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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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Catholic churches, missionary groups, seminaries, schools, and religious organizations such as the Order of the Salesians of Don Bosco will hold commemorative masses tomorrow (January 24) in solemn celebration of the Feast of Saint Francis de Sales, the patron of journalists and writers and a Doctor of the Universal Church.
Gianluigi Colombo, founder of Amici when it was still run by the Salesians of Don Bosco, of serving good pizza and pasta to its diners.
Summary: Father Tom comes under the Bangalore diocese of the Salesians of Don Bosco.
was the Apostolic Vicar of Arabia and have continued rendering their services through priests from Salesians of Don Bosco Bangalore province till 5th March 2016 when the last Salesian who stayed back in Yemen Fr Tom Uzhunnalil was kidnapped.
The first ever international event held in honor of the TechPro2 youth technical training initiative took place today at the headquarters of the Salesians of Don Bosco in Turin, Italy.
Speaking in an address to the Salesians of Don Bosco June 21, the pope said he is often asked: "But don't you have to make stronger decisions on women in the church?
The Chinese Fathers of the Salesians of Don Bosco have marked the conclusion of the Year of Faith with a book celebrating the 120 martyred saints of mainland China, who were canonized by Pope John Paul II.
In May the Metropolitan Police confirmed it had received "a number of allegations" relating to the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) order.
Thirty former pupils from schools run by the Salesians of Don Bosco order have come forward with allegations, an investigation by Exaro, the news website, with the Sunday People found.
22 -- The installation of the newly appointed Rev Fr Nihal Liyanage as the 2nd Provincial Superior of the "Saint Joseph" Vice Province of Salesians of Don Bosco, Sri Lanka at their head office at Dungalpitiya, Negombo on the 8th September on the Birth Anniversary of Blessed Virgin Mary.
PUDUMAI DOSS, Jesu, SDB, Freedom of Enquiry and Expression in the Catholic Church, Salesians of Don Bosco, Bangalore 2007.
This motivated me to start looking for suitable projects I could get involved with and I soon came across the Bosco Volunteer Action (BOVA), a volunteering organisation of the Salesians of Don Bosco which is doing fantastic work in more than 120 countries.