Understanding and recognising the Salesian charism involves an understanding of the gifts of the Holy Spirit to Don Bosco for the mission of promoting the integral growth of the young, especially, those who are poor and needy. It is through Don Bosco that the Holy Spirit instills with the same gifts the people who are called to share the same mission of Don Bosco. These gifts came to be known and experienced in Valdocco founded by Don Bosco and his youth. The expressions of these gifts are: love, joy, optimism, creativity, flexibility, duty, family spirit, religion … of which all can be named, for simplicity’s sake, under the term "preventive system".

The following pages provide an opportunity to further understand the Salesian charism at St John Bosco College.

St John Bosco

Salesian Spirit

Salesian Charter

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