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Educational Initiatives

The legacy of Salesian spirituality offers a wealth of teachings that can provide powerful tools for living in the 21st century.  The Salesian Center is committed to providing education in the Salesian tradition both directly, through programs investigating Salesian texts and teachings, and indirectly, through programs inspired by the key principle in Salesian spirituality that all people are called to holiness in their particular states-in-life. 

Our educational initiatives have various audiences in mind, but all fof them offer readily available means by which we make this Salesian education about faith and culture happen.  To learn more, visit the links below:

Faith & Reason Honors program - an academic program for select students at DSU to explore the larger questions of life

Ryan Leadership Institute - a two-year program for select students at DSU to learn executive management skills in the context of Salesian spirituality

► Continuing Education

               ► Orientation Workshops - short programs for persons engaged in the mission of DeSales University

               ► Salesian Studies Online - personal enrichment courses on themes in Salesian spirituality

► Research Projects academic studies aimed at discovering and/or measuring links between faith and culture in a variety of ways

Events Calendar

R. Wayne & Joan Kraft Memorial Lecture

Thursday, January 25, 2018, 08:00 PM
DeSales University 2755 Station Avenue, Center Valley, PA
DeSales University Center

This annual lecture series is designed to offer the public a humanistic viewpoint on an issue of national prominence. The topic of discussion for this event will be The attractive beauty of holiness: the influence of St. Francis de Sales in the married  spirituality of Elisabeth Leseur. FR. THOMAS KEVIN KRAFT, OP, Friar of the Province of Saint Joseph USA, currently assigned to Saint Dominic's House, Nairobi, Kenya is our featured speaker. 

This event is FREE and open to the public. No tickets are required. 

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