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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 […]

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 […]

The Bosco-Gastaldi Conflict (1872-1882), Part 2

The Bosco Gastaldi Conflict Part II

by Arthur J. Lenti, SDB Subjects: Introduction: Establishing a Framework Part I. The Bosco-Gastaldi Conflict from the Approval of the Salesian Constitutions to Archbishop Fissore’s Failed Mediation (May 1874 – February 1875) Recalling the Issues in Context Initial Action by the Protagonists: Renewed Recourse To Rome The Planned Spiritual Retreat for School Teachers An Incident […]

The Bosco-Gastaldi Conflict (1872-82) – Part 1

The Bosco Gastaldi Conflict (1872 82) Part I

by Arthur J. Lenti, SDB Subjects: General Introduction Nature and Serious Character of the Conflict Length and Complexity of the Conflict Method Employed in the Present Study SECTION ONE: LAWRENCE GASTALDI-A BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH Introduction Lawrence Gastaldi’s Early Life to His Appointment as Bishop of Saluzzo (1815-1867) Family, Education, and Priesthood Rosmini’s Institute of Charity and […]

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 […]