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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 […]

What is Salesian in Don Bosco? Francis de Sales and Don Bosco’s Pastoral Spirit

What Is Salesian in Don Bosco: Francis de Sales and Don Bosco's Pastoral Spirit?

by Fr. Joseph Boenzi, SDB   Subjects: Preliminary Remarks Julie Colbert di Barolo, Marchesa and Foundress Pastoral Aspects of the Salesian Patronage Salesian Influence in Don Bosco’s Life Francis de Sales and the Devotional Landscape Model for Reform Model of Sweetness and Pastoral Zeal in the 1800s Don Cafasso Presents Francis de Sales to Priests […]

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

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 […]

Contemporary Spirituality of the Salesian Family

Contemporary Spirituality of the Salesian Family

by Francis Desramaut, SDB     Subjects: Introduction: Don Bosco’s “Simple” Spirituality and the Spirituality of the Salesian Family Starting Points What Is Spirituality? Spirituality and Spirit Religious Spirituality – Subjective and Objective Spirituality in a Christian Context Salesian Spirituality – Initial General Description Salesian Spirituality – A Fluid Reality Evolving Character of the Spirituality […]

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 […]

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 […]

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  

A Man for His Times: Father Peter Ricaldone as Rector Major

A Man for His Times Father Peter Ricaldone as Rector Major 1932 1951 Part I

by Michael Mendl, SDB Subjects: Part I: Career up to 1932 Youth (1870-1890) First Salesian Apostolate (1890-1901) Provincial in Spain (1901-1911) Councilor for Trade and Agricultural Schools (1911-1922) Prefect General (1922-1932) APPENDIX

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 […]