Tag archives for Saint John Bosco

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 […]

Encounter of the Salesian Charism: South Asian Context

Encounter of the Salesian Charism: South Asian Context -by Dominic Veliath, SDB

by Dominic Veliath, SDB Abstract: In his article, “Encounter of the Salesian Charism with the South Asian Context”, Fr. Dominic Veliath, a Salesian hailing from the Bangalore Province in India, gives us an overview of how the Salesian charism came into contact with the South Asian context in over one hundred years of Salesian presence on […]

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 […]

Salesian Evangelization: At the Threshold of the Bicentennial of Don Bosco’s Birth (Part 1)

Salesian Evangelization: At the Threshold of the Bicentennial of Don Bosco's Birth (Part 1) – by John Roche, SDB

by John Roche, SDB   Abstract: In his Apostolic letter Evangelii Gaudium, Pope Francis boldly proclaimed, “The Church will have to initiate everyone—priests, religious, and laity—into this art of accompaniment which teaches us to remove our sandals before the sacred ground of the other” (169). In a world bombarded with new technologies, and undergoing myriad […]

The Salesian Charism and the Good Shepherd Motif

The Salesian Charism and the Good Shepherd Motif – by Francis J. Moloney, SDB

by Francis J. Moloney, SDB   Abstract: In “The Salesian Charism and the Good Shepherd Motif,” prolific author and noted biblical scholar Francis J. Maloney, SDB offers an historical look at how the image of the Good Shepherd came to be connected with the person of Don Bosco and the Salesian charism, and how this […]

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 […]

Cry of the Pastoral Heart of Francis de Sales: Da Mihi Animas

Cry of the Pastoral Heart of Francis de Sales: Da Mihi Animas

by Joseph Boenzi, SDB Subjects: Don Bosco Cites a Motto The Personal Motto of Francis de Sales: Non Excidet Spiritual Motto for Francis de Sales’ Religious Community: Live Jesus! Apostolic Slogan in the Pastoral Style of Francis de Sales Pastoral Heart Pastoral Awareness, Pastoral Attitude

The Youth Minister as Mystic and Martyr

The Youth Minister as Mystic and Martyr

by David O’Malley, SDB   Subjects: Recognizing and Supporting Religious Experience in Young People The Development of Religious Experience Personal Experience v. Creedal Formulas Validating Personal Experience More Recent Data The Nature of Religious Experience Common Characteristics of Religious Experience Ineffable Noetic Transient Passive The Feeling Elements of Religious Experience The Interpretation Problem A Language […]

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 […]

Bringing Don Bosco into the Mainstream: Lecture by Luc Van Looy, SDB

Bringing Don Bosco into the Mainstream (San Francisco, February 24, 1997)

by Luc Van Looy, SDB Subjects: Introduction Don Bosco: An Educational Genius Uniting Human Experiences in One Educational Movement Trust in the Young Communication and Information The Foreign Missions Transplant This Genius into Public Life Cultural Life Politics Social Development Conclusion: Two Strategic Points

The Founding and Early Expansion of the Salesian Work in the San Francisco Area from Archival Documents, Part 1: The Founding Era

The Founding and Early Expansion of the Salesian Work in the SF Area from Archival Documents Part 1: The Founding Era

by Arthur J. Lenti, SDB with contributions from John Rasor, SDB Subjects: Foreword Introduction San Francisco (1895-1897) First Steps Form of Agreement Gathering the Team for the Mission Under Father Raphael Piperni’s Leadership Father Piperni’s Account of the Trip from Turin to San Francisco First Experiences in San Francisco Conclusion Appendix Father Raphael Piperni’s Mission […]

Out of Our Past: An American Venture into Seminary Training

Out of Our Past: An American Venture into Seminary Training

by Philip Pasucci, SDB Subjects: Preamble Disaster Strikes The First Planting Troy: Description of the City The First Salesian School, Aspirantate, and Novitiate in the United States The Lutherans and Concordia Collegiate Institute The First Transplanting Dedication of Columbus Institute, Hawthorne Columbus Institute Divides Wandering, but Determination Hardens The Novitiate at Cold Spring The Second […]

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 […]

St. Francis de Sales, Bibliography of Publications in English

St Francis de Sales Bibliography of Publications in English

by Joseph Boenzi, SDB Subjects: Introduction Growing Interest in Salesian Spirituality Two Comprehensive Bibliographies Toward Identifying an English Corpus Parameters of Present and Future Work The Writings of Francis de Sales in Translation Controversies (Spiritual Conferences) Introduction à la Vie Dévote (Philothea) Introduction à la Vie Dévote (Philothea) – abridged Introduction à la Vie Dévote […]

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 Convitto Ecclesiastico – “Where One Learnt to be a Priest”

The Convitto Ecclesiastico: Where One Learnt to Be a Priest

by Arthur J. Lenti, SDB Subjects: Introduction Historical Context: Trends in Theology and Ecclesiology The Jesuits and Their Activity The ‘Amicizie’ The Congregation of the Oblates of the Virgin Mary Projects for the Convitto The Convitto Established at St. Francis of Assisi Life and Spirit at the Convitto The Convitto’s Holy Patrons The Preamble: “Reasons” Chapter […]