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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 […]

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 […]

Reflections on Virtue: Saint John Bosco’s Heroic Faith as Reported by Eyewitnesses in His Beatification Process

Reflections on Virtue: Saint John Bosco's Heroic Faith as Reported by Eyewitnesses in His Beatification Process

by Fr. Joseph Boenzi, SDB   Subjects: Introduction The Documentation Ingredients in the Beatification Process Virtues under Consideration The Witnesses Relationship of Witnesses to the Servant of God Personal Touch Sampler Questions Regarding Faith Images and Definitions of Faith during the Period in Question Descriptions of a “Man of Faith” by Eyewitnesses Presence of God […]

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