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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 […]

Key-Concepts, Concerns and Fears of a Founder-Don Bosco in his Declining Years

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

by Arthur J. Lenti, SDB   Subjects: Introduction Part I. Review and Description of the Documents I. The Minutes of the Superior Chapter from 1875 to 1888         1. Father Giulio Barberis’ Minutes of Meetings of the Superior Chapter        2. Father Giovanni Battista Lemoyne’s Minutes of the Meetings of […]

Key-Concepts, Concerns and Fears of a Founder-Don Bosco in his Declining Years

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

by Arthur J. Lenti, SDB   Subjects: Introduction Part I. Review and Description of the Documents I. The Minutes of the Superior Chapter from 1875 to 1888         1. Father Giulio Barberis’ Minutes of Meetings of the Superior Chapter        2. Father Giovanni Battista Lemoyne’s Minutes of the Meetings of […]

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 […]

The Day They Shut Down the Oratory School

Don Boscos Battle against Illiteracy

by Michael Ribotta, SDB Subjects: The Oratory Faces Extinction Italy’s Anticlerical Sentiments Clashes of Church and State Government Takes Charge The Seminaries of Rome Under Fire Don Bosco’s Urgent Letter of Diversion Resistance Don Bosco Wins Back His Oratory Conclusion