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Assistance: The Essence of Don Bosco’s Preventive System (1876-1884) (Part 2)

Assistance: The Essence of Don Bosco's Preventive System (1876-1884) Part 2

by Rik Biesmans, SDB translated by Gaston De Neve, SDB Abstract: (The first part of this article is available HERE) In this second part, Fr. Biesmans starts by taking a look at the two aspects of prevention in Don Bosco’s educational system. The first is the protective aspect that depends entirely on the presence of […]

Salesian Evangelization: At the Threshold of the Bicentennial of Don Bosco’s Birth (Part 1)

Salesian Evangelization: At the Threshold of the Bicentennial of Don Bosco's Birth (Part 1) – by John Roche, SDB

by John Roche, SDB   Abstract: In his Apostolic letter Evangelii Gaudium, Pope Francis boldly proclaimed, “The Church will have to initiate everyone—priests, religious, and laity—into this art of accompaniment which teaches us to remove our sandals before the sacred ground of the other” (169). In a world bombarded with new technologies, and undergoing myriad […]

The Salesian Charism and the Good Shepherd Motif

The Salesian Charism and the Good Shepherd Motif – by Francis J. Moloney, SDB

by Francis J. Moloney, SDB   Abstract: In “The Salesian Charism and the Good Shepherd Motif,” prolific author and noted biblical scholar Francis J. Maloney, SDB offers an historical look at how the image of the Good Shepherd came to be connected with the person of Don Bosco and the Salesian charism, and how this […]

Assistance: The Essence of Don Bosco’s Preventive System (1876-1884) (Part 1)

Assistance: The Essence of Don Bosco's Preventive System (1876-1884) Part 1 – by Rik Biesmans, SDB

by Rik Biesmans, SDB translated by Gaston De Neve, SDB Abstract: In his article “Assistance: The Essence of Don Bosco’s Preventive System (1876-1884),” Belgian Salesian Rik Biesmans offers insight into the consolidation of Don Bosco’s educational style, especially during the years 1876 through 1884.  The first part of a two-part study, the article centers on […]

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

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

by Fr. Joseph Boenzi, SDB   Subjects: 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 […]

“School Days … Golden Rule Days”… John Bosco’s Public School Years

School Days Golden Rule Days: John Bosco's Public School Years

by Michael Ribotta, SDB   Subjects: Introduction The Restoration in Piedmont: King Carlo Felice’s “Ironbound” Education Code of 1822 The “Regie Patenti” of 1822 Capriglio (1824) Castelnuovo (December, 1830 – June, 1831) Chieri (1831-1835) John Bosco’s Public School Years in Chieri (1831-1835) “School Days … Golden Rule Days” in Chieri

The “Salesianity” that wins all Hearts

The Salesianity That Wins All Hearts

by Jack Ayers, SDB Subjects: Salesianity-an Overview Early Signs of Salesianity in John’s Life Seminary Days at Chieri The Convitto At the Rifugio Early Salesian Signs At Work

Peter Enria Remembers

Peter Enria Remembers

by Michael Ribotta, SDB Subjects: Introduction The Reminiscences of Pietro Giuseppe Enria Early Life- Blessings and Hardships A Great Act of Kindness First Encounter With Don Bosco The Old Master of the Ironworks Safeguarding the Apprentices The Troubled Youth and the Patience of a Saint War The Man Who Conquered Armies

Hero and Villain: Don Bosco as Seen in the Press of His Time

Hero and Villain: Don Bosco as Seen in the Press of His Time

by Michael Ribotta, SDB Subjects: Piedmont and Early Press Censorship The Disillusioned Journalist Don Bosco’s History of Italy and Press Reaction The Gazzetta del Popolo- the Anticlericals’ Battering Ram Turin’s “Humorous” Papers to the Attack Death Comes for Don Bosco: Hero to Some Villain to Others The Priest- First Victim of Risorgimento Anticlericalism

Don Bosco’s Boswell: John Baptist Lemoyne-The Man and His Work

The Earliest Biographies of Don Bosco and Their English Translations

by Arthur J. Lenti, SDB Subjects: Fr. John Baptist Lemoyne (1839-1916)-A Biographical Sketch Early Years Seminary Formation and Priestly Ordination Meeting With Don Bosco One Year with Don Bosco and Perpetual Profession Director of the Salesian School at Lanzo (1865-1877) Local Spiritual Director of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians at Momese and Nizza […]

ʺMy Charitable Mademoiselleʺ : Don Bosco’s Fifty-Eight Letters to Clara Louvet

My Charitable Mademoiselle: Don Boscos 58 Letters to Clara Louvet

by John Itzaina, SDB Subjects: Don Bosco’s First Encouter with Mademoiselle Clara Louvet Clara Louvet: A brief Sketch Content and Purpose of the Letters An Intimate and Touching Letter Clara and the Salesian Sisters A Non-Religious  Vocation to Sainthood Parallels with Saint Francis de Sales and Saint Jane de Chantal