Tag archives for St. 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 […]

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 […]

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

EXPO ’84 and Don Bosco’s Peerless Pulp-to- Paper-to-Print Presentation

EXPO 84 and Don Boscos Peerless to Pulp to Paper to Print Presentation

by Natale Cerrato, SDB & Michael Ribotta, SDB Subjects: Introduction The Expo and Its Electricity The Saint Francis de Sales Oratory Press Taking Charge of the Printing Cycle A Printing Exhibit to Behold Press and Private Sector Resistance Damned with Faint Praise The Outraged Catholic Press Don Bosco’s Frank but Ineffectual Protests The Eulogy Metaphor […]

The “Salesianity” that wins all Hearts

The Salesianity That Wins All Hearts

by Jack Ayers, SDB Subjects: Salesianity-an Overview Early Signs of Salesianity in John’s Life Seminary Days at Chieri The Convitto At the Rifugio Early Salesian Signs At Work

Peter Enria Remembers

Peter Enria Remembers

by Michael Ribotta, SDB Subjects: Introduction The Reminiscences of Pietro Giuseppe Enria Early Life- Blessings and Hardships A Great Act of Kindness First Encounter With Don Bosco The Old Master of the Ironworks Safeguarding the Apprentices The Troubled Youth and the Patience of a Saint War The Man Who Conquered Armies

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 […]

Hero and Villain: Don Bosco as Seen in the Press of His Time

Hero and Villain: Don Bosco as Seen in the Press of His Time

by Michael Ribotta, SDB Subjects: Piedmont and Early Press Censorship The Disillusioned Journalist Don Bosco’s History of Italy and Press Reaction The Gazzetta del Popolo- the Anticlericals’ Battering Ram Turin’s “Humorous” Papers to the Attack Death Comes for Don Bosco: Hero to Some Villain to Others The Priest- First Victim of Risorgimento Anticlericalism