There are ten places remaining for girls aged 10 – 17 years-old on Summer Camp St Petronilla this August 13-18. The venue is the Salesian Savio House in the Peak District. If you would like to know more about the camp or to request a booking form, please email us here. (The Boys’ Camp is full.) FLICKR albums from previous years’ camps can be viewed here: Girls 2017; Boys 2017; Girls 2016; Boys 2016.
The Source of Civilisation
From Jesus “all that remains good in the world–even a half pagan world–takes its rise. All that remains of good civilisation comes from the Cross, from the Heart and Blood of the Redeemer, and on this account it is still a Christian civilisation. The Redeemer Himself has told us what should be the fruit of all His work of Redemption–the continuation of that Redemption itself. Don Bosco says to you today: ‘Live the Christian life as we have lived it and taught it.’ Don Bosco’s love of the Redeemer became love of the souls which He has redeemed at the price His Precious Blood, and he points out to you the great and powerful help on which you must count to carry out that love of Christ which translates itself into love of souls. Mary, Help of Christians, is your inheritance. One of the most precious fruits of the Redemption is the Motherhood of Mary. It is the Divine Redeemer Who has given us Mary as our universal Mother. Here is a help which has no limitations to its power–Mary, our Mother, who desires nothing more than to lend her aid to the good works which we desire to do for the glory of God and the good of souls.” (Pope Pius XI at the canonisation of St John Bosco in 1934, quoted from Saint John Bosco, Seeker of Souls by F.A.Forbes (1935), page 160.)
For more from the patrons of this year’s Summer Camps, see here, here and here.