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Draw Upon the Spiritual Experience of Don Bosco

In honor of Don Bosco’s Feast day, and in line with this years study theme in preparation for the celebration of the bicentenary of Don Bosco’s birth (16 August 2015), we have put together this collection of articles from the Journal of Salesian Studies. We invite you, then, to take a few moments in the […]

Saint Francis de Sales Articles

In honor of Saint Francis de Sales, our patron whose feast we celebrate on 24 January, the Journal of Salesian Studies has made available a selection of articles for your study, enjoyment, and spiritual growth. A few are directly related to the Gentle Saint, and a few show his influence in the Bosconian branch of […]

Journal of Salesian Studies: Vol. 15 (2007)

Journal Salesian Studies Volume 15

“Da Mihi Animas Cetera Tolle” Symposium (July 18-25, 2007) Articles: “What I do is me: for that I came”: Conforming and Strengthening our Charismatic Identity     –Ian Murdoc, SDB Cry of the Pastoral Heart of Francis de Sales     –Joseph Boenzi, SDB Response to the paper of Joseph Boenzi     –Francis Preston, SDB Da Mihi […]

Da Mihi Animas in Don Bosco: Don Bosco’s Life and Work for the “Salvation of Souls”

Da Mihi Animas in Don Bosco: Don Boscos Life and Work for the Salvation of Souls

by Arthur J. Lenti, SDB   Introduction The motto Da mihi animas; cetera tolle expresses the primary objective and spirit of Don Bosco’s incessant activity and the pastoral and ascetical program that he wished to hand on to his Salesians.  How this driving ideal powered Don Bosco’s life and work-that is, his manifold choices-is the object […]

Response to Joseph Boenzi’s “Cry of the Pastoral Heart of Francis de Sales”

Response to Joseph Boenzis ‘Cry of the Pastoral Heart of Francis de Sales’

by Francis Preston, SDB Excerpt: …Towards the end of his paper, Fr. Boenzi makes reference to the “pastoral heart” of Francis de Sales and how “as he looked at the separated city of Geneva, his longing converted into a program of action and a journey of continual conversion.” And with reference to Don Bosco Fr. […]

Cry of the Pastoral Heart of Francis de Sales: Da Mihi Animas

Cry of the Pastoral Heart of Francis de Sales: Da Mihi Animas

by Joseph Boenzi, SDB Subjects: Don Bosco Cites a Motto The Personal Motto of Francis de Sales: Non Excidet Spiritual Motto for Francis de Sales’ Religious Community: Live Jesus! Apostolic Slogan in the Pastoral Style of Francis de Sales Pastoral Heart Pastoral Awareness, Pastoral Attitude

Journal of Salesian Studies: Vol. 14 (2006)

Journal Salesian Studies Volume 14

Articles: Don Bosco’s Oratories in 1849-1852     –Arthur J. Lenti, SDB Accompanying the Young     –Mary Greenan, FMA The Youth Minister as Mystic and Martyr     –David O’Malley, SDB Francis de Sales and the Bases for Salesian Prayer     –Joseph Boenzi, SDB Prevention or Repression     –William J. Dickson, SDB

Prevention or Repression: The Reception of Don Bosco’s Educational Approach in British Salesian Schools

Prevention or Repression: The Reception of Don Bosco's Educational Approach in British Salesian Schools

by William J. Dickson, SDB   Subjects: The English Educational Context: Different Political and Educational Traditions Dr. Arnold and Rugby School Don Bosco’s Educational Approach Prevention or Repression: Contrasts and Cultural Differences Corporal Punishment in Piedmont General Regulations for Boarding Schools (Jan. 23, 1827) Salesians and School Punishments Assistance and the Salesian Preventive System England […]

Francis de Sales and the Bases for Salesian Prayer

Francis de Sales and the Bases for Salesian Prayer

by Joseph Boenzi, SDB Subjects: A spirituality that is open for everyone Conditions for prayer Humility and prayer Prayer and Hope Loving attentiveness to Jesus as an essential element of prayer Guide to prayer Jesus looks for us where we are Simplicity and intensity in prayer Divine Intimacy Ecstasy of action Conclusion: prayer as communion and […]