María Esther Posada – Alle origini di una scelta. Don Bosco Fondatore di un Istituto femminile

Mossi dallo Spirito di Dio, i Fondatori di famiglie religiose nella Chiesa si trovano a far fronte a situazioni storiche le più diverse e a volte le più imprevedibili. «Dal punto di vista storico-teologico sono estremamente varie le modalità con cui un Fondatore (o Fondatrice) ha dato origine a un Ordine o a una Congregazione religiosa. Sono pure assai diversi i gradi di coinvolgimento nella vita dell’Istituto da lui fondato».

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Richard Wanner – Don Bosco’s gift to the Church: a spirituality for youth

St. John Bosco (1815-1888) was a product of Piedmont in northern Italy. His seventy-two years spanned a time of industrialization in Turin and other major cities and the complexities of Italian unification. Despite an often harsh anti-clerical atmosphere and the volatile political situation , a number of saints rose to prominence in nineteenth century Piedmont.

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Arthur Lenti – Don Bosco’s Boswell: John Baptist Lemoyne-the man and his work

Part I will present a biographical sketch of the man; Part II will deal with the sources and the editorial history of the Biographical Memoirs; and Part III will inquire into the historical criteria and into the method with which the author worked, for an evaluation (by way of conclusion) of the historical character of the Biographical Memoirs.

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