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 (sə-lē′zhən, -shən)
A member of the Salesians of Don Bosco, a Roman Catholic congregation founded in Turin in 1859 and dedicated chiefly to education and missionary work.
Of or relating to the Salesians.

[After Saint Francis de Sales (1567-1622), Savoyard prelate and bishop of Geneva.]


(səˈliːzjən; -ʒjən)
(Roman Catholic Church) of or relating to St Francis of Sales or to the religious orders founded by him or by St John Bosco in his name. See also Visitation2
(Education) a member of a Salesian order, esp a member of the Society of St Francis of Sales founded in Turin by St John Bosco (1854), and dedicated to all types of educational work
[C19: from Sales]
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The Salesians of Don Bosco who are active in Hong Kong hope that this new Chinese-language book will reach Mainland Catholics who continue to ask for books about their martyrs for the Catholic Faith.
Should the police at any stage require assistance in the investigation into any Salesians of Don Bosco school then we would cooperate fully with them.
Communities founded: Salesians of Don Bosco in 1859, the Daughters of Mary, Help of Christians in 1872, and the Union of Cooperator Salesians in 1875
Magee had claimed he had fulfilled his elderly client's last will and testament to bequeath the money to the Missionary Society of St Columba in Co Meath and the Salesians of Don Bosco.