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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 […]

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 […]

Early Salesian Regulations: Formation in the Preventive System

Early Salesian Regulations Formation in the Preventive System

by John Rasor, SDB Subjects: Introduction Overview of the Regulations’ Development The Regulations for the Oratory The Regulations for the Houses Table 1. Structures of the Regulations for the Oratory and the Regulations for the Houses Adding, Changing and Subtracting Offices Adding the Preventive System The Work of the First Six General Chapters The Annual Conferences […]

Tough Love is Not the Answer—Don Bosco’s Views on Punishment

Tough Love is Not the Answer: Don Bosco’s Views on Punishment

by Michael Ribotta, SDB   Subjects: Introduction The Way Things Were Ii Sistema Preventivo Nella Educazione Della Gioventu, Document Excerpt If Punish You Must… Punish Only As a Last Resort The Right Place and the Right Time Let Every Punishment Carry a Clear Message The Culprit Must Be Assured that the Educator does not carry […]

Training Boys to Earn a Living: The Beginnings of Vocational Education at the Oratory

Training Boys to Earn a Living: the Beginnings of Vocational Education at the Oratory

by Michael Ribotta, SDB Subjects: Introduction From Sunday School to Oratory Cavour and Don Bosco Mutual Aid Societies and the Oratory Boys Bosco’s Regulations The Growth of the Oratory Mutual Aid Society The Origins of the Oratory Workshops The Rise of the Oratory Print Shop “’Good Foreman’ and ‘Honest Managers’ Were Hard to Find” Conclusion

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 […]

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 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