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Salesian Spirituality

Da mihi animas, catera tolle..."Give me souls, take away the rest" was the motto of Don Bosco when describing his work with the young.  The Salesian gift to the Church is its unswerving focus on the betterment of each young person through the education of the whole person. 
Salesian High School continues the work of Don Bosco seeking to educate the young in Boyle Heights.  Therefore an education at Salesian High School has as its primary focus the building of a Christian family that has as its ultimate aim the education of the young in order for them "to become good citizens of this world and the next." It is through a Salesian style of reason, religion, and loving kindness that the school builds community and enables that community to educate the young. 
By reason, we mean an awareness of the concerns and preoccupations of the young through a process of dialogue that promotes a sense of equality and mutual growth.  By religion, we mean our personal relationships with God that keeps us mindful of relationships with others.  By loving kindness, we mean a lovingness to a degree where the young know they are loved.