Luigi Ricceri – From confreres’ letters – Attitude of the true son of Don Bosco – The Superiors elected by 20th General Chapter – We are all at the service of the Congregation – Love of the confreres, the first duty of the Superior – To serve the good of the community – Confreres and Superiors in communion – The Superior, creator of unity in the Congregatlon – The divine will, meeting place of Superiors and confreres – Authority and the protection of liberty – Superiors responsible for renewal.

Luigi Ricceri – Communion of spirit – A reasonable demand – Slow but constructive work – Assiduous common research – Premise for Renewal – Chapter documents – Updated Constitutlons – Our commitment – The early Salesians – lntensified prayer – D.M.H.C. Centenary.

Luigi Ricceri – A recall to sanctity – Professionals of holiness – Two modern examples of holiness – Don Bosco’s message – Don Rua’s reply – “lneffable goodness” – Extraordinary activity – Sensitivity and openness to the problems of his times – The wellspring – «The Pope’s priest» – Don Rua’s invitation.

Egidio Viganò – The Salesian according to Don Bosco’s dream of the diamonds

Contents:

  • The Salesian according to Don Bosco’s dream of the dream of the ten diamonds.
  • Introduccion.
  • “The model of the true Salesian”.
  • Importance given to the dream by Don Bosco.
    • Importance of the dream in our Salesian traditions.
    • Don Rinaldi the most enlightened interpreter.

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Thomas Anchukandam – “Kristu Jyoti college, Bangalore: the history and significance of the opening of the first Salesian institution in the archdiocese of Bangalore – Part III” in “Ricerche Storiche Salesiane”

Thomas Anchukandam – “Kristu Jyoti college, Bangalore: the history and significance of the opening of the first Salesian institution in the archdiocese of Bangalore – Part II” in “Ricerche Storiche Salesiane”

Kristu Jyoti College, built and launched on its mission of theological formation of the Salesians in the whole of India, was envisioned and realized in a fast-changing post-colonial world which was throwing up daunting challenges for the Church and consecrated life in general and for the Salesian Congregation with its professed goal of catering to the young and the needy in particular and that at a time when newly independent India was seeking to find its place in the comity of nations.

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Joseph Di Mauro – School Leadership Formation in the Salesian Tradition

The goal of the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales is expressed in the first paragraph of the Constitutions which reads: “Their wholehearted endeavor will be to sanctify themselves, in order to aid more efficaciously the sanctification of their neighbor, through the different functions of the sacred ministry, the Christian education of youth, and missions in foreign lands” (Dufour, 1933/1994, p. 53). Continue reading “Joseph Di Mauro – School Leadership Formation in the Salesian Tradition”

Capitolo Generale XXVIII Salesiani di Don Bosco – “Quali salesiani per i giovani di oggi?”. Riflessione postcapitolare

Il documento, che giunge ora a tutti i confratelli attraverso questa pubblicazione, ha come sottotitolo “Riflessione postcapitolare” e non “Documenti capitolari”, come abitualmente avveniva in passato. Questo perché l’Assemblea capitolare non è arrivata all’approvazione finale del testo con una votazione. Solo alcune deliberazioni capitolari, specialmente quelle a carattere giuridico, hanno visto la luce nelle prime quattro settimane dei nostri lavori. Continue reading “Capitolo Generale XXVIII Salesiani di Don Bosco – “Quali salesiani per i giovani di oggi?”. Riflessione postcapitolare”

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