SAVIO JUNIORATE (1962) C-1964
St Dominic Savio Patron
Shillong – 793 008, Meghalaya
(0364) 2550146 Rector
2551486 Adm. & Counsellor
2551505 Opera Ravalico
94363 33219 Fr. John Kalapura
97669 04001 Fr. Blasius Kujur
97741 40480 Br. Colombi John
firstname.lastname@example.org Opera Ravalico
email@example.com Br. Colombi
Br. Colombi John Band Ms., O. Ravalico
Fr. Kalapura John VR, O. Ravalico
Fr. Kenny Pakma HM (SHBHS)
Fr. Kujur Blasius Rector
Sacred Heart Boys’ Hr. Sec. School
Mawlai, Shillong – 793 008
(0364) 2550520 School
Located in the Mawlai township of Shillong, Savio Juniorate is the cradle of the Salesian vocation for the vast majority of the present day Salesians of Guwahati and Dimapur Provinces. Opened in 1962, this aspirantate formed boys from class VII to PUC, and thus supplied a steady number of novices each year. The PUC section was shifted to Rongkhon, Tura, in 1986. Since then, the Class VII boys from Meghalaya were housed at Umran, while those from the rest of NE India were housed at Kumarikatta and currently at Boko in Assam. At present, only the class VIII, IX and X boys are housed in this apostolic school. Temporarily, post-matric boys from non-English medium background are given here a grounding in English before their pre-novitiate at Rongkhon.
Its history begins with the erection of the Salesian province of Guwahati in 1959. Having in mind the development of the incipient province, the superiors, under the dynamic leadership of Rev. Fr. Anthony Alessi sdb, thought about the possibility of starting an aspirantate. To this end, a plot of land was bought in 1960, and in November 1961, the foundation stone of the new aspirantate was blessed by the then Apostolic Internuncio to India, Most. Rev. J.R. Knox.
Though the building was far from complete, life began at Savio Juniorate, the first Salesian aspirantate in this vast mission field, on 11th October 1962. It was canonically erected in 1964. Savio Juniorate saw the light of day as a result of the foresight, dynamism and hard work of Rev. Fr. Aloysius Ravalico, a man of great vision and optimism who thought about the future needs of the province.