the things he has already learnt in his breif time there so far.

Firstly, I would like to thank God for the outpouring and overflow of His graces upon me and all the supports and encouragements from all Salesians and friends since the beginning of this year. When I arrived in Samoa the Alafua community warmly welcomed me and hearteningly accepted me even though I still have many limits as a human being.



Br Barry recently spoke to Naomi Leach of the Archdiocese of Hobart's the Standard, for an interview that was "a great joy"

Former DJ and now Salesian brother Barry Parker swapped Sid Vicious for Catholic artist Matt Maher on his journey back to the Catholic Church. Br Barry, 51, who began ministry this year at Glenorchy’s Dominic College, describes himself as having a ‘blue-collar faith’ and wants to reach out to youth and young adults and get them back involved in the parish.