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.

Special congratulations to all of our jubilarians!

At the conclusion of Provincial Chapter 21, a large number of Salesians from Australia, Samoa, Fiji and New Zealand gathered at the Catholic Leadership Centre for Province Day celebrations on Friday 24th May; the solemnity of Mary Help of Christians.

Fr Tony DeGroot, Missionary to Guatemala

Fr Tony De Groot is a Salesian priest who has been quietly empowering thousands of some of the world’s poorest young people for over 45 years, living and working amongst the indigenous Q’eqchi’ people of Guatemala, in Central America.