Tag archives for vocation

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 […]

Draw Upon the Spiritual Experience of Don Bosco

In honor of Don Bosco’s Feast day, and in line with this years study theme in preparation for the celebration of the bicentenary of Don Bosco’s birth (16 August 2015), we have put together this collection of articles from the Journal of Salesian Studies. We invite you, then, to take a few moments in the […]

Da Mihi Animas in Don Bosco: Don Bosco’s Life and Work for the “Salvation of Souls”

Da Mihi Animas in Don Bosco: Don Boscos Life and Work for the Salvation of Souls

by Arthur J. Lenti, SDB   Introduction The motto Da mihi animas; cetera tolle expresses the primary objective and spirit of Don Bosco’s incessant activity and the pastoral and ascetical program that he wished to hand on to his Salesians.  How this driving ideal powered Don Bosco’s life and work-that is, his manifold choices-is the object […]

Paolo Albera’s Instructions: Early Efforts to Inculcate the Spirit of Don Bosco

Paolo Albera’s Instructions: Early efforts to inculcate the Spirit of Don Bosco

by Fr. Joseph Boenzi, SDB   Subjects: John Bosco Remembered in Paolo Albera’s Pastoral Visits Trained in Leadership by the Founder Believing in Don Bosco’s Holiness John Bosco in Paolo Albera’s Retreat Instructions Handing Down the Founder’s Teachings Recalling the Founder’s Example Characteristics Needed to Join Don Bosco Don Bosco: Director of Souls A Comprehensive […]

Margaret Occhiena Bosco (1788-1856): Don Bosco’s Mother, Educator and Vocational Support

Margaret Occhiena Bosco 1788 to 1856: Don Bosco's Mother Educator and Vocational Support

by Arthur J. Lenti, SDB   Subjects: Introductory Note The Boscos and Their Social Status Francis Louis Bosco and Family Death of Francis Louis Bosco Sources for the Biographical Material Included by Lemoyne in the Biographical Memoirs Margaret Bosco’s Situation after Her Husband’s Death Margaret, Christian Mother and Educator Margaret Bosco and John’s Religious Education […]

Salesians Beyond 2000

Salesians Beyond 2000

by Francis J. Moloney, SDB   Subjects: God Community Young People Making Sense of Our Nonsense A Vocation to Follow Jesus The Cost of Discipleship The Mission of the Disciple The Disciple as the Revelation of the Power of God Conclusion

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 […]

Don Bosco’s Missionary Dreams (Part 1)

Don Boscos Missionary Dreams Part I

by Arthur J. Lenti, SDB Subjects: Prefatory Note Introduction Part One: Preliminary Questions on Don Bosco’s Dreams in General and on the Missionary Dreams in Particular Origin, Tradition and Redaction of the Dream Narratives Dream Narratives in Relation to the Dream Experience Don Bosco’s Dreams as Real Dreams Real Dreams? Interpretation of Don Bosco’s Dream […]

Don Bosco’s Vocation – Mission Dreams

Don Boscos Battle against Illiteracy

by Arthur J. Lenti, SDB Subjects: Introduction Part I. Witnesses and Reports of Don Bosco’s Vocation-Mission Dreams The Vocation-Mission Dream Line in Lemoyne’s Biographical Memoirs Text and Source-critical Study of the Vocation-Mission Dream Narratives in Vol. I of the Biographical Memoirs  The First Dream (the Beech/ or Morla/do Dream-the original vocation-mission dream)  The Dream at the […]