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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Chastity in Salesian Constitutions

Chastity in Salesian Constitutions

by Joseph Boenzi, SDB   Subjects: Renewing the Salesian Constitutions Updating: Trends and Time-Lines The Call of Vatican II Experimentation, Crisis, Bewilderment New Confidence and New Constitutions Chastity and Renewal Analysis of Salesian Texts on Chastity Tradition and Chastity in the Constitutions of 1966 Chastity treated as “Vow” Chastity in the 1972 Constitutions Closing Reflections […]

Our Sacred Story: A Changing Story or a Story of Change?

Our Sacred Story: A Changing Story or a Story of Change?

by Mary Greenan, FMA   Subjects: Introduction An End or a Beginning A Personal and Unfolding Story Unfolding the Story with the Young A Common, Cultural Story Editing the Story Lenses for Interpreting the Changes Our Sacred Story A Very Human Story A Story of Faith Unfolding An Unfolding Spiritual Story “No Longer Does our […]

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 […]