Giovanni Bosco – Il Galantuomo e le sue profezie

Per la nona volta, venerati amici, vengo a farvi visita. Io mi pensava in quest’ anno di potervi narrare le mie vicende del passato, ma motivi di prudenza e di rispetto mi persuadono a differire i miei racconti ad un tempo più sereno. Siate cortesi di contentarvi delle cose ordinarie degli almanacchi, del calendario in cui avvi un cenno sulla vita del santo che occorre nel giorno. Continue reading “Giovanni Bosco – Il Galantuomo e le sue profezie”

Grazia Loparco,Stanisław Zimniak – “Appunti conclusivi”, in “Don Michele Rua primo successore di Don Bosco. Tratti di personalità, governo e opere (1888-1910)”.

In un convegno, per quanto articolato, non si può infatti dire tutto. Vari spunti spingono oltre la ricerca, considerando che don Rua fu rettor maggiore e superiore di due congregazioni in rapidissima espansione. Di conseguenza le sue linee di governo dovettero oscillare tra due fuochi: il consolidamento delle opere, della formazione, delle strutture secondo uno spirito specifico e le continue richieste di fondazioni in contesti sociali, economici, educativi, ecclesiali diversi, che esigevano acume pratico e versatilità. Continue reading “Grazia Loparco,Stanisław Zimniak – “Appunti conclusivi”, in “Don Michele Rua primo successore di Don Bosco. Tratti di personalità, governo e opere (1888-1910)”.”

Francesco Motto – «L’Italia degli Stati Uniti” chiama, don Rua risponde», in “Don Michele Rua primo successore di Don Bosco. Tratti di personalità, governo e opere (1888-1910)”.

Al momento in cui l’opera salesiana negli Stati Uniti ebbe inizio nel marzo 1897 con l’arrivo di un drappello di quattro salesiani a San Francisco in California, chiamati dall’arcivescovo mons. William Patrick Riordan per provvedere alla cura pastorale degli immigrati italiani sparsi della città, erano già trascorsi ben 27 anni dalla prima proposta pervenuta a don Bosco di una fondazione salesiana da parte di un vescovo di una diocesi americana ed altre erano pervenute
successivamente sia a lui che al suo successore. Continue reading “Francesco Motto – «L’Italia degli Stati Uniti” chiama, don Rua risponde», in “Don Michele Rua primo successore di Don Bosco. Tratti di personalità, governo e opere (1888-1910)”.”

Alejandro Saavedra – “Don Rua y el Perú”, in “Don Michele Rua primo successore di Don Bosco. Tratti di personalità, governo e opere (1888-1910)”.

La incisiva y determinante incidencia de Don Rua en el Perú es fundamental para poder comprender hasta ahora la presencia actual de lo salesianos en la tierra de los incas. Esta constatación emerge del análisis detallado que he podido realizar de las cartas del primer sucesor de Don Bosco con diferentes salesianos y algunos seglares. Continue reading “Alejandro Saavedra – “Don Rua y el Perú”, in “Don Michele Rua primo successore di Don Bosco. Tratti di personalità, governo e opere (1888-1910)”.”

Maria Fe Nuñez Muñoz,Pascual Chavez Villanueva – “Appendix” in “The beginning of the Salesian presence in east Asia”.

The following extract is the Appendix written by Rector Major Pascual Chavez Villanueva  and Sr. Maria Fe Nuñez Muñoz, FMA President for the occasion of the Seminar on Salesian History in the East Asia – Oceania region of the Salesian Society. Continue reading “Maria Fe Nuñez Muñoz,Pascual Chavez Villanueva – “Appendix” in “The beginning of the Salesian presence in east Asia”.”

Michael Chang – “A concise history of the salesian corean missions” in “The beginning of the Salesian presence in east Asia”.

Don Bosco was a man who dreamed dreams. His dreams became reality and are still becoming reality. A lot of people think that he had a dream that is connected with the Korean province. The dream concerns the evangelization of Northeast Asia. If we look at the historical records that we have in our possession, the first Salesian confrere to set foot on Korean soil was the “Don Bosco of the East”, the Eastern Interpretation of Don Bosco’s Preventive System, the Venerable, Fr. Vincenzo Cimatti. ln 1934, he went to Manchuria to give a concert. At the same time he visited Korea, giving a concert in four cities. After that Fr. Cimatti himself as Provincial began to form missionaries in Japan to send to Korea. The first Salesians to enter Korea were the fruits of these endeavors. Continue reading “Michael Chang – “A concise history of the salesian corean missions” in “The beginning of the Salesian presence in east Asia”.”

John Nguyen Van Ty – “The beginning of the salesian work in Vietnam: the patriarchal story and exodus” in “The beginning of the Salesian presence in east Asia”.

Up to the present day, officially the Salesians of Vietnam has had a history of over 52 years. A history that is long, as well as epic and fruitful enough to draw admiration from many, as well as attention of those who are interested in Salesian history, as we are here in these days. Unluckily, because of the social and political turmoil of the country, most of the documents had been destroyed or lost, which certainly renders the writing down this history become a very challenging task. it is my task to present to you a short historical account of the first period of this glorious history. The beginning of the Salesian Work in Vetnam, of which, in using biblical expression, I would dare to give a subtitle: The Patriarchal story and the Exodus. The account that my presentation is dealing with covers a time-span of about 25 years, roughly from 1930 to 1955. Continue reading “John Nguyen Van Ty – “The beginning of the salesian work in Vietnam: the patriarchal story and exodus” in “The beginning of the Salesian presence in east Asia”.”

Nestor Impelido – “Salesians in the Philippines (1949-1963): historical notes” in “The beginning of the Salesian presence in east Asia”.

The aim of the Seminar is to present the beginnings of the Salesian Presence in East Asia and Oceania. The Philippines, as part of this Salesian Region, has also its beginnings and origins from the first Salesian Presence in East Asia: China. For in the two times that the Salesians started to root themselves in the Philippines, they came from China to negotiate and to concretise what they negotiated. Continue reading “Nestor Impelido – “Salesians in the Philippines (1949-1963): historical notes” in “The beginning of the Salesian presence in east Asia”.”

Amador Anjos – “The first salesians in east Timor: 1927-1929” in “The beginning of the Salesian presence in east Asia”.

The purpose of this work is to show the process of the first presence of the Salesians in East Timor, between 1927 and 1929. It is a meteoric presence for it did not last two whole years and it is also intriguing due to questions that rose. In fact, how is it possible that the Salesians decided to abandon the Island shortly after a year and a half, when the Salesians had accepted the administration of a school of arts and crafts existing already in Dili (capital of the territory) – after having celebrated a contract with the Bishop of Macau, Josè da Costa Nunes, for a sexennium – what important reasons led the Major Superiors to take such a decision before the bilateral contract celebrated in January 1927 come to an end? Continue reading “Amador Anjos – “The first salesians in east Timor: 1927-1929” in “The beginning of the Salesian presence in east Asia”.”

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