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The Preventive System and Child Rights: More than a Tool for Working with Children with Behavioral Difficulties

The Preventive System and Child Rights: More Than a Tool for Working with Children with Behavioral Difficulties

by Jose Kuttianimattathil, SDB Abstract: Fr. Jose Kuttianimattathil, another Salesian from the Bangalore Salesian Province, is our final contributor in this issue of the Journal. The author presents the Preventive System of Don Bosco as an efficient and effective way to promote child rights and for working with children who manifest behavioral difficulties. Fr. Kuttianimattathil expounds […]

Don Bosco’s Oratories in 1849-1852: Conflict, Crisis and Resolution

Don Bosco's Oratories in 1849 1852: Conflict Crisis and Resolution

by Arthur J. Lenti, SDB   Subjects: Introduction: Historical Context The Situation of the Oratories in Turin in 1849-1852 Don Bosco’s Early Associates and Collaborators in Oratory Work Don Bosco’s Letter, February 20, 1850 to the Mendicità Istruita Fr. Borel’s “Memoriale dell’Oratorio” Don Bosco’s Cenni Storici (Historical Outlines) of 1862 Don Bosco’s Article in the […]

Margaret Occhiena Bosco (1788-1856): Don Bosco’s Mother, Educator and Vocational Support

Margaret Occhiena Bosco 1788 to 1856: Don Bosco's Mother Educator and Vocational Support

by Arthur J. Lenti, SDB   Subjects: Introductory Note The Boscos and Their Social Status Francis Louis Bosco and Family Death of Francis Louis Bosco Sources for the Biographical Material Included by Lemoyne in the Biographical Memoirs Margaret Bosco’s Situation after Her Husband’s Death Margaret, Christian Mother and Educator Margaret Bosco and John’s Religious Education […]

The Dreams of Don Bosco: An Introduction to Their Study

The Dreams of Don Bosco: an Introduction to Their Study

by Michael Mendl, SDB Subjects: A Saint’s Charism Sources for Our Knowledge of the Dreams The Biographical Memoirs: Value and Limitations Studying Don Bosco’s Dreams Purposes and Value of the Dreams Types of Dreams

Saint with a Human Face: Don Bosco in Father Giulio Barberis’ Original Chronicle

Saint with a Human Face: Don Bosco in Father Giulio Barberis Original Chronicle

by Arthur J. Lenti, SDB     Subjects: Introduction Chroniclers and Chronicles – Documentation Gathered by Early Salesians Who Were Witnesses of Don Bosco’s Words and Actions “Historical Committees” and Periods of Recording Activity First Period of Concerted Recording Activity: The Ruffino-Bonetti Period The Formation of a Committee Ruffino and His Chronicles Bonetti and His […]

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 […]

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 2)

Don Boscos Missionary Dreams Part II

by Arthur J. Lenti, SDB Subjects: Prefatory Note Introduction Part One: Don Bosco’s Fourth and Fifth Missionary Dreams Context of the Fourth and Fifth Missionary Dreams Textual Tradition and Text of the Fourth Missionary Dream (the Dream of the Angels of the Missions, narrated July 2, 1885) Textual Tradition of the Fourth Missionary Dream Text […]

Training Boys to Earn a Living: The Beginnings of Vocational Education at the Oratory

Training Boys to Earn a Living: the Beginnings of Vocational Education at the Oratory

by Michael Ribotta, SDB Subjects: Introduction From Sunday School to Oratory Cavour and Don Bosco Mutual Aid Societies and the Oratory Boys Bosco’s Regulations The Growth of the Oratory Mutual Aid Society The Origins of the Oratory Workshops The Rise of the Oratory Print Shop “’Good Foreman’ and ‘Honest Managers’ Were Hard to Find” Conclusion

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 […]

Don Bosco’s Gift to the Church: A Spirituality for Youth

Don Boscos Battle against Illiteracy

by Richard Wanner, SDB Subjects: Introduction Don Bosco as a Spiritual Writer Dominic Savio and His Biography Savio’s First Communion and Apostolate The Mystical Period of Dominic’s Life Dominic’s Final Days Canonization Conclusion

Don Bosco’s Vocation – Mission Dreams

Don Boscos Battle against Illiteracy

by Arthur J. Lenti, SDB Subjects: Introduction Part I. Witnesses and Reports of Don Bosco’s Vocation-Mission Dreams The Vocation-Mission Dream Line in Lemoyne’s Biographical Memoirs Text and Source-critical Study of the Vocation-Mission Dream Narratives in Vol. I of the Biographical Memoirs  The First Dream (the Beech/ or Morla/do Dream-the original vocation-mission dream)  The Dream at the […]

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 […]