The conflict between Archbishop Lawrence Gastaldi and Don Bosco may at first sight appear to have been, to put a facile contemporary label on it, a typical confrontation between institution and charism.
It was indeed a clash between episcopal authority as claimed by an ordinary and the freedom sought by the founder of a new (and different) religious congregation.
But the confrontation should be seen as an event within a particular moment in history and as deriving its specific character from it.
- General Introduction
- SECTION ONE: LAWRENCE GASTALDI-A BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH
- I. Lawrence Gastaldi’s Early Life to His Appointment as Bishop of Saluzzo (1815-1867)
- II. Lawrence Gastaldi, Bishop of Saluzzo (1867-1871)
- III. Lawrence Gastaldi, Archbishop of Turin (1871-1883)
- SECTION TWO: FIRST PHASE OF THE CONFRONTATION: ARCHBISHOP GASTALDl’S CLASH WITH DON BOSCO OVER THE SPIRIT OF THE SALESIAN SOCIETY AND THE APPROVAL OF ITS CONSTITUTIONS
- 1. Antecedents
- 2. Lawrence Gastaldi Archbishop-Initial Estrangement
- 3. Hardening of Gastaldi’s Position
- 4. Clash over the Approval of the Constitutions (1873-1874)
- 5. Trials and Tribulations of the Approval: The First Unsuccessful Presentation
Reference time period: 1872 – 1882
A. Lenti, The Bosco-Gastaldi Conflict (1872-82), Part I, in «Journal of Salesian Sudies» 4 (1993) 2, 1-83.
Institute of Salesian Studies