Reflections on Virtue: Saint John Bosco’s Heroic Faith as Reported by Eyewitnesses in His Beatification Process

· Joseph Boenzi, volume 06

by Fr. Joseph Boenzi, SDB




  • Introduction
  • The Documentation
  • Ingredients in the Beatification Process
  • Virtues under Consideration
  • The Witnesses
  • Relationship of Witnesses to the Servant of God
  • Personal Touch Sampler
  • Questions Regarding Faith
  • Images and Definitions of Faith during the Period in Question
  • Descriptions of a “Man of Faith” by Eyewitnesses
  • Presence of God
  • Sacramental Prayer Life
  • Marian Dimension of Don Bosco’s Faith
  • Trust, Serenity and Union with God
  • Ecclesial Dimension of Don Bosco’s Faith
  • From Anecdotes to a Practical Trademark of Heroic Faith