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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 […]

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 […]

Visitation: Mystery of Presence, Community of Women for Women

Visitation: Ministry of Presence, Community of Women for Women – by Joseph Boenzi, SDB

by Joseph Boenzi, SDB   Abstract: In his article “Visitation: Mystery of Presence, Community of Women for Women,” Joseph Boenzi, SDB sheds light upon the beginnings of St. Francis de Sales’ Visitation Institute.  Fr. Boenzi highlights the scope of the new institute and the importance that it had for the Savoyard.  From its beginning, the […]

Key-Concepts, Concerns and Fears of a Founder-Don Bosco in His Declining Years, Part 2

Key Concepts Concerns and Fears of a Founder: Don Bosco in his Declining Years Part 2

by Arthur J. Lenti, SDB Subjects: Introduction and Description of Archival Source Material The Minutes of the Superior Chapter from 1875 to 1888 Father Giulio Barberis’ Minutes of Meetings of the Superior Chapter Father Giovanni Battista Lemoyne’s Minutes of the Meetings of the Superior Chapter Minutes of the Alassio General Conference and of General Chapters […]

Don Bosco’s Last Years, His Last Illness and Saintly Death from Eyewitness Accounts

Don Boscos Last Years: His Last Illness and Saintly Death

by Arthur J. Lenti, SDB   Subjects: Introduction Part I: Chronicles and Memoirs I-Carlo Maria Viglietti: His Chronicles and Memoirs (1)Viglietti, Don Bosco’s Secretary (2)Viglietti’s Chronicles and Memoirs [i] Original Chronicle [ii] Transcribed and Edited Chronicle 1884-1888 [iii] Short Autobiographical Memoir [iv] Diary [v] Additional Chronicle 1884-85 [vi] Scrapbook-Style Collection 1886-1896 [vii] Partial Calligraphic Chronicle […]

Don Bosco’s Missionary Dreams (Part 1)

Don Boscos Missionary Dreams Part I

by Arthur J. Lenti, SDB Subjects: Prefatory Note Introduction Part One: Preliminary Questions on Don Bosco’s Dreams in General and on the Missionary Dreams in Particular Origin, Tradition and Redaction of the Dream Narratives Dream Narratives in Relation to the Dream Experience Don Bosco’s Dreams as Real Dreams Real Dreams? Interpretation of Don Bosco’s Dream […]