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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 […]

An Introduction to Don Rua’s Letters to England

An Introduction to Don Rua's Letters to England

by John Dickson, SDB   Subjects: The Writer Don Rua’s Correspondents in England Don Rua’s Style of Pastoral Care Don Rua’s Style of Governance and Obedience Don Rua and Poverty, Finance and Property Don Rua’s Spirituality Conclusion

Historical Sketch of the Oratory of Don Bosco in Malta

Historical Sketch of the Oratory of Don Bosco in Malta

by Paul Formosa, SDB Subjects: The Oratory of Don Bosco in Malta: Ground Work The Men Who Made It Happen A Society in Need Poverty Education The Location The Unfolding The Early Developments The Oratory at Last The Lifestyle Times of Crisis Right from the Start Giving Stability World War II Post-War Administration Political Cross-Currents […]

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 Founding and Early Expansion of the Salesian Work in the San Francisco Area from Archival Documents – Part 2: Early Expansion (1897-1910)

The Founding and Early Expansion of the Salesian Work in the San Francisco Area from Archival Documents Part 2: Early Expansion 1897 to 1910

by Arthur J. Lenti, SDB Subjects: Introduction Preliminary Comment: The Salesian Province of St. Philip the Apostle for North America The Church of Corpus Christi at the “Mission Street Gardens” Founding of Corpus Christi Church Corpus Christi Church and the Rua-Cassini Correspondence St. Joseph Portuguese Church, Oakland, CA Historical Notice on Portuguese Immigrants and on […]

The Concept of Secularity in Salesian Documents

The Concept of Secularity in Salesian Documents

by John Rasor, SDB Subjects: Scope of This Study Theological Issues in Secularity World, Creation and Secularity in Salesian Pre-Renewal Documents Don Bosco Fuga mundi in the Rectorates of Fr. Rua and Fr. Albera Fr. Rinaldi, Brothers and Technology Fuga Mundi in the Salesian ’30s, ’40s and ’50s Fr. Ziggiotti and the Second Vatican Council […]

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 […]

Paolo Albera’s Visits during Don Bosco’s Last Illness

Paolo Albera’s Visits during Don Bosco’s Last Illness

by Joseph Boenzi, SDB   Subjects: A short account of the life of Paolo Albera Paolo Albera and Don Bosco Appendix Paolo Albera’s description of his last visit with Don Bosco Description of the Document Historical Background Correspondence written by Paolo Albera to Marseille  

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 […]

Once Upon a Time in Old New York

Once Upon a Time in Old New York

by Philip Pascucci, SDB Subjects: Background The Archbishop of Boston, Don Bosco and Father Rua The Melting Pot The First Calls to New York City’s Melting Pot The Efforts to Obtain Salesians Continue The Final Answer The Arrival at New York’s Melting Pot Planting the Seed The Seed Sprouts The Seed Becomes A Young Sapling […]