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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 […]

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 […]

Paolo Albera’s Instructions: Early Efforts to Inculcate the Spirit of Don Bosco

Paolo Albera’s Instructions: Early efforts to inculcate the Spirit of Don Bosco

by Fr. Joseph Boenzi, SDB   Subjects: John Bosco Remembered in Paolo Albera’s Pastoral Visits Trained in Leadership by the Founder Believing in Don Bosco’s Holiness John Bosco in Paolo Albera’s Retreat Instructions Handing Down the Founder’s Teachings Recalling the Founder’s Example Characteristics Needed to Join Don Bosco Don Bosco: Director of Souls A Comprehensive […]

Jesus and Salesian Discipleship

Jesus and Salesian Discipleship

by Francis J. Moloney Subjects: Introduction Jesus: the Son of Man “One like a son of man” in Daniel 7:13-14 Jesus as the Son of Man To Be a Disciple of Jesus Conclusion

Sons of Don Bosco, Successors of the Apostles: Salesian Bishops, 1884 to 2001

Sons of Don Bosco Successors of the Apostles Salesian Bishops 1884 to 2001

by Charles N. Bransom, Jr.  Subjects: Introduction Salesian Bishops: Episcopal Ordinations Giovanni Cagliero Luigi Giuseppe Lasagna Giacomo Costamagna Giovanni Marenco Antonio Malan Francisco Aquino Corrêa Félix Ambrosio Guerra Luigi Olivares Abraham Aguilera Bravo Helvêcio Gomes de Oliveira Domenico Comin Luigi Versiglia Guglielmo Piani Pedro Octavio Ortiz Arrieta Ernesto Coppo Manoel Gomes de Oliveira Dante Carlo […]

Madonnas for Times of Trouble: Don Bosco’s Devotion to Mary the Madonna, and to Mary under the Titles ʺImmaculate Conceptionʺ and ʺHelp of Christiansʺ

Madonnas for Times of Trouble: Don Boscos Devotion to Mary the Madonna and to Mary under the Titles Immaculate Conception and Help of Christians

by Arthur J. Lenti  Subjects: Introduction Don Bosco’s Marian Devotion and Its Expression Theological Structure of Don Bosco’s Marian Devotion Don Bosco’s Marian Devotion Overview In Summary Devotion to Mary, Untitled and Titled Don Bosco’s Devotion to Mary the Immaculate Conception in Historical Context Mary Immaculate and Don Bosco: Precedents Definition of the Dogma of […]

Quality, Culture and Charism

Quality Culture and Charism

by Christopher Ford, SDB   Subjects: Climate or Culture Intangible and Tangible Aspects of School Culture Religious Dimension and Catholic School Culture Challenges Facing Catholic Schools Charism Experience of the Founder: Don Bosco Option for the Young, especially the Poorer Ones Founding Beliefs and Values Education “Presence” Conclusion

Don Bosco’s Beatification and Canonization: Story, Highlights and Sidelights

Don Boscos Beatification and Canonization Story: Highlights and Sidelights

by Arthur J. Lenti, SDB     Subjects: Introduction Proposal and Aim Schematic Preview Basic Structure of the Process of Beatification Process on Virtues, Holiness, Gifts Diocesan or Ordinary Process Apostolic Process Turin Phase Little Process Roman Phase Process on Miracles Diocesan Investigation Followed by Roman Phase Basic Structure of the Process of Canonization Savio […]

Contemporary Spirituality of the Salesian Family

Contemporary Spirituality of the Salesian Family

by Francis Desramaut, SDB     Subjects: Introduction: Don Bosco’s “Simple” Spirituality and the Spirituality of the Salesian Family Starting Points What Is Spirituality? Spirituality and Spirit Religious Spirituality – Subjective and Objective Spirituality in a Christian Context Salesian Spirituality – Initial General Description Salesian Spirituality – A Fluid Reality Evolving Character of the Spirituality […]

Toward a Theology of the Body: An Analysis of the Letters of Maria Domenica Mazzarello

Towards a Theology of the Body: An Analysis of the Letters of Maria Domenica Mazzarello

by Edna MacDonald, FMA Subjects: Introduction Embodiment and Christian Spirituality Nineteenth-Century Italian Catholic Ascetical Practice: The Century of Asceticism Nineteenth-Century Italian Asceticism and Its Impact on Women A Theology of the Body: An Analysis of the Autobiographical Works of Maria Domenica Mazzarello Care for the Body, Not Distrust of the Body The Body Viewed Within […]

The Catholic Readings: Writing for the Masses

The Catholic Readings Writing for the Masses

by Stephen Whelan, SDB     Subjects: Introduction: The Catholic Readings as an Apostolate 1853: The Well-Instructed Catholic: A Father’s Timely Talks to His Children with a Summation by Fr. John Bosco [II Cattolico Istruito nella sua Religione: Trattenimenti di un Padre di Famiglia co’suoi Figliuoli Secondo i Bisogni del Tempo epilogati dal sac. Bosco […]