Quiet moments with Salesians
PUPILS from St Paul’s Catholic High School in Wythenshawe recently enjoyed a three-day residential retreat at Savio House in Bollington, Cheshire. Here they were able to take time out from their busy lives to reflect upon themselves, their potential and those around them.
Savio House is run by the Salesians of Don Bosco. Pupils come from all over the north of England, north Wales and the Midlands to benefit from their retreats.
At Savio House the young people join in fully as part of the community. They eat with the Savio team, socialise with them and spend the rest of their time together. Free time is as important an aspect of the retreat experience and some of the best work at Savio House is done on the football pitch, round the pool table or in a quiet moment over a cup of tea and a biscuit.
Bangladeshis visit schools
A HIGH-LEVEL delegation from Bangladesh this week visited St Mary’s School, Menston, and SS Peter and Paul primary school, Yeadon, in west Yorkshire, as part of a week-long visit to Britain.
The purpose of the visit, organised by the Youth Sports Trust, UK Sport and the British Council, was to research physical education, sport and education in Britain with a view to developing international links.
Viv Holt of the Youth Sport Trust said: “St Mary’s has an outstanding reputation in sport and PE, academic achievement and international work and was an obvious choice for the delegation to visit.” St Mary’s School educates 1,100 pupils.
Seminarian walks to Assisi
SEMINARIAN Gareth Thomas, from the Beda College in Rome, plans to mark new year by walking from St John Lateran to Assisi, as 2009 is the 800th anniversary of St Francis meeting Pope Innocent III at the Lateran and verbally approving the Franciscan rule.
He said: “It will be a year in which this event is marked in all sorts of formal events by the Franciscan orders, but I want to recall what an act of simplicity and poverty this was.”