from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A member of the Society of Saint Francis of Sales, a Roman Catholic congregation founded in Turin in 1845 and dedicated chiefly to education and missionary work.
  • adj. Of or relating to the Salesians.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or pertaining to a Roman Catholic missionary society founded by Saint Francis of Sales in Turin
  • n. A member of this society

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A member of a Roman Catholic order of nuns: same as visitant.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • Salesian, which is 23-1 on the court and 7-17 officially, can qualify for NCS playoff consideration with wins over Swett-Crockett (14-8) and Albany (10-14) this week.

    SFGate: Top News Stories

  • According to Mellis, Lemmon called Salesian athletic director Chad Nightingale on Tuesday and informed him a decision will be made by Friday.

    SFGate: Top News Stories

  • By the time of Don Bosco’s death in 1888, there were 250 houses to help underprivileged and undereducated children under the auspices of what had come to be known as the Salesian Society.

    The Pawprints of History

  • And there again, the Salesian fathers, that are in the Catholic mission in Duekoue, are really launching an SOS to make sure that they can get the assistance they need, he said.

    Ivory Coast Displaced Need Food, Water, Shelter

  • Many are being sheltered at the Salesian priests' Mission of St. Theresa of the Baby Jesus.

    Charity: More than 1,000 killed in Ivorian town

  • He was a bully at school and was sent to the Salesian fathers boarding school, …

    Think Progress » Virginians Buck Far-Right Policies Of McDonnell And Cuccinelli

  • The Vatican's secretary of state, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, is a Salesian, an order of priests deeply involved in the continent.

    All Good Things

  • Father Geoffrey Scott addresses this last topic, recounting the faithful piety of James II, influenced by both Jesuit and Salesian spirituality.

    A Court in Exile

  • Another priest, the Salesian Fr Riggi, asked about indulgences and other devotions which were not abolished by Vatican II but are seldom spoken about.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • These Salesian priests and others who think hey did such a great service bringing the "reforms" of Vatican II and the "New Mass" to China have done just the opposite.

    The liturgical "reform" in China


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.