Definition of Salesian in English:


Line breaks: Sal|es¦ian
Pronunciation: /səˈliːzɪən
, -ʒ(ə)n/


Relating to a Roman Catholic educational religious order founded near Turin in 1859 and named after St Francis de Sales.
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  • Generous donations will be welcome for St. Luke's Salesian missions in Lesotho, South Africa.
  • The annual Salesian Pilgrimage to Our Lady's Shrine at Knock is on this Saturday, May 18.
  • She lived in a compound in the outback with Salesian nuns, about three hours drive from Nairobi, and survived on a diet of fruit and vegetables.


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A member of the Salesian order.
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  • He had thought about four or five different orders before entering the Salesians.
  • He collects new stories of the work being carried out by the Salesians in the countries he visits and has articles regularly published in the Salesian Bulletin.
  • Fr Michael Smith, provincial of the Salesians of Don Bosco missionaries in Ireland, said Fr Declan had a heart of gold.

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